The Dark Knight Tops 2009 DVD Critics Awards

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the dark knight dvd critics awards The Dark Knight Tops 2009 DVD Critics Awards

The results have been revealed for the 2009 DVD Critics Awards, which are presented every year (for the last five years) by Home Media Magazine, honoring DVD and Blu-ray titles from the previous year. The awards are usually held in conjunction with the Home Entertainment Summit, but the latter has been delayed due to scheduling conflicts. Nonetheless, the awards were given out and the critically acclaimed and much-loved Batman film, The Dark Knight, scooped up the most awards.

For the first time in five years, a TV DVD set has taken the top “2009 Critics Awards’ Title of the Year” in the form of The Sopranos: The Complete Series, which also earned the award for Best Collection/Multidisc set. But apart from that, The Dark Knight dominated with four awards. The awards were a mix of critics and judges’ votes, and online consumers (the latter in special categories such as “Best Superhero Title”). It’s not a surprise to hear that TDK dominated in the consumer categories.

Take a look at just how well TDK did, along with the rest of the results below:

2009 DVD Critics Award Winners:

Title of the Year: The Sopranos: The Complete Series, HBO Home Entertainment
Best Theatrical Title: The Dark Knight, Warner Home Video
Best TV DVD: Mad Men: Season One, Lionsgate
Best Classic/Catalog Title: The Godfather: The Coppola Restoration Gift Set, Paramount Home Entertainment
Best Collection/Multidisc Set: The Sopranos: The Complete Series, HBO Home Entertainment
Best Nonfiction Title: Young @ Heart, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Best Animation Title: Wall-E, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Best Kidvid Title: Tinker Bell, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Best Nontheatrical Title: Stargate: Continuum, Fox/MGM
Best Extended Cut/Director’s Cut: Step Brothers, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Best Extras: Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Best Packaging: Masters of Horror: Season Two, Anchor Bay Entertainment
Best Blu-ray Disc: Planet of the Apes: 40-Year Evolution, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Consumer’s Choice Categories:

Consumer Favorite DVD/Blu-ray Release: The Dark Knight, Warner Home Video
Funniest DVD/Blu-ray: Robot Chicken: Star Wars, Warner Home Video
Best Action Title: The Dark Knight, Warner Home Video
Best Sci-Fi Title: Wall-E, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Best Superhero Title: The Dark Knight, Warner Home Video
Best Western Title: 3:10 to Yuma, Lionsgate
Best Period Piece: Band of Brothers (Blu-ray), HBO Home Entertainment
Best Single Extra: The Making-Of Documentary on Sleeping Beauty: Platinum Edition, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

I bought The Dark Knight Special Edition DVD as soon as it came out late last year, and have watched it (and its excellent special features) many times since. It’s really no surprise it won so many of these awards, considering how much of a hit it was with critics and fans alike. I’m just surprised people didn’t try to vote for it in the comedy category – you know, because some of The Joker’s lines were hilarious…

What do you think of the results of the 2009 DVD Critics Awards? Was The Dark Knight worthy of winning the most awards? I think we know the answer to that, but let us know anyway.

Source: HomeMediaEntertainment (thanks to ScreenCrave)

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  1. Not surprised about TDK winning a few awards. What WAS suprising is the Stargate: Continuum DVD won.

  2. The Dark Knight definitely deserved it. I still get chills when I watch the ending. I have watched it many times and it’s one of those movies you can watch over and over again. A stellar cast/director/crew. I really hope they make a Batman 3. And I can understand why Nolan is having an issue with making the sequel ‘better’ than TDK. It is pretty hard to top it.

  3. I haven’t had the pleasure of watching TDK’s special features yet. I’m surprised I haven’t yet because I was a huge fan of the film before it was even released. I went to see it the day it came out with full Joker makeup. I was even Joker for Halloween. I stayed at Best Buy last night to watch the remainder of the movie on one of their HD televisions and once again got the chills from that ending. Anyway… I’m just surprised I haven’t gotten to those special features. Maybe I’ll watch those this afternoon…

  4. This is an award for the BEST DVD. Not only is TDK overrated as a film, but even the FANS said the DVD was shoddy and not up to par. It’s really really idiotic that this has won DVD awards at all, given the lack of good special features and commentary.

    Congratulations to the TRUE deserving DVD, WALL-E, for winning Best Animated DVD and Best Sci-Fi DVD. That IS deserved because it had a unique packaging, loads of special features, AND was a brilliant film.

  5. Ha, really happy for Sopranos. Amazing, classic show !!! I sure hope to see a film or another season before I die horribly as a result of a mob hit,,, 😉

    Band of Brothers is also a great mini series, “Medic!!!!”

    TDK, I had my problems with the film, but it deserves its awards based on the fan support and the popularity.