Watch ‘The interview’ Now As Sony Releases Movie Online

Watch ‘The interview’ Now As Sony Releases Movie Online

Like an early Christmas present, Sony Pictures announced it was releasing the most talked about movie in the past months, The Interview, online; today. After going back and forth from not releasing the comedy, which stars James Franco and Seth Rogen, to possibly releasing it in another format, three different outlets made it available on Wednesday. Those wanting to watch The Interview now, can do so via – Google Play, YouTube and a site set up by Sony called The cost to stream on all three platforms is $5.99. Fans can purchase it for $14.99.

Sony Entertainment Chief Executive Michael Lynton said in a statement, “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.” he said.

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After a major computer hack at Sony, which has caused it’s own set of problems, to stars and fans alike pressing the media company to show the film, it appears that The Guardians of Peace will not get their way. Even President Obama weighed in earlier this month stating how he thought Sony had, “made a mistake”, in cancelling The Interview‘s release.

Actor Seth Rogan was quick to announce his excitement over Sony’s decision to release the movie online. In typical Rogen fashion, he used expletives in a Twitter post on Wednesday.

James Franco also joined in, giving those who watch it a chance to have him “Like It” on their social media accounts. He posted this photo on his Instagram account with the caption, “Take a picture of yourself watching it and I’ll “LIKE IT.”
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No report yet of any backlash from The Guardians of Peace or North Korea since the film became available online Wednesday. Time will tell if the threats were legitimate or not, as well as just how powerful an online release for the movie can be.

Photo: ©2014 Sony Pictures / YouTube

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