There's A 4K HDR Blu-Ray Rip Out In The Wild

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But don't get too excited. It's Smurfs 2.

First reported by Torrentfreak, this is pretty big news in the downloading-shit-without-paying-for-it community. 4K Blu-rays' AACS 2.0 encryption has survived decoding until now and was thought to be unbreakable. Hosted on private tracker website UltraHDClub, though -- as well as UHDClub's competitor IPT -- the Smurfs 2 torrent is being touted as the "first Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in (sic) the net!"

The 53.3GB download has been confirmed to be a full copy of the Smurfs 2 4K Blu-ray disc including the HDR encoding for the video file, which sets it apart from the swathe of 'HDR' rips out there -- which are basically recordings of a screen playing back a 4K HDR movie, lacking the per-display luminance settings that set a proper HDR video file apart from the crowd.

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