Warner Brothers Decides McCain Prison Interview Won't Be Shown Until After Election

11/14/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

If Senator John McCain has more to say publicly about his time in a North Vietnamese prison before next month's election, it will not be with help from Warner Brothers.

The studio moved quietly over the last few weeks to block any promotional showing of an interview -- tied to the release of the first DVD version of the 1987 film "Hanoi Hilton" -- in which Senator McCain spoke of his imprisonment in the Hoa Lo prison during the Vietnam War. The studio is concerned that any pre-election showing might embroil the project in electoral politics.

"It's just us trying to be cautious and not affect the election one way or the other," said Ronnee Sass, a spokeswoman for the studio's home entertainment division.

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