What was your first DVD?

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  1. Greg*go

    Greg*go Supporting Actor

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    I actually sped up my DVD player purchase just because Snatch came out a month earlier on on DVD then on VHS. I remember I walked into the store and was completely baffled by the fact that it wasn't on VHS. I bought the DVD that night, then a player 2 days later.

    The reason I ask is because it was my birthday yesterday, and I remembered about 2 birthdays was when I started going for a DVD collection (which has a whole 30 titles now!)

    So, what was everyone elses first experience with this format?
     
  2. Rain

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    Fasten your seatbelts, we're off to the Polls Area. This one is a classic. [​IMG]
    My first DVD purchased was American Beauty. I don't remember what my first DVD watched was. I had a few already by the time I bought my player.
     
  3. Scott Merryfield

    Scott Merryfield Executive Producer

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    I purchased Tomorrow Never Dies (regular edition) and Starship Troopers along with my first DVD player way back in September, 1998. The funny thing is that I still have that Sony DVD player in our master bedroom, but both DVD titles have been replaced with special editions. [​IMG]
     
  4. John Garcia

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    The Fifth Element back in '97 and watched on my 1st gen Panny A300U.
    The first one I watched was Blade Runner. [​IMG]
     
  5. Mark C Sherman

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    I Bought Super Speedway as a demo disc for work. 2 months later I Bought my DVD player Panasonic DVDA110. Still works to this day almost 5 years Later. Have since Got a better DVD player. total now about 175 and holding
     
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    Not sure about purchased, but when I got my Panasonic A-120U (the newer version without the bad firmware), I got some GC to Suncoast video which I used to buy Tomorrow Never Dies and The Fifth Element based on the reviews here...
    Jay
     
  7. AllanN

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    First movie watched: Top Gun
    First movie rented: The Negotiator
    First movie purchased: The Graduate
     
  8. Trevor Harveaux

    Trevor Harveaux Stunt Coordinator

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    I bought my DVD player to watch Criterion Brazil (ordered from Amazon), but they first DVD I bought with my player was Cruel Intentions.
     
  9. Donald Shrum

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    I bought Fifth element and outbreak.
     
  10. Jason Wilcox

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    memento
     
  11. Antonio_B

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    well the first DVD that i bought was Resident Evil,it was on the same day that i bought my new DVD player;Sony DVPNS415.
     
  12. Dave Falasco

    Dave Falasco Screenwriter

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    I rented a DVD player and The Mask of Zorro when I got my first digital receiver. I had ordered a Toshiba SD-2109 player, but it hadn't come in yet and I couldn't wait, so I went to Hollywood Video (the only store within 50 miles that had DVDs for rent) and rented Zorro along with a 2108 player. When my 2109 finally came in, I picked it up and grabbed The Matrix on the way home. Now, some 200 DVDs later, those are still two of my favorites.
     
  13. Dave Poehlman

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    After one Christmas, I was half-heartedly complaining how everyone one else in the office got a DVD player and I didn't. Well, they all pitched in and bought me one as a recognition gift for some project work I had done.

    Anyway.. I believe I bought "Gladiator" on sale at Sam's Club after borrowing a few titles from friends.

    The first movie I watched on DVD was "The Mummy".
     
  14. DonRoeber

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    I had bought The Matrix before I had a player. When I bought my player, I bought Clerks and Armageddon CC with it.
     
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    Hoosiers which I bought off Ebay since it was OOP at the time.
     
  16. Steven K

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    For me, it was "Contact" and "Starship Troopers." Target had a deal going, buy a player and get two free movies. So, I paid $400 for a Toshiba 1st gen player (in Aug 98) and got the two movies. Within 2 weeks of that, I had a couple of friends who then bought players as well.
     
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    The Arrival (June 1997)....

    off to polls
     
  18. Pat Ford

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    Fargo - In the absolutely awful Polygram disk mangler case. I think this package goes down in history as the absolute worst design of all time. Although I've long moved the disk to a different case, I still keep the original abomination for posterity.
     
  19. Lew Crippen

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    Silence of the Lambs, Criterion edition was the first I owned. Dusk to Dawn was the first I saw.
     
  20. Scott Dautel

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    Got my Pioneer DV-500 in July '97 (still spinning away today). Had to drive to North NJ for DVD's (one of the national test market areas). There were only 8 titles out initially. My first was Eraser
     

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