Monday, August 16, 2004

Michael Moore's Acclaimed and Record-Breaking Over $115 Million Documentary FAHRENHEIT 9/11 to Be Released on DVD and Videocassette on October 5

'Two Thumbs Way Up!' Ebert & Roeper

'Brilliant! Ferociously Funny!' Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE

Winner of the Palme D'Or at Cannes

CULVER CITY, Calif., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Oscar®-winner Michael Moore's passionate, provocative and humorous documentary FAHRENHEIT 9/11, winner of the 2004 Palme D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, will be released on videocassette and DVD By Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment. The DVD, which is packed with new scenes and bonus features, will carry a suggested retail price of $28.95.

FAHRENHEIT 9/11 -- the first documentary in history to debut at the top of the theatrical charts with a $24 million opening weekend gross -- has made a record-shattering over $115 million at the box-office to date making it the first documentary to ever hit this mark.

The DVD will be packed with insightful bonus features sure to add further understanding to the backdrop against which the film was made.

Among these are:

* A featurette: THE RELEASE OF "FAHRENHEIT 9/11"
* A montage of images: THE PEOPLE OF IRAQ ON THE EVE OF INVASION
* Deleted Scenes including HOMELAND SECURITY, MIAMI STYLE and OUTSIDE ABU GHRAIB PRISON
* An eyewitness account from Samara, Iraq
* An extended interview with Abdul Henderson
* Footage of Lila Lipscomb at the Washington DC premiere
* Arab American comedians: Their acts and experiences after 9/11
* Condoleezza Rice's 9/11 Commission testimony
* George W. Bush's Rose Garden press briefing after his appearancebefore the 9/11 Commission

Written, produced and directed by Moore who won the 2002 Academy Award for Best Documentary for BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE (the previous box-office top grosser), Fahrenheit 9/11 has received nearly universal acclaim. Kenneth Turan ("The Los Angeles Times") called it "provocative and uncompromising." A.O.Scott ("The New York Times") wrote that FAHRENHEIT 9/11 was "the best film Michael Moore has made so far, a powerful and passionate expression of outraged patriotism."

FAHRENHEIT 9/11 is a Dog Eat Dog Films Production written, produced and directed by Michael Moore with Jim Czarnecki and Kathleen Glynn as producers. The film was executive produced by Agnes Mentre, Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein and distributed by Lion's Gate Films, IFC Films and the Fellowship Adventure Group.

Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company. SPE is a division of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; digital content creation and distribution; worldwide channel investments; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of filmed entertainment in 67 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com.



Source: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment

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