Priates Wins V S D A Awards: World Shocked



Joone’s blockbuster adult movie, Pirates was named VSDA’s 2006 ‘Adult Title of the Year’ as well as ‘Best Overall Production – Adult Product’ at the Video Software Dealers Association’s Awards Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Home Entertainment Awards, presented by the Video Software Dealers Association recognize outstanding achievement in home video content, marketing, packaging, rental, and sales. There are a total of 130 nominations in 26 categories for VSDA’s 2006 Home Entertainment Awards. Also presented are the Home Entertainment DVD Technical Awards honoring DVD titles that have demonstrated the most innovative and entertaining features through the use of the latest DVD technology. This year’s award categories and nominees were determined by VSDA’s Home Entertainment Awards Nominating Committee, which is comprised of retailers, distributors, and journalists. In developing the list of nominees, the committee takes into consideration the rental and sales success of the title and the strength of the marketing campaign launched by the studio or distributing label of the video, both to consumers and retailers. VSDA President Bo Andersen explains, “Our Home Entertainment Awards recognize those DVD and video game titles that have excelled in various categories. The awards also recognize and celebrate the extraordinary creative and strategic vision necessary to bring a product to the consumer in the highly competitive home entertainment market.” Other than Pirates, VSDA’s 2006 multiple award winners included Crash, Titanic, Madagascar, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Joone, Digital Playground’s founder and the director of Pirates is pleased with the acknowledgment. “VSDA only presented two adult awards this year and to receive both of them is a huge honor. I’d like to thank all of our video distributors who have contributed to the visibility and success of this project.”

In addition to VSDA’s 2006 ‘Adult Title of the Year,’ and ‘Best Overall Production – Adult,’ Pirates has received the following honors since it’s September release: Best Director, Best Epic and Best Release by XRCO, Best DVD, Best Video Feature, Best High Definition Production, Best Music, Best Special Effects, Best Online Marketing Campaign, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Girl / Girl Sex Scene by AVN, First Choice by Nightmoves Feature of the Year by Rog Reviews, DVD of the Year by CAVR, Best DVD by Italy’s Ciarltano, Best Feature by Orgazmik, # 1 DVD by DVD Talk, Critic’s Choice by Adult DVD Reviews, Editor’s Choice, Best Overall DVD, Best DVD Menu Design, Best DVD Video Quality, Best DVD Audio Quality and Viewer’s Choice from Adult DVD Empire, Best Movie and Best Special Effects by Adam Film World Guide.

In May, “Pirates” became the first adult movie to successfully crossover, receiving an R-Rating from the MPAA and worldwide mainstream distribution. On July 11th, Digital Playground’s R-rated “Pirates” DVD became available to wholesale buyers exclusively through MTI. Pre-book opened on June 20, 2006 and the ‘out the door’ numbers are staggering. The public interest in “Pirates” continues to transcend genres.

Filmed with High Definition 24p cameras, award-winning director Joone, has created an electrifying, swashbuckling adventure that takes you on a humorous and mystical journey through haunted seas. ‘Pirates’ features deadly swordplay against CGI skeleton warriors, awe-inspiring Incan magic, explosive sea battles, and over 300 special effects. ‘Pirates’ was released as an adult feature in September of 2005, and has already received over 30 awards, including a record-breaking 11 at the 2006 AVN Award Show. Shot on location in California, and off the coast of Florida, ‘Pirates’ stars Jesse Jane, Carmen Luvana, Janine, Teagan Presley, Devon, Austyn Moore and Jenaveve Jolie.

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About Digital Playground, Inc.: Digital Playground is the world leader in adult filmmaking and interactive formats boasting the largest HD library available. It has built its reputation creating, marketing and branding the most recognized, demanded and highest billed adult performers in the world. Teaming these exclusive stars with award-winning directors and a comprehensive post-production facility, complete with the only state of art special effects team housed by an adult entertainment compendium places DP miles ahead of the competition. Female owned and operated, Digital Playground emphasizes quality first employing fastidiously high production values in erotic film for women, men and couples. Digital Playground’s commitment to excellence, innovative technology, brilliant full-length productions and exclusive contract stars are the secrets to its success. Bridging the gap between the entertainment industries, assisting the mainstream world with its quest for sex and the sex world with its quest for mainstream inclusion makes Digital Playground the highest demanded supplier of content for pay-per-view networks worldwide.

About VSDA: Established in 1981, the Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA) is the not-for-profit international trade association for the $24 billion home entertainment industry. VSDA represents more than 1,000 companies throughout the United States, Canada, and other nations. Its members operate more than 11,500 retail outlets in the U.S. that sell and/or rent DVDs, VHS cassettes, and console video games. Membership comprises the full spectrum of video retailers (from single-store operators to large chains), video distributors, the home video divisions of major and independent motion picture studios, and other related businesses that constitute and support the home video entertainment industry.

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