It’s a Christmas Miracle! Depending on who you ask, I suppose. ‘The Interview’ will be available for rent or purchase from Google Play Movies and YouTube Movies beginning at 10AM PST today. The film will cost $5.99 to watch and $14.99 to own. ‘The Interview’ will also be available from Xbox Videos and a special site Sony has set up SeeTheInterview.com.
Google’s press release follows below.
Last Wednesday Sony began contacting a number of companies, including Google, to ask if we’d be able to make their movie, “The Interview,” available online. We’d had a similar thought and were eager to help—though given everything that’s happened, the security implications were very much at the front of our minds.
Of course it was tempting to hope that something else would happen to ensure this movie saw the light of day. But after discussing all the issues, Sony and Google agreed that we could not sit on the sidelines and allow a handful of people to determine the limits of free speech in another country (however silly the content might be).