Sony Releases The Interview Online

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After announcing that the Interview will be released in a limited number of independent theaters around the country, Sony Pictures has issued another statement in which they say that the comedy will be available at 1 p.m. Eastern on YouTube, Google Play, and Xbox Video.The controversial video will cost $5.99 to rent or $14.99 to own.

Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO of Sony Entertainment says that the company has always intended to have a national platform on which to release The Interview.

“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.”

He adds that it was essential for Sony to release the movie because no one can stop free speech and artistic freedom.

“I want to thank Google and Microsoft for helping make this a reality. This release represents our commitment to our filmmakers and free speech. While we couldn’t have predicted the road this movie traveled to get to this moment, I’m proud our fight was not for nothing and that cyber criminals were not able to silence us.”

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