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I bought The Day After on ebay. It was supposed to be brand new. it came shrink wrapped, it was not like any shrink wrap I have encountered before though and there where no security stickers. Everything looked brand new though. Is it possible it was a bootleg? How could I tell? I emailed the seller and am awaiting a response. Thanks,


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I would guess its not a bootleg but rather a used movie reshink wraped. as some sellers will buy/steal a film watch it them selfs then reshrink wrap and sell as "new"


as far as the posibbility of botleg. I don't think they can press BDs yets. so you would be able to tell if its a burned disc.
 

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I would guess its not a bootleg but rather a used movie reshink wraped. as some sellers will buy/steal a film watch it them selfs then reshrink wrap and sell as "new"


as far as the posibbility of botleg. I don't think they can press BDs yets. so you would be able to tell if its a burned disc.

what he said.
 

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as far as the posibbility of botleg. I don't think they can press BDs yets. so you would be able to tell if its a burned disc.

I just read a story a couple weeks back that Chinese bootleggers are burning 720p rips of films onto DVDs using codecs that can be read by Blu-Ray players and are passing them off a 1080p Blu-Ray discs. So it's possible that the disc the original poster wrote about is in fact a bootleg. One way to test it is to toss the disc in a DVD drive in a computer. If you can see the disc contents on a DVD drive, then it's definitely NOT a Blu-Ray disc.
 

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Actually, they can't bootleg blu ray but they can make a fake blu ray. What some people do is just download a hi def version of the film like a 720p version, burn it and sell it as blu ray. Most people can not tell the difference when they are watching. I think the easiest way to tell is the special features. Those are harder to duplicate and most boot leg just uses the movie. So run through the special features and check to see if everything is there.
 

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Another way to distinguish Blu-ray from dvd is to run your fingertips along the edge of the disc....Blu-rays are coated and should be fairly smooth, while dvd's have a slightly sharp edge. Of course the idea mentioned above (trying it in a regular dvd player) is the best way and removes all doubt.
 

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Hi guys,


I bought The Day After on ebay. It was supposed to be brand new. it came shrink wrapped, it was not like any shrink wrap I have encountered before though and there where no security stickers. Everything looked brand new though. Is it possible it was a bootleg? How could I tell? I emailed the seller and am awaiting a response. Thanks,


jason

The Day After or The Day After Tomorrow? Different movies.
 

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I actually have a bootleg blu-ray (bought it knowing that it was, I was curious about them) and it is a blu-ray disk, but it has the regular dvd version of the movies on it, no HD content. Then there are the 720p stamped on a normal dvd version of bootleg blu-ray movies out there as well (which I haven't been able to find one as of yet, but would love to find the HD broadcast of LotR on them as a hold over for the official release)..... It won't be long until we see the 720p versions stamped on true blu-ray disks at this rate. (and maybe even 1080p versions as well in the future)
 
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