Presidential History

What Do Lawrence of Arabia, Psycho, Star Wars: Episode IV, & 2001: A Space Odyssey Have in Common?


They're among the 25 unplayable-in-England DVDs that President Barack Obama gave to U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown last week. No word yet if the shrink-wrap was still on them.

Here's the full list, courtesy of MTV:

- "2001: A Space Odyssey"
- "Casablanca"
- "Chinatown"
- "Citizen Kane"
- "City Lights"
- "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial"
- "It's a Wonderful Life"
- "Lawrence of Arabia"
- "On the Waterfront"
- "Psycho"
- "Raging Bull"
- "Schindler's List"
- "Singin' in the Rain"
- "Some Like It Hot"
- "Star Wars: Episode IV"
- "Sunset Boulevard"
- "The General"
- "The Godfather"
- "The Graduate"
- "The Grapes of Wrath"
- "The Searchers"
- "The Wizard of Oz"
- "To Kill a Mockingbird"
- "Vertigo"

You know, in some cultures, cheaping out and not giving the full run of Star Wars is seen as a sign of disrespect. More here.