The Interview full movie released online through dedicated website
The Interview has been released online after Sony cyber-attack and a row over its release.
The Sony Pictures movie is being offered through a dedicated website – seetheinterview.com – as well as via Google and Microsoft but is only available in the US.
Sony had previously pulled the film, whose plot centers on a plan to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
The cancellation had been criticized by President Barack Obama.
Since then, several hundred independent cinemas across the US have come forward offering to show the title.
The digital deal means the film is available through Google services YouTube and Play, and Microsoft’s Xbox Video platform.
The film costs $5.99 to rent, or $14.99 to buy, Sony said.
“It has always been Sony’s intention to have a national platform on which to release this film,” said Michael Lynton, chairman and chie executive of Sony Entertainment, in a statement.
A Sony spokesman said the release was US-only “at this point”.
Shortly after going live, the seetheinterview.com website was rendered inaccessible, most likely due to heavy traffic.
Sony Pictures had suffered an unprecedented hacking attack at the hands of a group calling itself the Guardians of Peace.
Last week, the FBI said its analysis pointed the finger at North Korea. However, many cybersecurity experts have come forward to dispute this assertion.
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