‘Under the Same Moon’ Wins Top Latino DVD Honors28 Apr, 2009 By: John Latchem
The DVD for the record-breaking film Under the Same Moon from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment won the top honor at the fifth annual Latino DVD Awards April 28, earning Best of Show as well as Best Theatrical DVD.
The honor was announced at an awards dinner and ceremony held at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, Calif. The Latino DVD Awards were presented by Home Media Magazine.
The ceremony presented awards to winners in nine other categories as voted by a panel of judges composed of top DVD critics, journalists and consumers.
Xenon Pictures swept the awards, winning in four categories: Best TV DVD for the four-DVD novela set Destilando Amor, Best Packaging for the embossed O-ring encased Guadalupe, Best Classic DVD for the 1973 lucha libra classic Santo Contra Los Asesinos de Otros Mundos, and Best Special Feature/Bonus Material for Pitbull’s La Esquina, which tied with Maya Entertainment’s Maldeamores.
Maya took hold of two awards itself. Its second win came from Talento de Barrio, which won for Best Blu-ray Disc, a new category added this year to recognize the burgeoning high-definition format.
Prior to the ceremony, comedian Willie Barcena appeared for a special guest performance. Barcena recently shot his first one-hour standup special, Deal With It, at Hollywood’s El Portal Theatre. The live stand-up show, which will air on Comedy Central May 2, heads to DVD May 5 from Salient Media and Vivendi Entertainment and will feature extras such as never-before-seen footage and his famous YouTube “The Wrestler” animation from Clyde Comix.
2009 LATINO DVD AWARD WINNERS
Best of Show: Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna), 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Best Theatrical DVD: Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna), 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Best Nontheatrical DVD: Fuera Del Cielo, Lionsgate
Best Classic DVD: Santo Contra Los Asesinos de Otros Mundos, Xenon Pictures
Best Children’s DVD: Dora Saves the Snow Princess, Paramount Home Entertainment
Best TV DVD: Destilando Amor, Xenon Pictures
Best Boxed Set/Collector’s Edition: Vicente Fernández: Edición Especial No. 4, Laguna Films
Best Packaging: Guadalupe, Xenon Pictures
Best Special Feature/Bonus Material (tie): Maldeamores, Maya Entertainment and Pitbull’s La Esquina, Xenon Pictures
Best Blu-ray Disc: Talento de Barrio, Maya Entertainment