The Ultra HD Blu-ray version of the movie the Smurfs 2 has appeared on two private torrent trackers. It’s unclear how the pirates have been able to make the 53.3 GB file that appears to really contain the movie.
The file appeared on the private torrent trackers IPTorrents and UltraHDClub with the tag, “The Smurfs 2 (2013) 2160p UHD Blu-ray HEVC Atmos 7.1-THRONE.”. TorrentFreak reports that while skeptical because of imperfections in the medio info and in the color of screenshot, an expert confirmed to them that he, “believes that the release is indeed a copied UHD Blu-Ray Disc”. To conclude this he reviewed the the full file.
Torrentfreak adds that it’s unclear whether AACS 2.0 has been cracked, the copy protection found on Ultra HD Blu-ray discs.
AACS 2.0 is considered to be pretty much uncrackable. Part of the copy protection is the requirement of HDCP 2.2 support and the availability of an internet connection when the Ultra HD Blu-ray discs is played for the first time (unless the decryption key is on the disc).
Getting rid of the AACS 2.0 protection would most likely be a job for either DVDFab or Redfox (formerly Slysoft). However DVDFab sent us a press release last year that it won’t make any effort to crack AACS 2.0.
A developer of Redfox on the other hand told us in an interview that he will certainly look into it. We contacted the company today to see if they have any status update, but haven’t receive an answer yet.
Last year also an alleged Ultra HD Blu-ray movie rip appeared on the web from the movie The Martian. This was later found to be a 4K capture of the movie.