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'Breaking Bad,' 'Doctor Who,' 'Game of Thrones' Big Winners of 'HM' Awards

28 Apr, 2014 By: John Latchem



The complete collection of acclaimed TV series “Breaking Bad” earned the top prize at the fourth annual Home Media Magazine Awards, which honor the best DVDs and Blu-ray Discs of 2013.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Breaking Bad: The Complete Series not only won Title of the Year, but also Best TV Series Megaset.

The 50th anniversary celebration of British sci-fi series “Doctor Who,” distributed on disc by BBC Home Entertainment, also collected several awards. The seventh season of “Doctor Who” won Best International TV Series on Disc, the 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor won Best Sci-Fi on Disc, and Doctor Who: Series 1-7 Limited Edition Blu-ray Giftset won Fan-Favorite Title on Disc based on a month-long consumer vote.

TV on Disc of the Year went to Anchor Bay Entertainment’s The Walking Dead: The Complete Third Season. A special edition of the third season of “Walking Dead” emulating the Governor’s walker-head fish tanks took Best Packaging.

Blu-ray Disc of the Year went to Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment’s Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One — Avengers Assembled, a deluxe boxed set of The Avengers and the superhero films that led up to it.

HBO Home Entertainment’s Game of Thrones: The Complete Second Season won three trophies, including Best Current Series, Best AV Quality — TV and Best Fantasy Disc.

Disney tied with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment with five awards each. HBO Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment each collected four trophies.

Winners were chosen by a panel of judges in conjunction with an online consumer vote for eligible titles submitted for consideration by studios and distributors.


2014 Home Media Magazine Award Winners (Best Discs of 2013)

Title of the Year
Breaking Bad: The Complete Series
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

TV on Disc of the Year
The Walking Dead: The Complete Third Season
Anchor Bay Entertainment

Blu-ray Disc of the Year
Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One — Avengers Assembled
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Marvel Studios

Best Theatrical Title on Disc
Skyfall
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
MGM

Best Direct to Video Release
Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday The 13th
1428 Films

Best Catalog Title on Disc
Mary Poppins: 50th Anniversary Edition
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

Best 3D Disc
Life of Pi
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Best Boxed Set
The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Best Current TV Series on Disc
Game of Thrones: The Complete Second Season
HBO Home Entertainment

Best Vintage TV Series on Disc
China Beach: The Complete Collection
Time Life
StarVista Entertainment

Best Miniseries or TV Movie on Disc
The Bible: The Epic Miniseries
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Best TV Series Megaset
Breaking Bad: The Complete Series
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Best Reality TV Series on Disc
Duck Dynasty: Season 3
Lionsgate

Best International TV Series on Disc
Doctor Who: The Complete Seventh Series
BBC Home Entertainment

Best Documentary on Disc
Blackfish
Magnolia Home Entertainment

Best Nonfiction Special on Disc
Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday The 13th
1428 Films

Best Foreign Film on Disc
Ip Man: The Final Fight
Well Go USA

Best Indie/Small-Budget Film on Disc
Mud
Lionsgate

Best Kidvid Disc
My Little Pony: Equestria Girls
Shout! Factory

Best Animated Movie on Disc
Wreck-It Ralph
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

Best Animated Short on Disc
Room on the Broom
nCircle Entertainment

Best Animated Sequel on Disc
Despicable Me 2
Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Best Anime Disc
Wolf Children
Funimation

Best AV Quality — Movie
Iron Man 3
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Marvel Studios

Best AV Quality — TV
Game of Thrones: The Complete Second Season
HBO Home Entertainment

Best Title Upgrade
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey — Extended Edition
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Best Restoration
The Big Parade
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Best Unrated Cut
World War Z
Paramount Home Media Distribution

Best Extras
Argo Declassified: The Extended Edition
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Best Box Art
Banshee: The Complete First Season
HBO Home Entertainment

Best Packaging
The Walking Dead: The Complete Third Season — Limited Edition Zombie Head Tank
Anchor Bay Entertainment

Best Action Disc
Skyfall
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
MGM

Best Adventure Disc
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec
Shout! Factory

Best Comedy Disc
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts Complete Collection
Time Life
StarVista Entertainment

Best Fantasy Disc
Game of Thrones: The Complete Second Season
HBO Home Entertainment

Best Sci-Fi Disc
Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor
BBC Home Entertainment

Best Superhero Disc
Iron Man 3
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Marvel Studios

Best Performance Disc
Shrek the Musical
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
DreamWorks

Best Fitness Disc
Jillian Michaels: Yoga Inferno
Gaiam
Empowered Media

Best Sports Disc
Super Bowl XLVII Champions: Baltimore Ravens
Cinedigm
NFL Productions

Best Educational Disc
The Best of BabyFirst: An Educational Adventure
Mill Creek Entertainment

Fan-Favorite Title on Disc
Doctor Who: Series 1-7 Limited-Edition Blu-ray Giftset
BBC Home Entertainment

Judges’ Awards

Starbuck
Entertainment One

Who Needs Enemies
FilmWorks Entertainment

The Iceman
Millennium Entertainment

The Central Park Five
PBS Distribution


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