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The Interview [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [DVD] [2014]

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  • Release Date: 02/17/2015
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (485 out of 521)

    Special Features


    • Filmmaker commentary
    • Naked and Afraid
    • See the stars of The Interview exposed in the wild

    Synopsis


    The Interview
    The CIA recruits a talk-show host (James Franco) and his producer (Seth Rogen) to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in this comedy from writer/director duo Rogen and Evan Goldberg (This Is the End). Franco plays Dave Skylark, a vapid talk-show host known for chasing celebrity gossip, while Rogen is his producer Aaron Rapaport, who's desperate to do more serious journalism. When Dave discovers that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (played here by Randall Park) is a big fan of his show, the pair decide to arrange an interview with him in order to boost their credibility. And the CIA, in turn, decide to use these two and the access they'll have to assassinate Kim. Aaron is all for it, but Dave is an easily swayed idiot who quickly falls under Kim's spell, and begins to see the dictator as a wounded man-child rather than someone worth killing. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • James Franco
      James Franco - Dave Skylark
    • Seth Rogen
      Seth Rogen - Aaron Rapaport
    • Lizzy Caplan
      Lizzy Caplan - Agent Lacey
    • Randall Park
      Randall Park - Kim Jong-un
    • Timothy Simons
      Timothy Simons - Malcolm



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 521 reviews

    93%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Review of: 'The Interview'

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      Mike
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      I am glad I purchased this movie. I didn't want to be intimidated by anyone from letting me see it. The story is pretty good, but I could have done without the foul language. It does gives us a clear picture on how quality network journalism shows are often trumped by low-ball, trash-talking TV programs which gossip and one-liners drive their ratings to skyscraper levels over their competition. About ten percent of this movie consists of noisy party scenes where industry rivalries of boy meets girl, and first butterflies develop, which are more juvenile than those of mature adults. This doesn't add much to the plot. The actors, however, are good at their craft and the outside shots make the film worth seeing, even though it wasn't shot in North Korea, but in Western Canada. Get this movie because you believe in freedom -- and because you enjoy a good laugh.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Worth getting for any Seth Rogen/James Franco fan

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      JeremyTOw
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      It was a true shame that The Interview never really got to see the light of day in movie theaters last year. Thankfully, at least it saw some form of release, allowing both fans of Rogen and Franco's brand of comedy along with those just curious to see what nearly started another world war to see it. The Blu-ray itself, even if you already own a digital version as I do, is still worth a buy. The picture quality and sound design is terrific, while the film itself is both hilarious and very rewatchable (I've already seen it four times). Even if you're not a huge fan of Rogen and Franco's past collaborations, The Interview is likely to earn at least a chuckle out of most who see it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Funny and dumb just as expected

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      Lola
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      I bought this movie out of protest because it was pulled from the theaters but it was worth the price of the DVD. It was funny and dumb and exactly what I expected from the cast and subject matter. It was meant as a comedy, not a documentary so don't expect an accurate overview of life in North Korea. Instead, think of it as any other dark comedy that bashes a bad guy while making sure good prevails. It was dirty, raunchy, funny, stupid, sometimes a bit sad and at times, puppy cute! Watch it with a drink or two and some snacks and enjoy it for what it is, a comedy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Solid effort, especially for fans

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      Stillrockin56
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      Curiosity drove me to pick up this movie...that and the way the powers that be pulled the movie from theatrical release due to either moral responsibility or possible backlash due to the subject matter (probably the latter). While not a big fan of either Franco or Rogen, they do make good movies. Bottom line: I enjoyed the movie, it did have its moments but other parts seemed to drag a little. I suspect that fans of Franco and Rogen will love this movie. I consider this a good comedy and would recommend it, especially to fans. P.S.- The 'Naked and Afraid' special feature was pretty good.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      funny adult humor movie

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      AbstractHero
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      these two guys have great chemistry together, whether it be the interview, this is the end or pineapple express they know how to set the scene and make you laugh. the interview is a funny movie with over the top antics about trying to get the coveted interview and possible assination of kim jong-un. it was a very touchy subject when the trailer was released. the movie actually got banned from the theater and was the first film to be released via youtube and other paid sites. it was a funny harmless movie. so a big deal over nothing in my opinion.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Lived up to the hype and then some

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      Jsaff
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      Seth Rogan and James Franco are a hit or miss team... some of their movies being incredible, some being absolutely awful. Thankfully, this was the former rather than the latter. Despite all the hype and controversy surrounding this film, I am glad it got released. Amazing jokes, incredible acting, a character you love to hate, and a pretty great story line as well. I was hoping there would be a directors cut, but oh well. This movie as a comedy is great, but even more so as a stance against cyber terrorism... also a plus. absolutely rewatchable time and time again

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Enjoyable movie, decent Blu-Ray, good extras.

      Posted
      CapnHowdy
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      The Interview, despite the attention it garnered from the Sony hack, is really just like any other Seth Rogen / Evan Goldberg production (Superbad, Pineapple Express, This is the End). If you enjoyed those, you'll probably enjoy this. It's maybe a little long, but has an interesting visual style and is fairly amusing. The transfer on the disc has a disconcerting level of black crush, which makes it difficult to see anything taking place at night. The tiger scene, in particular, is difficult to follow.

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    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      They hate us because they ain't us

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      eckoe
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      The Interview is a 2014 American political comedy film directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. It is their second directorial work, following This Is the End (2013). The screenplay is by Dan Sterling, based upon a story he co-authored with Rogen and Goldberg. The film stars Rogen and James Franco as journalists who set up an interview with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (Randall Park), and are recruited by the CIA to assassinate him.

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