‘Wizard of Oz’ Named Top Title of 20099 Aug, 2010 By: John Latchem
Warner Home Video’s The Wizard of Oz: 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition topped the winners list of the Sixth Annual DVD Critics Awards presented by Home Media Magazine.
The Wizard of Oz won three of the awards that cover the best home video releases of 2009: Best Catalog Title, Best Blu-ray Disc and Title of the Year. The catalog award was shared with another Warner film celebrating its 70th anniversary, Gone With the Wind. Both titles were released in elaborate, multidisc boxed sets with hours of bonus material and additional collectibles.
Best Theatrical Title went to Paramount Home Entertainment’s hit movie Star Trek. Paramount also took the Best Kidvid Title for DreamWorks’ Monters vs. Aliens.
The DVD Critics Awards are selected by a panel of judges consisting of journalists, reviewers and industry watchers, and chosen from a pool of titles submitted by studios.
6th Annual DVD Critics Award Winners
• Best Theatrical Title: Star Trek, Paramount Home Entertainment
• Best TV DVD: Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series Limited Edition, Universal Studios Home Entertainment
• Best Catalog Title: The Wizard of Oz and Gone With the Wind 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Editions, Warner Home Video
• Best Nonfiction Title: For All Mankind, Criterion Collection
• Best Direct-to-Video Title: Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
• Best TV Movie: Grey Gardens, HBO Home Entertainment
• Best Animation Title: Up, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
• Best Kidvid Title: Monsters vs. Aliens, Paramount/DreamWorks
• Best Bonus Material — Movie: District 9, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
• Best Bonus Material — TV Show: Lost: The Complete Fifth Season, Disney
• Best Packaging: Futurama: The Complete Collection 1999-2009, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
• Best Collection/Multidisc Set: The Official Major League Baseball World Series Collection, A&E Home Entertainment
• Best Blu-ray Disc: The Wizard of Oz: 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition, Warner
• Title of the Year for 2009: The Wizard of Oz: 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition, Warner