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February 23, 2007 16:10 ET

It's More Than Just Hype-the Golden Statue Ensures Movie Longevity

Crash is the most requested Oscar winning movie of all time by Zip.ca members

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 23, 2007) - The Oscars are around the corner and as actors nervously await the results for this year's awards, Zip.ca (www.zip.ca), Canada's largest online video service with over 36,000 members, delivers movie lovers with a list of the Top 10 most requested Oscar award winning movies of all time.

"An Academy Award is the most coveted award in the film industry. Winning an Oscar for Best Picture frequently sets the scene for ongoing success in rentals once the film is released on DVD," said Rick Anderson, President & CEO of Zip.ca. "Our Top 10 Oscar winning rentals list provides an insight into which movies truly deserved the award, continuing the blazing success well into the DVD rental market 'afterlife'."



Zip.ca's Top 10 requested Best Picture Academy Award winning movies of all
time:

1. Crash
2. Million Dollar Baby
3. Schindler's List
4. The Godfather
5. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
6. The Godfather: Part II
7. American Beauty
8. One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
9. A Beautiful Mind
10. Casablanca


"It is interesting to note that although the past two years' Oscar winners took the top two places, the rankings following include movies released as far back as 1944, with Casablanca," continued Anderson. "Customer taste in movies of course plays a large part in determining which movies made the list, however it does go to show that movies that win the golden statue live on as classic favourites for years to come."



Interesting results from Zip.ca's list of Best Picture Oscar winners:
- The top ten movies won a combined 51 Academy Awards
- Average number of Academy Awards won by the top ten films is five
- Eight of the top 10 also won an Academy Award for Best Achievement
in Directing
- Of the top 20 Best Picture winning Oscar movies, 10 won the award
prior to 1990


About Zip.ca: Zip.ca (www.zip.ca) is Canada's leading online video service, offering the largest selection, best service and best value in online DVD rentals and purchases. Zip.ca offers Canada's most extensive DVD library (over 53,000 titles and growing), and provides members with 24/7 online convenience for creating and managing their own personal ZipLists of must-see movies, television shows, music videos and other video selections. With a variety of low-priced monthly membership plans, Zip.ca provides the best value and convenience in DVD rentals - with no deadlines, no late fees and no hassles. Since opening its virtual doors to Canadian movie lovers on February 11, 2004, Zip.ca has shipped over 6 million rental DVDs to members, from highly-automated distribution centres in Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto. Zip.ca is part of the Momentous.ca family of online enterprises, providing customers with high-quality high-value online services.

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