‘Dune’ Leaks: High Quality Streaming Copies Hit Piracy Sites Days Before American Release

‘Dune’ Leaks: High Quality Streaming Copies Hit Piracy Sites Days Before American Release
Warner Bros. Pictures’ $160 million sci-fi spectacle “Dune” could be facing a fate worse than giant sandworms: online leakers.

As confirmed by Variety, at least three major illegal streaming sites are hosting HD quality streaming copies of “Dune,” complete with bells and whistles such as English, Danish, Spanish and Arabic subtitles. Beyond that, thousands of users are hosting and sharing copies on torrent sites.

As a point of comparison, recent blockbusters such as “Black Widow” and “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” also have thousands of users seeding copies on torrent sites, but rarely with such a high resolution copy. Nearly every movie hits the pirate market in some capacity, from ripped indie VODs on the day of release to different waves of blockbuster leaks, from shaky handheld copies via foreign market theatrical openings to increasingly clear files during the run of the film. Screeners of awards hopefuls are also distributed and
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