Michael Moore will respond to critics who blasted his Oscar slam of President Bush on the DVD of “Bowling for Columbine,” to be released by MGM on Aug. 19.
Among several extras, the filmmaker is interviewed about his Oscar victory for documentary feature and his controversial acceptance speech.
A transcript of the speech and accompanying stills from the evening will also be included. MGM could not gain clearance from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to include video of the speech.
“Columbine” was scheduled for an April 22 release but was delayed to allow it to continue its strong performance in theaters and to allow more time to produce significant extras.
The $4 million docu has taken $21 million at the U.S. box office.
(Laurence Lerman is a reporter for Daily Variety sister publication Video Business.)