Sony confirms The Interview will not be released on any home entertainment platform

There will be no DVD or video on demand streaming of the controversial film

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Sony Pictures has confirmed that The Interview will not be released on any home entertainment platform, including DVD and VOD.

Seth Rogen and James Franco’s North Korea-based film was subjected to terror threats for its storyline about a plot to assassinate the country’s leader Kim Jong-un.

Following a cyber-attack on Sony’s computer system, in embarrassing executive emails were leaked, it was announced that the comedy’s planned Christmas Day release had been cancelled.

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Six major North American cinema chains refused to screen the film after North Korea group Guardians of Peace hinted that venues would be targeted.

A spokesperson for the studio has now confirmed that there are “no further release plans for the film”.

 

Hollywood actors have expressed their disappointment at Sony’s decision to pull The Interview, with actor Zach Braff describing it as a "pretty horrible precedent to set" and TV show host Jimmy Kimmel branding the move "un-American".

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Sony said in a statement that it "stands by its filmmakers and their right to free expression" but must put "the safety of employees and theatre-goers first".

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