'A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Moon' Top Selling Video On Amazon.com

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Apr 05, 2001, 01:00 ET from Bart Sibrel

    LOS ANGELES, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To
 The Moon," a conspiracy theory documentary, was Amazon.com's #1 selling video
 over the weekend of March 31, following the director Bart Sibrel's appearance
 on the Art Bell radio show, and continues to be among the No. 1 online video
 retailers' top 20 best-selling VHS films.
     "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Moon" features newly discovered
 footage from a 31-year old mislabeled, unedited NASA reel, which provides
 unprecedented evidence that the Apollo 11 mission was staged as a Cold War
 deception.  The film is exclusively distributed in both VHS and DVD formats
 via the Amazon.com (Nasdaq:   AMZN) Advantage for Video program, which allows
 independent filmmakers the unparalleled opportunity to list and sell their
 films alongside mainstream motion picture studio releases on the Internet's
 No. 1 video and DVD stores.
     The documentary provides an in-depth look into the Apollo 11 mission and
 questions the authenticity of the NASA program.  Bart Winfield Sibrel, the
 award winning writer, director and producer of the film, spent the last five
 years conducting interviews with those in the space program, studying still
 pictures and moving images from NASA's own Apollo archives.
     Sibrel's controversial documentary inspired a recent Fox special [A Funny
 Thing Happened On The Way To The Moon] and he also served as senior consultant
 for their program.  Sibrel did not, however, license his one-of-a-kind footage
 to Fox.  The special ran twice in eight weeks -- due to an overwhelming
 response -- even though it excluded the most controversial footage of all,
 footage available only on the video/DVD "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To
 The Moon."
     Sibrel has made the film, containing footage not shown on the Fox show,
 available for $29.95, exclusively at Amazon.com's Video and DVD stores.  To
 see the Director's commentary, set up an interview, and to learn more about
 the program, log on to www.moonmovie.com
 
     About Amazon.com Advantage for Video
     Amazon Advantage for Video is a free program that offers independent
 filmmakers, small studios and special-interest video producers the opportunity
 to market and sell their films to Amazon.com's more than 30 million customers
 worldwide.  For more information or to join the program, visit:
 www.amazon.com/advantage/video
 
     About Amazon.com
     Amazon.com (Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries) is the Internet's
 number one retailer.  Amazon.com (Nasdaq:   AMZN) opened its virtual doors on
 the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection,
 along with online auctions and free electronic greeting cards.  Amazon.com
 seeks to be the world's most customer-centric company, where customers can
 find and discover anything they might want to buy online.  Amazon.com lists
 more than 28 million unique items in categories such as electronics, kitchen
 products, books, music, DVDs, videos, camera and photo items, toys, software,
 computer and video games, tools and hardware, lawn and patio items, and
 wireless products.  Through Amazon.com zShops, any business or individual can
 sell virtually anything to Amazon.com's more than 25 million customers, and
 with Amazon.com Payments, sellers can accept credit card transactions,
 avoiding the hassles of offline payments.
     Amazon.com operates four international Web sites: www.amazon.fr,
 www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de and www.amazon.co.jp.  It also operates the
 Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com), the Web's comprehensive and
 authoritative source of information on more than 250,000 movies and
 entertainment titles and 1 million cast and crewmembers dating from the birth
 of film in 1891 to 2003.
 
     For more information about Amazon.com or the Advantage program, contact:
 Emily Glassman, Amazon.com PR manager, (206) 266-7180.
     For more information about "A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE
 MOON," Elana Weiss/Courtney Minor, 310-230-2838.
 
 

SOURCE Bart Sibrel
    LOS ANGELES, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To
 The Moon," a conspiracy theory documentary, was Amazon.com's #1 selling video
 over the weekend of March 31, following the director Bart Sibrel's appearance
 on the Art Bell radio show, and continues to be among the No. 1 online video
 retailers' top 20 best-selling VHS films.
     "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Moon" features newly discovered
 footage from a 31-year old mislabeled, unedited NASA reel, which provides
 unprecedented evidence that the Apollo 11 mission was staged as a Cold War
 deception.  The film is exclusively distributed in both VHS and DVD formats
 via the Amazon.com (Nasdaq:   AMZN) Advantage for Video program, which allows
 independent filmmakers the unparalleled opportunity to list and sell their
 films alongside mainstream motion picture studio releases on the Internet's
 No. 1 video and DVD stores.
     The documentary provides an in-depth look into the Apollo 11 mission and
 questions the authenticity of the NASA program.  Bart Winfield Sibrel, the
 award winning writer, director and producer of the film, spent the last five
 years conducting interviews with those in the space program, studying still
 pictures and moving images from NASA's own Apollo archives.
     Sibrel's controversial documentary inspired a recent Fox special [A Funny
 Thing Happened On The Way To The Moon] and he also served as senior consultant
 for their program.  Sibrel did not, however, license his one-of-a-kind footage
 to Fox.  The special ran twice in eight weeks -- due to an overwhelming
 response -- even though it excluded the most controversial footage of all,
 footage available only on the video/DVD "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To
 The Moon."
     Sibrel has made the film, containing footage not shown on the Fox show,
 available for $29.95, exclusively at Amazon.com's Video and DVD stores.  To
 see the Director's commentary, set up an interview, and to learn more about
 the program, log on to www.moonmovie.com
 
     About Amazon.com Advantage for Video
     Amazon Advantage for Video is a free program that offers independent
 filmmakers, small studios and special-interest video producers the opportunity
 to market and sell their films to Amazon.com's more than 30 million customers
 worldwide.  For more information or to join the program, visit:
 www.amazon.com/advantage/video
 
     About Amazon.com
     Amazon.com (Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries) is the Internet's
 number one retailer.  Amazon.com (Nasdaq:   AMZN) opened its virtual doors on
 the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection,
 along with online auctions and free electronic greeting cards.  Amazon.com
 seeks to be the world's most customer-centric company, where customers can
 find and discover anything they might want to buy online.  Amazon.com lists
 more than 28 million unique items in categories such as electronics, kitchen
 products, books, music, DVDs, videos, camera and photo items, toys, software,
 computer and video games, tools and hardware, lawn and patio items, and
 wireless products.  Through Amazon.com zShops, any business or individual can
 sell virtually anything to Amazon.com's more than 25 million customers, and
 with Amazon.com Payments, sellers can accept credit card transactions,
 avoiding the hassles of offline payments.
     Amazon.com operates four international Web sites: www.amazon.fr,
 www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de and www.amazon.co.jp.  It also operates the
 Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com), the Web's comprehensive and
 authoritative source of information on more than 250,000 movies and
 entertainment titles and 1 million cast and crewmembers dating from the birth
 of film in 1891 to 2003.
 
     For more information about Amazon.com or the Advantage program, contact:
 Emily Glassman, Amazon.com PR manager, (206) 266-7180.
     For more information about "A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE
 MOON," Elana Weiss/Courtney Minor, 310-230-2838.
 
 SOURCE  Bart Sibrel

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