News for Jan. 20, 2006

Pirated DVDs among hottest items on Iraqi shelves

1/20/06, 11:53 am EST - Xoanon

BAGHDAD When Kamiran Abdel Aziz wants to see a new American movie, he heads to the black market. As do most Iraqis. Rows of recent U.S. films some still showing in U.S. theaters can be found in shops along Al-Rubae Street in eastern Baghdad. Included in the current choices: King Kong, the remake of the Hollywood classic that is still showing in U.S. theaters. "It's amazing to watch King Kong even before Americans themselves do," Aziz said recently as he browsed the selection at the Option CDs shop. "I don't care about the quality of the DVD, so long as it's cheap and new." [More]