JJ Abrams Star Trek movie picked up another award today, this time for the home video release. The DEG Awards (held annually during the Consumer Electronics Show) honored Star Trek as the Best Theatrical Title Release of 2009. In related news, the Star Trek Blu-ray set is still a top 10 seller.
Star Trek the home video release of the year + Blu-ray still Top 10
Paramount Home Entertainment’s release of JJ Abrams Star Trek on DVD and Blu-ray came out in November and was a hit with the fans and critics. Now The DEG: Digital Entertainment Group Awards has deemed it the best theatrical title of the year. The DEG also awarded a Trek vet, as Ron Moore’s Battlestar Galactica Complete Series won the TV Title of the year award. The full list is at homemediamagazine.com.
Last week Star Trek finished up its 7th week in release, and the Blu-ray version continues to be a strong performer, ranking 10th in sales for the week ending January 3rd. When looking at combined DVD and Blu-ray sales, Star Trek is ranked 14th, but was in the Top 10 up through Christmas week.
Star Trek’s home video performance was the last big step for business performance. Paramount appears to be happy, as they have given the sequel a coveted pre-4th of July spot (coming out Friday June 29th, 2012). In 2009, Paramount released Transformers: The Revenge of the Fallen in the last weekend of June, which was their biggest title of the year.
If you haven’t experienced Star Trek on home video yet, what are you waiting for? Here again is the trailer.