The film I chose was Edge of Tomorrow (2014), starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt and directed by Doug Liman. This film was released just a few weeks ago and was not doing well by the standard of expectations that this would be the summer blockbuster movie. On the other hand, it sounded unexpectedly entertaining to me, and I loved the trailer.
Ironically, the deficiencies of the copy were most prevalent in scenes with lots of fast motion and which were dark. Now it turns out that in this movie, some of the most interesting scenes, or at least climactic scenes, have fast action and a dark palette. So the result was that this copy acted like a very long trailer for me. On the one hand, I now know what will happen, but on the other hand I am genuinely motivated to go see a good version of the film in the theatre. So the studios should not completely despair: there may be some sort of silver lining to this cloud.
So now I am a little perplexed. How can the Pirate Bay site continue to exist? How can these web sites just publicly say that they have this film and actually do? I would be less surprised if they hid their activities a little better, e.g. maybe you had to know that Edge of Tomorrow had to be spelled EgDe fo TmOrOrw or something, but no. Its just right there hanging and waiting to be harvested.
I have become very fond of Emily Blunt because of this movie.
So in conclusion, however it is that people are able to make bad copies so early in release (I can guess but it is sheer speculation on my part), it is true at least in this case that a copy was available for download within a few weeks of release. So the studios are not wrong in saying that there is an issue here.