2006 DVD Technical Awards Finds Lost Is Tops Re-Issue of Titanic Also Captures 2 Awards



    LAS VEGAS, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The hit television series Lost
 received two 2006 DVD Technical Awards for Best Commentary and Best Overall
 Presentation -- Television Release and the Special Collectors Edition of
 the epic film Titanic won for Best Video Transfer From a Non-Digital Source
 and Best Supplementary Material at this evening's VSDA Awards Show at Home
 Entertainment 2006.
     "The DVDs available today feature an unprecedented amount of visual and
 audio quality as well as interactivity and special features for the
 die-hard movie fan," said Bo Andersen, President of the Entertainment
 Merchants Association. "DVDs of Lost and Titanic allow viewers to have a
 richer experience than when watching the programs on television or
 pay-per-view, and the features that are included give legitimate retailers
 a huge advantage over pirated copies."
     VSDA's 2006 DVD Technical Awards honor DVD titles that have
 demonstrated the most innovative and entertaining features through the use
 of the latest DVD technology. The awards were presented at VSDA's Home
 Entertainment 2006 at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas,
 Nevada.
     The winners of the 2006 VSDA Technical Awards were:
 
         Category                 Title                    Studio
        Best Audio           From the Earth To            HBO Video
       Presentation              The Moon
 
      Best Commentary             Lost                 Buena Vista Home
                                                         Entertainment
 
        Best Direct                                    Twentieth Century
      Digital Transfer           Robots                   Fox Home
                                                        Entertainment
        Best Video
       Transfer From a        Titanic-Special           Paramount Home
        Non-Digital         Collector's Edition          Entertainment
          Source
 
        Best Menu             Saw: Uncut Edition          Lionsgate
        Features
 
       Best Music DVD--          The Who:                  Rhino
       Concert Release       Quadrophenia Live          Entertainment
                             with Special Guests
 
       Best Music DVD--      No Direction Home--        Paramount Home
       Non Concert              Bob Dylan               Entertainment
         Release
 
      Best Re-Mastered      Harold Lloyd Comedy         New Line Home
           DVD                   Collection             Entertainment
 
          Best               Titanic--Special           Paramount Home
      Supplementary         Collector's Edition         Entertainment
        Material
 
       Best Overall                                       Digital
      Presentation--             Pirates                 Playground
      Adult Product
 
       Best Overall
       Presentation--       Howl's Moving Castle       Buena Vista Home
      Foreign Language                                  Entertainment
         Release
 
       Best Overall             Looney Tunes,          Warner Home Video
      Presentation --            Volume 3
       Direct-to-DVD
        Release
 
       Best Overall
       Presentation --             Lost                Buena Vista Home
        Television                                      Entertainment
        Release
 
       Best Overall
       Presentation --       Harry Potter & The         Warner Home Video
        Theatrical            Goblet Of Fire
         Release
     VSDA's Home Entertainment 2006, presented by the Entertainment
 Merchants Association (EMA), brings together retailers, distributors, and
 suppliers of DVDs and video and computer games to learn about upcoming
 releases and industry developments and to celebrate the $32 billion home
 entertainment industry.
 
 

SOURCE Entertainment Merchants Association

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