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SterlingBen
03-22-12, 05:12 AM
Sub-question: Will you upgrade/have you already?

For me it's a yes:

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&

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For Ghostbusters yes, I have been waiting these last 10 years for them to put some new fucking features on a disc. But when they finally do I am in.

As for the 4 pack, probably not. I could see myself buying a Cyborg box set though...

Ash Ketchum
03-22-12, 06:04 AM
I never upgraded my first DVD, ZU WARRIORS OF THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN, but I did upgrade the second and third, MILLIONAIRES' EXPRESS (aka SHANGHAI EXPRESS), which came out in a much better copy from Dragon Dynasty in 2007, and IRON MONKEY, which I bought in Blu-ray last year. All the original purchases were HK imports bought in Chinatown.

Dr. Phibes
03-22-12, 06:05 AM
I bought a couple at the same time, but the first one I grabbed was Phantasm. I still have it, almost upgraded when they had the version that had randomly autographed posters in there, but I didn't do it. I'd buy a blu-ray version of the series if it came out.

EdTheRipper
03-22-12, 06:05 AM
Yup, I still have the first dvd I ever bought. Haven't upgraded though.

matome
03-22-12, 06:37 AM
Yes, I never get rid of my discs.

Pizza
03-22-12, 06:48 AM
I still have them. One featured two episodes from Hercules featuring Xena. The othe is the first issue of 12 Monkees.

kd5
03-22-12, 07:10 AM
I won't swear to it but I'm fairly certain that this is the first DVD I ever bought:

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I probably won't upgrade it, it already has all the features I could want and the video is good enough for me. -kd5-

Josh-da-man
03-22-12, 07:21 AM
Just mentioned it in another thread, but I still my first DVD. The Devil's Advocate. It's the long-discontinued uncensored version, so I'll be hanging on to it.

The Lizard King
03-22-12, 07:33 AM
Gladiator. For some odd reason, I haven't purchased it on Blu-ray yet, so it's my only copy of the film.

TLK :cool:

stingermck
03-22-12, 07:41 AM
Yup:

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But once it makes it to blu, I'm sure I will get rid of it.

shadokitty
03-22-12, 08:25 AM
I no longer have my first DVD, it was the original Classic Media Terror of Mechagodzilla, from the $5 bin at Wal Mart, as I have since lost it in a move. I have since upgraded to the new Classic Media release of it however.

rw2516
03-22-12, 08:36 AM
I bought two

Tomorrow Never Dies-first release direct from theaters. Still have
Goldfinger-first release in snapcase. No longer have

Preterite
03-22-12, 08:59 AM
I still have the first DVD I purchased, which was the first Criterion release of The Third Man. Haven't upgraded, despite it being my official "favorite movie".

but I did upgrade the second and third, MILLIONAIRES' EXPRESS (aka SHANGHAI EXPRESS), which came out in a much better copy from Dragon Dynasty in 2007
The DD release, while far superior in every other way, is the international cut and is missing a few minutes of comedy and character development centering on Sammo's brothel. I hung on to both releases for this reason.

Ash Ketchum
03-22-12, 09:32 AM
The DD release, while far superior in every other way, is the international cut and is missing a few minutes of comedy and character development centering on Sammo's brothel. I hung on to both releases for this reason.

Oh, I held onto my originals also. The DD release of SHANGHAI EXPRESS has the deleted scenes as an extra, but even without them (they add up to about seven min. total), it's several minutes longer than the earlier HK import, which means there are scenes in the DD release that aren't in the earlier cut. The HK import has the seven minutes but is still only 96 min., while the DD release is 102 min. without the deleted scenes.

Keeping track of different cuts of Hong Kong films is never easy. I've held onto my letterboxed English-dubbed legit VHS copy of THE CHINATOWN KID because it's 25 min. longer than the so-called "restored" R3 release from Celestial Pictures. I have two different cuts of THE HEROIC ONES on VHS, one English-dubbed and one in Mandarin with subs. I have yet to compare them to the DVD/Blu-ray releases to see which version is on the disc.

NoirFan
03-22-12, 09:48 AM
I still own one of the three first DVDs I purchased: This is Spinal Tap. Fantasia has been supplanted by the Blu-ray, and I sold my Gladiator disc years ago.

Noonan
03-22-12, 10:02 AM
I do and I just watched it again fairly recently.

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story
03-22-12, 10:09 AM
The first DVD I purchased was Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It was also the first VHS tape I bought with my own money when I was in middle school and a collection of Monty Python songs was the first CD I got, too. Forgot about that when I started picking up blu-rays last year...

Anyway, I ordered it when I was in college, probably at Reel.com, before I even had a DVD player. I knew I was getting a computer within the next year and it would have a DVD drive so getting a bargain on one of my favorite movies sooner rather than later made sense. I had it shipped to my parent's house. I came home one weekend, opened the package, thought it was so cool, forgot to bring it back to campus with me, and then my parents finished packing up and moved, the DVD forever lost. Never saw it again. I have bought it again twice since then (the second time as that big black special edition thing with the script in it) but not yet on blu-ray.

The next DVD I bought, again before I had a DVD player, was the Stanley Kubrick Box Set and while I hadn't see half the movies I went for it. I can't remember the price but it felt like a steal. And yes, I still have it... though I have yet to watch Barry Lyndon from it...

slop101
03-22-12, 10:13 AM
Yes and no. My first DVD was Criterion's Brazil. I still have it, but I've since replaced it's first disc with the anamorphic re-release.

wd40cloud
03-22-12, 10:19 AM
Laura Croft: Tomb Raider. I got rid of it:D

Quatermass
03-22-12, 10:28 AM
I'm pretty sure I still have my original "Blade Runner" disc somewhere, although I double or triple dipped on it and now have the Blu-ray. I still have my original Toshiba player from 1998 which works great, although it's on a bedroom tv that is rarely used. I remember it was $225+shipping marked down from $299. It has a single pickup (or whatever it's called) so it won't play any homemade dvd or cd.

nemein
03-22-12, 11:10 AM
I don't recall the first one I bought so I'm not sure. I know the first DVD I ever received (as a gift) was Seven Samurai, and that I did upgrade when Criterion release that 3DVD special edition a few years back.

TomOpus
03-22-12, 11:35 AM
My first group of DVDs stayed with the ex-g/f so I can't remember which one was the first. I'm sure I re-purchased the ones I wanted.

bjh_18
03-22-12, 11:43 AM
The first DVD I ever received was Saving Private Ryan before I even had a DVD player. The first DVD I actually bought myself was The Matrix. Even though I have upgraded versions of both (on DVD and Blu-ray), I've still kept them.

Mabuse
03-22-12, 11:52 AM
First DVD was Contact. Still have it. Wouldn't upgrade.

indiephantom
03-22-12, 11:59 AM
Yes and no. I bought three at once. Zero Effect, Out of Sight, Starship Troopers. I still have the first two, but I've upgraded Starship Troopers on both DVD and Blu-ray and did sell my original copy way back when.

mike07
03-22-12, 12:13 PM
My first DVD was K-9: P.I. (had the other 2 on VHS) and I've still got it even though I recently bought the K-9 franchise pack for the rest of the series. I don't recall where I bought it or how much I spent though.

Disc-Flipper
03-22-12, 12:31 PM
I keep these for nostalgia sake, but only watch the Blu-ray versions these days.
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I remember buying Lost in Space on the day it was released (October 6th, 1998) in its snapper case, which seemed pretty elegant for its time. I grabbed TRON on the same day.

Lt. Brannigan
03-22-12, 12:55 PM
Unfortunately, no. I either upgraded or got rid of them.

Spottedfeather
03-22-12, 03:28 PM
My first was Highlander 10th Anniversary Director's Cut. I haven't watched in about a year, but I still have it. Another early one is Ghostbusters. I'd be an idiot to get the blu-ray. The original dvd has the Mystery Science-style commentary where you can see the people talking in shadow. The blu-ray doesn't have that.

Indy24LA
03-22-12, 03:43 PM
My 1st DVD was Sleepy Hollow and I still have it and watch it every other year for the Horror/Halloween Challenge.

Trevor
03-22-12, 04:22 PM
Except for titles I've bought duplicates of, I still own every DVD I've ever purchased.

danwiz
03-22-12, 06:21 PM
Yes! "Apocalypse Now" and I also now have all of the follow-ups to it - "Apocalypse Now - Redux", "Apocalypse Now: The Complete Dossier" and "Hearts of Darkness". I still like the original best. Don't even know if it's out on Blu, but I don't have a BD Player, so it's irrelevant.

dvdshonna
03-22-12, 07:16 PM
No...I like to buy sell and trade DVDs as quickly as possible.
I prefer it to making all the back and forth trips for rentals.

I still have most of my VHS tapes. I recently bought to used VCR players
at $5 each, to make sure I could keep watching my VHS movies for years.

There are tons of titles I rarely come across on DVD.

--
http://buzzhonna.tumblr.com

Steve
03-22-12, 07:31 PM
Air Force One. Bought for 33 cents from 800.com's 3/$1 sale back in 1997.

Still a great disc.

Meathead
03-22-12, 07:37 PM
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas... I did upgrade it to the Criterion version but kept the original copy as a loaner for friends. At some point I plan on picking up the Blu-ray Criterion version but haven't caught it on sale yet.

Regulus
03-22-12, 07:40 PM
First Two Movies were Spiderman 2 & Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, still have em!

First TV Series on DVD was the Gerry Anderson "Supermarionation" Series Thunderbirds, which, back in 1965 was the first Science Fiction Series I ever saw. (Thank You President Johnson for Pre-Empting Bozo right after I got home from School). With everything on Detroit-Area TV Preempted for his News Conference, I switched over to the Station out of Windsor, Ontario, and what did my eyes see? Puppets operating fancy Gadgets and flying Spaceships! You know something? I LIKE! :D

Yup, still have that series on DVD Too, on the day it was first released I was at Best Buy, seeing an Employee placing sets on the shelf I went over and snatched the next one out of his hands and BEELINED for the Checkout! :lol:

milo bloom
03-22-12, 07:55 PM
Bought before I had a DVD player, I thought it would become rare.

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Tomorrow Never Dies: SE silver case version

bobert3
03-22-12, 10:23 PM
I picked up Gladiator and my wife picked out Erin Brockvich, still have them both.

davidh777
03-22-12, 11:27 PM
Still have the first four I bought together: Casablanca (MGM), LA Confidential (snapper), Seven Samurai (Criterion), and Ran (terrible Fox Lorber version, and the only one I never watched--I later got the Fox Lorber Masterworks edition and the Studio Canal BD). I also still have the Lost in Space, Devil's Advocate, and whatever else I got free with the player.

EDIT: Missed the subquestion: In addition to Ran, I've upgraded Casablanca twice (2D SE, BD UCE), LA Confidential twice (2D SE, BD), and Seven Samurai (3D, still holding out on the BD). :D

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JOE29
03-23-12, 07:21 AM
I still have my first DVD, Jeremiah Johnson. An upgrade to bluray is coming sometime. But I may just keep the DVD because it was the first one that I ever bought.

bboisvert
03-23-12, 10:09 AM
Can't remember precisely, but I think my first two titles were Halloween II (goodtimes) and Fletch. And, yes, I've upgraded both to blu-ray, so I don't have them any more...

d2cheer
03-23-12, 01:37 PM
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Mike86
03-24-12, 02:06 PM
I can't remember what my first DVD was for sure to be honest. I think it was either The Simpsons: The Complete First Season or Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Director's Edition). I still own both of them.

Texan26
03-24-12, 04:16 PM
My first DVD was The Mask (Jim Carrey) in September 1997. It was non-anamorphic widescreen so I have replaced it with the blu-ray. I didn't realize how many non-anamorphic widescreen DVDs I bought until I got my first widescreen HDTV in 2001.

My first new release DVD that I bought on release day was Austin Powers in October 1997 and I still own it.

Chad
03-24-12, 04:52 PM
Bought before I had a DVD player, I thought it would become rare.

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Tomorrow Never Dies: SE silver case version

Ditto. Exception being I bought it alongside my first player in 1998.

I even recall being charged the price of the lesser bare bones addition because I mistakenly thought I was being overcharged, the Wal-mart cashier went to check, saw the same price and adjusted accordingly. And yes, I still have it.

LosingMyMind
03-24-12, 05:59 PM
My first DVD was K-9: P.I. (had the other 2 on VHS) and I've still got it even though I recently bought the K-9 franchise pack for the rest of the series. I don't recall where I bought it or how much I spent though.
Arguably the greatest series ever created. Nice choice!

Mondo Kane
03-24-12, 06:18 PM
Main question: Yup

Sub-question: Honestly haven't thought about it.

Breaksome Eggs
03-26-12, 04:22 AM
I remember buying some random titles in a store when I got my first player. I can't remember them all, but I know Yellow Submarine and High Fidelity were in the bunch, and I still have those.

As for upgrading, I still don't have a BR player other than my laptop, but once I do get one, these two probably won't be high priorities to upgrade.

JohnnyMovie
03-26-12, 10:44 PM
Yes I do still have my first DVD in my collection...

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with NON-SE DVD that I got em way back to 2002 when got DVD player. So I will rid of it til getting Gremlins (1984) SE DVD (or getting Bluray neither).

LJG765
03-27-12, 01:24 AM
I think I do. For sure I have the title, if not the actual disc. I honestly don't remember which was my very first DVD, but it may have been Buffy season 1. If it was, it's still the same DVD. I've only upgraded on a handful of DVDs and those are my absolute favorites and I don't get rid of something unless I have another copy. But since they are my favorites, it's possible that I got rid of the original disc as I would have been more likely to buy those first.

mythmaker18
03-29-12, 12:44 PM
First disc I bought (and the disc that convinced me the time was right to jump into the DVD format) was Star Trek: The Motion Picture--Director's Edition. Still have it and haven't upgraded because, as many well know, the Director's Edition hasn't been upgraded to Blu-Ray owing to some of the "fixes" being in standard def (as I recall).

pinata242
03-29-12, 12:46 PM
Bought this literally 6 months before I had a player. Of course I still own and watch it. I will upgrade in a heartbeat.

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terrycloth
03-29-12, 12:58 PM
i got any given sunday with my dvd player i tech still have it but its been sitting in my yard sale box for years.

the dvd i bought with it was Scarface, but i cant remember but for some reason when it was originally released it was put out of print and was selling online for a crazy amount not sure what it was all about since that was back in 00-01

mallratcal
03-30-12, 08:26 PM
My first was Jackass: The Movie

I know there are newer special editions of it out but I'm fine with the version I have.

SteveA
03-31-12, 11:21 AM
For me, Bull Durham, Vertigo, Blade Runner (I think), Singin in the Rain, and whatever other Hitchcocks were available back in 98 or 99. I still have them all, but I'm afraid to watch Vertigo because it probably developed DVD rot and I don't want to know. I upgraded Blade Runner to the multiple version DVD set a few years ago. Updated Singin in the Rain to the restored DVD version also.

MichaelMeyers
03-31-12, 03:13 PM
No. I bought the Matrix, American Pie & South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut when I got a DVD Drive for my PC. All three have been upgraded to BD

asianxcore
04-01-12, 01:06 AM
Tommy Boy

kaisha no saru
04-01-12, 07:21 AM
Yup, The Fifth Element - yes I was that person that didn't get in on the FREE deal for that and a handful of others when you bought the player. Haven't upgraded but probably will at some point.

hilts
04-01-12, 08:51 PM
The first DVD I bought was a full-screen version of Don't Look In The Basement at a used bookstore for 10.00. At that time I thought it was a bargain and I was really jacked to get a classic from my youngeer days. I did not even get a DVD player to view it on until several months later and I still loved it. I kind of regret selling it to a pawn shop when I replaced it with the widescreen version but they gave me 2.00 for it which was as good as it would ever get.

Filmscholar35
04-08-12, 01:24 PM
I didn't get my first DVD player until 2000. The very first DVD I bought was The Criterion Collection DVD of "The Last Temptation of Christ", which had then just been released. I was hooked on DVD immediately after that, and went right out and bought "Jaws", "Platoon", "The Exorcist", "Goodfellas", "Born on the Fourth of July", and "An American Werewolf in London" all in one big shopping spree! I have since replaced all of them on blu ray except "Jaws" which isn't out until August and I have the UK region free blu ray of "Fourth of July". I got my first blu ray player in 2010, and at the same time I bought "Alice in Wonderland"(2010), "The Wolfman"(2010), "Casino", "Blue Thunder", and "Goodfellas". I still have everything.

Dean Kousoulas
04-08-12, 01:34 PM
Yep. Hoodlum and Air Force One purchased back in 1998. I upgraded AFO to Blu but still kept the DVD for memories sake.

walletboyniac
04-08-12, 05:32 PM
This Is Spinal Tap Criterion Collection. Still have it. I bought a PC with a DVD-ROM drive before I had an actual DVD player. Quickly got addicted to audio commentaries. These days, I can't even sit through them.

adrenaline78
04-08-12, 07:12 PM
I thought I replied to this thread already. I still do have the first dvd purchased. The Fifth Element was the title. It was even in one of those cd Jewel cases.

manicsounds
04-08-12, 09:12 PM
Answer is no. This first I remember buying, used for that matter was:

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Sold it of and upgraded to the anamorphic reissue with added extras:

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Much better picture, but the one unfortunate miss is that the Japanese credits were all changed to English, and it is very noticeable since the animated credits are now just stillframes...

PvtPlatypus
04-08-12, 09:17 PM
The first DVD I ever bought was Star Wars Episode 3. I wasn't a movie collector when it released. I just rented movies for the most part. Now I'm the exact opposite, I buy way more than I rent. But, I don't own my Episode 3 dvd anymore. I bought the Complete Saga on Blu-Ray. I feel ashamed that I started collecting so late when it comes to DVD's.

resinrats
04-15-12, 02:01 AM
Austin Powers way back in '98 or '99. Still have it. That movie forced me to upgrade my TV to one with AV jacks. Had always just used the coaxil port before & didn't know the copywrite protection effect by using the AV jacks on the VCR player. So I got my DVD player & DVD then had to wait a few weeks until I got a new TV. Still have that original TV & the TV I upgraded to. Both haven't been used in years but they still work.

My Other Self
04-15-12, 02:08 AM
Sub-question: Will you upgrade/have you already?

For me it's a yes:

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For Ghostbusters yes, I have been waiting these last 10 years for them to put some new fucking features on a disc. But when they finally do I am in.That's my first DVD as well, from April of 2000. And I still have it. But I don't think there's much of anything else they could've put on there.. the only thing it's missing is the Stake deleted scene from the Criterion LD.

The Bus
04-15-12, 03:55 AM
<b>The Usual Suspects</b> (Polygram). A flipper disc with widescreen on one side and fullscreen on the other.

Still have it.

dillkid
04-15-12, 09:29 AM
My first DVD was Christmas With The Simpsons, which I got for Christmas 2003. I got rid of it a few years ago after catching up with the season sets.

The Monkees
04-16-12, 11:59 PM
Sure do. I got my first DVD player on my 15th birthday on February 28, 1999 (I was actually born on leap day). I bought both Austin Powers & Truman Show (I don't have Truman Show anymore). I have upgraded to the BD of the Austin Powers movies but can't part ways with the DVD I've owned for over 13 years.

Nebiroth
04-17-12, 06:06 AM
Still got mine; I got it with the DVD player - as part of an offer I think - it's the Godzilla remake which actually at the time made quite a good showcase for DVD. The release is so old it's in one of those very early jewelcase style cases (as thin as a CD case but twice the height). I've only got one other of those, Bram Stoker's Dracula.

Shame they didn't catch on as my DVD collection would occupy about half the shelfspace it currently uses!

Certainly I won;t be upgrading it as it;s a rubbish film!

Backlog
04-20-12, 10:29 PM
My first DVD was The Crow, which I bought in November 2002. I still have it and will probably upgrade it when the Blu-ray goes down to $5 (or less) again.

InnocentBlood
04-24-12, 12:00 AM
Mine was X-files season 1 that I bought off ebay even before I even had a DVD player :) I still have it with me of course and patiently await the day when X-files makes itís BD debut.

milo bloom
04-24-12, 10:03 AM
Mine was X-files season 1 that I bought off ebay even before I even had a DVD player :) I still have it with me of course and patiently await the day when X-files makes itís BD debut.

I can't recall exactly, but were there many CG FX shots in that show? It's probably going to run into the same issue as Star Trek TNG and many other shows of the same era: those FX shots were only done in standard definition and the move to hidef won't be pretty. Now, Star Trek TNG is getting a CGI redo, but they've got a much bigger fanbase. The X-Files was big, but would it still sell enough to justify that expense?

indiephantom
04-24-12, 12:51 PM
Bought three back in '99.

Out of Sight:CE (still have it)
Starship Troopers (don't have it, upgraded to Superbit, special edition, and now Blu-ray and have kept all of those versions)
Zero Effect (still have it and don't think I've watched it since)

Rinzler
04-24-12, 07:47 PM
Yes, my first were gifts and one I remember from the Christmas where the family got our first DVD player was Mickey's House of Villains.

I LOVED The House of Mouse so I really wanted it. I was freaking out when I opened the player, it was a Symphonic VHS combo but I didn't care or know, really. It was the Apex we got for my bedroom that crapped out on a Spongebob DVD that introduced me to brands... and the Toshiba that replaced it is still fantastic today!

Time Warrior
04-27-12, 11:40 PM
My first was Doctor Who - The Five Doctors in 2000 (about a year before I had a player). I still have it plus the upgraded two disc version from c. 2008.

That'sAllFolks
04-28-12, 09:57 PM
No,but I do have the second.

True story.

Super X
04-29-12, 06:57 AM
Yes. My first was The Devil's Advocate, purchased at the same time as the player.

TheKing
04-29-12, 03:34 PM
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I picked this DVD at Target a couple days before my first PC DVD drive arrived in the mail in May 2000. That drive served as my DVD player for a couple of years until prices on stand alone players became reasonable.

I also still have these firsts:

First VHS: Batman (1989)
Fisrt CD: Aerosmith - Get A Grip (1993)
First HD DVD: Batman Begins & 4 others (2007)
First Blu-ray: The Dark Knight (2008)

Aceguy
04-29-12, 09:30 PM
Yes, I am quite young and I didn't start collecting until 2005.My first DVD was Batman Begins Full Screen Edition (I still haven't upgraded to the Widescreen edition.) It was a gift. For purchasing, I can't even remember, because I am a teenager.

SPiRAL
05-01-12, 11:01 AM
Boogie Nights snapper case, yes I do.

jdslater1
05-01-12, 11:10 AM
Yes, The Negotiator.

And I did up grade to BD.

Alan Smithee
05-01-12, 12:44 PM
Since I just got a new TV I've been doing a "firsts" viewing, watching the first titles to come out on each video format. Watched the original jewel case release of "The Craft" last night, and 50 First Dates which was one of the first Blu-Rays- I bought that before I got a Blu-Ray player just because I wanted one of the first discs even if the format didn't make it. Will later watch one of the HD-DVD launch titles (also got one of those when they hit the market but didn't get a player til after the format war was over), Terminator 2 on D-VHS, the original Jaws DiscoVision laserdisc, and Race For Your Life Charlie Brown on CED. Will probably watch one of my Magnetic Video movies on both VHS and Beta too, though I don't think I have any of their very first 1977 releases.