In the wake of renewed publicity following the hacking of Sony by North Korea, the 2004 comedy “Team America: World Police” is sold out on online retail site Amazon.com. (FLASHBACK: Czech Republic Refused North Korean Demands To Ban ‘Team America’)
The film, written by South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, depicts former North Korean dictator Kim Jung-Il as a power-hungry and comically inept puppet bent on world domination. Several movie theaters announced they would show the film in place of “The Interview” once Sony pulled the film… until Paramount Pictures told them to pull the film as well. (RELATED: America’s Biggest Movie Theater Chains Drop ‘The Interview’ Over Sony Hackers Threat)
But the public’s taste for the movie does not seem to be sated. At the moment, customers must wait 2-3 weeks before their copy of the DVD can ship. By contrast, other similarly high-selling DVDs, such as “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” are listed as “In Stock” and are available through overnight shipping.
“Team America” is currently the 53rd best-selling DVD and 5th best selling comedy on Amazon, beating out more recent releases like “Transformers: Age of Extinction” and “22 Jump Street.” Only yesterday, the movie was only ranked 1,389th.
For those who desperately want to watch a movie rated R for “graphic puppet sex,” “Team America” is still available on Amazon’s streaming service.