FilmBuff Starts Selling Full-Length Documentaries on BitTorrent

/ Feb 4, 2015

Internet's Own Boy

Last month, indie distributor FilmBuff announced a partnership with BitTorrent to distribute curated collections of documentary films via the peer-to-peer file sharing service. The two companies have now revealed the documentaries that will be available via the “BitTorrent Bundle.”

The 16 documentaries are split into four different bundles, each available for $15 and curated by different themes.

The rock music “Sonic Journeys” pack will offer “Broadway Idiot,” “Fading West,” “The Big Easy Express,” and “The Secret to a Happy Ending.”

The jazz-focused “American Roots” features “Awake Zion,” “Brooklyn Boheme,” “Icons Among Us,” and “The Russian Winter.”

The internet-themed “Digital Revolution” includes “The Internet’s Own Boy” (which was initially released on Vimeo and came close to an Academy Award nomination), “The Startup Kids,” “TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away from Keyboard,” and “We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivisits.”

And the gaming-centric “Arcade Stories” pack will offer “100 Yen: The Japanese Arcade Experience,” “Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters,” “Playing Columbine,” and “Space Invaders: In Search of Lost Time.”

Each bundle contains HD-quality versions of the films. Once purchased, users can stream any film from the bundle from its webpage at any time.

FilmBuff is the first distributor to make feature-length films available via BitTorrent, which like other peer-to-peer protocols has long been a hub for online piracy. The company hopes to change that with the launch of its Bundle program.

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