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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Skorpius View Post
    Seemed like the only rational thing to do.

    I'm not for censorship either, but threats like these need to be taken seriously
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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    A large part of me wants to bomb North Korea......


    with millions of dvd copies of this movie.
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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Nilly View Post
    A large part of me wants to bomb North Korea......


    with millions of dvd copies of this movie.
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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    They should release it for free on Piratebay.. no wait...
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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    sony doesn't care about the safety of movie-goers. It only cares about profit. The story about there being a threat to movie-goers is likely just some PR b. s. put out by the studio.

    It's more likely that the hackers have information on sony that could further endanger their profitability and have threatened to release it.
    Sure - this is precisely why the Obama administration has now identified definitively that the North Korean government is responsible for the hacking and is looking at additional sanctions or actions in retaliation. I don't have much respect for Obama and his administration, but I doubt this is a PR stunt.
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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    In Israel every citizen is considered a front line soldier, wherever he/she is. Admirable.
    Good morning 2M,

    That's easy to say, Israelis are protecting their country, their religion, and their way of life. They've only got one of each.

    Sony and movie theaters have lots of movies and potentially dying for one is idiotic and false bravado.

    I hope whomever is behind this can be ferreted out and specifically punished, in addition to the North Koreans who appear to be the instigators. But Sony and the theaters have acted responsibly, considering the threat. If the movie was distributed and showing and a bomb threat was called in, even for every theater, do you think or expect that authorities would simple say "be brave, keep your seat, we don't believe it". No, they'd clear the theater and investigate and make sure everyone is safe. It's the responsible thing to do.

    And let's be clear, we're talking about businesses here, not government. Businesses cave to political correctness nonsense on a regular basis for far less.
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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Good morning 2M,

    That's easy to say, Israelis are protecting their country, their religion, and their way of life. They've only got one of each.

    Sony and movie theaters have lots of movies and potentially dying for one is idiotic and false bravado.

    I hope whomever is behind this can be ferreted out and specifically punished, in addition to the North Koreans who appear to be the instigators. But Sony and the theaters have acted responsibly, considering the threat. If the movie was distributed and showing and a bomb threat was called in, even for every theater, do you think or expect that authorities would simple say "be brave, keep your seat, we don't believe it". No, they'd clear the theater and investigate and make sure everyone is safe. It's the responsible thing to do.

    And let's be clear, we're talking about businesses here, not government. Businesses cave to political correctness nonsense on a regular basis for far less.
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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Brilliant PR move (cancelling the opening).

    Now millions of people that have never heard of or had no intention of going to see this movie, now want to see it.

    This move will probably make Sony tens of millions of extra dollars in the movie.

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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    You're not-American and the above display of cowardice is to be expected.

    Meanwhile in America, Sony's decision is a disgrace and an embarrassment. No doubt the terrorists got some dirt on the executives and so they caved.
    The only relevance about my not being American is my capacity for common sense. All of this big talk and bravado would wilt away with cries for mommy from you and others if you were sitting in a theater that was attacked. And if your smug self survived, you'd be suing Sony, the theater and probably George Bush too.

    But thanks - you're about as funny as the movie seems to be.
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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Sure - this is precisely why the Obama administration has now identified definitively that the North Korean government is responsible for the hacking and is looking at additional sanctions or actions in retaliation. I don't have much respect for Obama and his administration, but I doubt this is a PR stunt.
    It wasn't a PR stunt to sell the film--it was a PR move by sony to lie about the reason for cancelling the film, i. e. making the studio sound as if it were concerned about the safety or ordinary people, instead of losing more $$ from getting corporate secrets exposed.

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