Two L.A. men were caught trying to record first-run movies in local theaters. One was trying to bootleg The Passion of the Christ. It's understandable that someone's trying to get a piece of the Jesus juggernaut action.

But the other was taping...The Alamo? Apparently there's some black market of Texas history enthusiasts who are too cheap to go to the movies.

We smell Michael Eisner's desperate paws all over this. Note to Mike: Sidewalk pirate-DVD stands are not a viable ancillary market.

2 L.A. Men Accused of Trying to Record Films [Bloomberg via LA Times]