(August 1, 2000 – Burbank, CA) - Warner Home Video (WHV) announced today that the DVD of the Oscar®-winning “The Matrix” has exceeded the three million mark in units sold in the U.S., solidifying its’ position as the # 1 best-selling DVD of all time. At the first annual DVD Festival 2000 Awards, “The Matrix” DVD garnered three honors. A 16-member panel composed of home entertainment journalists from publications such as Entertainment Weekly, The Chicago Tribune and Daily Variety selected the DVD for Best Supplementary Material Presentation, Best Use of DVD-ROM Features and Best of Show. In further recognition of the sales strength and consumer popularity of “The Matrix,” the Video Software Dealers Association members voted “The Matrix” “DVD of the Year” and “Special Edition DVD of the Year” and awarded it “Platinum Level” certification as the first to reach sales of two million. “The Matrix” also captured four Academy Awards® -- for Best Editing, Best Sound Effects Editing, Best Visual Effects and Best Sound. With operations in 78 international territories -- more than the video division of any other studio -- Warner Home Video commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment Company, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Video.
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