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« Reply #30 on: December 29, 2014, 08:57:15 pm »
And evidently, now the North Koreans want to watch The Interview.  The interesting thing is them putting a ban on what's in the black markets, which... if you can do that, why are there black markets in the first place?

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« Reply #31 on: December 29, 2014, 10:27:14 pm »
North Korea and the people that run that country are so far out of touch with reality. The fact that he wants to watch it now comes as no surprise. He thinks the movie is gonna make him a Rockstar in the eyes of the world. What is he? Fourteen? Fifteen? Just another spoiled little child that thinks the world revolves around him.
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« Reply #32 on: December 30, 2014, 06:09:25 am »
I think there would be a simple solution with technology today. Internet access.

I'm not sure how North Korea is controlling flow of information, but we (the rest of the world) should somehow tear open that wall to let those people see what is real
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« Reply #33 on: January 07, 2015, 04:48:57 pm »
The Interview gets a wide theatrical release in the UK.  Which I guess isn't that unusual, they released that Liberace movie in theaters over there.

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« Reply #34 on: January 17, 2015, 12:03:37 am »
So The Interview is set to lose 30 million bucks.  So it's not the game changer everyone thinks it is.  I wonder if they made more than they would have with the insurance claim.

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« Reply #35 on: January 17, 2015, 12:37:50 am »
I wonder if they never released it theatrically, but dropped it on DVD if it would have made more money had THAT been the only way people would have gotten to see it. Probably not.
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« Reply #36 on: January 21, 2015, 09:59:07 am »
Netflix to stream ‘The Interview’ starting Jan. 24

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LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Netflix will offer Sony Pictures Entertainment's controversial comedy "The Interview" to U.S. and Canadian streaming members beginning Saturday, Jan. 24, the company announced Tuesday.

As previously reported by Variety, Netflix in December entered into talks with Sony about licensing "The Interview" to streaming subscribers after Starz, which has an output deal with the studio, released pay-TV window rights.

But it seems that the studio wanted to maximize digital and VOD sales first before opening up to SVOD: "The Interview" as of Sunday had generated more than $40 million in revenue via more than 5.8 million rentals and sales through digital distributors like Google Play, YouTube and iTunes as well as cable, satellite and telco TV providers, according to Sony Pictures.

The film stars James Franco and Seth Rogen as two bumbling American TV journalists enlisted by the CIA to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The communist regime, according to U.S. officials, retaliated against SPE in one of the worst cyber-attacks on a private company to date, resulting in the release of internal studio emails, documents and several unreleased movies.

Netflix has exclusive SVOD rights to "The Interview" in the U.S. and Canada. CEO Reed Hastings and CFO David Wells announced the deal in their fourth-quarter 2014 earnings letter to shareholders.

Sony launched digital distribution of "The Interview" on Dec. 24, 2014, a day before it opened in limited theatrical release. That came after SPE had pulled back plans on its original broad U.S. release in movie theaters, following threats by the hackers who attacked the company.

Sony has set Feb. 17 for the "Freedom Edition" release of the film on DVD and Blu-ray.
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