Sony renting 'The Interview' for $6 on YouTube, Google Play, Xbox & Crackle, but not iTunes

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  • Reply 81 of 280
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    Originally Posted by SolipsismY View Post



    $6 to rent and $15 to buy aren't bad prices. I thought it would be $12-20 to rent due to the hype and because it's the same day as the theater release.



    i think $6 to rent a digital movie for 24 hours is god awful. i quit brick & mortar blockbusters and moved to netflix for a lesser fee structure...

  • Reply 82 of 280

    Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Season's Greetings and other non-denominational well wishes to everyone!

     

    :D

  • Reply 83 of 280
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    ALL our opinions are speculation. No one's crying when you say Apple is not putting it on iTunes for other reasons. You have your opinion and everyone else has theirs. Take your little self-censored cuss words and go home. And stop crying while you're at it lol.




    but he's completely right you're totally wrong. you simply cannot know the reasons and its surely not cowardice.

  • Reply 84 of 280
    jfc1138jfc1138 Posts: 3,090member
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    Originally Posted by Rogifan View Post



    Shouldn't people be doing stuff with their family (and friends) on Christmas and not watching some stupid movie? Why is it so damn important this movie be seen on Christmas Day anyway?



    It was the original release date. So it's them ultimately trying to not be seen as having backed down..

     

    Now WHY Christmas Day would be seen as a good choice is another topic altogether... looks to me like the film version of 'take out the trash Fridays' when you let something out you don't want anyone to notice. Though the generic Christmas holiday break period has the value of people having time off for the overall slot, just Dec. 25th specifically is a puzzler.

  • Reply 85 of 280
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    That's a bunch of BS. Had this movie been about something else (a certain, violent and primitive religion comes to mind), then Obama would be condemning this movie. This isn't about free speech, it's about hypocritical liberals doing what they do best, being complete hypocrites.




    stupidist comment I've read all week -- hats off to you.

     

    its surely about freedom of speech, and dictators in other countries trying to terrorize me into not having the choice to see what i care to see.

     

    if you can link us to obama advocating the banning of the freedom of speech because, uh, islam, then ill give you my first born.

  • Reply 86 of 280
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    I followed the whole thing when it was happening, so I know what happened. I do not need any biased, liberal report to tell me how I should think.


     

    ah, so now following something on Fox makes you a geo-political expert. riiiight... 



    too bad its only old white guys (cough, GOP), who feel the way you do. the rest of civilization doesn't give a shit about it because its a non-issue. just a Fox News headline designed to generate ad impressions on their network. mission accomplished. they've moved on, too.

  • Reply 87 of 280
    gwmacgwmac Posts: 1,799member
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    Originally Posted by SolipsismY View Post





    Sure, because they are Windows heavy like nearly all corporations, but that doesn't mean that if companies were Mac-heavy that there would have been no hacking.

     

    Nothing is hack proof and I never said otherwise. But all the various exploits and trojans used in this specific Sony hack were Windows based. The main two were a SMB worm and WMI a tool for managing large Windows based systems. But I am also aware Apple has retreated a bit from corporate use and servers so I am not sure if a company wanted to go "Mac-heavy" if that is even possible anymore. If not, then maybe this hack will make Tim Cook rethink getting back into the corporate space. 

  • Reply 88 of 280
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    Originally Posted by Slurpy View Post

     

    I can't imagine how quickly I'd get banned if I spouted anti-jewish comments in every thread. 


     

    That statement is worthy of its own website.

  • Reply 89 of 280
    nolamacguy wrote: »

    i think $6 to rent a digital movie for 24 hours is god awful. i quit brick & mortar blockbusters and moved to netflix for a lesser fee structure...

    YouTube is 30 days to start it and 48 hours of viewing. For day of release when a movie theater around me is at least $6 per person for a matinee I think that's a sweet deal.

    I un-hid my YouTube app on the Apple TV — I had thought I read it was removed as a channel altogether — and was dreading putting in my 50 character password with the Apple Remote; I was impressed to see a very nice solution appear on the Apple TV's YouTube app that told me to go to youtube.com/activate and input an 8 letter code to authenticate. It's nice that you can watch it across any service for the account in which it which it was purchased, albeit on one device at a time.


    edit: I just noticed the maximum quality is 480p so, for me, that's the biggest slight against the cost of the rental.

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  • Reply 90 of 280
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 9,233member

    When was the last time that any North Korean terrorists attacked and killed Americans on US soil? Has it happened ever? Is there any reason at all to take these laughable threats seriously?:D

     

    I applaud all of the brave Americans for sacrificing their security, putting their lives at risk and taking a courageous stand by standing up to a tiny midget. Your valor and honor is unprecedented. Your country thanks you for your service, in the name of freedom and free speech. <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" /> 

  • Reply 91 of 280
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    Originally Posted by Apple ][ View Post

     

    That's a bunch of BS. Had this movie been about something else (a certain, violent and primitive religion comes to mind), then Obama would be condemning this movie. This isn't about free speech, it's about hypocritical liberals doing what they do best, being complete hypocrites.

     


     

    Could you be more specific about which religion you are mentioning.

     

    At least three come to mind...

     

    Oh... and...

     

    Who really gives a shit about The Interview!

  • Reply 92 of 280
    Could you be more specific about which religion you are mentioning.

    At least three come to mind...

    Whatever FOX News says is the evil of the week?
  • Reply 93 of 280
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    Originally Posted by DroidFTW View Post



    Free speech doesn't cover hate speech. From your previous posts it's not clear that you understand that.



    actually i think it does. racists and nazis and whoever are free to speak their hate here in the US. they just can't incite people to act on those thoughts with violence. 

  • Reply 94 of 280
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 9,233member
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    its surely about freedom of speech, and dictators in other countries trying to terrorize me into not having the choice to see what i care to see.


     

    Yeah right. I remember many on the left that were all for censoring stick figure drawings a while back. What a ridiculous, and hypocritical bunch. I don't believe many when they say it's about freedom of speech. That only applies when it's about speech that they agree with, which in this case, is a lame comedy movie. What a worthy cause.

  • Reply 95 of 280
    I remember seeing a picture (or reading) somewhere that Kim Jong Whatever is a Mac user. Can anyone confirm this?
  • Reply 96 of 280
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    I'm not sure if I buy that stance totally.

     

    I can't help but think of the big picture. What if Sony showed the film and 3 or 4 movie theatres were bombed with significant loss of life (one life is too many to me).


     

    freedom isn't free -- it costs blood. theres no way around that fact. yep, people are gonna die. it happens. if we didn't ban automobiles after just "one life" is lost, why would we ban ourselves?

     

    clearly, one life isn't too many when it comes to freedom. nor would 3 or 5 movie theaters worth of lives. i will accept that loss and that risk to my own safety, in order to live in a free society. 

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    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 9,233member
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    Could you be more specific about which religion you are mentioning.


     

    You should ask Slurpy. I didn't even mention it specifically, yet he automatically knew what it was. What a coincidence. Anybody who isn't lying to themselves, knows the answer to that question.

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    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 9,233member
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    Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post



    I remember seeing a picture (or reading) somewhere that Kim Jong Whatever is a Mac user. Can anyone confirm this?

  • Reply 99 of 280
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    God, you're such bigoted filth. Any other forum would have perma-banned you a long time ago for this kind of blatant, consistent bigotry and hate-speech, but for some reason this kind of drivel is welcomed with open arms by the mods here- and only people who respond to you with righteous anger get banned. You can't resist the temptation to bash Islam and Muslims anywhere you can, even if the thread has nothing to do with it. Nauseating. I can't imagine how quickly I'd get banned if I spouted anti-jewish comments in every thread. But you, you have carte-blanche to spread your ignorant and off topic filth. 


     

    i can vouch for this -- when responding to BJ Frost's racist post about black customers being thugs, i myself got banned. no explanation given. this is normal here??

  • Reply 100 of 280
    nolamacguy wrote: »
    i can vouch for this -- when responding to BJ Frost's racist post about black customers being thugs, i myself got banned. no explanation given. this is normal here??

    Making a general comment about others isn't an issue here, but personally attacking another poster with an ad hominem isn't. Attack the post, not the poster, and you'll be fine.
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