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Sony has made the controversial movie The Interview available for digital viewing right now. You can check out the movie right now over on YouTube, via the Google Play digital distribution service, as well as the Xbox home consoles. The Interview is also scheduled to appear on the PlayStation Network, soon.
The Washington Post is reporting that Sony has moved ahead with their decision to show the movie that hackers really didn't want Sony to show in the first place. There have been a series of e-mail leaks and threats levied against Sony if they decided to go with the original Christmas release of The Interview in theaters across the nation.
Michael Lynton, studio chairman and chief executive at Sony, commented about the move to at least have the movie viewed online via digital distribution, saying...
"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,"
The Interview is available on YouTube and other participating online digital distributors for $5.99. You can also grab an on-demand version – including one for the Xbox home consoles – to own for $14.99.
Funny enough, The Interview hasn't quite made the leap to the PlayStation Network just yet, with the official Twitter account making it known...
The movie is about two reporters who are tasked with interviewing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Not only are they to interview him but they are also tasked with killing him. The movie is supposed to be a satire of an assassination attempt on the North Korean leader.
The plot of the movie drew a lot of ire from certain political factions, eventually leading to Sony being hacked for allegedly attempting to distribute the movie. The entertainment and electronics company was given an ultimatum, and forced – under threats of violence – to pull the movie from theaters. Sony did so, much to the disappointment of free speech advocates.
Now that Sony has made some means of providing the movie to those who really want to see it, it does beg the question if the hackers will retaliate in some way? Or if the whole threat was part of an elaborate marketing ruse to build enough hype to make The Interview a must-see film amongst the curious and the mischief? I have no idea.
Anyway, you can check out the trailer for the movie below.
You can look for The Interview via digital distributors and on Xbox Live and PSN once service returns to normal.