Piracy plea bags Twitter fan free film tickets
The war on film piracy is a tricky one. The pirates have a convincing lead, courtesy of their mastery of technology and the plodding response of big film studios.
But it’s nice to see the latter has a sense of humour.
Amanda Music (her real name, apparently), looked unsuccessfully for a Torrent of indie flick Adventureland. Frustrated, she vented to Twitter: “Ugh WHY IS ADVENTURELAND NOT ON TORRENTS YET?”.
Forget the irritating use of ALL-CAPS for a moment; this is the kind of thing that might provoke a heavy-handed response from distributor Miramax. Instead, Amanda heard from the company’s Twitter team.
“@omgamandaa Thanks Amanda. In return, I have a free Fandango card for 2 tix if you’re interested in Adventureland. Just DM us for the code.”
An offer from Miramax of free tickets to see the film in question and the thought that a habitual pirate might have accidentally mugged Miramax in broad daylight.
In other news, the PC Pro team is thinking of stealing a Ferrari over lunch. Chaps?