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Last Updated: Tuesday, 17 August, 2004, 07:59 GMT 08:59 UK
Pre-election release for 9/11 DVD
Michael Moore
Moore's documentary was the first to pass the $100m mark in the US
Director Michael Moore's controversial documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 will be released on DVD in October, one month before the US presidential elections.

Moore's assault on President George W Bush's handling of the 11 September attacks and the war on Iraq will debut on DVD and video on 5 October.

Meanwhile, a Conservative candidate for the US Senate has hit back at Bruce Springsteen's anti-Bush concert plans.

In a TV advert, Marilyn O'Grady urges the US public to "Boycott the Boss".

Since Fahrenheit 9/11 won the Palme d'Or in May, it has been filmmaker Michael Moore's intention to have the documentary released on video and DVD close to election day, in the hope of damaging President Bush's chances of re-election.

The DVD and video will feature a number of extras, including deleted footage from outside Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, where seven US soldiers have been charged with abusing Iraqi prisoners.

The documentary has made $115m (62.5m) in US cinemas since it opened in June.

'Political stage'

Springsteen is one of more than 20 well-known musicians who plan to take part in a series of anti-Bush fund-raising concerts under the Vote for Change banner.

Marilyn O'Grady, the candidate for New York, says in the 30-second slot: "He [Springsteen] thinks making millions with a song-and-dance routine allows him to tell you how to vote.

"Here's my vote: Boycott the Boss. If you don't buy his politics, don't buy his music."

In a statement, O'Grady said: "Now that he's moved onto the political stage to bash my president, it is entirely fair to respond."

A spokesperson for the singer said he had no plans to comment on the advertisement.


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