No Big Surprise: After Public Outcry, IMDB Lets BitTorrent Movie In

from the the-power-of-public-outcry dept

We recently covered the story of how a filmmaker claimed (without much evidence) that IMDB wouldn’t list his latest movie project, because he planned to release it via BitTorrent. It seemed like the real story was more one of IMDB people not sure that the movie was a “real movie” project, and wanting to hold off until it was further along. Either way, it looks like the public outcry about it caused IMDB to reconsider and put up a listing. Ah, the power of the public outcry…

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theskyrider says:

Not the first torrent movie.

This person might like to think they are the ‘first’ motion picture released legally on bittorrent, but they aren’t.

For those that don’t know or may be curious – try ‘Star Wreck: In the Pirkininng’ This may not have been the first legal movie released on Bittorrent, but it is the one I remember the best. And, it’s pretty good too.

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wreck:_In_the_Pirkinning

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0472566/

Recommended for anybody who liked Babylon 5 and Star Trek, who can also stand subtitles cause the main dialog isn’t in english.

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