Sony 'pirates' itself with an unique 'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' DVD design

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By GaryOPA on Mar 23, 2012 at 11:54 AM
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    It looks like a burned DVD-R.

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    If you open up your movie case, don't get surprised by its design. And, of course, you shouldn't worry, as you didn't get a pirate copy.

    This is a very cool move by Sony. The official 'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' disc art design for the DVD, makes it appear to be a pirate copy:

    See it by yourself (bigger pic):

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    Very creative!

    NEWS SOURCE #1: Dragon tattoo has unique DVD design (via) MWT New And Views
    NEWS SOURCE #2: Sony Pirates itself with Girl with Dragon Tattoo (via) BoingBoing

    Our thanks to 'Gauss' for posting this news tip, it takes me back to the days of pirated PSX discs!
     

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      SSSUUUUURRREEE it's legit. lol

      Wow I didn't know that Sony was cool with piracy. After all its good enough to be used as a marketing tool, which is exactly what pirates have been saying for years. Test then buy. lol

      White.... a clear sign of cheapness. Saving on coloured toner. lol
       
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      Nothing new

      System of a Down did that 10 years ago. They even called the album 'Steal this Album'...
       
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      Yep, that was 'music' now it's the 'movie' turn to use it as marketting ploy.

      Funny thing, most real 'pirates' no longer use 'black ink hand-writing on their discs'
       
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      So what do they use? Red pens? lol
       
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      Certain releses of wb movies come on real dvd-r's.
       
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      funny, all my sony movies and tv shows look like that on dvd and have done since april 1st 2010 when they showed me that stealing was acceptable if you were called sony.
       
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      So wait, sony think piracy is cool? Try telling that to their PS3 department :p
       
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      should say DVD-DL instead. gotta try Swapping out with a real dvd r, then returning it to Blockbuster LOLOLOL!
       
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      lol you guys "piracy piracy piracy", I'm sure it has a better meaning than that?
      I remember the Borat dvd did a similar thing. and I believe they did it on that to make it feel kinda crappy and homemade.

      You guys reckon maybe that's what they were trying to do here? Make it seem kind of like a homemade diary movie or something?
      I don't even know what this movie, 'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' is about. So I got no clue.
       
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      One of the reasons of doing this marketting stunt, is because this movie became very famous because of 'pirates' it was one of those good movies not originally made into english but people wanted to watch it, and finally hollywood remade it for the NA market and put it on the market, but by then all those that deal with pirates had since the movie in its original form and lang.

      So its a 'inside joke' as for sure it was not for the pirates the movies would not have as large of a folllowing that caused hollywood to decided to redo them for the NA market.
       
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      No Black disc? :mad:



      And speaking of Borat:



       
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      Sony is so broke they can't afford to press real disks now?

      I knew things where bad but this is ridiculous...

      (joking in case anyone takes it too serious.)
       
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      Not sure if I am having the proper reaction but that mix up made me laugh my ass off... I mean I know at the time it was probably the worst thing ever for that poor lady who just won a gold medal, but for me after the fact it was comedy gold! Thank you!
       
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      Unique my foot.

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      An official (Romanian) rap album from 2007. A "unique" idea which I'm sure dates back to floppy disks and cassette tapes.


      +1 on System of a Down - Steal This Album.
       
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