First DVD?

Old 06-11-03, 06:49 PM
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First DVD?

Does anyone know the first movie ever put into DVD format was? I have looked everywhere and cannot find it. Thanks for your help!!!
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Old 06-11-03, 06:50 PM
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Africa: The Serenghetii IMAX
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From the DVD FAQ (

Only a handful of DVD titles, mostly music videos, were available in Japan for the November 1996 launch of DVD. The first feature films on DVD appeared in Japan on December 20 (The Assassin, Blade Runner, Eraser, and The Fugitive from Warner Home Video). By April there were over 150 titles in Japan. The first titles released in the U.S., on March 19, 1997, by Lumivision, authored by AIX Entertainment, were IMAX adaptations: Africa: The Serengeti, Antarctica: An Adventure of a Different Nature, Tropical Rainforest, and Animation Greats. (Other movies such as Batman and Space Jam had been demonstrated earlier, but were not full versions available for sale.) The Warner Bros. U.S. launch followed on March 24, but was limited to seven cities.
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First DVD I seen was at the Lehigh Valey Mall in Allentown, PA. A travel company was showing places to I think it was some place in africa that was a lot clearer the my vcr could put out.

I went up to ratshack and told them about seems they were the only ones, that din't know about it and the mangager went up to see the demonstration. No wonder their called ratshack, like rats in maze only they were located in the mall. LOL
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