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Casino Royale wins Blu-Ray title of the year award, Ultimate Editions honoured

22-Jul-2007 • Casino Royale

The 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale was one of 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 - reports HMM

Daniel Craig's debut outing as 007 in Casino Royale took home Blu-ray Title of the Year honors.

MGM/UA Home Entertainment’s James Bond Ultimate Edition Boxed Sets Bundle took home the "re-mastered title of the year" award.

Elsewhere, 'The Departed' scored with two awards, including HD DVD Title of the Year as well as DVD Rental Title of the Year.. 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.

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