The new documentary, Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine is being released into theaters and on Video on Demand today.
The film first debuted at SXSW in March and met a bit of controversy thanks to its depiction of Jobs as a merciless force, with less time spent on his greater contributions to Apple and his impact on the world. Subsequently, Apple senior executive Eddie Cue called the film “an inaccurate and mean-spirited view of my friend” and “not a reflection of the Steve I knew.”
The film is currently at 75% on the Rotten Tomatoes website, with 30 fresh and 10 rotten reviews. The movies initial theatrical run is a bit limited, showing on 65 screens in 50 markets. The usual big cities of New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco will service up the biggest theater availability for the film.
Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine is seeing a simultaneous theatrical and VOD release, showing on iTunes, VUDU, Xbox Video, and The PlayStation Store. The price varies between the services, ranging from an HD iTunes rental for $4.99, all the way up to VUDU’s $8.99 fee for a HDX version of the film.