Report: Sony to release 'The Interview' for free on their Crackle service

Report: Sony to release 'The Interview' for free on their Crackle service
Less than a week after Sony announced they were canceling the release of 'The Interview' and that they had 'no future plans for its release," we have some encouraging news this weekend.

Sources claim the studio will release the now infamous comedy for free on Crackle, their free streaming service that has a catalog of older content.



Sony canceled the release after their attackers threatened terrorist attacks against movie theaters and movie goers. The movie theater chains refused the show the film, and Sony says that streaming sites also refused to take the film for distribution.

It will be interesting to see if the studio will keep their original release date of Christmas, December 25th.

Source:
NYP


Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 21 Dec 2014 13:44
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  • 9 comments
  • DarthMopar

    Good for Sony. Sucks they lost so much on this, but glad it's being released into the wild for free, guaranteeing a HUGE viewership. I suspect a large percentage of viewers will watch just on principle alone.

    21.12.2014 14:10 #1

  • SAW_FIEND

    What if the movie was actually so bad that the whole attack thing was a way Sony felt it could be pushed under the rug. Hopefully it is a good film and lives up to the hype of it. Just saying

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    21.12.2014 14:19 #2

  • A5J4DX

    this should be good...

    21.12.2014 15:26 #3

  • Mrguss

    Sony and everybody else should release their films on-line via high-end stream and at the same time as the theaters.
    ...and eventually just dump the stinky theaters at the end all of them together at once.

    The internet will take over the theaters some day, anyway.

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    21.12.2014 19:27 #4

  • scorpNZ

    Originally posted by Mrguss: Sony and everybody else should release their films on-line via high-end stream and at the same time as the theaters.
    ...and eventually just dump the stinky theaters at the end all of them together at once.

    The internet will take over the theaters some day, anyway.
    Couldn't agree more even if i tried.The cost of the ticket alone isn't worth it,hell for 20 bux i can get 10 new releases at the local vid hire store,more important i can pause the movie if i need to get up or rewind it if i missed something of interest,its been more than 20 years since i went to a theater.
    Back on topic: As for the movie the imdb has trailers,there's some good one liners & appears to be reasonably funny & now after saying they wouldn't release it well now it will be,makes em a bunch of bull Sh'rs even more so if it gets released to theaters

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    21.12.2014 19:54 #5

  • Mrguss

    I think this movie will be "Free" via Sony, just to create some kind of "Fan-Faith" to this "Decadent Corp."

    It's not like they are losing Billions, you know !?
    I see all this Sony-FBI Drama-Cry, like a theater show on top of the other theater show. lol

    Back to the show:
    I'm interest in the fresh "Malware->Damage" they inflict to Sony Picture network. ("90%" new threat).
    We should expect all kinds of fireworks on WW3.

    Live Free or Die.
    The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
    Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

    21.12.2014 20:07 #6

  • ivymike

    Ok....So exactly WHEN will it be available on Crackle?

    22.12.2014 21:16 #7

  • DarthMopar

    Apparently AD is on Christmas Vacation, because this just happened. Payback's a bitch! HAHAHAHA!

    22.12.2014 21:54 #8

  • twarren

    Originally posted by SAW_FIEND: What if the movie was actually so bad that the whole attack thing was a way Sony felt it could be pushed under the rug. Hopefully it is a good film and lives up to the hype of it. Just saying
    I agree, if you viewed this movie last night and based on what I saw I'm inclined to believe this may have been a setup to undo failure to produce an epic movie rather than concede. Boy, IMO this was one bad(terrible) movie, the script dialogue was irrepressible.

    26.12.2014 17:03 #9

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