I don't know... It seems to me that in the absence of any attempt by Michael "I'm not doing it for attention" Moore to sacrifice some profit in order to deliver his "message" to a wider home audience, his motives just seem so Hollywood. Sure, the guy never purports to be the freaking blue collar messiah, but if you saw his 60 Minutes profile a few months ago, it's clear that he claims to be more of the "outsider" and more of an American Everyman than a Hollywood movie producer.
Seems to me that a movie that cost roughly $6mil. to make and grossed $119mil. before DVD release did alright for itself. So why the Hollywood pricetag on the DVD? Didn't pocket enough, Michael "Only 'Paid' Actor in the Film" Moore?
I suppose the DVD price has as much to do with the Weinsteins as it does with Moore, but still, there is no effort (that *I* have found) by Moore to distribute his message outside of traditional Hollywood channels and at a low/no cost, which is what I would expect to be the motive behind an actual liberal anti-Bush anti-neoCon message, especially at a time so close to the election (and I'm sure that was on the mind of Moore, et al. but likely only for the profit possibilities of striking while the iron is hot - who will care about an anti-Right message when they've won OR lost another four years).
And of course, that the Weinsteins bankrolled the film to begin with makes it clear (in my mind, at least) that this Moore is just a Hollywood-aspiring opportunist, and not the blue-collar spokesman and Everyman he pretends to be.
But hey that's just me. I'm also going to copy it from a Blockbuster copy, scratch the original, and mail a ripped copy to as many people as I think will care.*
*I'm not ACTUALLY going to do this.