Blu-ray-quality copies of Star Wars: The Force Awakens have hit piracy sites, less than two weeks ahead of Disney’s planned home-video release of the blockbuster in the format. The first pirated copies of Star Wars: The Force Awakens appeared online late Tuesday, and within 12 hours had been downloaded by about 250,000 people, according to piracy-news site TorrentFreak, which first reported the leak.
Disney has set April 1 for the home-video release of the film, followed by Blu-ray on April 5. The movie has grossed more than $2 billion worldwide at the box office. Lower-quality “cam” rips of The Force Awakens cropped up on pirate sites shortly after the movie’s theatrical debut last December, but the latest leak appears to be the first DVD-quality copy to hit piracy networks.
Digital copies of Blu-Ray leaked weeks before the discs reach the stores is not new. We had access to one of the many copies of The Force Awakens available online and it indicates the rip came from a regular retail disc.
Since the leak of all those copies, the people of Tumblr comes flooding the site with dozens of new posts by day containing animated gifs of The Force Awakens. We separated some of the best for you.
And if you can’t wait until April 5 to buy your Blu-ray disc and watch The Force Awakens again, you can download the movie by torrent from rarbg.to site (you will need to have a torrent client installed on your device as uTorrent or BitTorrent). But remember: the illegal downloading of copyrighted material is crime. Buy the original when it is available and may the Force be with you!