“Blade Runner” Named Top 2007 DVD
Harrison Ford's 1982 sci-fi classic gets top nods for its 2007 re-release.
Blade Runner
“Blade Runner” took home the DVD Critics prize for best overall DVD release of 2007. Photo: © Warner Home Entertainment.
June 18, 2008 by Rachel Cericola

And the winner is… “Blade Runner?”

While it may seem weird that the 1982 sci-fi flick is getting an award now, it actually took home the top prize at this year’s DVD Critic Awards. Warner’s 2007 re-release won best director’s cut and best overall home video for 2007.

“Blade Runner: The Final Cut” got the director’s award, while “Blade Runner: Ultimate Collector’s Edition” took the show prize. The 5-disc set includes various versions of the movie, a 3-hour documentary, art cards and other extras packed into a briefcase replica from the movie.

Home entertainment critics and journalists judged a total of 140 entries in a variety of categories. All 2007 releases were eligible for submission.



Other winners from the show include:

  • Best Theatrical DVD: “Transformers,” DreamWorks and Paramount Home Entertainment
  • Best TV DVD: “Seinfeld: The Complete Series,” Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • Best Classic/Catalog DVD: “The Sergio Leone Anthology,” MGM and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • Best DVD Collection/Multidisc Set: Harry Potter: Years 1-5 Gift Set, Warner Home Video
  • Best Nonfiction/Documentary DVD: “Planet Earth,” BBC Video and Warner Home Video
  • Best Animation DVD: “Ratatouille,” Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
  • Best Kidvid DVD: “Surf’s Up,” Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • Best Direct-to-Video Movie DVD: “The Invincible Iron Man,” Lionsgate
  • Best Non-Theatrical Movie DVD: “Jerome Bixby’s The Man From Earth,” Anchor Bay Entertainment
  • Best Extended Cut/Director’s Cut: “Blade Runner: The Final Cut,” Warner Home Video
  • Best DVD Bonus Materials: “The Bourne Files,” Universal Studios Home Entertainment
  • Best DVD Packaging: “The King of Queens: The Complete Series,” Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • Best Blu-ray Catalog Title: “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • Best Blu-ray Theatrical Title: “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,” Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
  • Judges’ Special Citation: “My So-Called Life: The Complete Series,” Shout! Factory

The DVD Critics Awards dinner was part of the TransFORMATions: The 7th Annual Home Entertainment Summit, held June 16-17 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, Calif. TransFORMATions was presented by Home Media Magazine in cooperation with DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group and the Entertainment Merchants Association.

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.

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