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Kickstarter to remove this rat from the end of the defunct hit by DMCA Takedown

Screenshot: The Departed (Warner Bros.)

Kickstarter launched a campaign to eradicate the notorious rat from the end of 19459023 after Warner Bros. The expiration date of the DMCA was released Monday, Verge reported.

The campaign, initiated by director Adam Sacks, was prompted by the alleged widespread aversion at the end of Martin Scorcese's 2006 Oscar-winning drama Betrayal and Crossbones, a rat flits across the screen. Sacks wrote on Kickstarter that it had always annoyed him, "that a movie as good as The Departed has such a cheesy ending, and I recently realized that fixing the rat of the last one could solve the problem Setting digitally clears. "

Sacks sought a crowdfund with Kickstarter to get a bizarre, complicated budget of $ 4,000, in which he was to acquire a copy of the film on Blu-ray, tear it up, hire a visual effects artist to hire the rat then, scan the film again and hire a paid intern to burn it to new Blu-ray Discs. For supporters who contributed at least $ 70 to the project and earned one of "50 Limited Edition copies" without the rat, Sacks said he "would buy you a legal Blu-ray from The Departed, discard the CD, and get them through my supervisor replace version and send it to you. "

As The Verge stated, the campaign last week easily reached the $ 4,000 mark .

In sacks, none of these" technically Unfortunately, Warner Bros. did not agree, according to a DMCA deactivation notice that is now displayed instead of the Kickstarter campaign:

This campaign is designed to remove a rat digitally from the end of our movie, and promises the distribution edited footage after completion, which in this film violates our copyright.

Suffice to say that absolutely nothing surprising at every level Sacks seems to agree, wrote on a Twitter account to promote the campaign that Kickstarter had "no choice," but to follow.

"When this project comes to an end, I would like to thank everyone who supported my dream and those who called me idiots," added Sacks. "Without all your help, this story would not have reached the national publications and triggered a Warner Brothers Google alert."

Congratulations to you all. Anyway, if you want to see the end of The Departed without persistent rodents, the graphic artist and video game developer Mark LaCroix has already done what he described as "Gizmodo's" knowingly fruitless protest "effort To prevent people from giving money to the campaign. "