'Departed,' 'Casino Royale' Nab Home Entertainment Award Honors

Posted Wed Jul 18, 2007 at 09:30 AM PDT by
The Departed

'The Departed' and 'Casino Royale' were the big high-def winners at this year's Entertainment Merchants Association's Home Entertainment Awards, announced last night at the Home Media Expo in Las Vegas.

'The Departed' scored with two awards, including HD DVD Title of the Year as well as DVD Rental Title of the Year, while 'Casino Royale' took home Blu-ray Title of the Year honors.

Earning the Hall of Fame Award was Warner's 'Casablanca,' currently available on both HD DVD and standard-def DVD.

This year marked the first to see the the Entertainment Merchants Association hand out awards for high-def formats. Eligible titles were released between April 1, 2006 and March 31, 2007. An EMA committee picked categories and nominees, and the winners were determined by EMA retail and distributor members.

Home Media Magazine has the complete list of award winners.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
The Departed (Combo Edition) (HD DVD)
Casino Royale (2006) (Blu-ray)
Casablanca (HD DVD)
Tags: High-Def Retailing, High-Def Disc Awards (all tags)