Warner Donating 'Hereafter' Disc Revenue to Japan Red Cross16 Mar, 2011 By: Erik Gruenwedel
With Clint Eastwood’s afterlife film Hereafter pulled from Japanese theaters following that country’s devastating earthquake and tsunami, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group reportedly will give $1 million from the title’s disc sales in the United States to the Japanese Red Cross.
“The devastation and loss Japan is facing is almost incomprehensible,” Eastwood said in a statement. “I’m glad to join Warner Bros. in this effort to help the Japanese people.”
The movie, which stars Matt Damon as a psychic, features a tsunami in its opening scenes. It opened in Japan last month but was pulled earlier this week after an executive with the studio’s Japanese operations deemed the film inappropriate.
“Our hearts and prayers go out to the people of Japan," Kevin Tsujihara, president of WBHEG, said in a statement. "We are committed to supporting relief and rebuilding efforts during this difficult time.”
Hereafter was released on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and VOD March 15.