I think Sly may be getting a little mad, Expendable 3, which isn’t due out in the cinema for nearly 3 weeks, has been leaked online in a full near DVD quality. This isnt like the high profile leak of 5 years ago, like Wolverine Origins that still had props, CG and Green screen sections, of like the rough copies of the recent Doctor Who, this is a fully fledged VD version with everything in tack.
Considering the demographic who will download this are likely to be the same group that would go see this in the cinema, it could effect sales. Was this an intention leak to test the waters or cover themselves if the film bombs at box office, i’d assume not, was this is massive cock up at Liongate, Slys and the other distributors ends, OH YES!
Heres a piece from TorrentFreak website
The Expendables 3, featuring every action hero known to man, was set for an August 15 debut but has appeared online in near DVD quality. In just 12 hours, more than 100,000 copies have been downloaded. It’s worth bearing in mind, however, that production company Nu Image sued those who downloaded the original movie.
You’d have to be enjoying a Mars residency not to know that all big (and most small) movies get leaked online. If it’s available in a cinema, someone, somewhere will have a copy in a matter of days and it’s just a question of when, not if, it appears on the Internet.
As such, these events aren’t particularly big news but every now and again one comes along to make people sit up and listen. Several hours ago, July 24, 2014, marked one such notable leaking event.
Featuring every action hero known to man, from Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wesley Snipes, Jason Statham and Jet Li, to UFC stars Randy Couture and Ronda Rousey, Expendables 3 was always going to be a hit. However, the plan was to have it become a hit on the big screen before breaking into the home market.
That is not going to happen. Around twelve hours ago, a near perfect copy of The Expendables 3 appeared online and it’s already a smash hit with home audiences.
Figures gathered by TorrentFreak reveal that more than 100,000 200,000 (update) people have downloaded the presumed ‘DVD screener’ copy using BitTorrent alone, and at one point in excess of 65,000 users were engaged in transfers on a single torrent.
These stats push the leak well ahead of the initial pre-release popularity of the infamous X-Men Origins: Wolverine leak back in 2009 and once the news begins to spread today, things are only going to get worse.
Needless to say, the folks at distributor Lionsgate are going to be absolutely furious. While ‘cams’ are an annoyance, most movie-goers won’t want to destroy the movie experience by watching them. High-quality copies like this one are a different matter altogether and the soaring download numbers are a testament to that.
So who is behind the leak? At this stage it’s impossible to point the finger at the person who obtained the DVD copy. However, we can take a look at who brought the copy to the wider public Internet.
Continue to read the article at TorrentFreak