Star Wars: The Last Jedi Blu-ray has leaked, should you watch it?


Star Wars: The Last Jedi Blu-ray has leaked, surprise-surprise, but should you embrace the Light Side or the Dark Side? Should you watch it or not?

The Star Wars: The Last Jedi Blu-“Rey” (digital) copy has surfaced, about two weeks before the physical copy drops in stores, and just days before the digital version release. No, it’s not some bootleg copy from Kosmo Kramer’s friend Brody, but the actual HD, legitimate Blu-ray footage.

We’ll tell you right off the bat if you’re looking for a link for such copy, you won’t find it here. If you can’t resist the urges of the Dark Side, then you’ll easily be able to locate it on the Google search engine — which we highly encourage you NOT to do. But, more on that in a minute.

How in the Force does this happen? Well, typically stores such as Best Buy, WalMart, etc., get their copies shipped to them two weeks or so before the actual release date. Meaning, that a rogue (one) employee joined the Resistance and snagged one of those said copies, or the link for the digital variation of the film.

One of the benefits of The Last Jedi surfacing is that we’ll finally receive some HD quality memes from the film, thank the Maker. Hate or love the Star Wars prequels, memes from a galaxy far, far away are like no other. It’s really a separate universe in itself.

Another perk of The Last Jedi leaking is the Star Wars Subreddit page and the comments section.

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The response to this news via their message boards are like memes in themselves. Here are some of my favorites:

  • Breaching the Jedi archives is a serious crime against the republic, but it can be overlooked
  • The response to the Jedi archives was priceless: Tell that to Cad Bane.
  • Is it possible for one to learn this information?
  • I’ve been looking forward to this
  • The sacred discs!
  • I know what I have to do
  • A surprise to be sure, but a welcome one!
  • I have a BAD feeling about this 
  • I will try torrenting, that’s a good trick!
  • At least we’re still downloading with half our bandwidth
  • My bandwidth has doubled since the last time we met… Good twice the bandwidth double the filesize
  • Remember Anakin, this VPN is your life!… Try not to lose it…

Now that we’ve all had a good laugh, it’s down to business. Should you watch the Blu-ray copy of The Last Jedi? Well, a more important question to ask is:

Photo Credit: Lucasfilm

Technically, it is illegal to view any pirated material. An expert in the field, Dan Schramm, provides insight on the matter.

"“No, it is not legal. However, legal can be used in a criminal sense and in a civil way. No, the FBI is not going to come knocking on your door. There is a civil liability. There is the moral question too. Are you a thief? Are you okay with being a thief? Is stealing a little bit moral?”"

We agree. Our recommendation is just to wait. Have the patience of a Jedi. Plus, who knows what sorts of viruses or inappropriate videos you might expose your computer or smartphone device to.

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The digital copy of Star Wars: The Last Jedi is available March 13, while the physical copy is in stores on March 27.

Pre-order your copy here, which includes the digital version.