Pirated DVD: Star Wars -- Revenge of the Sith

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Box art from an unwatchably shitty copy of Star Wars: ROTS which I purchased in Santee Alley, Los Angeles, for $5 on June 4, 2005. Wired News story here, Boing Boing post here.

It's hard to read the packaging (duh, it's a bootleg), but if you look closely at one of the larger sizes you can see that this was the special edition directed by Jerry Bruckheimer and starring Ben Affleck, Billy Bob Thornton, and Steve Buscemi.

  1. EricGjerde 118 months ago | reply

    I'm going to raise Jack Valenti from the dead and sic him on you for such nefarious thievery. Do you know how many best-boy-grips are out of work because you purchased this DVD?

    Your evil piracy makes baby Jesus cry.

  2. Four_minute_warning 118 months ago | reply

    Wouldn't practicing the dark arts of Necromancy, which you would need to raise someone from the dead (that or super special Sith powers), also make baby Jesus cry?

    Also, about the whole raising from the dead thing, it often helps if the person in question is actually dead first before you attempt to resurrect them.

    Just some thoughts.

  3. codeman38 118 months ago | reply

    I love the fact that the credits are from Armageddon. Do people actually look at these things?

  4. El Primo 118 months ago | reply

    I just posted a cover of a bootleg copy of The Life Aquatic for some reason the creator decided to add a warning against making ilegal copies that had me laughing for hours.

  5. EricGjerde 118 months ago | reply

    I guess I figured since Valenti's soul has been dead for years, his corporal being is rather irrelevant. my bad.

    I know I'm getting old when I see "Vader" and I hear some old lady saying "I vant a drink of vader".

  6. speedeep [deleted] 118 months ago | reply

    I thought it was the fluffers that were being put out of work...


  7. generalkenobi_2 52 months ago | reply

    piracy isn't bad, stealing is bad, there is a difference, if one were to be a potential buyer of the movie because they were a big fan, and didn't buy it because they took it offline instead, that's stealing. if one decides to download it because of a passive interest in it after seeing a commercial with no real dedication to the media itself, the result of having it and not having it would have no impact on the media industry simply because said person would never have purchased the movie anyway. so lay off.

  8. EricGjerde 52 months ago | reply

    you really need to enable your sarcasm filter, buddy... and it's also a comment from 66 months ago? seriously?

    Usually when someone invokes raising the dead to come after someone for alleged piracy, it's typically not a serious comment. FYI.

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