Friday, December 26, 2014
What About 'THE INTERVIEW'?
Yesterday, Sony made "The Interview"
available online through Google Play,
YouTube Movies, and Xbox Video.
TechCrunch reports that unfortunately, the film was restricted to the U.S. only, so viewers in other countries either had to celebrate Christmas with a Yule Log video or run off to a torrent site.
Not surprisingly, many decided to illegally
download the film. According to Torrent
Freak, "The Interview" has been downloaded an estimated 750,000 times
after 20 hours.
It's unclear why Sony decided to make "The
Interview's" online release U.S. only,
considering how much attention the movie
has gained worldwide.
Then again, the company has already faced
unprecedented obstacles, including a
hacking that the FBI has blamed on North
Korea (though many security experts
believe it was actually an inside job) and
terrorist threats against theatres that screen
"The Interview," so a slow and cautious roll-
out probably makes sense.
"The Interview's" international release schedule is yet to be announced by Sony.