You're changing your story when presented with evidence to the contrary.
No evidence was presented. So the DVD came out and a bunch of people of were talking about it, so? You think those people compare to the sheer amount of people who watched it online or downloaded it? They don't.
Have they, or have they simply read all about it here on the site due to the insane levels of documentation we have on it? Done by, mind you, someone who lives in Japan.
They watched it, don't believe otherwise. The day the sub of the extended edition came out I had three people send me a PM containing a link to download it and I never specifically asked for it so I wasn't the only one who got that link and there was a wave of people talking about it shortly after.
People here are not going to wait up to a year and a half until the movie is released in their country before they can watch it when it's been available to watch on the internet for about a year just because it's the right thing to do.