Somewhere out there a Sony employee is wondering whether they still have a job after a huge faux pas was made when an entire film was uploaded onto YouTube instead of just the trailer which is what they intended to release. The giant film company is not immune to mistakes as this latest mishap proves.
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The film is Sony Picture's latest drama titled Khali The Killer which they intended to release a snippet of but instead gave away the whole film for free. The upload featured a clip titled Khali The Killer: Official Red Band Trailer but as viewers soon found out it was not simply a trailer but rather the entire 89-minute crime drama.
The synopsis of the film says, "After deciding to retire, an East L.A. hitman 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."
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hahahahahah Sony tried to put up a new trailer for “Khali The Killer” but accidentally uploaded the entire movie hahahahahahahaha im watchin it <a href="https://t.co/IA2mOfElIQ">pic.twitter.com/IA2mOfElIQ</a></p>— Rocco Botte (@rocco_botte) <a href="https://twitter.com/rocco_botte/status/1014138447932502016?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 3, 2018</a></blockquote>
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The mistaken upload even featured the opening titles all the way to the end credits and quickly garnered some 11,000 views before Sony realized their mistake. While happy fans enjoyed the film, it took a not-so-happy Sony 6 hours to take the film down. Since the film was taken down, no trailer has been uploaded but surely someone out there downloaded or archived a copy of the film which will present a major issue for Sony and especially the employee responsible for the botched upload.
Some film fans have speculated that the mix-up was merely a marketing ploy for the film, but common sense says otherwise because six hours is more than enough time to download a full copy of the film from YouTube. If it was a marketing play, it doesn't seem to have helped the film which has a staggeringly low critic score on IMDB of 3.8/10. The gory crime drama was filed back in 2016 and was slated to hit theaters in August although it has reportedly been released on home video in the Netherlands.
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