Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the final installment of
the Harry Potter movie series will be screened in Indonesia by the end of next
week, cinema officials announced on Saturday night.
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2,”
“Transformers 3” and “Kung Fu Panda 2” have all been through the censors, said Djonny
Sjafruddin, head of the Indonesian Cinema Companies Union (GPBSI) in a late night press conference.
“We just need to make the copies to
distribute,” he said, adding that 99 copies needed to be made in order to
screen Harry Potter simultaneously across the nation.
Assuming no technical difficulties or machine
damage, Djonny said Indonesian fans would definitely be able to watch the
wizard boy on the big screen before Ramadan. He declined to give a definite day.
“Transformers 3″ would likely be screened 10 days later, he added.
The screening of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2″ in Indonesian cinemas will mark the return of Hollywood blockbusters to the country more than five months after MPAA members — which include Disney, Paramount, Sony Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. — went on a boycott over a royalty dispute.
Djonny also assured that the cinema industry,
which suffered severe losses during the five-month Hollywood boycott, would not
increase ticket prices.
“The most important issue here is to bring back audiences
to the cinemas,” he said.
“We hope that if the government plans to issue another regulation
concerning film and cinemas in the future, they would invite the cinema
association,” he continued.