The movie industry has initially stayed far away from any type of peer-to-peer file sharing over the years and that is what makes this a very strange story. Paramount, one of today’s top movie houses announced that they will release the Tunnel a straight to DVD film simultaneously on the popular file sharing network bit torrent for free. If you never heard of a bit torrent it is a file sharing format that allows a large number of people to share a file over the internet, sometimes cutting download times in half.
The purpose of this would be to give the movie watcher incentives for purchasing the DVD version of the movie such as alternate ending and deleted scenes. If things go well expect to see more releases like this.