Follow us on
Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » International
'The Interview' released on online platforms
Thursday December 25, 2014 1:50 PM, IANS

Executives at Sony Pictures Entertainment have released "The Interview" on a variety of online platforms including YouTube Movies, Google Play, Microsoft's Xbox Video and Sony's own dedicated website

The film, which was uploaded online Wednesday, can be rented for $5.99 and purchased in HD for $14.99, reports, according to the announcement.

"It has always been Sony's intention to have a national platform on which to release this film," Michael Lynton, chairman and CEO of Sony Entertainment, said.

"With that in mind, we reached out to Google, Microsoft and other partners last Wednesday, Dec 17, when it became clear our initial release plans were not possible. We are pleased we can now join with our partners to offer the film nation-wide today," he added.

The comedy film, starring James Franco and Seth Rogen, revolves around a fictitious US plot to assassinate the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Earlier, the studio scrapped plans to release the film on Christmas because of threatening e-mails by hackers who stole extensive amounts of Sony employee data, including the social security numbers and medical records of over 3,000 employees.

But later it was announced that the film will be released in select theatres.

"We never stopped pursuing as wide a release as possible for 'The Interview'. 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.

"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," Lynton added.


Share this page
Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of
comments powered by Disqus
| Quick links
Contact us
Subscribe to: RSS » Facebook » Twitter » Newsletter Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.
© 2012 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.