Warner Bros. Will Change Tattoo for DVD Release

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Warner Bros. Pictures has decided to change the tattoo featured on Ed Helms face in The Hangover 2 for the DVD release of the film.

We recently reported that The Hangover 2 would be released as planned in theaters despite a lawsuit from S. Victor Whitmill, the tattoo artist who created the original tattoo for boxer Mike Tyson.

The artist sued Warner Bros. on April 28, seeking an injunction and damages for copyright infringement.

The judge in the case allowed the film to be released as planned, but has now set a trial date for February 21, 2012.  It doesn't seem like that trial will ever happen since the studio has decided to digitally retouch the tattoo to make it look different before the DVD is released in December.
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Here's what the court document revealed, courtesy of THR:
"If the parties are unable to resolve their dispute, Warner Bros does not intend to make any use of the allegedly infringing tattoo after the film ends its run in theaters because Warner Bros will digitally alter the film to substitute a different tattoo on Ed Helms' face. The home video release is currently scheduled for early December 2011, which would allow Warner Bros sufficient time to make the change if it becomes necessary."

That is not going to be easy.  Helms has that tattoo on his face for most of the film and it would take quite a team to alter it for every single scene. 

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