We'll...someone really screwed the pooch.
As we reported yesterday, the Japanese festival hit One Cut of the Dead showed up on Amazon Prime unannounced and out of nowhere, which surprised us very much as the film has been highly anticipated here in the States. As it turns out, One Cut of the Dead dropping on Amazon was a very illegal matter.
“The Amazon and Amazon UK Prime version of One Cut of the Dead is an unauthorized bootleg release of the film. As the film’s world sales agent and distributor, we didn’t put it on there and it shouldn’t be there,” Third Window Films said in a statement last night.
The film has since been pulled from Amazon's streaming service but not before loads of horror fans could watch it completely free of charge...
“No apology or real explanation from Amazon,” Third Window Films said in a tweet. “Considering the financial and legal implications that’s a pretty poor show. Sort yourselves out, Amazon.”
We have no idea how the film was illegally uploaded to Amazon and approved for that matter, were unsure if there will be any legal actions taken on Third Window's part.
For those who do legally want to watch One Cut of the Dead, it opens in UK cinemas from January 4th and out on Blu-ray and DVD from January 28th.
In the zombie-comedy, things go badly for a hack director and film crew shooting a low budget zombie movie in an abandoned WWII Japanese facility, when they are attacked by real zombies.