Press Trust of India
March 18, 2011 15:17 IST
Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood has offered to donate money from the DVD sales of his latest movie Hereafter to help aid efforts in Japan, just days after the film was pulled from cinemas in the country due to its tsunami scenes.
The veteran actor/director's latest film, starring Matt Damon, was removed from movie theatres in Japan in the aftermath of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and the tidal wave which devastated parts of the country last Friday.
The scenes featuring a character who survives the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami were deemed to be inappropriate in light of recent events.
Eastwood and bosses at the Warner Bros studio have now stepped forward, offering to help those affected by the disaster by donating money from the film's DVD and Blue-ray sales to the Japanese Red Cross Society.
"The devastation and loss Japan is facing is almost incomprehensible. I'm glad to join Warner Bros. in this effort to help the Japanese people," Eastwood said in a statement.
Kevin Tsujihara, president of Warner Bros Home Entertainment Group, added, "Our hearts and prayers go out to the people of Japan. We are committed to supporting relief and rebuilding efforts during this difficult time."