Civil Liberties

Friday A/V Club: An Exclusive Look at Sony's Revised Cut of The Interview

Or something like that


Seth Rogen's controversial comedy The Interview will appear in theaters after all, despite terrorists' threats to attack venues that show the North Korea–mocking movie. But the studio has recut the picture to make it more palatable to Pyongyang. Watch below:

At the risk of killing the joke: No, Sony isn't really reediting the movie or pushing any version of it into theaters. The video is a piece of propaganda kitsch called Kim Jong Il's Leadership of Korea (2008), in which the late dictator is presented as an omnicompetent commander carrying the country on his shoulders.

You're not obliged to watch the whole thing, but if you start you may find it strangely addictive.

(For past editions of the Friday A/V Club, go here.)