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High quality version of brand new, and upcoming movies? It’s Oscar DVD screener season. What is a DVD screener and which movies will get leaked this year?



As you might know, our sister site Where You Watch, tracks movies similar to how Has it Leaked track albums. And once every year, high quality versions of brand new, or even upcoming, movies are suddenly availble on pirate sites.

How’s this possible? The answer is simple, Oscar nominations generate a lot of money.

Therefore movie studios send out so called screeners. These screeners are DVD copies (often referred to as DVDSCR on pirate sites) of high profile movies the studios want considered as Oscar nominees and winners. And in order for the Oscar jury members to review movies they haven’t caught when they were in the cinemas or haven’t been shown yet, they get handed DVD copies of the movies. And many of the titles studios want to push extra hard to have Oscar nominated, are art house movies, and due to limited release, might not have been shown in the jury member’s city.



Where You Watch reports all movie leaks, including the Oscar screeners. With email alerts!



Where are movies like Star Wars 8?

And since these are the movies studio’s think, might, possibly win an Oscar – Movies such as Star Wars Episode 8 isn’t being sent out. No offence to Star Wars movies but beyond technical nominations, they are often ignored. And Disney have a history of never sending out promo copies of movies.

These screeners are watermarked, usually with a “For Your Consideration”-banner during the movie. The picture and audio is never really up to par with the upcoming retail release. And it’s on a DVD, not a BluRay or via a digital stream. But since the movies are so new, limited and aren’t due for a retail release in weeks or even months, they are super popular on pirated torrent and illegal streaming sites.


When will they leak?

Here are a few movies which are likely to leak out early this year. If you want an email when they have leaked out on the web, Where You Watch is the place you want to sign up for.


Dunkirk, the incredible war story directed by Christopher Nolan. One of the few movies the jury members will receive in 4K Bluray formats.


I Tonya. Starring Margot Robbie. Not due for a retail release until 2018.



2017’s best movie? I certainly think so. Blade Runner 2049. A movie which also had, just like the first one, an incredible soundtrack.




A24’s line-up of Oscar DVD Screeners, including The Killing Of A Sacred Deer.



The Shape of Water from Guillermo Del Toro. Already getting great reviews.



Bragging? A jury member photographs the DVD screener they’ve received. Including Detroit, Gifted and Battle Of The Sexes.

For more info and updates on all of these movies, sign up on Where You Watch and receive emails when they are out!

– Mojib

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  • john john
    December 8, 2017 at 6:08 am

    Killing of a sacred deer/Mother are both the worst films of 2017 and certainly ranked up with the 2 worst films of all time. While Harvey Weinstein should be ashamed of his actions, Nicole Kidman now has plenty to be ashamed of with her awful performance in KOASD. She’s that awful. Great job jerking the guy off in the car.WOW! Ya really threw yourself into that scene!!! KUDOS! Seriously, there’s not one scene in her film where she didn’t seem robotic or struggling to come across as human. If you see her video online with keith urban wherein she tries to “act” the role of the girl for his hit “the fighter” while they lip synch in a car, one can truly find how limited an actress she is. Her instincts are embarrassingly amateur. I liked her in to die for and can only believe any time she’s decent, the director has to be given the most credit.


    • @mojib Level S
      December 8, 2017 at 1:42 pm

      Wow, that’s harsh.
      Personally I kind of liked Mother as well.


      • steve
        December 20, 2017 at 7:46 pm

        mother was absolute trash, no clue how a movie with that writing gets green lit


        • George
          January 26, 2018 at 10:17 am

          Then, Steve, my good man, please go and write a better movie. mkay? I would love to see how all the movies you’ve written stack up against Mother! I’m not even talking produced/made movies, just the scripts you’ve written. You should be able to produce the scripts, right?


    • Oscar fan
      December 18, 2017 at 6:17 pm

      It’s really interesting how opinions can vary, those two you mentioned are among my 5 favorite films of the year, absolutely brilliant, but I can perfectly understand why you might have hated them.


    • Jason
      December 24, 2017 at 5:05 am

      Lol I loved both of those movies and they’re some of my favorites this year. I guess some people enjoy different things


    • Osca Ward
      December 26, 2017 at 6:24 pm

      If you want to talk about robotic, talk about the whole cast at least. But if you don’t know Lanthimos, then you probably don’t know about absurdism (at least without googling it).


    • Ted
      January 11, 2018 at 4:34 am

      The robotic delivery is Yorgos Lanthimos’ style. The Lobster and Dogtooth are similar in that respect.


    • Jennifer
      January 16, 2018 at 10:56 pm

      Star wars 8 has leaked!!! It’s on turrarium TV anyways. Just watched it.


    • GSP
      January 18, 2018 at 12:42 am

      Way to let a possible plot point soar over your head…keep to the animated Disney movies genius.


  • John John is an Idiot
    December 23, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    As my name says…John John is an idiot. Mother I didn’t really like, but Killing of a Sacred Deer I thought was one of the best films of the year. And kind of performance were you exactly expecting from the handjob scene in that film? It’s a close up of her face while she jerks the dude off, there’s not a whole lot an actress can do in that scene, and to be honest with I actually thought she did a good job in that scene. The look on her face is that of somebody trying to do something they don’t particularly enjoy and just wanted to get it over with as soon as possible. If you don’t like the scene itself, blame the screenwriter, not the actress for being in the scene that somebody else wrote to be in the movie.


  • Blake Murray
    December 26, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Well I was hoping for Coco to be on DVDSCR. Since every DVDSCR year, they release a Disney movie.
    Hopefully it’ll come soon. :)


  • Mark Hammil
    December 27, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Enjoy your Star Wars screener?


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