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'Video Store Magazine's' Fourth Annual DVD Awards Announces Finalists

14 Aug, 2001 By: Hive News


Gladiator, Se7en, The Sopranos: The Complete First Season, This Is Spinal Tap and Toy Story: The Ultimate Toy Box are finalists in the Best of Show category in the fourth annual The DVD Awards, Video Store Magazine officially anounced Wednesday.

The awards, which honor achievements in 22 distinct categories unique to the interactive digital video disc, are administered by Video Store Magazine as part of DVD Entertainment 2001, a two-day (Aug. 22 and 23) conference produced by the International Recording Media Association (IRMA) and Medialine magazine.

The awards process included consulting with an industrywide advisory board, consisting of professionals involved in the making, marketing and merchandising of DVDs.

Winners will be announced at the DVD Awards Party, hosted by "Entertainment Tonight" and "Hot Ticket" film critic Leonard Maltin, on Aug. 22 at the Hilton University City Towers in Universal City, Calif.

The DVD Awards are the DVD industry's premier awards competition. This year, more than 300 entries were received. A panel of five judges, all of them DVD critics and reviewers, chose up to five finalists in each category (more, in the event of a tie).

The finalists are:


Best Authoring

Cast Away (Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

M:I-2 -- Mission: Impossible 2 (Paramount Home Entertainment)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show(Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment)

Se7en (New Line Home Entertainment)

X-Men (Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment)


Best Video Compression

Cast Away (Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment)

Magnolia (New Line Home Entertainment)

The Patriot (Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment)

Se7en (New Line Home Entertainment)

Unbreakable “Vista Series” Collectors Set (Touchstone Home Video)


Best Audio Compression

Cast Away (Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment)

The Patriot (Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment)

Se7en (New Line Home Entertainment)

U-571 (Universal Studios Home Video)

Unbreakable “Vista Series” Collectors Set (Touchstone Home Video)


Best 5.1 Channel Audio Mix (Movie)

Dinosaur Collectors Edition(Walt Disney Home Video)

Fantasia 2000 (Walt Disney Home Video)

Se7en (New Line Home Entertainment)

U-571 (Universal Studios Home Video)

Unbreakable “Vista Series” Collectors Set (Touchstone Home Video)


Best 5.1 Channel Audio Mix (Music)

Don Henley/Live Inside Job(Image Entertainment)

The Eurythmics/Peace Tour(BMG Entertainment)

Barry Manilow/Manilow Live(Image Entertainment)

Moody Blues/Hall of Fame(Image Entertainment)

Aaron Neville/Devotion(5.1 Entertainment Group)


Best DVD-Video Music Program

The Chieftains/Live Over Ireland (Image Entertainment)

Bobby Darin/Mack is Back!(Questar Inc.)

Don Henley/Live Inside Job(Image Entertainment)

Barry Manilow/Manilow Live(Image Entertainment)

Santana/The Supernatural Tour(BMG Entertainment)


Best DVD-Audio Program

Buena Vista Social Club(Warner Music Group)

Fleetwood Mac/Rumours (Warner Music Group)

Studio Voodoo (DTS Entertainment)


Best Interactive Feature

Dinosaur Collectors Edition“Dinopedia” -- Animated Dinosaur Fun Facts and “Film Facts Fossil Dig” (Walt Disney Home Video)

Jurassic Park “On the Set of Jurassic Park III with Stan Winston” (Universal Studios Home Video)

Ohh Nooo!!! Mr. Bill’s Classics! “Name That Ooooo!” and “Pop Quiz” Games(Anchor Bay Entertainment)

102 Dalmatians “Visual Effects 102” (Walt Disney Home Video)

The Ultimate Scream Collection “The Cutting Room” (Touchstone Home Video)


Best Online Feature

American Beauty “Script to Screen” (DreamWorks Home Entertainment)

The Crow: The Ultimate Collection DVD-ROM Features(1K Studios)

Jurassic Park “On the Jurassic Park III Set With Stan Winston” (Universal Studios Home Video)

M:I-2 -- Mission: Impossible 2 “M:I-2 DVD Online” (1K Studios)

Scary Movie DVD-ROM Features(1K Studios)


Best Game

Dinosaur Collectors Edition “Aladar’s Adventure” (Walt Disney Home Video)

The Emperor’s New Groove Collectors Edition “Emperor’s Got Game” (Walt Disney Home Video)

102 Dalmatians “Cruella’s Costume Creator” (Walt Disney Home Video)


Best Deleted Scenes

Erin Brockovich (Universal Studios Home Video)

Fantasia (Walt Disney Home Video)

Gladiator (DreamWorks Home Entertainment)

Magnolia (New Line Home Entertainment)

This Is Spinal Tap (MGM Home Entertainment)


Best Hidden Feature

Gladiator (DreamWorks Home Entertainment)

Little Nicky (New Line Home Entertainment)

Magnolia (New Line Home Entertainment)

Rocky Horror Picture Show(Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment)

Toy Story 2 (Walt Disney Home Video)


Best Menu Design

The Bridge on the River Kwai(The Bronson Hill Design Group)

Fantasia Anthology Collectors Edition (Walt Disney Home Video)

The James Bond Collection 007 Volume 3 (MGM Home Entertainment)

M:I-2 -- Mission: Impossible 2(Paramount Home Entertainment)

Requiem for a Dream (Artisan Home Entertainment)

Se7en (New Line Home Entertainment)


Best Made-for-DVD Program

Fantasia “The Making of Fantasia” (Walt Disney Home Video)

Gladiator “Production Diary” and “Treasure Chest”(DreamWorks Home Entertainment)

Se7en “Mastering for the Home Theater” (New Line Home Entertainment)

Unbreakable “Vista Series” Collectors Set “Comic Books and Superheroes” and “Train Station Sequence: Multi-Angle”(Touchstone Home Video)


Best Special Feature

Dinosaur Collectors Edition“Aladar’s Adventure” and “Dinopedia” -- Animated Dinosaur Fun Facts (Walt Disney Home Video)

Rocky Horror Picture Show“Audience Participation Track”(Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment)

Se7en Opening Title Sequence(New Line Home Entertainment)

Superman, The Movie: Special Edition Four Documentaries and Screen Tests (Warner Home Video)

Toy Story: The Ultimate Toy Box “3-D Flyaround Tours”(Walt Disney Home Video)


Best Performance on a Commentary

Dogma Special Edition Cast Commentary (Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment)

Gladiator Filmmakers Commentary (DreamWorks Home Entertainment)

The Killing Fields “Commentary by Director Roland Joffe” (Warner Home Video)

Se7en Four Commentaries(New Line Home Entertainment)

This Is Spinal Tap “Audio Commentary by Spinal Tap”(MGM Home Entertainment)


Best Packaging

Lawrence of Arabia (Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment)

Magnolia (New Line Home Entertainment)

Se7en (New Line Home Entertainment)

The Sopranos: The Complete First Season (HBO Home Video)

Toy Story: The Ultimate Toy Box (Walt Disney Home Video)

The X-Files: Season 3(Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment)


Best Restoration

Barry Lyndon (Warner Home Video)

Ben-Hur (Warner Home Video)

Fantasia Anthology Collectors Edition (Walt Disney Home Video)

Lawrence of Arabia (Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment)

Touch of Evil (Universal Studios Home Video)


Best Director’s Cut

Any Given Sunday Special Edition Director’s Cut (Warner Home Video)

Requiem for a Dream (Artisan Home Entertainment)

Superman, The Movie: Special Edition (Warner Home Video)


Best Special Edition

Fantasia Anthology Collectors Edition (Walt Disney Home Video)

Gladiator (DreamWorks Home Entertainment)

Se7en (New Line Home Entertainment)

This Is Spinal Tap (MGM Home Entertainment)

Toy Story: The Ultimate Toy Box (Walt Disney Home Video)


Best Innovation

Bedazzled Nuon Enhancements(Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment)

Bring It On “Did You Know That? Universal’s Animated Anecdotes” (Universal Studios Home Video)

Dinosaur Collectors Edition“Dinopedia” -- Animated Dinosaur Fun Facts (Walt Disney Home Video)

M:I-2 -- Mission: Impossible 2 Special Features Accessibility (1K Studios)

Toy Story: The Ultimate Toy Box “Mixing Demo” (Walt Disney Home Video)


Best of Show

Gladiator (DreamWorks Home Entertainment)

Se7en (New Line Home Entertainment)

The Sopranos: The Complete First Season (HBO Home Video)

This Is Spinal Tap (MGM Home Entertainment)

Toy Story: The Ultimate Toy Box (Walt Disney Home Video)


Special Surprise Awards will be announced as well!

A complete list of winners will be published on Hive4media.com and in Video Store Magazine.


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