Sony Really Screws Up, Some Say It Was ‘Deliberate’
A Sony employee who incorrectly labelled a movie has seriously screwed up, after their distributor posted an entire Sony movie Khali the Killer, instead of the trailer to YouTube.
Now it’s been revealed that tens of thousands of people watched the film that was posted in its entirety before the mistake was identified.
Sony Pictures Entertainment had labelled the video as being a trailer for the movie Khali the Killer when it was sent out to their distributors.
But its 90 minute duration acted as a giveaway that the upload contained more than just highlights from the film.
The video was wiped after being online for more than six hours but not before news of its availability had spread.
Members of the public also made fun of the find via social media.
The Guardian newspaper in the UK claims that sceptics may believe that the upload was intended as a marketing ploy, the movie now available on streaming services (and purchasable on DVD since last November).
However, putting an entire movie up for free on YouTube seems like an overly risky venture for a major studio, who are likely now looking into why the incident occurred. Then again, Khali the Killer has received some pretty awful reviews, with a score of 3.8/10 on movie database IMDB. No reviews have been clocked for the 2017 flick on Rotten Tomatoes, as of writing.
The synopsis reads: ”After deciding to retire, an East L.A. hit man decides to take one last job to help support his ailing grandmother’s end of life care. But everything falls apart, when he develops empathy for the targets of his hit, and he’s forced to make the toughest decision of his life.”
Sony has not responded to requests for comment.