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Narnia, Star Wars, Original King Kong Multiple Winners at DVD Awards

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, from Buena Vista Home Ent., was the top winner in the 9th Annual DVD Awards with Leonard Maltin, leading all entries with three awards, including Blockbuster ($200+ million box office), Video Presentation and Authoring.

Best of Show, which is conferred by the jury of technologists and journalists to one of the entries, was awarded to a 73-year-old epitome of what a classic movie should be on DVD KING KONG from Warner Home Video. The special effects landmark also was cited as the top Major Theatrical Catalog entry.

20th Century Fox Home Ent.s STAR WARS EPISODE 3: REVENGE OF THE SITH captured Major Video Presentation and Major Audio Presentation, continuing the George Lucas franchises three decades of setting the standard for technical excellence.

Maltin presided for the 7th consecutive year at the DVD Awards Ceremony, held Aug. 8, as part of Entertainment Media Expo (EMX), at Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City.

VFX and Animation Winners include:

Best of Show KING KONG: COLLECTOR'S EDITION (1933) Warner Home Video

Blockbuster Theatrical THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE Buena Vista Home Ent.

Major Theatrical Catalog Release KING KONG: COLLECTOR'S EDITION (1933) Warner Home Video

Direct to Disc Entertainment - TIE BOB DYLAN: NO DIRECTION HOME Paramount Home Ent.FINAL FANTASY VII: ADVENT CHILDREN Sony Pictures Home Ent.

Game Play DVD ICE AGE: SUPER COOL EDITION Gork EnterprisesSCENE IT? FRIENDS EDITION Screenlife

Major Release - Authoring Design THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE Buena Vista Home Ent.

Major Release - Menu Design HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE B1 Media Major Release - Video Presentation - TIESTAR WARS EPISODE 3: REVENGE OF THE SITH Fox Home Ent.THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE Buena Vista Home Ent.

Major Release - Audio Presentation STAR WARS EPISODE 3: REVENGE OF THE SITH Fox Home Ent.

ROM Content - Independent ReleaseULTIMATE AVENGERS Lionsgate Home Ent.

ROM Content - Major ReleaseLADY AND THE TRAMP: 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION Buena Vista Home Ent.

Independent Release - Menu Design SCENE IT? FRIENDS EDITION Screenlife

For a complete list of winners, visit www.recordingmedia.org/Conferences/emx/dvdawards/winners-2006.html.

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