Help. What were some of the first DVDs ever released?

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  1. Kevin Porter

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    I'm doing a paper at school on DVDs and I need some examples of the first DVDs ever released back in 1997. Can someone help me with this one?

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  2. Richard_D_Ramirez

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    Don't quote me on this one, but I would venture to guess that many of the early "flippers" were among the first released. Titles such as Seven, Amadeus, and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves were/are flippers. You might want to check out when those titles were originally released on DVD....
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    i think there was 4 dvd's that were the first released in about 3 cities first, but i can't remember which 4. maybe a clint eastwood movie i think.
     
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    Batman

    Jerry Maguire

    In the Line of Fire

    The Mask

    Waterworld

    Hard Day's Night
     
  5. LukeB

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    Sleepers was one of the first to be released day and date on VHS and DVD from theaters.
     
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    Some of the original IMAX DVDs. Twister - the non-dts version, Goldeneye, The Wizard of Oz, Singin' in the Rain, The Exorcist (original release, it's since had 2 more versions released), Fly Away Home
    Those were all released prior to June 1997. I bought my first DVD Player -- the Toshiba 3006 -- in April of 1997.
     
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    Don't forget Blade Runner. It has "early DVD" written all over it. The packaging even advertises its limited chapter-access feature as an "extra."
     
  9. Matthew Kiernan

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    The first company to release DVDs of any kind was Lumivision, with their 3 IMAX titles release (followed by another IMAX title and ANIMATION GREATS!) in February 1997. 25 Warners, New Line and MGM (this is back when Warners had a controlling stake in MGM) followed on March 25, 1997. Sony titles followed in April.
     
  10. Ryan L B

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    The price on the first players were $499.99

    Wasn't mortal kombat one also
     
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    The first mainstream studio (Warner and MGM) releases were on March 25, 1997. On that day I bought my first six discs. They were The Exorcist, Singin' in the Rain, Blade Runner, The Wizard of Oz, Twister, and The Birdcage. A few weeks later I bought my player, a Toshiba SD3200 (I think that was the model) for $799.00! My, how things have changed.
     

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