Here’s the Weird Apology Letter from Pirates Who Leaked ‘The Hateful Eight’

By December 31, 2015

Hey! Old lady! Sorry I stole your purse, hacked it into many small bits and mailed it out to like a million people. But I’m sure you’ll get even more out of it now…..this is basically what you are about to read.

Now Quentin Tarantino is no old lady and The Hateful Eight is no purse (didn’t think I’d be writing that line when I woke up this morning) and sure, this is totally different. But the piraters that call themselves HIVE-CM8 who claimed credit for releasing the newest Tarantino masterpiece online make about as much sense in this odd apology via Reddit:

We didnt plan to comment at all on recent events, but we feel now that we should.

Sorry to disappoint M but there was no hack or any such thing . we got the copies sold from a guy on the street, no decryption was needed. we were definately not the only ones. cpl other movies have been on the net days before, not done from us So we wanted to share this movies with the people who are not rich enough or not able to watch all nominated movies in the cinema.

Of course this files are not representing the movies how they can be enjoyed in the cinema

As said in our nfo, please support the producers and watch all movies in the cinema on a big screen, like you should do anyhow. The Producers need the money from ticket sales to get back the production costs.

As for Hateful Eight Movie:

We feel sorry for the trouble we caused by releasing that great movie before cinedate even has begun. we never intended to hurt anyone by doing that, we didnt know it would get that popular that quickly

The Hateful Eight is an excellent,thrilling and entertaining Western that combines terrific direction,a fantastic cast,a wonderful script,beautiful photography and a memorable score. All of those elements make The Hateful Eight an unforgettable film that is Quentin Tarantino at his best.

Since everyone is now talking about this movie we dont think the producers will loose any money at cinedate, and we tell you now why. we actually think this has created a new type of media hype that is more present in the news,radio and in the papers than starwars, and the promotional costs for this were free

If lets say 5% of the people planned to watch this movie at cinemadate, due to this media push we unintenionally created, we believe that now 40% of the people will watch this movie in the cinema cause everyone is talking about it and everyone wants to see the movie that created so much noise. this will push the cinema tickets sale for sure.

we really hope this helped out the producers in the longrun, so that the production costs are covered and more

we also think that the hateful 8 movie is the top candidate for the awards and will win by a mile over others thx tarantino for this wonderful movie

sorry it was around christmas we didnt plan that at all either, we wont do another movie before its cinedate, and we def wont go up to 40 as planned, we think we have done enough already.


What a nice young man. Wait, what? Hey, you have to give them credit for weirdly owning up to their crime. Now I really just want to watch a reaction video of Quentin Tarantino reading this. I would totally pay to watch that. Stay tuned for more tales of the power of Christmas here at GeekNation.

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Mike Holtz
Mike Holtz is just a guy looking for any excuse to talk movies and needs to be able to give people a legitimate reason to spend what they spend on popcorn each month. The Dad to a superhero little girl with another on the way, Mike's also written for a few cool websites and talked for a few more. Also, Mike cries like a school girl every time he watches 'Rocky.'
  • Rass

    Whoever wrote that apology writes like an eight-year-old. Education is not what it used to be.

    • Alesol Tindoc

      Or a non-english person.

  • CurseofZodLovesMaude

    Hateful Eight was boring anyway….