Press Release : 2004 Home Ent Video Awards Winners

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  1. Paul D G

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    Home Entertainment Award Winners Announced by the Video Software Dealers Association; Home Entertainment Industry Honors the Best of the Year

    ENCINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--07/14/2004--The 2004 Home Entertainment Award winners were announced today by Bo Andersen, President of the Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA). A total of 26 Home Entertainment Awards, presented in recognition of outstanding achievement in the home entertainment industry, were given to video and video game titles. The archival special edition release of "T2 - Extreme DVD" and the direct-to-video release "Barbie Of Swan Lake" led the field with three Home Entertainment Awards, and "Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers" received two Home Entertainment Awards.

    The association also honored television and music product for the first time. "The Sopranos Season 4," "Cheers - The Complete Second Season," and "The Beatles Anthology" were among the winners in these new categories.

    Bo Andersen announced the winners of the 2004 Home Entertainment Awards during the Opening Session of VSDA's Home Entertainment 2004, the annual home entertainment confab at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas.

    The winners are:

    Archival Mini Series of the Year: "Lonesome Dove," Lions Gate Home Entertainment

    Archival Title from a Major Studio: "The Adventures of Indiana Jones," Paramount Home Entertainment

    Archival Title from an Independent Studio: "T2 - Extreme DVD," Artisan Home Entertainment

    Archival TV Series of the Year: "Cheers - The Complete Second Season," Paramount Home Entertainment

    Direct-to-Video/Limited Release from a Major Studio: "Lion King 1 1/2," Buena Vista Home Entertainment

    Direct-to-Video/Limited Release from an Independent Studio: "Barbie Of Swan Lake," Lions Gate Home Entertainment

    Documentary Title of the Year: "Bowling For Columbine," MGM Home Entertainment

    Family Title of the Year from a Major Studio: "Finding Nemo," Buena Vista Home Entertainment

    Family Title of the Year from an Independent Studio: "Barbie Of Swan Lake," Lions Gate Home Entertainment

    Foreign Language Title of the Year: "The Eye," Lions Gate Home Entertainment

    Marketing Campaign of the Year from a Major Studio: "The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers," New Line Home Entertainment

    Music DVD of the Year: "The Beatles Anthology," EMI Music

    Packaging of the Year: "T2 - Extreme DVD," Artisan Home Entertainment

    Rental Title of the Year from an Independent Studio: "Cabin Fever," Lions Gate Home Entertainment

    Rental Title of the Year from a Major Studio: "Pirates Of The Caribbean," Buena Vista Home Entertainment

    Sell-through Title of the Year from a Major Studio: "Finding Nemo," Buena Vista Home Entertainment

    Sell-through Title of the Year from an Independent Studio: "Barbie Of Swan Lake," Lions Gate Home Entertainment

    Sleeper of the Year: "Thirteen," Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

    Special Edition DVD of the Year from a Major Studio: "The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers," New Line Home Entertainment

    TV Mini-Series on DVD of the Year: "Dinotopia," Lions Gate Home Entertainment

    TV Series on DVD of the Year: "The Sopranos - Season 4," HBO/Warner Home Video

    Adult Title of the Year: "Bella Loves Jenna," Club Jenna & Vivid Entertainment

    GameCube Video Game of the Year: "Mario Kart: Double Dash!," Nintendo of America

    PlayStation 2 Video Game of the Year: "Madden NFL 2004," Electronic Arts

    Xbox Video Game of the Year: "Tony Hawk's Underground," Activision

    The winners were determined in voting by the regular membership of VSDA, which includes many of the nation's video stores.

    A total of 126 nominations were submitted for awards in 26 categories, an increase over the 105 nominations for 21 categories in last year's Home Entertainment Awards. The new categories for this year are Documentary Title of the Year, Music DVD of the Year, Television Series on DVD of the Year, Television Mini-Series on DVD of the Year, Archival Television Series on DVD of the Year, and Archival Television Mini-Series on DVD of the Year. The complete list of categories and nominations is available at http://www.vsda.org/Resource.phx/vsda/marketing/ homeentnominees2004.htx

    VSDA's Home Entertainment 2004, the Home Entertainment Retail Expo, and the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo are organized through Home Entertainment Events, in which the Video Software Dealers Association is a partner. For more information about Home Entertainment Events and its shows, please send an e-mail to [email protected].

    Established in 1981, the Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA) is the not-for-profit international trade association for the $22 billion home entertainment industry. VSDA represents more than 1,200 companies throughout the United States, Canada, and a dozen other countries. Its members operate more than 12,500 retail outlets in the U.S. that sell and/or rent DVDs, VHS cassettes, and console video games. Membership comprises the full spectrum of video retailers (from single-store operators to large chains), video distributors, the home video divisions of major and independent motion picture studios, and other related businesses that constitute and support the home video entertainment industry.

    CONTACT:Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA) Andrew Mun, 818-385-1500, Ext. 244 [email protected] or Sue Procko Public Relations Sue Procko, 323-653-5153 [email protected]

    SOURCE: Video Software Dealers Association

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  2. Dan Rudolph

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    Didn't the Dinotopia miniseries come out in 2002? What period are these for?
     
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    Good choices, but no Criterion or Warner? Both studios had some of their best releases last year.
     
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    Obviously VSDA is making their choices based on sales, not quality.

    Giving the "Best archival" award to Indiana Jones while snubbing Warner efforts like CASABLANCA or ADV. OF ROBIN HOOD is downright ignorant, and considering the source, not at all surprising.
     
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