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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray edition leaks online

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More than 250,000 downloads in less than 24 hours

Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released on Blu-ray and DVD April 5, with a digital edition being made available a few days earlier, but pirated copies of the film have already begun circulating online.

According to TorrentFreak, dozens of copies of the Blu-ray version of The Force Awakens appeared online as early as Tuesday and has already been downloaded more than 250,000 times. This isn't the first time that the film has appeared on file sharing sites, but now a high-definition version has been made available.

In an attempt to prevent as many leaks as possible, Disney had sent out thousands of requests to Google to takedown any mention of the film in relation to search queries for pirated versions of the film. Now that the retail discs have been manufactured and are being sent out to retailers, it's getting harder to keep track.

The Blu-ray edition of the film comes with a variety of special features, including a behind-the-scenes documentary that follows the cast and crew as the movie was being made and, of course, a few deleted scenes.

The digital version of the film can be purchased on April 1, with the DVD and Blu-ray version, priced at $24.99, hitting stores April 5.