This story is not new, since the rules were discussed some weeks back.
What IS new is Sony's public report of it. What is "it"?
NO This is it DVD before Christmas! The movie theatres are raising a fit and refuse to allow an exception! This is it is scheduled for 2 weeks only.
MJ Fans-- How many times are you seeing the movie in theatres to support Michael? Post below.
Then write how many DVDs you are going to purchase as gifts.
Update: According to this Showbiz411.com report, the DVD is scheduled for release on January 20th-- which is still after Christmas.