Part of new Harry Potter leaks, Warner Bros. wants revenge

By Emil ยท 13 replies
Nov 17, 2010
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  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 is set to premier this week on Thursday. Last night, the first 36 minutes of the movie leaked to torrent sites and via other download protocols.

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,715   +856

    Hmmm...less than 48 hours before the movies release and only 38 minutes of it? If it had been the full movie and two weeks prior to release I'd say WB has a beef.

    Otherwise, this looks like pure marketing ploy to me.
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    I also think this has a pretty high chance of being intentionally leaked. A reel of film lasts 11 minutes, the metal cases movies come in obviously hold a whole number of reels, so there isn't an easy way to get 38 minutes (like if only one case had been stolen).

    Didn't Serenity have the first 10 minutes intentionally posted online before the film came out in theaters?
  4. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 571   +113

    I think this could be a good thing if Wb would fess up and just call it a film demo. Film trailers are edited up so that a movie looks better than it really is. Let people watch 20 mins or so of the movie and let them decide whether they want to spend that 10-15 bucks on a movie ticket instead of tricking them with some trailer that is usually better than the movie itself.
  5. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131


    I'd say you hit the nail on the head Tom.
  6. Anyone realize how messed up it would be if WB intentionally released the clip online and then wants to punish the people who download it? I wouldn't put it past them, but at the same time, I don't think they are the ones who did it.
  7. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    I was going to ask the ignorant question of the day as to how something like this that has more security than Kort Knox be leaked, but I guess that answers that.
  8. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,286   +902

    How could someone want to see a movie after the first 20 minutes? Practicly nothing happens on the 20 first minutes...
  9. Johny47

    Johny47 TS Rookie Posts: 157

    Shame about this, people should just be patient like most. I'm really looking forward to this film.
  10. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 571   +113

    Just an arbitrary number. Would you prefer 30 or 40 mins? Fine. Whatever would be fair.
  11. Warner Bros: pirates need to pay. OK, so how much do they want for this 36 minutes then?
  12. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 843   +38

    You mean like what Viacom did to Youtube? Yeah...we all saw how well that went, lol.
  13. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    It's obviously intentional. If you take a look there actually isn't a watermark for iNK. The watermark is the faded Warner Bros logo that stays in the background throughout the whole video.
  14. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Guru Posts: 554   +9

    Lol pretty fail, only 38 mins hardly worth chasing these guys down. If It was the full movie then yea, but 38 mins, come on as many have said that will prob make people wanna see the rest! (by paying)

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