Sony turns up heat to get 'Fahrenheit' for DVD
Posted Wednesday, July 7, 2004 at 4:35 PM Central
by John Couture
Smith's religious satire Dogma, produced by Miramax, was shunned by parent company Disney. The Weinsteins bought back the movie and shopped it around, eventually releasing it theatrically with Lions Gate. Sony eventually brought Dogma to the little screen on VHS and DVD. Fahrenheit 9/11 was also dropped by Disney and released theatrically by Lions Gate. Now, according to Variety, Sony is set to bring Michael Moore's latest documentary to home video as well.
Bowling for Columbine made $21 million at the box office and brought in an additional $12 million for MGM through home video.