Bootleg Version of ‘Cloverfield’ Looks Pretty Much As Good As Real One

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Not surprisingly, the bootleg camcordered version of Cloverfield — a film which, itself, was shot mostly with a hand-held camcorder — looks basically as good as the official theatrical one. Thanks to an anonymous criminal cinematographer, whose hand is infinitely steadier than the movie's real cameraman (and whose work is now making the rounds on file-sharing networks), we actually find this a little more watchable than the real thing, since we can pause it whenever we feel a bout of motion sickness coming on. Thanks, pirates!