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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Director Sam Bozzo Favors BitTorrent Leaks

Director Sam Bozzo Favors BitTorrent Leaks

Director Sam Bozzo Favors BitTorrent Leaks

Added: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
The director’s cut of the unreleased “Hackers Wanted” film leaked out on BitTorrent last week, following an early rough cut of the picture appearing at file-sharing networks as well. However, its director Sam Bozzo is not angry and even happy the movie leaked to the web. Why is that? He explained the reason with the way file-sharing affects the industry and his works in particular.

As Bozzo explains, the “Hackers Wanted” film shows the differences between real hackers and modern so called computer criminals. The plot follows the destinies of the hackers who got arrested after revealing the holes in computer security systems.

The movie was successfully completed shooting, but the conflict with the producer made it impossible to see its release, (at least officially). However, last month the Internet had been reported to push trifling conflicts aside and made the film leak to the BitTorrent networks, thus becoming available all over the globe via file-sharing service. Unfortunately, the version seemed to be only a rough cut. At the time Sam Bozzo was upset not because of the fact his movie had never been released, but because it was his old version of the film leaked to the web, not the new one!

Now, his disappointments seem to be overcome with The Pirate Bay’s releaser telling he is about to make available the Director’s Cut of the movie that has been offered to the releaser by an unnamed source.

Sam Bozzo explains his position by comparing the results of his two movies leaks to the Internet. He strongly believes that the good movies can never be hurt by file-sharing, only mediocre and bad films can. Bozzo even calls the file-sharing trend “a real evolution in filmmaking”.

The story began when his released documentary “Blue Gold: World Water Wars” appeared in the web. Of course, at first the indie director was terrified, expecting the full failure in profits, but later good hacker friends made him view the situation from a positive side. Instead of filing a lawsuit, Bozzo contacted the uploader of the film and asked them to spread a message of support at the same topic, asking for donations, describing the movie as a self-financed work. In result Bozzo received many donations and letters of support from the downloaders! Moreover, they spread the word of the movie to their friends who preferred to buy DVDs.

As Bozzo rightly points out, a good movie producer should view the torrent leak as a free advertising, bringing the example of his own, being the only really independent documentary filmmaker making his money back nowadays.


By:
SaM
June 22nd, 2010

Posted by: 
SaM

Date:  Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010



Comments (11) (please add your comment »)

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posted by (2010-06-22 19:09:06)
Brynn217 avatarOnly the individual can make that happen tho, Would you donate to Hollywood? A Studio?... And Individual yes, expecially one truely responible for the creative effort...

Hollywood know, as some of us do, that P2P cuts them out of the loop... They become a middle man because thats how they set up the system.

Producers buy the rights from a scriptwriter and have him tailor the movie to fit their designs... They use their money to make the movie, hiring a director to shape it and hire the actors in question. To reap the rewards from a successful movie, (since everyone else is already paid for the most part), The producers must allow the Studio they are partners with to market their product...

We cut out the Studio and theaters... The Studio makes some money off of marketing, but unlike George Lucas, they are trying to use the toys, resturants (Kids meals), books, and the such as advertisement. Its a way to entice you to go see the movie in the theater, thats why they prempt the movie release with their toys and shirts and stuff....

If you release a SCR or R5 as advertisement, accept donations and stuff, you might not make as much, but should still be able to turn a profit with the Actual theater release.... He has a point, but Hollywood will never go for it...

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posted by (2010-06-22 21:25:33)
GGTBod avatarThe truth is file sharing enhances the profits of a good movie because the word of a good movie spreads like wild-fire via word of mouth or typed of finger if you will, on the other hand a bad movie (like Hurt Locker) is absolutely destroyed no matter how many of the right palms the producers and financers greased to give it great reviews and accolade awards because we all can review it for ourselves often even before they have started to plant the hype so we watched it unbiased by "professional" opinions and judge the movie solely on its entertainment merit or lack of it

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posted by (2010-06-22 22:26:21)
megaplay avatarA good movie will always make money.

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posted by (2010-06-23 03:22:27)
Gorrog avatarYou always kinda donate money by supporting the works through stuff you buy, eventhough you own a movie on your harddrive. Underworld is my all time favorite. I got it on DVD, Special Ed. DVD, been to the movie theater when it came out and you'll find it on my harddrive. Sometimes when you find something really nice you want to have it on a really nice format, shiny DVD, nice box etc.

Sometimes it's really good to rip a movie. When I came out of the movie theater after seeing "Blade 3" I seriously wanted my money back from the theater because I thought the movie was that bad.

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posted by (2010-06-23 06:32:59)
No avatarSaM, dude, get someone to proof-read your stuff before you post it ;)

But I cant help but agree with the sentiment. I torrent to see if something is worth paying for (wish I'd downloaded Transformers 2 before I went and saw it :P).
All the file sharing networks do is force people to actually make -entertaining- movies/music, etc. That's probably what has them worried most of all. The fact that now they can't peddle crap at us and expect to turn a profit. *waves at Hurt Locker*

6
posted by (2010-06-23 14:45:52)
Brynn217 avatarI iwsh I had time to sit and watch all these movies, can't see them all, I rely on you guys sometimes

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posted by (2010-06-23 17:55:09)
Infectious avatarWell if your tight on money due to having a large family like me,your most likely not going to go to a cinema on a regular basis anyway,especially with one ticket costing you anywhere from 10$to15$ and I have 6 kids so think about that lol.But,if I download a film and I really enjoy it I will shell out the money to purchase the retail dvd for my collection.The way I see downloaded films especially "bootlegged"versions,it's like getting a short version of a novel to "proof read" before they publish the full,actual,novel.If you read the short,un-finished version(or bootleg) and really like it chances are your gonna go buy the full "finished"version when it comes out.That's the way I see it,and as far as the argument that bootlegged films are causing Hollywood to lose money goes,show me pictures of Micheal Bay or Steven Speilberg driving around in a rusted Honda ordering food from the dollar menu at Taco Bell,or pictures of Megan Fox shopping at Goodwill,then maybe I'll be convinced.

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posted by (2010-06-23 23:20:56)
room101bellboy avatarHey guys,

I'm the filesharer who encoded and released the Director's Cut DVDRip for "Hackers Wanted". You can download it here at at Extratorrent too within my account.
Here's the link to the torrent: http://extratorrent.com/torrent/2247686/

Cheers

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posted by (2010-06-24 00:23:57)
Gorrog avatar@Infectious, Your last comment is sooo true. I am actually from Poland, but my parents and I live in Germany now. Whenever my parents go back to Poland to visit familiy or just on a short vacation they always come back with some crazy story. They have a tendency meeting a polish actor on the street, from some movie or TV series, driving around in some broke down car or sitting in a cheap café. Once they encontered a quite famous actor, who is now retired, sitting next to them in the theater. I doubt you'll ever see Brad Pitt sitting next to you in a movie theater. The point is Hollywood = Expensive. The film industry is present all around the world but only in Hollywood it gets freakishly expensive.

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posted by (2010-06-24 03:11:28)
Flubie avatarMost pirated movies of the last few years have been Avatar, Transformers 2, and Dark Knight. What do they all have in common? They made buckets of cash. Plus they were the most pirated movies of the last 2 years. Good movies make good money. Except District 9, it was criminal that more people didnt go see it. Sure Transformers 2 wasnt great but it was entertaining for kids. But my point as others have said is that good movies sell and Hollywood hates that because then they have to work harder on each movie and cant just push out over 600 films a year and expect to make a profit overall. Also I would buy more dvds and blu rays but the prices have risen. It once cost me $20 to buy a new volume of Family Guy with 13 episodes. Went to the store last week and saw the price was $40. No thanks I'll rent it. Sharing is caring!

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posted by (2010-06-26 05:29:04)
evilmother avatarhe is right if the movie is good ppl will pay to see it and as for the ones that cant aford to go to the movies will D/L it aneyway theres a lot of ppl that hit torrent sights just to see if its worth going to the movie all you get on tv and such is like 5 min o it out of sink clips most of the time what you see on the tv the addverts for it are the best parts how can you tell if its worth seeing with only 5 min clip



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