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What was your very first DVD?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Cameron Yee, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. Ryan Belfast

    Ryan Belfast Stunt Coordinator

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    Mine was the Non SE Of Tomorrow Never Dies and Goldeneye in rare Jewel Cases. Still have them to this day. I bought them along with my MultiRegion Sony DSVP 715 DVD player in 1998 costing then a whopping £650 all in, almost $1000 in US money.
     
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    Sam Davatchi Producer

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    My first DVD player was also something around 1000$ and it was only a region 1 player! It was so early that there wasn't region 2 DVDs yet! I still can not believe it cost that much!
     
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    my first dvd was slap shot. i have the newer version, but i kept the old one too, i would only get a few bucks for it if i tried to sell it anyway.

    CJ
     
  4. TheBat

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    I bought my first dvd movie a month before I had the dvd player.. it was the 1989 batman movie.

    JACOB
     
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    JiM T Stunt Coordinator

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    Austin Powers - International Man of Mystery

    Still probably the single most watched disc in my collection, due to the fact that I bought it with my first player in June of 1998, and NO ONE else I knew had a DVD player back then, so everyone had to come by and check it out. In fact, I doubt most of them ever thought there would ever be the need to get one. Out of about 5 movies, ("Starship Troopers", "The Mask", "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" among the few others) "Austin Powers" was always the pick. I must've watched that movie ten times in 4 weeks. Like being a junior high kid again.
     
  6. Will*B

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    My first player was Xmas '98, and I bought:

    Lethal Weapon 4
    Blade
    The Exorcist (25th Anniv. Edition)
    Tomorrow Never Dies (Original S.E. with silver cover)

    I'm still happy with all four of these. (Although I've got another TND disc in the 1st Bond set I bought the following year).

    I remember being AMAZED at the amount of extras on these discs. I was used to laserdiscs where you sometimes had to pay $124.99 just for a commentary and a few trailers. Madness indeed.
     
  7. Kevin M

    Kevin M Producer

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    Yeah, after all of the nay-saying that the LD fanatics said against DVD before it's release*, the actual revelation of DVD's qualities on all fronts (PQ - extras - navigation - multiple audio tracks, etc.) was stunning.


    *Kevin Smith was among this crowd on his Clerks commentary if I remember...something which he later retracted after actually experiencing DVD. [​IMG]
     
  8. TravisR

    TravisR Studio Mogul

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    It was the Chasing Amy track. [​IMG]
     
  9. Kevin M

    Kevin M Producer

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    Yeah..like I said, the Chasing Amy track. [​IMG]
     
  10. Jeremy

    Jeremy Stunt Coordinator

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    1997: The Usual Suspects, in the hard plastic "Polygram" case, before packaging had been standardized. (And you thought "Snappers" were bad!)
     
  11. Kevin M

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    Oh god, I remember those polygram slider cases....yuck.
     
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    Ahhh, the memories! I bought my first DVD player in 1999 with two DVDs:
    Stop Making Sense and
    Army of Darkness: Limited Edition

    I was pumped. Even in '99 I was the first person I knew who had a DVD player and yet most people were only slightly curious about the new-fangled "appliance".

    "So, it's supposed to look better...?"

    I tried hooking it up to my roommate's ancient TV via my ancient VCR -- just popped in the Talking Heads disc, only to slowly discover the annoying contrast-shifting wonder that is Macrovision! I was thrown off because Army of Darkness didn't have any copy protection at all. An RF modulator was soon to follow.

    Ahhh, the good ol' days. Hardly anything was OOP, every dip was a single-dip... oh, and bare-bones single discs were often $29.99.
     
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    Dharmesh C Supporting Actor

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    Aug 2000 - Supergirl review disc followed swiftly by The Living Daylights.
    Jan 2001 - Gladiator.

    Bought my first player in March 2001!
     
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    My first DVDs that I bought:

    Desperado
    Philadelphia

    Remember when Columbia/Tri-Star had those DVDs with the ugly blue background and that cheesy "Reach for the Stars" movie clip before the movie? Yuck...

    DVDs I got for free for buying the player:

    Wedding Singer
    Lost in Space
    Eraser
    U.S. Marshals
    City of Angels

    I only ended up keeping Wedding Singer and Eraser.
     
  15. Will Hickam

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    The first DVDs that I bought were LA Confidential and Boogie Nights the same day I got my first player in November 1998. Also got five free DVDs from Best Buy with purchase of player: Perfect Murder, US Marshals, Lost in Space, Sphere and City of Angels.

    BTW... My first DVD player was a Panasonic A100 which was a piece of crap and got replaced with a year later with a Sony DVP-S530D which I've had ever since.
     
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    Gladiator (2000 DTS Edition) the day it came out. When I heard that DTS intro I knew the DVD format was going to be something very special.
     
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    I collected laserdiscs for years, and until February 25,
    1999 I wasn't too interested in upgrading to DVD. Then
    a fire broke out in the apartment above me, and my audio
    and video equipment was destroyed by the water needed to
    put out the fire. I got a good insurance settlement and
    upgraded my disc player to the Pioneer DVL-909 combo
    player. My first DVD purchase was to upgrade a ruined
    laserdisc (Dolores Claiborne). I immediately saw that
    DVD was here to stay and laserdiscs were finished- the
    picture quality blew away lasers. I still have that
    Pioneer combo player, and have added 3 more players
    and 600 DVDs to my library. I think my second DVD
    might have been As Good As It Gets (also to replace
    a bad laserdisc).
     
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    I got She's All That. Back in the day I was at home and my parents didn't think that DVDs would stick around, so I ended up getting it when they bought a new computer that had a DVD player in it and I loved the movie so much. I watched it so many times that for my birthday a week later they bought me a portable Panasonic DVD player and Inspector Gadget, and my friends bought me Austin Powers: The Spy That Shagged Me, Big Daddy, and another title (but I can't remember which one now that I have so many).

    Anyways, good times...
     
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    The first one I owned was 101 Dalmatians (I was 10), the first DVDs I ever bought were Legally Blonde and Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace, and my first set was Friends: The Complete Third Season.
     
  20. Andrew Radke

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    The first one I ever bought was "The Simpsons: The Complete First Season", followed by "Space Cowboys", then "Cast Away".
     

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