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Dec. 29, 2009by: Paul Tassi

For whatever reason, AVATAR has been the most bootlegged movie online since its release a two weeks ago, presumably because there is a massive influx of people so upset about steep IMAX prices, they’re going to just steal it and watch a blurry, muffled, 2D version on their laptops for free. Actually, with the amount you’re losing by watching it that way, free almost seems like a fair price.

In any case, there is a lot of work that goes into bootlegging a movie like AVATAR, as sketch comedy group Free Love Forum shows us in the behind the scenes documentary which chronicles how exactly you pull off stealing a movie this epic.

Check it out below, it’s a lot funnier that I would have thought.  

Extra Tidbit: Whats the go-to torrent site nowadays since Mininova died and Pirate Bay lost that court case? Just curious.
Source: Free Love Forum

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10:35AM on 01/03/2010
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goes to show piracy is not ruining anything. if it did, there wouldn't be a movie industry anymore by now.
@Gen.Zod:
goes to show piracy is not ruining anything. if it did, there wouldn't be a movie industry anymore by now.
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11:01AM on 01/02/2010

But wait...

Avatar is being pirated AND making a shit load of money? I thought if someone downloaded an illegal copy of a movie, then said movie would utterly fail at the box office. Isn't pirating movies ruining the film industry?
Avatar is being pirated AND making a shit load of money? I thought if someone downloaded an illegal copy of a movie, then said movie would utterly fail at the box office. Isn't pirating movies ruining the film industry?
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4:20PM on 12/31/2009
Saw it in the theatre and now I want to see it again so I will download. James Cameron pirated the movie in the first place, he must be a disney fan because it is straight out of Ferngully lol lol
Saw it in the theatre and now I want to see it again so I will download. James Cameron pirated the movie in the first place, he must be a disney fan because it is straight out of Ferngully lol lol
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9:44PM on 12/30/2009

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11:33AM on 12/30/2009

For me

There's nothing better than watching a movie in a theater. But the thought of downloading a movie just doesn't fly with me. I don't know why.
There's nothing better than watching a movie in a theater. But the thought of downloading a movie just doesn't fly with me. I don't know why.
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8:56AM on 12/30/2009
Pirate Bay still works for me. I only pirate stuff when I'm too broke to go see it or to rent the DVD. The way I figure, if I don't have any money, the studios aren't really losing anything if I find a way to watch their movie for free. And, if I dig it, I'll pick it up on DVD when I do have the money because I loves me some special features, and I'm not going to pirate special features. That's just taking it too far.
Pirate Bay still works for me. I only pirate stuff when I'm too broke to go see it or to rent the DVD. The way I figure, if I don't have any money, the studios aren't really losing anything if I find a way to watch their movie for free. And, if I dig it, I'll pick it up on DVD when I do have the money because I loves me some special features, and I'm not going to pirate special features. That's just taking it too far.
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7:15AM on 12/30/2009
firstly i paid 18 to see avatar in imax it was the only ticket i could get to see it on that day. as for bootleg and the only way to see this is in the cinema what happens when it comes out on dvd will it be worth seeing then? the bootlegs of today are done with hd cameras and theres always a near perfect russian dvd out soon after so quality as nothing do to with it anymore.
firstly i paid 18 to see avatar in imax it was the only ticket i could get to see it on that day. as for bootleg and the only way to see this is in the cinema what happens when it comes out on dvd will it be worth seeing then? the bootlegs of today are done with hd cameras and theres always a near perfect russian dvd out soon after so quality as nothing do to with it anymore.
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8:51AM on 12/30/2009
I gotta disagree. Cam bootlegs generally suck, no matter the quality of the cam that did the recording. The colors are always washed out, the framing is impossible to get perfect, stuff is just generally muddy. That being said, I'll still watch one.
I gotta disagree. Cam bootlegs generally suck, no matter the quality of the cam that did the recording. The colors are always washed out, the framing is impossible to get perfect, stuff is just generally muddy. That being said, I'll still watch one.
12:18AM on 12/30/2009
Don't people realize that EVERY movie is bootlegged? Why is a big deal, jokingly or not, made when a "blockbuster" hits the P2P sites? Guh!!! It's just the way things are in this, the 21st Century. Someone makes a movie, someone else ups a copy to the internet. It's as much a way of life as death and taxes.

That said, pretty funny stuff.
Don't people realize that EVERY movie is bootlegged? Why is a big deal, jokingly or not, made when a "blockbuster" hits the P2P sites? Guh!!! It's just the way things are in this, the 21st Century. Someone makes a movie, someone else ups a copy to the internet. It's as much a way of life as death and taxes.

That said, pretty funny stuff.
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11:59PM on 12/29/2009
I'd rather sell my soul to see Avatar on bootleg.. it made another 19 million dollars on Monday. My theater sold out every IMAX show it's played in since Christmas Eve.. all 4 shows are sold out for tomorrow ALREADY.. that's RIDICULOUS!!
I'd rather sell my soul to see Avatar on bootleg.. it made another 19 million dollars on Monday. My theater sold out every IMAX show it's played in since Christmas Eve.. all 4 shows are sold out for tomorrow ALREADY.. that's RIDICULOUS!!
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2:25AM on 12/30/2009
it was one movie honestly worth watching IMAX
it was one movie honestly worth watching IMAX
9:40PM on 12/29/2009

Hilarious video

I can't imagine sitting and watching this on a laptop in grain-a-vision. As for theater prices, I saw it in Imax3D for nine bucks on opening weekend, seems fair to me.
I can't imagine sitting and watching this on a laptop in grain-a-vision. As for theater prices, I saw it in Imax3D for nine bucks on opening weekend, seems fair to me.
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9:24PM on 12/29/2009
Graboid is the best way to go.
Graboid is the best way to go.
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8:36PM on 12/29/2009
Great video.

I could never understand why someone would sit at home watching a movie filmed in a theater. A friend of mine downloads these type of movies, and it is funny when someone gets up during the movie. Sure it is free, but don't people like getting out of the house, and enjoying a movie with a larger audience?

Avatar is a perfect movie for the theater experience.

Plus, we are in a recession, you are supposed to spend money to get out of a recession. Bootlegging does not create
Great video.

I could never understand why someone would sit at home watching a movie filmed in a theater. A friend of mine downloads these type of movies, and it is funny when someone gets up during the movie. Sure it is free, but don't people like getting out of the house, and enjoying a movie with a larger audience?

Avatar is a perfect movie for the theater experience.

Plus, we are in a recession, you are supposed to spend money to get out of a recession. Bootlegging does not create jobs, but will destroy them.
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6:31PM on 12/29/2009

HAHAHAHAHA

AWESOME, simply AWESOME :)
AWESOME, simply AWESOME :)
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5:57PM on 12/29/2009
That was hilarious to me. Really funny.
That was hilarious to me. Really funny.
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5:27PM on 12/29/2009
Technically, they should be speaking Russian, as that's where most of the CAMS and TSs and R5s come from.
Technically, they should be speaking Russian, as that's where most of the CAMS and TSs and R5s come from.
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5:07PM on 12/29/2009
This was great, I think it was actually better than Avatar itself, which was an average movie. And people keep throwing around the 3D comment, I must have seen a different film, because the one I paid the $3 3D extra charge for gave me a few scenes that were clearly in 3D, while the other scenes, might as well been in 2D.
This was great, I think it was actually better than Avatar itself, which was an average movie. And people keep throwing around the 3D comment, I must have seen a different film, because the one I paid the $3 3D extra charge for gave me a few scenes that were clearly in 3D, while the other scenes, might as well been in 2D.
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4:30PM on 12/29/2009

ISOhunt.com

I personally like the ranking system that they have, to decide the quality. based on user feedback. a thumbs up/ thumbs down kinda system. pretty straight forward.
I personally like the ranking system that they have, to decide the quality. based on user feedback. a thumbs up/ thumbs down kinda system. pretty straight forward.
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3:41PM on 12/29/2009
Funny vid I had to avoid an argument xmas day with my uncle who is dead set against seeing movies in a theater so of course he bought the bootleg & swears to its quality. lol whatevs
Funny vid I had to avoid an argument xmas day with my uncle who is dead set against seeing movies in a theater so of course he bought the bootleg & swears to its quality. lol whatevs
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5:44PM on 12/29/2009
That's funny. LOL.
That's funny. LOL.
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3:39PM on 12/29/2009

h

He's shooting the from two different angles - so you are going to see it from the front... and the left.

Awesome.
He's shooting the from two different angles - so you are going to see it from the front... and the left.

Awesome.
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3:12PM on 12/29/2009
i always go to movie2k.com
i always go to movie2k.com
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3:08PM on 12/29/2009
If a film can't stand up to being "a blurry, muffled, 2D version on a laptop", then it's no film at all.
If a film can't stand up to being "a blurry, muffled, 2D version on a laptop", then it's no film at all.
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2:42PM on 12/29/2009

Hilarious

funny, funny stuff.
"You know that if you get caught, to act like you're retarded right?"
funny, funny stuff.
"You know that if you get caught, to act like you're retarded right?"
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2:35PM on 12/29/2009
That could be the stupidest thing I have ever seen posted on this site.
That could be the stupidest thing I have ever seen posted on this site.
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2:35PM on 12/29/2009

well

First off this movie is well worth seeing it more than once in theaters, you watch the CAM versions flying around torrent websites you will NEVER fully appreciate the quality this movie has when you see it the first time in a theater. Not even IMAX, just 2D in the theater. Second, isohunt.com seems to be the best one to me right now for torrents but i think its kinda sketchy using that one too. demonoid if yhou can get open invitations randomly...
First off this movie is well worth seeing it more than once in theaters, you watch the CAM versions flying around torrent websites you will NEVER fully appreciate the quality this movie has when you see it the first time in a theater. Not even IMAX, just 2D in the theater. Second, isohunt.com seems to be the best one to me right now for torrents but i think its kinda sketchy using that one too. demonoid if yhou can get open invitations randomly...
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