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    We have a winner! Classic Media`s GOJIRA DVD wins a Rondo Award, makes some Top 10 lists and is nominated for a Saturn Award. ©1954 Toho Co., Ltd./2006 Classic Media.

    Classic Media’s GOJIRA was named “Best DVD of 2006” in the 5th Annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards. The DVD’s audio commentary by Ed Godziszewski and Steve Ryfle also came in second place for “Best DVD Commentary” behind THE WICKER MAN commentary by Ed Woodward, Robin Hardy, Mark Kermode and the legendary Christopher Lee. The Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards were started by David Colton and Kerry Gammill of the Classic Horror Film Boards. The award statue is a bust of horror film actor Rondo Hatton, who starred in such films as THE PEARL OF DEATH (1944), HOUSE OF HORRORS (1946) and THE BRUTE MAN (1946). Further details and a complete list of winners can be found on the awards website. SciFi Japan offers our congratulations to this year’s award winners! In related news, GOJIRA has also been nominated in the “Best DVD Classic Film” category for the 33rd Annual Saturn Awards. Created by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films in Los Angeles, the Saturn Awards will take place May 10, 2007 in Universal City. The complete list of nominees is listed on the Academy website. Last but not least, the editors of the Digital Bits included GOJIRA in their “Top 10 DVDs of 2006” lists. The DVD was a runner up in the “Best DVD- Psychotronic” category.

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