The Interview has had the craziest release story of any film in recent memory. After a crippling hacking attack, terrorist threats, and state-sponsored “cybervandalism“, the movie is now (finally) available to watch.
In the US, Sony Pictures announced that YouTube, Google Play, and Xbox Video would be streaming the film for $US6 or for $US15.
No word yet on Australia. Gizmodo has asked Sony Pictures Australia for comment.
The movie is also available at SeeTheInterview.com for $US6), where the following note is posted:
“While we do hope to see the release of The Interview across the globe, for the time being this is limited to the USA only. You can only purchase the movie with a US card, and can only stream it from a US IP address.”
If you’re in the US, here are the links that will take you there:
The film may also be available on Netflix in a few days, according to Variety.
It was only a week ago that Sony had absolutely no plans to release The Interview in any way. After announcing that the movie would be making it to select theatres in time for its originally planned Christmas release, rumours also suggested that Sony was considering video-on-demand avenues, possibly its own Crackle service was reported as a possibility. With The New York Times reporting that Apple backed away from the opportunity, Sony officially announced its partners only an hour before the film’s release.