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Home Entertainment Award Winners Announced

The 2004 Home Entertainment Award winners were announced on July 15, 2004 by Bo Andersen, president of the Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA). The archival special edition release of T2 - EXTREME DVD and the direct-to-video release BARBIE OF SWAN LAKE led the field with three Home Entertainment Awards with LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS following close behind with two pries. The association also honored television and music product for the first time. Andersen announced the winners of the 2004 Home Entertainment Awards during the Opening Session of VSDA's Home Entertainment 2004, the annual home entertainment confab at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The winners are:Archival Mini Series of the Year: LONESOME DOVE, Lions Gate Home Entertainment

Archival Title from a Major Studio: THE ADVENTURES OF INDIANA JONES, Paramount Home Entertainment

Archival Title from an Independent Studio: T2-EXTREME DVD, Artisan Home Entertainment

Archival TV Series of the Year: CHEERS - THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON, Paramount Home Entertainment

Direct to Video/Limited Release from a Major Studio: LION KING 1 1⁄2, Buena Vista Home Entertainment

Direct to Video/Limited Release from an Independent Studio: BARBIE OF SWAN LAKE, Lions Gate Home Entertainment

Documentary Title of the Year: BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE, MGM Home Entertainment

Family Title of the Year from a Major Studio: FINDING NEMO, Buena Vista Home Entertainment

Family Title of the Year from an Independent Studio: BARBIE OF SWAN LAKE, Lions Gate Home Entertainment

Foreign Language Title of the Year: THE EYE, Lions Gate Home Entertainment

Marketing Campaign of the Year from a Major Studio: THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS, New Line Home Entertainment

Music DVD of the Year: THE BEATLES ANTHOLOGY, EMI Music

Packaging of the Year: T2- EXTREME DVD, Artisan Home Entertainment

Rental Title of the Year from an Independent Studio: CABIN FEVER, Lions Gate Home Entertainment

Rental Title of the Year from a Major Studio: PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, Buena Vista Home Entertainment

Sell-through Title of the Year from a Major Studio: FINDING NEMO, Buena Vista Home Entertainment

Sell-through Title of the Year from an Independent Studio: BARBIE OF SWAN LAKE, Lions Gate Home Entertainment

Sleeper of the Year: THIRTEEN, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Special Edition DVD of the Year from a Major Studio: THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS, New Line Home Entertainment

TV Mini Series on DVD of the Year: DINOTOPIA, Lions Gate Home Entertainment

TV Series on DVD of the Year: THE SOPRANOS - SEASON 4, HBO/Warner Home Video

Adult Title of the Year: BELLA LOVES JENNA, Club Jenna & Vivid Entertainment

GameCube Video Game of the Year: MARIO KART: DOUBLE DASH!, Nintendo of America

PlayStation 2 Video Game of the Year: MADDEN NFL 2004, Electronic Arts

Xbox Video Game of the Year: TONY HAWK'S UNDERGROUND, Activision

The winners were determined in voting by the regular membership of VSDA, which includes many of the nation's video stores.

Established in 1981, the Video Software Dealers Assoc. (VSDA) is the not-for-profit international trade association for the home entertainment industry. VSDA represents more than 1,200 companies throughout the United States, Canada and a dozen other countries. For more information, visit www.vsda.org.

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