have you heard that Harry Potter and the deadly hallows has been leaked?
November 16, 2010 3:49pm CST
have you heard that Harry Potter and the deadly hallows has been leaked,but only first 36 minutes..... how that could happened when the movie have premier on friday ?
• United States
17 Nov 10
Theaters get prints shipped to them early, although normally not this early. The theater I work at gets prints of movies Wed. or Thur. for a Friday opening. There's often a time-specific lock on highly anticipated movies to keep theater staff from building the prints up early, but there are ways to get around it. The GM of my theater will sometimes break cans early if it's a movie she really wants to watch. Films also often come under false names to keep people from knowing what film is being delivered. I haven't seen the leak, but if it's a really choppy looking copy then it is a recording of a regular film print, not digital, and therefore shipped to a theater ahead of time.