The controversial movie at the center of the Sony hack – ‘The Interview’, debuts on iTunes for renting ($5.99) and for owing ($14.99). "We're pleased to offer ‘The Interview' for rental or purchase on the iTunes Store," Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr said in a statement.
‘The Interview’, the Sony Pictures film about a fictional plot of two TV talk-show boneheads trying to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, took in more than $1 million in a limited Christmas Day release. Directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, ‘The Interview’ has greatly exposed to the audience around the world before its release owing to cyber-attack event which aroused international controversy and put the United States on the verge of war with North Korea.
“ ‘The Interview’ shows the desperation of the US government and American society ... a film about the assassination of a foreign leader mirrors what the US has done in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine."
- From Kim Myong-chol, an unofficial spokesman for the North Korean government
“The production and distribution of such a film on the assassination of an incumbent head of a sovereign state should be regarded as the most undisguised sponsoring of terrorism as well as an act of war.”
- From North Korea's United Nations ambassador Ja Song-nam
"Making and releasing a film that portrays an attack on our top-level leadership is the most blatant act of terrorism and war and will absolutely not be tolerated."
- From Korean Central News Agency
"We were told one of the reasons they're so against the movie is that they're afraid it'll actually get into North Korea. They do have bootlegs and stuff. Maybe the tapes will make their way to North Korea and cause a revolution."
- From director Seth Rogen
Due to Apple FairPlay DRM, iTunes movies cannot directly play on non-Apple devices. Users need remove iTunes DRM first with the help of M4VGear DRM Media Converter, and then transfer the iTunes movies to non-Apple devices for playback.
Step 1: Download and install M4VGear DRM Media Converter
Step 2: Import ‘The Interview’ into M4VGear
Click the "Add Movies" button on the upper left or the "Add Files" icon in the middle to import the iTunes movies. If you fail to add movie in this way, please find the movie file and directly drag it to M4VGear interface to finish importing.
Step 3: Customized output profile
Click the button on the lower left to set out put profile. "Same as source for mp4 / mov" is highly recommended, which enables users convert iTunes videos at 20 times faster speed with Dolby 5.1 audio track and all subtitles kept.
Step 4: Convert ‘The Interview’ to DRM-free video
Start to convert ‘The Interview’ to DRM-free format by clicking "Convert" button on the bottom left. During the process, do not control iTunes in case that some errors happen.
Step 5: Stream the well converted movie ‘The Interview’ to TV for playback
Find the well converted movie by clicking "History" botton on the upper right, and copy the movie to TV for playback.
Step 1: Set up Home Sharing on your computer
Step 2: Set up Home Sharing on Apple TV
After finishing these two steps, Apple TV will automatically find iTunes libraries on your home network. The shared libraries will appear in Computers on the main menu of Apple TV, and you can play ‘The Interview’ on your Apple TV.
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