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Paramount Pictures To Release Film On Bittorrent 178

TheyreNotTheir writes "In a little over two months time, the long-awaited horror movie The Tunnel will receive its world premiere. Rather than a traditional theatrical release, the movie – which is set in abandoned real-life tunnels under Sydney, Australia – will make its debut online for free with BitTorrent. Simultaneously it will be released on physical DVD, to be distributed by Hollywood giant Paramount Pictures."
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Paramount Pictures To Release Film On Bittorrent

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  • Re:Profit? (Score:2, Informative)

    by lxs ( 131946 ) on Thursday March 17, 2011 @09:43AM (#35515734)

    It's a straight to DVD release, if I RTFA correctly, so my guess is that they expect it to aspriate orbs.

  • Re:Profit? (Score:4, Informative)

    by Stenchwarrior ( 1335051 ) on Thursday March 17, 2011 @09:55AM (#35515916)
    It's a good idea, but if they really wanted to see if it works then they would release a film with some big-name actors. This just looks like some B-movie pseudo-thriller.
  • by airfoobar ( 1853132 ) on Thursday March 17, 2011 @10:24AM (#35516316)

    The summary is incredibly misleading, I think. It's not a trick, it's not a trap. Ackbar lied to you.

    What's happening is, the creators of the movie (who have always planned on releasing their movie on torrent) now also have a 'hard copy' DVD release planned. The DVD release is being distributed by Paramount HE, but it still seems quite clear that the rights are held by the movie creators, not the distributors as is usually the case. This is similar with what Paley did with Sita Sings the Blues, and it's a Good Thing (TM).

    If you people can now stop speculating and go support [] this initiative, it would be great!!

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