Fox Searching “Vampires Suck” Leak SourceAdded: Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
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A workprint of the upcoming “Vampires Suck” film was uploaded to a number of BitTorrent trackers recently. Despite the desperate efforts of 20th Century Fox to prevent public from watching this Twilight parody before premier, the work print version of the movie, leaked and perhaps unfinished one, has already been downloaded off BitTorrents for many thousands times.
It’s not a secret to anyone that all Hollywood movies end up on P2P – in some cases in a couple of hours after the theater premiere, in others a bit later but anyway no longer than in a week. That’s why film leaks are rarely noticeable, but it’s all a different thing when an unfinished film emerges online months before its official release date. That’s what happened in 2009 with “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”, when the film has leaked online 3 weeks before its official premiere in theaters and was downloaded by over a million people.
Of course, 20th Century Fox couldn’t be happy with this situation and therefore asked the Motion Picture Association of America and the FBI to investigate the issue, which led to the arrest but not that of the original leaker who has never been identified. A year after Wolverine drama, 20th Century Fox faces a leaked unfinished copy of the film again.
More than a month ago a copy of “Vampires Suck” appeared at different torrent trackers, initially uploaded by the KiNGDOMrelease group. Unlike the last year, Fox kept quiet about the problem, but has been submitting countless takedown demands to torrent trackers and Google on the quiet. The interesting fact is that a number of the links sent to Google within the requests were URLs to fake copies of the film.
Despite all the Fox’s efforts to prevent distribution, “Vampires Suck” has been downloaded more than 100,000 times. The quality of the parody of the Twilight series that has leaked is more than decent, but nobody can be sure it’s a final version. Well, everyone can check it out themselves in the theatres as the movie has already premiered in US and Canada.
It doesn’t look like Fox will be able to discover the source of the leak, though it’s known that the first copies were uploaded by KiNGDOM. It’s not clear yet if the leak hurt the success of the film. From the one side, it really might hurt if users who have downloaded it off torrents don’t go see it in a theater and don’t buy a DVD. But on the other hand, it could cause some extra press reviews and turn to be a promotional tool.
August 24th, 2010Posted by:
Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
|I liked the first couple "Scary movie" parodies that came out.. but after that with the Epic movie one and I think there was a dance one.. so on and so forth.. I get it. The industry saturates with what people want to see. If there is one good selling Vamp movie or TV show then they all do it.. then we get Vamp movies for 3 years. Or if there is a good dance movie.. well you get it. Balls on the parodies! Someone bring out an original idea. I'm sure we'll only have it for a few months before the rest of the studios suddenly have spin offs and then out will come the parodies.. Jesus I have gone cross eyed...|
|posted by (2010-08-24 21:45:19)|
|Every 'movie' parody released has been good imho except date movie. This is good too, but films like this are not meant for the cinema really. I'll save my money for the big blockbusters (if any come out that is) and i dont mean garbage like avatar..|
|cheap cheap,no script needing leeches,this type of film if done right like naked gun,airplane can be a satire take on popular films and themselves become funny as stand alone films,but for every naked gun theres a disaster movie ready to cash in without so much as a day spent on a script.its just a lazy way to generate income for doing f#$% all.if you wanna see how to do this kind of film properly watch black dynamite =)|
|I watched like 15-30min of it and me and my girl turned it off it was snooze fest soo boring|
|I can see why Fox would not want this out yet before it's premier at movie theaters. If people knew how bad this movie really was made they would not pay the high price for the tickets. It's probably the worst movie ever made! It's Joe public and his hard earned money getting "robbed" paying to see this poorly directed/scripted film. I have tried to think of a worst written/directed film in the history of film making (including the Syfy channel), and I cannot think of a worst film then this. The film makers should be great-full the IMDB ratings system for a movie doesn't go minus the 1 point rating...Ive seen better put together films on YouTube with people who have no budget.|
|posted by (2010-08-24 23:53:11)|
|im sick of hollywood feeding us these bull@#it movies and getting mad at piracy trust me if the movie is good i will still go to the show an see it.man i wish the wayans brothers came out wit a nice spoof and dave chapelle is due for a flick but instead letting him be oringal you non funny producers wanna control him|
|posted by (2010-08-25 02:26:07)|
|you are all right!! Went to theater to see with wife and 2 kids 10 mins later got up left and got refund. we weren't the only 1s.this socalled film sucked so bad i would n't watch again free.dont worry mpaa i would not down load even if i was granted immunity.|
|I wouldnt pay a cent to see this movie|
|i watched the movie its funny|
|posted by (2010-08-25 17:45:21)|
|yes funny, about 15 minutes of all movie, they know that is another sh... from Fox who will visit Theatres for this one? idiots? |o||
|I think instead of going after the torrent users they ought to focus on how the film was released on torrent sites. Surely they have a list of all the people who had copies of the film. Track those folks down and beat a confession out of them. Leave the torrent world alone, WE didn't leak the copy, someone at FOX or one of its other companies leaked it.|
|What can I say IT SUCKED.. Finally they have the right title on a "movie"...|
|posted by (2010-08-26 08:10:54)|
|Well Well lets take another look at this article fox damming a leaked copy of a lets be honest unfunny movie now lets have a think about this another company banging on about piracy yet this is another movie (COPYING) other movies and making unfunny jokes along the way just like Scary Movie did isnt that a form of Piracy in itself ?? so if we up0load torrents with a txt joke in them shouldnt that make it legal . I think these companies want the best of both worlds copy somthing and put a few unfunny jokes init and flog it to death with bad follow ups !!! Do they really care about the writer of the twilght series of books No they dont they just steal it then moan if u download there movies ..... I dont steal im just helping the planet in recyling Seed the need and (SLAY) the greed for it is written a camel will pass through an eye of a needle before these high preist get to the kingdom of my Father with there Gold Peace to all and thank you to all uploaders if there find away to stop us we will Evolve again God bless and thanks for reading my jerry springer thought of the day|
|Maybe they would have done better if they had re done the "Hurt Locker" or "Far Cry" as a parody instead?|
|this was one of the stupidest movies i have ever seen, couldn't even finish watching it. not worth the download!|
|I dont see why ther gettin so mad the movie's a dud i watched a coupled of minutes of it and cut it off , i had it like 3 weeks for it even came out ,glad i didnt spend money on watchin it at the theater|
|I think it's funny they are just now getting mad about this. This movie was leaked months ago, long before it was even heading towards theaters.|
|posted by (2010-08-29 02:25:21)|
|I bought..yes bought Download Accelerator and they sent me an email saying it was not meant for downloading torrents. Three days later Fox sent me an email about downloading Family Wedding and threatened to sut of my internet connection with AT&T...Then they called to say I was downloading music....They asked "Do you listen to Barbra Streisand?" I said, "Doesn't everybody...I bet your momma does too?" I'm almost 70 yrs old..The nerve of accusing me of Downloading ;)||
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