Odd Viral News Broadcast Video from 'Dragon Tattoo' Found Online

December 6, 2011

Dragon Tattoo Video

"But will they uncover the crime… or was it a crime at all?" If you haven't been following the ongoing The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo viral on Mouth-Taped-Shut, there's been some fantastic stuff being found by fans. I saw photos of Lisbeth's leather jacket and heard someone found Lisbeth's "f-you" shirt recently. However, there's one update today, oddly from EW, that many people have been telling me about. It's an 80's news broadcast, on VHS, of a Hard Copy episode about the Vanger family murders in full 9-minute glory. You've all seen the 8-minute trailer, now watch the 9-minute news video that ties everything together.

Here's the video below, as found by clicking on the big VHS square on That website is also where they've been putting photos after each object is picked up, so you can see (and be jealous of) all the cool stuff that has been picked up by fans following this. In the meantime, if you want to check out this clip of Hard Copy, here is the footage in full. This looks real, but it was all just made for this!

A shocking discovery on Hedeby Island raises old questions that echo through the impenetrable veneer of the Vanger family, as documented in this probing segment of Hard Copy from the late 1980's. This is all part of the backstory and mystery within The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Those of you who already know the story are familiar with how Harriet Vanger and her disappearance ties in with everything, involving Lisbeth and Mikael Blomkvist. This is all part of the on-going viral that delves much deeper into the story. This footage was apparently found on VHS tapes that were also found in real life as part of this (seen here).

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is directed by Oscar nominated filmmaker David Fincher, of great films like Se7en, The Game, Fight Club, Panic Room, Zodiac, Benjamin Botton and The Social Network just last year. The script was adapted by Oscar winning screenwriter Steven Zaillian (Schindler's List, Hannibal, Gangs of New York, All the King's Men, American Gangster) directly from Larsson's novel. Sony is bringing Girl with the Dragon Tattoo to theaters on December 21st, right before Christmas. Feel bad this holiday.

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Why the fuck does the swedish guy (Per Aldersson) have a scottish accent?

M.K. Nielsen on Dec 6, 2011


Alex, Wait. EW is showing this video?! BaHaHa! How can you not love Fincher? Oh, this so has his subversive fingerprint all over it. Why am I amused, you ask? Give you a hint: Scrambled. Look very closely...

Anonymous on Dec 7, 2011


This is an odd viral...and if any Dragon virals fail—it'll all be Denby's fault! He's very badly damaged the movies viral elements! What a deeply lousy and immoral turn of events...DAMN YOU DENBY!

Voice of Reason on Dec 7, 2011

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