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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Blu-ray Edition Leaks Online

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The Blu-ray edition of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has leaked online, two weeks before its official release on April 5.

According to TorrentFreak, the first pirated copy of “The Force Awakens” appeared online Tuesday, and within 12 hours it had already been downloaded more than 250,000 times. Now dozens of copies are in circulation.

Although “The Force Awakens” recorded surreptitiously in theaters have made the rounds for months, this is the first time a high-definition version has been available. TorrentFreak expects the number of downloads “to increase to several millions”  in the coming weeks.

Directed by J.J. Abrams, “The Force Awakens” has grossed $2.06 billion worldwide, becoming the third-highest grossing film of all time. The official digital version can be purchased beginning April 1, followed April 5 by the DVD and Blu-ray.

(via The Verge)

Comments

  • Ushio

    And yet it will still top the DVD/BR sales charts.

  • MindTricked

    Yeah, someone in my GW2 guild mentioned it yesterday afternoon. I still haven’t seen it (and yes, I suck because of that), but I’ll still wait until I have the official goodness in my hand to watch it.

  • jrau18

    This is beyond unsurprising. Honestly, it’s more surprising that it took this long. Every movie leaks before the retail date. I’d wager it’s 100% but for reasonable doubt, let’s call it 99.9%.

  • MysteriousStranger

    all I want is the original trilogy, unaltered by Lucas’ “improvements.”

  • HARDAC

    Google ‘Star Wars Despecialized Edition’, you’ll be pleased.

  • JasonTodd

    I’m going to take my kids to the store so they can watch me buy the Force Awakens Blu-Ray when it comes out. Then they can see what it looks like when someone purchases something legally and isn’t stealing, and they’ll appreciate the movie 10x more when they see it.

  • JasonTodd

    Good call

  • f4bles

    So it’s stealing when they don’t want to release it worldwide? I paid my ticket fairly, and I would gladly buy it if they made it available in due time in my country. Even if they released on Netflix or some other streaming service I would pay to watch it again.
    When I try to preorder it on Amazon, they say it’s not available for shipping.
    The studios force us to pirate it.

  • mwanderson

    What absolute rubbish that the studios force you to pirate. Take responsibility for your actions and learn a little patience. You can wait to order the DVD or Blu Ray the day before it’s released. Or even – shock horror – go to a store and buy a copy! What a thought! But to say that your impatience legitimises piracy is idiotic in the extreme.

  • mwanderson

    What absolute rubbish that the studios force you to pirate. Take responsibility for your actions and learn a little patience. You can wait to order the DVD or Blu Ray the day before it’s released. Or even – shock horror – go to a store and buy a copy! What a thought! But to say that your impatience legitimises piracy is idiotic in the extreme.

  • Dave

    I paid to watch it in the theatres and yes I’ll probably download it (without sharing it) and watch it. And then when it comes out on blu-ray I will buy the steelbook version and I’ll watch that. Just because people download a film doesn’t mean they won’t buy a copy when it comes out. There’s nothing better than having it on the dvd shelf. I still pay my dues to the film industry.

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  • Radknight

    Saw it in the theatre twice but I already have a amazing copy and making my own anti-cheese version minus all of the stupid crap like the rolling ass vaginas and chimichanga club – basically deleting the entire sequence on Han Solos salvage ship – as well as anything to do with Captain Phasma. Just getting started but so far so good.

  • Radknight

    Saw it in the theatre twice but I already have a amazing copy and making my own anti-cheese version minus all of the stupid crap like the rolling ass vaginas and chimichanga club – basically deleting the entire sequence on Han Solos salvage ship – as well as anything to do with Captain Phasma. Just getting started but so far so good.

  • William Avitt

    Nobody cares