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Your link was removed as it pointed to a torrent website. That particular blu-ray was probably a "screener". Screeners are given to members of AMPAS (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences), as not all movies are viewed in theaters and not all movies up for nomination have been released on DVD/blu-ray prior to voting. In some instances, movies found ...


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Double the sales. If people like a movie enough, they'll buy the dvd/bluray after having already seen it in the cinema earlier. You could compare it a little to mobile phones and game devices that constantly get released under slighly new versions. Or 'deluxe' versions of dvd's being released some time after the regular ones are released. Also, consider the ...


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Most "Scene" groups do it for one reason; they have a Robin Hood complex. They don't ask for any money, they don't want any money, they want recognition. Those who reverse-engineer games/software do it mainly for the challenge. There are a small set of groups in the scene who do it for money. As for who buys what they sell; on many street corners in NYC ...


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I want to go point by point. To whom did they sell? Who buys pirated copyrighted material? Pirated movie distribute, they sell it through pirated DVD and CD's which are quite cheaper and in trend in under-developed countries. They are very much common in Asian market. From whom do the people from The Scene get money? Advertisement. Torrent website link ...


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It's simply the business model the industry has used for as long as 'home media' has existed. Film studios make money on ticket sales. Theaters make money on food sales. There is a symbiotic relationship there that home-media premiers would interfere with. So that's how it's usually been done. Make money in the theater, then make money later with home ...


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While the other answers explain what you asked about, I'll pop in this bit of news, published only yesterday, that says that what you call a "web premiere" is being considered as a possibility: Napster founder plans to screen movies at home on day they hit cinemas A new service that would make major blockbusters available at home on the same day they ...


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Web streaming can be pirated. Netflix has some of the better encryption to prevent piracy but even their stuff gets pirated. You can go to any torrent site and look up Netflix exclusive shows and find them there. There is one way to watch latest movies if you can afford it. PRIMA Cinema allows for a secure connection to watch new movies but it costs up to $...


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