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'The Interview' available now on Google Play, Xbox Video and directly from Sony

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Dec 2014 17:41 User comments (9)

'The Interview' available now on Google Play, Xbox Video and directly from Sony As of 1pm today, Sony Picture's satirical comedy 'The Interview' starring James Franco and Seth Rogen is available online for rental and purchase, hours before a few independent theaters release the film on the big screen.
The controversial movie is available via Google Play, YouTube Movies, Xbox Video and Sony's own SeeTheInterview. A rental will set you back $5.99 or you can own the movie for $14.99.

Sony's online rollout, the day before the film was originally set to be released in theaters, is easily the highest-profile film to make its debut on the Web. Depending on its success, it could also be a harbinger for the future of film releases.

Google added a little statement with the release: "Last Wednesday Sony began contacting a number of companies, including Google, to ask if we'd be able to make their movie, "The Interview," available online. We'd had a similar thought and were eager to help--though given everything that's happened, the security implications were very much at the front of our minds.

Of course it was tempting to hope that something else would happen to ensure this movie saw the light of day. But after discussing all the issues, Sony and Google agreed that we could not sit on the sidelines and allow a handful of people to determine the limits of free speech in another country (however silly the content might be)."


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9 user comments

124.12.2014 18:35

Unless I can download it and play from the computer it probably isn't worth trying to stream it. Gotta be able to watch it un interrupted. I realize I can buy it too, but ?


jimmurray1946

224.12.2014 21:24

I am so glad Sony did the right thing and went ahead and released this film....the principal of free speech was threatened,but in the end, it seems free speech won.

324.12.2014 22:19

Hooray!!

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425.12.2014 2:00

Originally posted by joebloe12:
I am so glad Sony did the right thing and went ahead and released this film....the principal of free speech was threatened,but in the end, it seems free speech won.
The principal of Freedom of speech had nothing to do with it, the term "Liability" would be more appropriate. Its the simple fact with Hundreds of Millions already piling up with class actions from the leaked info, releasing a film in a bleeding heart nation that suffers repercussions Freedom of speech will be the last thing anyone is talking about while all fingers would be pointed at Sony with lawyers suiting up for a heyday. Then I ask you where would all these "Freedom of Speech" Supporters be? throwing there money at Sony to help bail them out? Exactly. Sony was practicing social responsibility by ensuring the safety of their consumers, and shareholders while limiting any more legal implications.

Don't get me wrong I'm glad they did in fact go through with it, but I would clearly understand if they hadn't.

525.12.2014 10:40

Movie is crap, I see why they dont want it to be released.



626.12.2014 20:14

Originally posted by biglo30:
Movie is crap, I see why they dont want it to be released.
yea pineapple express was brilliant but this.....not so

Who Dare Wins

727.12.2014 3:35

This was always going to be released just delayed though I don't think it'd be worth the money to see.

827.12.2014 17:47

Sony will gonna get for this garbage movie: $0.00 from me.

Just saying.

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930.12.2014 21:20

Originally posted by biglo30:
Movie is crap, I see why they dont want it to be released.
No kidding eh...
Typical Franco over-acting job, probably even more than usual with this thing. It had some moments but for the most part it's a completely forget-able experience.
But it would have been brilliant if Sony had done all this hacking shite as a marketing ploy for the movie and then released it late saying they changed their minds about it. It's probably THE MOST talked about movie in history and I wouldn't doubt they'd have made over a billion $$$ on it if this was what they did.
Of course tho, once everyone found out how crappy it actually is, the crowds would taper off some...lol!

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