F.A.Q

Q: What the hell is this site?

A: This site is a project I started while i was in the military. I had nothing to do when i was home so i wanted to see movies, but didn't really have the time to find out what was popular and ended up watching alot of crap movies. I remembered reading on TorrentFreak about a site called PickyPirate wich was a mixup of MetaCritic and BitTorrent. I thought that "that was just what i need" and started to do something similar to it. In time I got a couple of friends involved in the project and also extended the goal to not only be a PickyPirate replacement but to be so much more than what it was. And here is the result!

Q: What exactly are all the numbers and/or what do they mean?

A: All these numbers are different things. Here's a quick breakdown of what it all means.

SizeThe total size of all the files included with the download
SeedsHow many people who are seeding the whole movie. That means how many people have downloaded the whole movie and are now sharing it with others
LeechsHow many people who are currently downloading the movie and sharing those parts that they have already downloaded
IMDbHow much the movie have scored on IMDb out of a possible 10. IMDb stands for "The Internet Movie Database" and is the largest movie site on the internet today.The votes there come from a vary varied group of Ăpeople.
RTHow much the movie scored on Rotten Tomatoes out of a possible 100. Rotten Tomatoes is a movie community wich spcializes in movie reviews from regular people interested in movies.
MetaHow much the movie scored on MetaCritic out of a possible 100. MetaCritic is a movie site wich compiles reviews from respected critics and publications and weights them according to their respect as a critic.
Avg.An average score of the three above. Formula for calculating it: ((IMDb * 10)+RT+Meta)/3 rounded up.

Q: How can this site be legal, don't you have a lot of copyrighted stuff?

A: First of all, no we don't. We only gather stuff from other sites and display it to you in a more user friendly way. Secondly we host none of the movies you can see on our servers. The movies you see here is what people are currently sharing on The Pirate Bay. We don't even host the .torrent files ourselves just to avoid anything that might be copyrighted. Even though hosting .torrents actually isn't illegal ;)

Q: How can I add stuff to this site?

A: You can't. Everything is auto-genreated by our own bots.

Q: I get slow speeds when downloading, why?

A: This shouldn't really happend if you have configured your torrent-client the right way. The torrents displayed here are the top 1000 best seeded movies on The Pirate Bay and should therefore be fairly easy to get decent speeds on.

Q: My question wasn't answered here, where can i ask it directly to you?

A: Just look a little closer at our footer and you will find a link called "Contact". I would suggest clicking on it or on the word "Contact" in the previous sentance.

CAM (CAMERA)
A cam is a theater rip usually done with a digital video camera. A mini tripod is sometimes used, but a lot of the time this wont be possible, so the camera may shake. Also seating placement isn't always idle, and it might be filmed from an angle. If cropped properly, this is hard to tell unless there's text on the screen, but a lot of times these are left with triangular borders on the top and bottom of the screen. Sound is taken from the onboard microphone of the camera, and especially in comedies, laughter can often be heard during the film. Due to these factors picture and sound quality are usually quite poor, but sometimes we're lucky, and the theater will be fairly empty and a fairly clear signal will be heard.
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TeleSync (TS)
A telesync is the same spec as a CAM except it uses an external audio source (most likely an audio jack in the chair for the hearing impairment). A direct audio source does not ensure a good quality audio source, as a lot of background noise can interfere. A lot of the times a telesync is filmed in an empty cinema or from the projection booth with a professional camera, giving a better picture quality. Quality ranges drastically, check the sample before downloading the full release. A high percentage of Telesyncs are CAMs that have been mislabeled.
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TeleCine (TC)
A telecine machine copies the film digitally from the reels. Sound and picture should be very good, but due to the equipment and cost involved telecines are fairly uncommon. Generally the film will be in correct aspect ratio, although 4:3 telecines have existed. A great example is the JURASSIC PARK 3 TC. TC should not be confused with TimeCode , which is a visible counter on screen throughout the film.
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SCREENER (SCR)
A pre VHS tape, sent to rental stores, and various other places for promotional use. A screener is supplied on a VHS tape, and is usually in a 4:3 (full screen) a/r, although letterboxed screeners are sometimes found. The main draw back is a "ticker" (a message that scrolls past at the bottom of the screen, with the copyright and anti-copy telephone number). Also, if the tape contains any serial numbers, or any other markings that could lead to the source of the tape, these will have to be blocked, usually with a black mark over the section. This is sometimes only for a few seconds, but unfortunately on some copies this will last for the entire film, and some can be quite big. Depending on the equipment used, screener quality can range from excellent if done from a MASTER copy, to very poor if done on an old VHS recorder thru poor capture equipment on a copied tape. Most screeners are transferred to VCD, but a few attempts at SVCD have occurred, some looking better than others.
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DVD-SCREENER (DVDscr)
Same premise as a screener, but transferred off a DVD. Usually letterbox , but without the extras that a DVD retail would contain. The ticker is not usually in the black bars, and will disrupt the viewing. If the ripper has any skill, a DVDscr should be very good. Usually transferred to SVCD or DivX/XviD.
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DVDRip
A copy of the final released DVD. If possible this is released PRE retail (for example, Star Wars episode 2) again, should be excellent quality. DVDrips are released in SVCD and DivX/XviD.
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VHSRip
Transferred off a retail VHS, mainly skating/sports videos and XXX releases.
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WorkPrint (WP)
A workprint is a copy of the film that has not been finished. It can be missing scenes, music, and quality can range from excellent to very poor. Some WPs are very different from the final print (Men In Black is missing all the aliens, and has actors in their places) and others can contain extra scenes (Jay and Silent Bob). WPs can be nice additions to the collection once a good quality final has been obtained.
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PROPER
Due to scene rules, whoever releases the first Telesync has won that race (for example). But if the quality of that release is fairly poor, if another group has another telesync (or the same source in higher quality) then the tag PROPER is added to the folder to avoid being duped. PROPER is the most subjective tag in the scene, and a lot of people will generally argue whether the PROPER is better than the original release. A lot of groups release PROPERS just out of desperation due to losing the race. A reason for the PROPER should always be included in the NFO.
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STV
Straight To Video. Was never released in theaters, and therefore a lot of sites do not allow these.
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ASPECT RATIO TAGS
These are *WS* for widescreen (letterbox) and *FS* for Fullscreen.
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REPACK
If a group releases a bad rip, they will release a Repack which will fix the problems.
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BluRay Rip (BDRip)
A copy of the final released BluRay Disc. If possible this is released PRE retail. Again, should be excellent quality.
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Asian Silvers / PDVD
These are films put out by eastern bootleggers, and these are usually bought by some groups to put out as their own. Silvers are very cheap and easily available in a lot of countries, and its easy to put out a release, which is why there are so many in the scene at the moment, mainly from smaller groups who don't last more than a few releases. PDVDs are the same thing pressed onto a DVD. They have removable subtitles, and the quality is usually better than the silvers.
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DirectDownloadCopy (DDC)
A copy of the movie distributed(sold and delivered) over the internet. Mostly not that great quality but watchable none the less. Not too good for putting up on big screens tho.
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PayPerView (PPV)
A movie wich have been ripped from PayPerView. Varies greatly in quality and is rarely seen from the scene itself.
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