Fahrenheit 9/11: According to Variety, despite Michael Moore's comments that the DVD of Fahrenheit 9/11 could be delayed because the movie may stay in theaters through the end of the year, the docu's DVD release date has been set for Oct. 5 -- less than a month before the Nov. 2 presidential election.
Homevid launch, from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, is likely to be accompanied by a fresh round of publicity for Moore and his Bush-bashing message in the heart of a presidential race the documaker says he wants to sway.
Distrib has alerted retailers that it plans to release the DVD on Oct. 5. Online retailers like Amazon.com and Borders have already begun posting details about the "Fahrenheit" DVD and taking orders. But Columbia could still change its plans and have retailers revise those specific release details.
Though subject to change, among the extras Amazon.com lists as available on the "Fahrenheit" DVD are additional footage from Iraq, Condoleezza Rice's 9/11 Commission testimony and material about the effects of the Sept. 11 attacks on Arab-American comedians and their acts. Sources say Columbia is still wrestling with legal clearances for all the last-minute bonus features Moore wants to include.