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2005-05-19 9:50:07 AM  
this is news?

oh wait it's fark.com

wait no

it's not fark

it's totalfark.com
 
2005-05-19 9:56:21 AM  
Yeck. A leaked workprint. No thanks.
 
2005-05-19 10:03:17 AM  
Leaks happen. That's why there's depends.

/Nothing can ever be done to stop piracy.
 
2005-05-19 10:16:12 AM  
/Nothing can ever be done to stop piracy.

Stop it completely? No. I don't think any crime ever can be stopped completely.
 
2005-05-19 10:50:09 AM  
pirated entertainment never loses its humor value
 
2005-05-19 10:50:31 AM  
Episode III of what?

/Don't get up, I'll show myself out.
 
2005-05-19 10:50:52 AM  
Dear MPAA. Please prosecute those dumb enough to download copies of movies that are splashed all over every blog in the universe. Think of it as electronic\legal darwinism.
 
2005-05-19 10:51:03 AM  
Is the fat kid in it? Cos otherwise, I don't care.

On a piracy theme, did everyone hear about those crazy Dutch and their suggested I-Pod tax? I'll see if I can find a link...

ah, there we go - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/04/27/netherlands_ipod_tax/
 
2005-05-19 10:51:14 AM  
This is the best of the prequels....."hands down"

/rimshot
 
2005-05-19 10:51:50 AM  
Link please?
 
2005-05-19 10:52:05 AM  
Metric crapload?
 
2005-05-19 10:52:10 AM  
Wait 10 hours to download a grainy piece of crap and then watch it on 19 inch screen in stereo, or pay $7.50 to see it on a 19 foot screen in Dolby Digital Surround...tough call, that one.

//Wait, how does popcorn price affect the equation?
 
2005-05-19 10:52:12 AM  
Yup, and I know where its at.

11 more days to go

*kicks bittorrent*
 
2005-05-19 10:52:21 AM  
Isn't worth the ones-n-zeros it's coded with.

/nuttin'
 
2005-05-19 10:52:55 AM  
FTFA: ...will still make a metric crapload of money..."

I've looked through all my science and engineering texts and I still can't find the conversion to a British Crapload. Can anyone help?
 
2005-05-19 10:53:14 AM  
BoingBoing rocks!
 
2005-05-19 10:53:22 AM  
Just remember kids. There are no kids allowed to the showing of this film. If you see the film as a kid, Lucas is not responsible for the nightmares or future axe murders. But, kids, make sure to buy the McToy tie-ins.

/likes IV, V, VI, I...not so much II...and yet to see III
 
bwg
2005-05-19 10:53:24 AM  
boohiss: Stop it completely? No. I don't think any crime ever can be stopped completely.

What about poking badgers with spoons?

I think if we all put our heads together, we should be able to put an end to this atrocious act of cowardess.

as for the article, img.fark.net.
 
2005-05-19 10:53:54 AM  
I think 1 metric crapload is about equal to 2.34 tons (US) depending on the strength of the Yen.
 
2005-05-19 10:54:35 AM  
Dear MPAA,

Downloading a crappy copy of a movie off the Internet to watch at home on a computer/tv is like having sex with a blow-up doll in the snow.

Nothing compares to the real thing.

Get a clue.
 
2005-05-19 10:55:25 AM  
as long as jar-jar suffers a horrible death, this will be better than I & II

/just sayin'
 
2005-05-19 10:55:58 AM  
20 posts and no reviews yet?
The people that saw the premiere last night must still be sleeping off the 'wait in line 8 hours' bender.
 
2005-05-19 10:56:17 AM  
2005-05-19 10:54:35 AM dewars-rocks

Downloading a crappy copy of a movie off the Internet to watch at home on a computer/tv is like having sex with a blow-up doll in the snow.

Nothing compares to the real thing.


Yeah, but don't knock it til you've tried it.

/it was a long winter
 
2005-05-19 10:57:06 AM  
this movie was farking awesome
that is all there is to say
 
2005-05-19 10:57:15 AM  
I can't wait till we can get Episode IV on line

(somebody had to say it)
 
2005-05-19 10:57:25 AM  
Gee, why watch a movie on a large screen when you could watch a crappy version on your tiny home computer screen sitting in your uncomfortable desk chair? Where do I sign up?
 
2005-05-19 10:57:27 AM  
I farking loathe and detest the idiots who brag "Oh I have a copy of that" about the movie I've just seen at theatres. You have a very shiatty, farked up version with bad picture and sound. Like every other time this exchange takes place, you will tell me "oh it's totally the same as a DVD". farking retarded asshole idiots.
 
2005-05-19 10:57:34 AM  
dewars-rocks:
Dear MPAA,

Downloading a crappy copy of a movie off the Internet to watch at home on a computer/tv is like having sex with a blow-up doll in the snow.

Nothing compares to the real thing.

Get a clue.



To you and me, yes, but to the type of dork willing to download a crappy version of the movie, farking a blow-up doll in the snow is their only chance to get laid.
 
2005-05-19 10:57:49 AM  
20 posts and no reviews yet?
The people that saw the premiere last night must still be sleeping off the 'wait in line 8 hours' bender.


I know I am... and I'll simply review it by saying that yes, it was worth the trouble I went through to see it at midnight on opening day.

The final duel(s!) and the beginning alone make it worth while..
 
2005-05-19 10:58:37 AM  
I think most people that damn music/movie downloading are too stuppid to figure out how to do it for themselves, therefor bitter, unless ofcourse they're an artist and have to lease a porsche instead of that ferarri they wanted. I say life is expensive enough. Let the artists tour if they want a ferarri, and if a movie's good, it makes TONS of money at the box office, regardless of copies.
 
2005-05-19 10:58:46 AM  
[image from georgettesworld.com too old to be available]

obvious, yes, is it.
 
2005-05-19 10:58:52 AM  
I was hoping that this would be the end, but now with the movies going to be made into 3D Features, I think I just can't take hype anymore...

I just might give books a chance.
 
2005-05-19 10:58:58 AM  
Great so now I can not go to a theater to see it AND, not watch it online.
 
2005-05-19 10:59:52 AM  
Yet somehow this movie will still make hundreds of millions of dollars. MPAA- "We would have made and extra 5 billion but for those damn pirates!"

what a load of shiat... i'll download it, and i'm seeing it this afternoon. how does that figure into their statistics?
 
2005-05-19 11:00:19 AM  
Fark you losers. I've already got a copy of Episode VII.
 
2005-05-19 11:00:28 AM  
Everyone's got a friend who downloads everything while it's in the theaters. I think it's cool to be able to say that you have the newest movie already downloaded and all, but actually sitting down to watch a grainy, pixealted, crappy sounding copy just isn't worth the time in most cases.

Now pirated p0rn, that's a totally different ball of wax.
 
2005-05-19 11:00:43 AM  
2005-05-19 10:52:55 AM ian.m


FTFA: ...will still make a metric crapload of money..."

I've looked through all my science and engineering texts and I still can't find the conversion to a British Crapload. Can anyone help?


There are 3 U.S. Shiat Buckets in every one British Crapload.

/3 SB = 1 BC
 
2005-05-19 11:01:20 AM  
this was news 3 weeks ago...

/p2p is a wonderful thing
 
2005-05-19 11:01:56 AM  
Reported on Digg yesterday... WITH a BT link.
http://digg.com/movies/longasstitle...

Reported on Slashdot Tomorrow.

/news for nerds my a$$
 
2005-05-19 11:02:04 AM  
Don't bother, it farking sucked.
 
2005-05-19 11:02:40 AM  
[image from rebelscum.com too old to be available]
 
2005-05-19 11:03:05 AM  
Man i used to want to not pay for this movie, but now with all these strangers reminding me that my moniter is small and that movie screens are big i guess ill have to rethink!
 
2005-05-19 11:03:09 AM  
Obviously we need more stupid laws, in order to protect these poor poor corporations and send more Americans off to prison.
 
2005-05-19 11:03:39 AM  
I'm leaving to see it in about 15 minutes. I may or may not download it, depending on the quality...
 
2005-05-19 11:04:44 AM  
That storm trooper has a great set of cans.

/Mrs. Lima?
 
Ant
2005-05-19 11:04:48 AM  
I don't see how the online availability of a movie supposedly has such a huge effect on ticket sales. Any copy that's out now is going to be of extremely crappy quality, and anyone who'd skip going to the theater to see Ep III in favor of watching the crappy version on their computer probably wasn't going to go to the theater anyway
 
2005-05-19 11:05:11 AM  
hehehh... I don't know what you're talking about...

/still gonna wait until I see it in a theater before watching it
 
2005-05-19 11:05:51 AM  
DONT BOTHER -

[image from wide-eye-media.co.uk too old to be available]

It's rubbish! (and mods: no this isn't a repeat post!)

Some of the worst acting I've seen in a Hollywood film in years.

e.g. the scene in which Obi Wan watches the hologram of Anakin killing the Jedi then turns away and says "I can't watch anymore" - Look out for this part it made me cringe like a cringey thing.

Lucas' dialogue is mostly crap and this means the actors have no decent material to work with. He's also made all of the droids into camp, squeaking, slapstick characters that make you laugh for all the wrong reasons

It's an ok space-yarn but it is NOT the masterpiece some people make it out to be.
 
2005-05-19 11:06:51 AM  
For those of us in the states it's no contest. Seeing it on the big screen will be worth the $6-$10 you'll have to shell out. However, this movie is not opening in every country this weekend. Some aren't getting it until summer and others probably not for even longer. Considering this is of much better quality then the average pirated release done with a digital video camera I'm sure it's worth a lot to the little star wars fans of africa.
 
2005-05-19 11:07:06 AM  
Does the girl stormtrooper have nipples on her armor?

/Just wondering
 
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