TOMB RAIDER MOVIE
FOR A FIVER
Copyright 2001 www.tombraiderchronicles.com Source:
[ July 1st 2001 ]
copies of Paramount Pictures Lara: Croft Tomb
Raider motion picture have flooded the famous
Barras market in Glasgow where counterfeiters
are charging five U.K pounds for illegal copies
of the action movie on DVD or video tape, the
Sunday Mail reports today. Tomb Raider was one
of many new blockbusters, including Blow and Evolution,
for sale as pirate copies. One stall-holder boasted:
get you anything that's showing at the pictures.
We're just like the Odeon." But trading standards
officers last night warned people not to be tempted
to buy, saying the videos will be of poor quality.
Counterfeit gangs have managed to get their hands
on the film from America and have manufactured
thousands of copies.
and trading officers have mounted massive raids
at the Barras to curb the booming counterfeit
trade. One trading standards officer said: "You
can tell the copies are counterfeit. The covers
are poor photocopies of posters for the film.
Wait until it comes out in the pictures because
you'll only be lining crooks' pockets. When confronted,
one stallholder denied she was selling fakes.
She said: "I don't know what you're talking about.
We don't want any problems. We're here every week
selling videos and we only selling the best. If
you're unhappy with them come back and I'll give
you a refund."
at the Barras said they didn't worry about buying
counterfeit videos. One said: "I can't see what
harm buying pirate versions does. Nobody gets
hurt doing it." But a spokesman for Glasgow City
Council's Trading Standards Department disagreed,
he said: "The studios lose a fortune to the pirates.
If we don't stamp them out, there'll be no money
for companies to make movies like Tomb Raider."