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Hateful Eight, Revenant leak online ahead of release date

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Andrew Cooper; Kimberley French

Ahead of their Christmas Day theatrical releases, copies of Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight and Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant have leaked online. 

According to Torrent Freak, which covers the filesharing beat, The Hateful Eight has been downloaded more than 220,000 times. Meanwhile, The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, has reportedly been downloaded more than 330,000 times. 

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Torrent Freak also reports that movies like Straight Outta Compton, Carol, Brooklyn, Room, and Joy have leaked online in recent days as well.

Screeners are often distributed by their respective studios during awards season for the purposes of review and awards consideration, and it’s not unusual for pirated versions to make their way online. Twentieth Century Fox had no comment, while The Weinstein Co. did not immediately respond to a request for comment.  

The Hateful Eight will screen in 70mm at select theaters starting on Dec. 25 through a special roadshow before expanding on more conventional screens on Jan. 1. The Revenant, in turn, will get a limited release on Christmas Day before going wide on Jan. 8. 

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