Who Still Has Their Original 1997 Release DVDs?

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  1. Eric Huffstutler

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    When DVDs first hit the public markets in 1997, there were less than 100 titles available worldwide. Now there are over 100,000 titles in just 7 years... who said DVD wouldn't last?

    We have had plenty of opportunities to replace those original 1997 releases which were single layer and often flippers devoid of extras and used first generation authoring equipment. Some early editions even came in clear plastic jewel cases the same size as music CDs.

    I am sure some still people have those original releases for one reason or another. Who still has theirs?

    Eric
     
  2. Colin Jacobson

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    Are you asking about titles that have been re-issued but we stayed with the old ones, like GoodFellas? Or do you just want to know which circa-1997 era DVDs we have?

    I know I've still got Blade Runner and Poltergeist but I'd gladly ditch them if they were redone. Otherwise, I think that's it...
     
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    I still have a copy of Scream that I bought in late 1997. Only reason I still have it is that I am still waiting for an anamorphic widescreen re-release.

    -Reagan
     
  4. Eric Huffstutler

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    Either / Or... you still have titles bought during the early 1997 wave or simply holding on to them for a particular reason?
     
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    I keep all of my dvds including those that I bought with newer release versions of.






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    I've still got the original INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE disc I bought in May 1997 before I had a player.
     
  7. Eric Huffstutler

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    I still have a few including some that came with my first DVD player purchase as Warner has some sort of promotional tie-in during the time. Some I am replacing or have replaced and like you Crawdaddy, am keeping the older ones too but why??? I do have one of the very scarce Lumivision DVDs that came out in a CD type jewel case and holding on to that mainly for historical value along with my crystal slider case Polygram titles.

    Eric
     
  8. John Macri

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    I think MARS ATTACKS is the only one I still have...
     
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    "Video Essentials".
     
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    We still have Batman and Sleepers as well as Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.

    --Ian
     
  11. Glenn Overholt

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    Can't remember that far back! [​IMG]

    No, I got the original 'Beethoven' still. It works, so no need to replace it. 'The Jackel' crapped out on me only a few months ago, and I know I still have 'Pelican Brief & Costner's 'Robin Hood' - not sure if they wre '97's, but they were flippers, Someone needs to point to a list that shows how many of them haven't been 'fixed' yet.

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    I still have my first DVD purchase Tomorrow Never Dies". I keep it to remind mw how much simpler DVD movies used to be: it only had one menu selection: fullscreen or widescreen.
     
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  14. Bob Cashill

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    I just chucked GOODFELLAS, so BATMAN and BLADE RUNNER (if that was one of the original titles) may be the only ones left.

    I bought a combo Pioneer LD/DVD player, and five DVDs, the same day it was released, from a Manhattan Wiz that's gone now. And I bought it because the LD section had an automatic side-changing function, something none of my prior players had had.
     
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    I got species dvd as a gift for xmas dec 1997
    bust didnt get my first dvd player feb 1998 (for my pc)
    I bought the 5th element with that
     
  16. Peter Overduin

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    I still have Cutthroat Island - which I believe was one of the very first dvds released to the format. Probably haven't watched it since March 1997 - but who's keeping track? [​IMG] It was an astonishing experience at the time.
     
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    i still have my original copy of ghost in the shell from back in march 98.
     
  18. Dan Rudolph

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    I didn't get a player until 1999, but the following are the discs released in 1997 that I have:

    Mars Attacks!
    Alanis Morissette: Jagged Little Pill Live
    Night of the Living Dead Collector's Edition
    The Mask
    A League of Their Own
    Tango & Cash
    Dirty Harry
    Hang 'Em High
    The Toxic Avenger
    Das Boot: Director's cut.

    A lot of those will be replaced with newer editions as soon as i get around to it.
     
  19. Jesse Skeen

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    Bah- who still has their original 1978 release Discovision laserdiscs? [​IMG]
     
  20. Eric Huffstutler

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    Peter... wasn't it though! I can remember showing off my DVDs to everyone I came across to astonish them how clear the picture was compared to regular TV or VHS. Now looking at those same DVDs is like listening to a CD versus a 45rpm record... well, maybe not that bad but close [​IMG]

    There are definitely some that are in desperate need of replacing from the March 1997 releases.

    Eric
     

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