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Blu-ray titles win big at First Ever High-Def Disc Awards

The Blu-ray Disc version of Warner Home Video's hit film 300 won the High-Def Title of the Year last week.

Blu-ray titles captured seven of the 11 categories, picked by a panel of critics and bloggers. All high-def discs released since the inception of Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD were eligible.

The first-ever High-Def Disc Awards were presented at High-Def 2.0, a one-day conference presented by Home Media Magazine in cooperation with The Hollywood Reporter and the Entertainment Merchants Association.

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tethered3327d ago

This from the article:

Full list of winning Blu-ray titles:

• High Def Title of the Year: 300, Warner Home Video. Blu-ray.

• Best Live-Action Blu-ray: Casino Royale, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Blu-ray.

• Best Animated: Ratatouille, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Blu-ray.

• Best Picture Quality: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Blu-ray.

• Best Long-Form Music Video: Dave Mathews & Tim Reynolds: Live at Radio City Music Hall, Sony BMG. Blu-ray.

• Best Catalog: Kingdom of Heaven: Director’s Cut, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Blu-ray.

• Best Collection/Multidisc Set: Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Blu-ray.

What did HD-DVD end up with?
You know, the 4 remaining.
What were the categories HD-DVD got?

cuco333326d ago

A lot of these awards (not just the blu ones you listed) I would definitely agree with winning or being up there. but some don't make sense. Like HD movie of the year was given to 300 for BD, regardless of the fact that the HD DVD version had more features and all. I'm assuming this was based on sales as 300 to date has sold the most on BD compared to all other titles.

Casino Royale I would put up there, but I wouldn't give it as the action flick of the year. There are a lot of other films that's been released on both sides that were better action films.

Kindom of Heaven I would put in the top tier for best catalog. It'ld be personal preference on which one wins but that to me is easily in the top 3.

I think best collection should go to Matrix Trilogy on HD. But that's me. Maybe it didn't make it because the bonus extra disk was SD.

"What did HD-DVD end up with?"
The most important one of the remaining though was best audio, give to Transformers HD DVD for a LOSSY sound track. I am not going into it but damn was that the big shocker of the ENTIRE awards. That speaks VOLUMES that lossy can be rated top notch over lossless. Essentially lossless uncompressed sh*t is still sh*t :D

You could easily say it was about even though with both sides taking top prizes in most catagories. No dominance btw ;)

tethered3327d ago

High-Def Award Winners:

High Def Title of the Year: 300 (Blu-ray), Warner Home Video

Best Live-Action Blu-ray: Casino Royale, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Best Live-Action HD DVD: Hot Fuzz, Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Best Animated: Ratatouille (Blu-ray), Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

Best Picture Quality: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (Blu-ray), Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

Best Audio Quality: Transformers (HD DVD), Paramount Home Entertainment

Best Bonus Feature: 300 (HD DVD), Bluescreen Picture-in-Picture, Warner Home Video

Most Innovative Use of New Technology: HD DVD U-Shop feature (Internet purchase ability), Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Best Long-Form Music Video: Dave Mathews & Tim Reynolds: Live at Radio City Music Hall (Blu-ray), Sony BMG

Best Catalog: Kingdom of Heaven: Director’s Cut, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Best Collection/Multidisc Set: Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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barom3327d ago

wtf how can transformers get best audio quality when it wasn't even hd sound.

cuco333326d ago

Transformers audio track WAS hd (high fidelity). DD+ 1.5 is every bit HD audio as lossless PCM, TrueHD, or DTS-HD MA.

Remember, it's high quality compressed/lossy sound track and it sounds AMAZING!

All depends on the film, the sound track and how the studio mixes it. Obviously here Paramount pulled all strings to get the mix right

sonarus3327d ago

all the best movies are on blu ray

Lord Cheese3326d ago

except transformers and the bourne ultimatum - damn them. I had to buy a hd-dvd addon for my 360 just for those movies, and all because they wouldnt release them on blu-ray. A$$HOLES!

Lord Anubis3327d ago

as expected from the best format.

Vulcan Raven3327d ago

Transformers for best audio, was i wrong but I thought it was unable to fit the hi-def audio on the disc, or did i get cought up in a bunch of bs?

nix3327d ago

i think we all got fooled into the BS!

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