Steve Jobs documentary hits theaters and video-on-demand today

Steve Jobs documentary hits theaters and video-on-demand today
Back in July, we told you about a new documentary about the late Steve Jobs that was scheduled to open in theaters on September 4th. Anyone look at a calendar lately? Today is the fourth of September and "Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine" is now playing at selected theaters, and on certain video-on-demand platforms. The film runs for two-hours, and at a preview showing earlier this year at SXSW, Apple executive Eddy Cue called the film "An inaccurate and mean-spirited view of my friend. It's not a reflection of the Steve I knew."

Rotten Tomatoes, however, gave the film a score of 75 which is not too shabby. The documentary is being screened in 65 theaters covering 50 markets; in case you missed the trailer, it is embedded below. VOD platforms offering the documentary include iTunes, VUDU, Xbox Video and the PlayStation Store. Pricing varies with the HD version available from iTunes for $4.99.

On October 9th, the Aaron Sorkin written Steve Jobs biopic will debut in theaters nationwide. This film stars Michael Fassbender as Jobs, and Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak. The movie, based on Walter Isaacson's best selling biography, is in three acts. The first act shows Jobs backstage just before the introduction of the Mac. The second act shows Jobs backstage before Apple announces its purchase of NeXT. That act not only brought Jobs back to Apple, it also led to the development of iOS. The third act shows Steve Jobs backstage prior to the unveiling of the Apple iPod.

Last year, the Ashton Kutcher vehicle Jobs failed miserably at the box office. If you haven't seen it yet, it is available on Netflix.



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37 Comments

1. zekes

Posts: 230; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

he's a good guy can't wait to see the movie

2. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

He was**

19. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

He wasn't P.S. One day history will mention him , only as the worst event in the tech industry(and not only there). He made a terrible harms there. And the media trying to make one brutal used-car seller (that had no clue about technology), a "HERO" and "Messiah" = is disgusting

35. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Talk about a movie not even worth the bandwith to download lol.

36. zinger69

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Geez, how movies and documentaries are there about Jobs already!?

7. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Tyrants are no good guys

8. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

I am still watching the documentary but i couldn't help but comment, the documentary is showing the other side of Jobs the one that isn't covered much by the media. In my books the one who deserves equal or even more recognition is Wozniak he is the real genius also the people who created the apple products. I guess Steve talent was in how to capitalize on Wozniak and other team members talents in creating the Apple products, add to that his design skills. But some how i don't feel he deserved the recognition he got i feel it was robbed from other deserving people. I am not hating here the guy was talented.... no doubt about it but he is no genius in my opinion.

9. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

I think he was a great Salesman and visionary.

20. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

So just finished watching the documentary and i would say it is the best unbiased Movie/Documentary to date. It shows the good and bad about Steve Jobs, so i recommend seeing it.

21. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

Brutal , disgusting Salesman, but successful . No visionary at all.

23. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Right. His ideas didn't impact the tech word whatsoever.

24. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Not a fan of him but i say he is a visionary because without him being a bully and brutal the Apple products wouldn't have come to life, not that i agree with his methods but then again without his foresight(vision) Apple wouldn't be what it is now.

17. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Great guy, Ditching his daughter while earning millions. Not recognising her until shes not a kid anymore. Yep great idol for anyone. Especially when he was known not being even slightly a philanthropist. Since we are talking about good guys.

34. DillWeed

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 14, 2014

Can't wait for you to see the movie. Ouch.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31548; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Finalflash, techie, and taters in just a few.

5. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Thank you very much for the intro, I am honored to know you wait for me in such articles. As for the topic at hand, I think they've over done the Jobs thing a bit. This is like the 10th documentary/movie detailing the same thing in like the last 2 years. They'll literally destroy the mans memory to squeeze every single penny out of customers, ironically enough.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31548; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Now where's your 2 partners in crime?

10. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

So expressing your opinion is a crime?

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31548; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No, but a dumb ass response like that should be.

26. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

It is when you talk to these dudes.

37. zinger69

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Apparently fanboys have more cash to burn, sure that's why there are so many movies and documentaries.

14. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

Techie is typing his 3 page essay response right now. It's going to take a while.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31548; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol right! He'll be done by Wednesdays announcement.

4. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Yay VOD! Now expect the pirates to mercilessly go after this one...Haven't they learned anything from ''The Interview''? it's not the wisest idea to simultaneously release a film on VOD and in the theaters

11. gaming64 unregistered

Pirates of Silicon Valley was good enough, I don't need any more films to let me give two sh*ts about Steve Jobs anyway.

13. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I will admit confusion, there are three movies? "Steve Jobs"/"Jobs" (2013) "Steve Jobs" (2015) "Steve Jobs: The man in the machine" (2015) All about the same thing, his life?

15. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Even in his grave, he is stealing money out of peoples pockets xD

16. gaming64 unregistered

Dude, that's disrespectful sarcasm.

22. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

But damn correct .

33. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I think it is more correct to say Apple is squeezing him for all he's worth. Which to be fair, is something he taught them, marketing, getting every coin out of a product.

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