January 12, 2009 05:53pm
Pirates II Sets Record
Source: Digital Playground
by: Company Press Release
Digital Playground's Blockbuster ''Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge'' Honored with Record 15 AVN Awards. ''Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge'' is the Most Awarded Movie in AVN Awards Show History!
(VAN NUYS, CA) -- On the evening of January 10, 2009, Digital Playground's blockbuster movie ''Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge'' made history at the AVN Awards as the title was announced a record 15 times for awards in virtually all of the major categories. ''Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge'' received awards for Best Video Feature, Best Director (Joone), Best Actor (Evan Stone), Best Supporting Actress (BellaDonna), Best Supporting Actor (Ben English), Best Girl / Girl Sex Scene (Jesse Jane® and BellaDonna), Best Screenplay, Best Art Direction, Best Videography, Best Editing (Joey Pulgadas), Best Special Effects, Best Makeup, Best DVD Extras, Best High Definition Production, and Best Overall Marketing Campaign. Joone, the acclaimed writer/director of ''Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge'' and Digital Playground’s Founder says, ''This amazing honor from AVN is only equaled by the outstanding fan support we received from fans throughout the week at AEE and since the movie's release. Thank you to everyone, especially the cast and crew who helped achieve our vision.''
For more information about the movie and to view the trailer, visit www.PiratesTheMovie.com
''Digital Playground achieved a great accomplishment with 'Pirates II' raising the bar again and breaking their own record,'' says Paul Fishbein, President of AVN Media Network. ''the success of 'Pirates II' is a perfect example of the positive results that come with implementing high production values.''
The original ''Pirates'' received an unprecedented 11 awards at the 2006 AVN Awards and an additional 3 awards from AVN over the next two years. Samantha Lewis, Digital Playground's CEO says, ''Like all great directors, Joone continues to take each of his movies to a new level. 'Pirates II' was a remarkable project to work on. Thank you to AVN for recognizing our efforts and to everyone that teamed together to create the movie, especially our beautiful contract stars, the most amazing and gorgeous performers ever. Most importantly, thank you to our loyal fans.''
'''Pirates II' is a really special movie,'' says Dan Davis, Editor-in-Chief of Genesis. ''It surpassed the record making first film in terms of both quality and cast, so it was deserving to surpass it for awards as well. These are tough times for the industry, so it's a great accomplishment for 'Pirates II' to do so well in terms of both awards and sales. In this economy it was truly ambitious for Digital Playground to embark on such a great undertaking. Also noteworthy is the fact that 'Pirates II' drove a lot of the media traffic throughout AEE and the AVN Awards, including the most influential mainstream media outlets in the world.'' Chris Thorne, XCritic.com Editor adds, ''The AVN Awards haul for 'Pirates II' proves the hard work and quality entertainment will be rewarded in this industry.''
''Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge'' stars Digital Playground’s beautiful contract girls Jesse Jane®, Stoya™, Katsuni Riley Steele™ and Gabriella Fox™. The film costars the talents of BellaDonna, Sasha Grey, Jenna Haze, Shay Jordan™, Brianna Love, Abbey Brooks, Shawna Lenee, Rhylee Richards, Brea Lynn, Shyla Stylez, and Veronica Rayne. Evan Stone, Tommy Gunn, and Steven St. Croix reprise their ground-breaking roles from the original ''Pirates''. The film also includes industry studs Manuel Ferrara, James Deen, Marco Banderas, Mick Blue, Ben English, and Charles Dera.
All hands are on deck for the epic, blockbuster ''Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge'', directed by award-winner Joone, and produced by Joone and his business partner Samantha Lewis. The film released on DVD on September 27 and Blu-ray November 7.
To download the box art for ''Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge'', visit http://www.digitalplayground.com/press/downloads4/Pirates2_BD_OSleeve_FC.jpg
About AVN Media Network:
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About Digital Playground:
Digital Playground is the world leader in adult filmmaking and interactive formats boasting the largest Hd library available. Since the Company’s inception in 1993, Digital Playground has earned over 250 awards, currently garners more than 80% of high definition sales within the adult market, and is a leading provider of Blu-ray™ titles, with over 25% of the market. 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 and makes Digital Playground the most highly demanded supplier of content for hotel, IPTV, cable, pay-per-view and mobile networks worldwide. For more information visit www.digitalplayground.com
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