Sony to distribute "The Interview" online; it will be available starting Wednesday 10 a.m. PST http://t.co/4euSXR3Agm— WSJ Breaking News (@WSJbreakingnews) December 24, 2014
It appears WSJ has its "a.m." and "p.m." mixed up.
- *SONY THE INTERVIEW TO STREAM FOR RENT AT 1:00 PM ET TODAY
- *“THE INTERVIEW” AVAILABLE ON GOOGLE PLAY, YOUTUBE FROM 1 PM ET
- *MICROSOFT BLOG: “THE INTERVIEW” NOW AVAILABLE ON XBOX VIDEO
Not on iTunes (yet)
The price will be as follows:
- $5.99 Rental
- $14.99 HD Purchase (more than the theater?)
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"It was essential for our studio to release this movie, especially given the assault upon our business and our employees by those who wanted to stop free speech," said studio chairman and chief executive Michael Lynton. "We chose the path of digital distribution first so as to reach as many people as possible on opening day, and we continue to seek other partners and platforms to further expand the release."
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And just out on Google's blog:
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).
So starting at 10 a.m. PST in the U.S., you can rent or buy "The Interview" on Google Play and YouTube Movies. It will also be available to Xbox Video customers and via www.seetheinterview.com.