First pirated HD DVD movie now on torrent

Written by Ryan Garside

January 17, 2007 | 10:30

Tags: #adult #blu #download #dvd #hd #hddvd #industry #porn #ray #rip #serenity #torrent

Ars Technica is reporting that the movie ‘Serenity’ is the first of the high definition discs to be pirated with copies of it now available illegally through BitTorrent.

The movie, which weighs in at a whopping 19.6 GB, is available as an .EVO file and should work on most DVD playback software. In real man's terms this would equate to a 55 hour download if you were able to achieve 100kb/s speeds. Whether people will be happy to spend that amount of time downloading a movie is debatable, what isn't however is that the program used to the rip the HD DVD, BackupHDDVD, will probably have a short life span.

Currently the program exploits a hole in one of the main DVD software players – the question of which one, however, remains a mystery. Until they can work out how BackupHDDVD is working they won’t actually be able to stop it.

In other high definition related news, Daily Tech is reporting that both HD DVD and Blu-ray will both have adult content. Recently there has a been a lot of debate over whether Sony would allow adult movies on its Blu-ray discs – with some suggesting that Disney, a supporter of Blu-ray and Sony, was putting weight on the company to steer clear of pornography.

Now, Steven Hirsh, founder of adult movie production company, Vivid Entertainment Group, is claiming that the porn movies will be released on both Blu-ray and HD DVD. Not only will the movies be in high definition but they’ll also offer you multiple viewing angles, could you ask for more?

“The quality of the two releases should be the same. We believe, however, that Vivid is not only the first to offer a movie in both HD DVD and Blu-ray formats, but also the first to offer in these formats with multiple angle options.”

The importance of the adult movie industry in deciding which disc will come out on top can’t be stressed enough. The adult industry generates billions of dollars on a yearly basis and definitely has a certain amount of sway factor in deciding who wins in the war of the disc. The question of whether people really want high-definition porn, to be able to actually see all the imperfections on the ‘beautiful’ porn stars' bodies, hasn’t yet been raised.

What is clear now though, is that high definition discs are being torrented and that Blu-ray hasn’t shunned the porn industry. Shouldn't be too long till the first high-def porn appear on torrent...

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