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Dont blame the Academy for screener leaks says Wired

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Apr 2007 20:38 User comments (8)

Dont blame the Academy for screener leaks says Wired Over the fast few years, Hollywood executives have worried that Oscar screeners (the DVDs that are sent to industry insiders who vote on the Oscar winners) will find their way onto the internet and onto file sharing websites. Wired however, would beg to differ. After analyzing more than 150 Oscar nominees from the last 5 years they noticed that most of the rips found on torrent and p2p sites were available before the discs were ever sent to Academy members.
Wired claims that the real culprits of most leaked screeners are critics, video store operators, marketers or even the studios themselves looking for added attention for the movie.

An example is the popular movie Crash which had a DVD quality rip available on torrent sites over 100 days before screeners were sent out to Academy members.

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13.4.2007 1:38

even the studios themselves looking for added attention for the movie.

That so says the truth about filesharing!

23.4.2007 2:43

This don't surprise me at all hell most of these Movies get all there money at the Box office during the first month.

33.4.2007 6:51

dvdrip, dvdscr, and tc are all different.

sometimes groups label really good tc's as screeners just to get more hype for their release. hell iv seen ts's good enough to pass as a dvd it just depends on the cammer or the equipment they are using.

i wonder if wired actually compared the supposed dvd rips online with the actually screeners to see if they matched to weed out all the falsely labeled tc's in the bunch.

anyone remember when they released king kong on a wednesday and by the weekend there were multiple dvd quality ts's on the scene? i hope sipdey 3 gets the same treatment.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 03 Apr 2007 @ 6:56

43.4.2007 8:48

Nah, Spiderman 3 will actually be worth the money to go see in the theater, if you're into going there like I am.

It's movies like Astronaut Farmer that make you wonder. Why would anyone pay $8 or more per ticket to go see that trash? Or a movie like the Good Shepard, a lame movie that works off the reputation of Damon and Jolie? It's the duds like these that Hollywood should weed out.

Because of the inflated prices, entrepreneurs such as Mark Cuban and Vince McMahon (WWE films) have been able to produce one or two low-budget films that rake in huge profits. It's safer for these venture capitalists to fund a movie that nets 5x the cost then to put there money elsewhere. They take advantage of the system Hollywood created.

This should give you the real feel of current Hollywood. If it wasn't so bloated, there wouldn't be as much piracy. People shouldn't have to feel that they are "taking a chance" to pay their hard-earned money to see a film. Instead, piracy supports most of these studios, as most people would not be exposed to most movies without it.

File sharing has become the same vehicle that direct-to-video was. In fact, it's easier than going to the video store and you avoid the late fees.

53.4.2007 23:54

double post ><

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 03 Apr 2007 @ 23:58

63.4.2007 23:58

Originally posted by SProdigy:
Nah, Spiderman 3 will actually be worth the money to go see in the theater, if you're into going there like I am.

It's movies like Astronaut Farmer that make you wonder. Why would anyone pay $8 or more per ticket to go see that trash? Or a movie like the Good Shepard, a lame movie that works off the reputation of Damon and Jolie? It's the duds like these that Hollywood should weed out.

Because of the inflated prices, entrepreneurs such as Mark Cuban and Vince McMahon (WWE films) have been able to produce one or two low-budget films that rake in huge profits. It's safer for these venture capitalists to fund a movie that nets 5x the cost then to put there money elsewhere. They take advantage of the system Hollywood created.

This should give you the real feel of current Hollywood. If it wasn't so bloated, there wouldn't be as much piracy. People shouldn't have to feel that they are "taking a chance" to pay their hard-earned money to see a film. Instead, piracy supports most of these studios, as most people would not be exposed to most movies without it.

File sharing has become the same vehicle that direct-to-video was. In fact, it's easier than going to the video store and you avoid the late fees.

you mean you avoid the for renting fee,rewinding fee,scratching fee,talking about it fee,paying for someones cocaine habit fee,direct to video fee,talking in the theater fee,god this moive sucks I spent money on it fee,DRM fee,crippled on half players fee...oh ya and the late fee cant forget that late fee >>

76.4.2007 0:57

A lot of these screeners are fake anyway and the seeders ISP lead right back to a company connected to the studio. If you see a torrent with something like 1500 seeders, avoid it like the plague. It'll download to about 90% and stop and then the 'seeder' harvests the ISP addresses....unless you use a filter or peer guardian that is. I hardly bother with the public trackers anymore.

810.4.2007 10:11
Sliztzan
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Oh my God, you don't really think that could be possible? :P
Maybe its the people who KNOW they are ripping off the consumer big time !

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