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« on: March 03, 2010, 06:04:42 PM »

i guess i mean bought,but if you don't buy DVDs,then what was your first rental

back in i think 1999 was when i got my big DVD player(not as big as the first VCRs however)


my first DVD was Ghostbusters...and for an early DVD it was quite a good one(not just meaning the film),animated menus,animated commentaries(the heads would appear on the screen as though you are in a cinema..you can just make it out on the picture below underneath where it says 'Reitman') ....you don't see those that often anymore

you can't see it here,but the Stay Puft Marshmellow man walks around the buildings





if you want to do 'first Video Cassette'...mine was 'Teen Wolf'...about 1986-1987ish whenever it was released on retail VHS icon_smile icon_biggrin
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2010, 06:09:48 PM »

Army of Darkness.
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2010, 06:09:55 PM »

First DVD: Chasing Amy

First VHS Tape: The Keaton/Nicholson batman movie.  We had other stuff on VHS prior to that but it was all movies we had taped off HBO.
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2010, 06:10:48 PM »

I think the first ones I bought were Elizabeth and Waking Ned Devine.  I feel like there was another one, but I can't remember it.
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2010, 06:14:03 PM »

I think one of the very first DVD's I bought was Gladiator.  It was that or The Green Mile.  I honestly cannot remember.

I never really did much VHS.   icon_neutral
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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2010, 06:36:54 PM »

The Matrix
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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2010, 06:39:49 PM »

Boogie Nights and Air Force One IIRC. 
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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2010, 06:40:17 PM »

Got the Godfather trilogy and a DVD player as a Christmas gift in 2000.   Still haven't watched Godfather 3.
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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2010, 06:47:19 PM »

The Fifth Element
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2010, 06:51:32 PM »

One was Dark City. I'm pretty sure there was another one but I am having trouble remembering what it was.
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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2010, 06:55:44 PM »

The Negotiator
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« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2010, 07:10:04 PM »

Spinal Tap
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« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2010, 07:15:07 PM »

No idea about the first DVD but I'm leaning towards The Matrix.  First VHS was E.T.
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« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2010, 07:17:36 PM »

I bought two when I got my first DVD player. I don't remember what the first one was, but the other one was Clerks: The Animated Series.

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« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2010, 07:26:50 PM »

Heat was my first. Loved the 5.1 surround sound during the gun battle in downtown LA.
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« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2010, 08:03:47 PM »

As for first DVD and VHS - I have absolutely no idea, not even a hint.  Instead, I'll treat you to a blast from the past - when you couldn't bring movies home unless you were a theater owner or projectionist:

The first drive-in movie ever:  The Ten Commandments.
The first movie theater movie: probably King Kong, or maybe The Wolfman or 13 Ghosts... at our local second (and third, etc.) -run neighborhood theater.

This is closer to the topic, and I even had to look it up in my amazon.com emails - first Blu-Ray movie:  Children of Men, with Clive Owen.

Okay, so I didn't answer the question, but I want to see everyone else's answers, so here I yam!

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« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2010, 08:05:47 PM »

I'm not quite sure without looking at the things, but I think A1 is either "Altered States" or "Air Force One"
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« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2010, 08:54:17 PM »

Gladiator or X-Men. Got them both at the same time so whichever it was I took out of the package first...
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« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2010, 09:01:25 PM »

Event Horizon.
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« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2010, 09:17:50 PM »

I'm pretty sure it was "Patton."   icon_lol
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« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2010, 09:29:00 PM »

Conan the Barbarian!
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« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2010, 10:30:59 PM »

Donnie Darko was our first purchase. We saw the DVD on sale somewhere before we even owned a DVD player (but we were planning to buy one). I'd seen the movie once and knew that I wanted to see it again, so I bought it. It's funny, I can't remember now where I saw it the first time. Must've been a borrowed VHS.

Netflix says our first rental was Shattered Glass in May 2004. Netflix started out as a Wife Thing, and that one was definitely one of her picks: "This fact-based film depicts the rise and fall of disgraced magazine journalist Stephen Glass (Hayden Christensen), a staff writer at The New Republic and a contributor to Rolling Stone who ultimately fabricated many of his stories, which led to his downfall." I don't think I even watched that one with her.

First Netflix movie that I chose was Triplets of Belleville. From the looks of our history I must've started taking an interest in the queue a few months later.

I resisted Netflix for a few months because I didn't want to contribute to a new monthly bill that we could ill afford. After a couple of years I ended up taking over the queue and paying the whole bill myself.

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« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2010, 10:45:55 PM »

I've never bought or rented a dvd. Those days ended with VHS. I have owned DVD pc games. What was my first one I have no idea really.
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« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2010, 10:46:49 PM »

Quote from: Ironrod on March 03, 2010, 10:30:59 PM

Netflix says our first rental was Shattered Glass in May 2004.

I think the new Dawn of the Dead was my first rental from them.
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« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2010, 10:48:33 PM »

Terminator 2 and Jerry Maguire.  Cost a cool $70 for the pair in 1997.
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« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2010, 12:34:18 AM »

Surprisingly enough, it was the Jack Nicholson/Helen Hunt romantic comedy "As Good As It Gets." I actually bought it BEFORE I had a DVD player. I just loved the movie so much I wanted it on the latest media....even if I couldn't play it yet.

Of course I bought a DVD player shortly thereafter, and it was all downhill from there.
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« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2010, 01:25:23 AM »

Gladiator.

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« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2010, 01:40:51 AM »

hmm i want to say either the matrix, starship troopers or a tom clancy box set w/ the hunt for red october/patriot games/clear and present danger (red october is still my fav of the three!)
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« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2010, 02:07:57 AM »

The Matrix...awesome movie and fantastic dvd that really showed off the capabilities of the format.

as for VHS, i really can't remember anything specific that far in the past...
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« Reply #29 on: March 04, 2010, 03:19:16 AM »

A bare bones edition of Terminator 2 that had some unusual Descriptive Video Service function that described what was going on for the visually impaired.   I've never seen it since.
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« Reply #30 on: March 04, 2010, 05:29:37 AM »

army of darkness. 
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« Reply #31 on: March 04, 2010, 05:55:00 AM »

I bought X-Men and Gladiator the day I bought my PS2.
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« Reply #32 on: March 04, 2010, 09:47:35 AM »

I'm pretty sure it was The Sixth Sense.
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« Reply #33 on: March 04, 2010, 10:14:31 AM »

Contact.
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« Reply #34 on: March 04, 2010, 06:38:57 PM »

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« Reply #35 on: March 04, 2010, 07:07:44 PM »

Being a fan of anime, mine was Miyazaki's Castle of Cagliorostro. It wasn't cheap at the time, but what a good purchase it was - we've probably watched it at least a 100 times.
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« Reply #36 on: March 04, 2010, 07:14:08 PM »

I honestly have no freaking clue.
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« Reply #37 on: March 04, 2010, 08:28:20 PM »

Bought in late 1997 October/November- I recall the following movies (purchased within a week of getting the DVD player ... I don't want to remember how much they cost back then).

Blade Runner
Dune
Twister
Half a Loaf of Kung Fu (Jackie Chan)
Tombstone
Robin Hood;PoT
Rob Roy
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« Reply #38 on: March 04, 2010, 10:55:52 PM »

I *think* it was Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. Yeah, I cam to the DVD scene pretty late - the PS2 was my first DVD player.
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« Reply #39 on: March 04, 2010, 11:18:34 PM »

No idea.  But I do remember owning Rad on Betamax.  I watched it so much that the picture quality degraded over time due to wear and tear. 
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