A press release sent out earlier today claimed that U.S. theatrical distributors “appear to be boycotting” Uwe Boll‘s controversial Postal. The film was scheduled to be released theatrically nationwide, but will now open on only four screens in four cities on Friday, 5.23.
“Theatrical distributors are boycotting Postal because of its political content,” said Boll. √ɬ¢√¢‚Äö¬¨√Ö‚ÄúWe were prepared to open on 1500 screens all across America on May 23rd. Any multiplex in the U.S. should have space for us, but they’re afraid.”
American exhibitors are a fearful conservative-minded bunch, to be sure, but the only thing that moves them one way or the other is money. If they’re saying they don’t want to book Postal (which I still haven’t seen, by the way), it’s because they’re afraid it won’t sell enough tickets.
Postal currently has a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 29%.