Would IMDB Really Not List A Film Because It Was Distributed Via BitTorrent?
from the really? dept
The explanation that it's because of the BitTorrent release is pure speculation. Another article, from TorrentFreak provides some more details, with notes of rejection from IMDB. They claim that the movie needs to be associated with a production company that has a history of releasing movies, in order to get listed at this early stage. However, Tedeschi notes that this is a real production house that has released movies in the past, all of which have been listed in IMDB. The only thing that he sees that's different is the planned BitTorrent release.
I'm not sure that's really the case. My guess is that IMDB's admins are somewhat arbitrary in determining what to list, and they have some policies about making sure a movie is really "real" before it gets listed -- hence the claims of not listing it until there's more evidence that the release is coming soon. I'm not sure if this is the best policy for IMDB, but it doesn't sound quite as nefarious as some have made it out to be.