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How Hollywood is encouraging online piracy.(r/technology)
You also have to wait till release dates. The Avengers is out September 25th on Blu-ray/Blu-ray 3D/etc
Except it leaked to the internet yesterday. Mobile device? standard low res available. Better mobile/low res PC? 720p.
Want to go all out? Complete 1080p copy, bit for bit (no recompression) dump of the Blu-ray disc, plus the extras disc as well
The Avengers (2012) Blu-ray 1080p AVC DD5 1 PLUS Bonus Disk 61.2 GB
Want it in Blu-ray 3D? They’ve got that full dump as well.
The Avengers 2012 1080p Blu-ray 3D AVC DTS-HD MA 7 1-HDCL 41 GB
First is larger because it includes the extras disc dump.
Not worried about admitting I grabbed a 720p copy last night. I’ve preordered this (anyone want to buy my Iron Man 2 and Captain America Blu-Rays since they’ll now be redundant? 😀 jk, giving them to friends):
Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled (10-Disc Limited Edition Six-Movie Collector’s Set) [Blu-ray] (2012)
If Hollywood has a problem, they’d best stop getting their supply leaked, or artificially making people wait while they’ve loaded up warehouses a month in advance. I still pay good money to see movies I like, and buy them on disc or digital. I saw it in the theater, I pre-ordered the super set, I drove over an hour recently to see The Dark Knight Rises in true IMAX (i.e. 80+ foot screen) full 70mm 15 perf film presentation. Ticket was more, but way better than standard digital showing and way better than that fake IMAX crap. (Only do this for stuff shot in actual IMAX and not in stupid 3D)
But the 720p pirated copy has value to me that they don’t provide despite getting the $140 set. I can play this on my phone super easy without converting my Blu-Rays or using some stupid DRM-based service.
Oh, and unlike all the other Blu-ray versions of The Avengers (and options on most of the other movies, like my Captain America and Iron Man 2 Blu-ray copies), the full set has no DVD copies as well. Nor does it have any digital copies, or soundtracks downloads that are some of the individual releases. So if I wanted to use their DRM service, I’d have to buy the other copies in addition to the $140 set. Thanks, no, I think I’ve paid enough. I’ll just have to pirate for my mobile devices, sorry you didn’t think of this Paramount.