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DVD AWARDS 2002

Zippy, fun and timely, Australia’s newest publicly voted DVD awards at Sydney’s stately State Theatre delivered Best DVD accolade to The Matrix and Best Film on DVD to Gladiator – both with strong Australian connections, reports Andrew L. Urban.

The dreamchild of Region 4 magazine (Scribal Publishing) and Pioneer, the home entertainment people, the black tie event attracted DVD distributors and retailers from around Australia, with Rove McManus as host, and special presenters Andrew Mercado of Channel V - and your reporter (handing out the Best Film on DVD Award).

The 10 categories were voted on between October 2001 and January 2002 by some 10,000 readers using forms within Region 4 magazine, on their website (www.r4.com.au) and in the Blockbuster stores nationwide. Voters stood to win a splendid Pioneer prize pack including DVD player, surround sound system and five DVDs. (It was won by Oswald McBride of Lightning Ridge, NSW.)

Plans are under way for an expanded event in 2003.

BEST DVD
Shrek
The Matrix WINNER
Gladiator
Star Wars: Episode 1, The Phantom Menace

BEST FILM ON DVD
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Moulin Rouge
Gladiator WINNER
Star Wars: Episode 1, The Phantom Menace

BEST ANIMATED DVD
Toy Story 2
Final Fantasy
Shrek WINNER
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

BEST MUSIC DVD
The Eagles – Hell Freezes Over
Metallica withMichael Kamen
The Corrs: Live at Landsdowne Rd
Kylie: Live in Sydney WINNER

BEST BOX SET PRESENTATION
Alien Legacy
Toy Story- Toy Box
The Hitchcock Collection
The Godfather DVD Collection WINNER

BEST USE OF SPECIAL FEATURES
The Mummy Returns
Shrek
The Matrix
Star Wars: Episode 1, The Phantom Menace WINNER

BEST AUDIO COMMENTARY
Chopper
Gladiator WINNER
The Matrix
Star Wars: Episode 1, The Phantom Menace

BEST MENU DESIGN
X-Men
The Matrix
Shrek WINNER
Star Wars: Episode 1, The Phantom Menace

BEST SOUND
Gladiator
The Matrix WINNER
Moulin Rouge
Star Wars: Episode 1, The Phantom Menace

BEST PICTURE TRANSFER
Star Wars: Episode 1, The Phantom Menace
Shrek
Gladiator WINNER
The Matrix

Published 8/3/2002

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Presented 7/3/2002


The Matrix - Best Film, Best Sound


Gladiator - Best Film on DVD; Best Audio Commentary; Best Picture Transfer


Shrek - Best Animated DVD; Best Menu Design


Star Wars Episode 1 - Best Use of Special Features


The Godfather - Best Box Set Presentation

DVD AWARDS 2002
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Region 4 magazine

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