The Blu-ray edition of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has leaked online, two weeks before its official release on April 5.
According to TorrentFreak, the first pirated copy of “The Force Awakens” appeared online Tuesday, and within 12 hours it had already been downloaded more than 250,000 times. Now dozens of copies are in circulation.
Although “The Force Awakens” recorded surreptitiously in theaters have made the rounds for months, this is the first time a high-definition version has been available. TorrentFreak expects the number of downloads “to increase to several millions” in the coming weeks.
Directed by J.J. Abrams, “The Force Awakens” has grossed $2.06 billion worldwide, becoming the third-highest grossing film of all time. The official digital version can be purchased beginning April 1, followed April 5 by the DVD and Blu-ray.
(via The Verge)