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Screener

One of the multiple terms used by movie pirates to describe the source material/copying method that was used to make a bootlegged VCD, SVCD or DivX copy of a movie.

Screener normally refers to a copy made from either VHS tape or from DVD-Video disc that are sent to movie critics and censors before the movie is available to public through video rental chains. Normally refers to a very good quality bootlegged copy.

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