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Old 03-22-06, 11:30 AM
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This is a tuffy, without being off more than likely, but I am gonna say "Se7en", the old flipper (FS, WS) snap case version. That was the first dvd I owned, however I sold it and upgraded to the book version of the film eventually. Now I wish I had held onto it, because of it's historical value for me, lol!
Old 03-22-06, 12:15 PM
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Easy one. I carried an Onkyo 6 disc changer home from Circuit City (it was in a giant box) on the subway. It was a spur of the moment purchase (read: not discussed with the wife), and it was $449. To ease the level of my wife's anger, I purchased her favorite movie: The Shawshank Redemption (also purchased Three Kings--a blind buy) and we watched it that night. It helped a little, but she became annoyed when all through the movie I kept asking her, "you see how much better it looks, right?" (We viewed it on a then top-of-the line Hitachi 50" SD projection TV that was among the first to have component inputs).
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The Matrix for me. Watched it at a friends house which persuaded me into buying a DVD player. And the rest is history.
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I'm pretty sure it was Braveheart.
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It was Cutthroat Island for me......owned the laserdisc back then and when the dvd came I bought it together with a player.
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It was either the Matrix or Silence of the Lambs criterion collection back in 1999
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I had ordered a few different titles from different places, but Blade came in the same day I got my player. Watched Blade the first day and The Matrix the next day.
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Austin Powers 2
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Either the first DVD I ever bought (The Right Stuff), or the first I ever rented (The Ninth Gate)
Old 03-22-06, 02:53 PM
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I *think* the first DVD I ever saw was Predator, on a friend's system in college in the spring of '99. I'm only mostly sure that was a DVD though; there were a lot of margaritas involved. He was the first person I knew to have a player, I'm pretty certain that was the point of us watching a movie. To this day, all I remember about Predator is that it was VERY green.

On my own player, Varsity Blues. I'm proud to admit that not being able to buy the VHS the day it was released finally pushed me to make the switch. The rest is history...

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Old 03-22-06, 03:07 PM
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Mine was The Music Man. Followed by the Matrix.
Old 03-22-06, 03:20 PM
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The Fifth Element. It was like seeing God.
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I bought my player in June 1999 so that I could own the Alien Legacy box set, and the player came with a copy of Event Horizon for free. So that was actually the first DVD I ever watched, followed by the Alien movies. Once I saw the visual quality on Aliens, I was hooked.
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The first DVD I ever saw playing was Space Jam. It was the official DVD demo disc at the local Wal-Mart. The handful of other DVD releases were all literally bolted to the display.

The first DVD I purchased was The Nightmare Before Christmas/James and the Giant Peach 2-pack. I bought them before I even owned a DVD player.
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Criterion Robocop. Had the dvd quite a while before I even got my first player but it was my first dvd experience when I finally got a deck.

Natural Born Killers was second.
Old 03-22-06, 05:45 PM
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Tomorrow Never Dies...the original all SILVER special edition. My very first DVD from December 1998.
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Star Wars Episode 1-The Phantom Menace
Old 03-22-06, 08:41 PM
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I don't remember for certain, but I think it was either Halloween or The Terminator. I bought a handful of DVD's when they first came out in 1997 before I even had a player. I was working at Tower Records while I was in college and decided to buy some with my 30% employee discount since I figured I'd probably buy a player over the X-Mas break. Well that never happened, so I sat on a pile of DVD's for over a year before I finally ended up buying a player in 1999. I'm almost certain it was one of those two movies that I threw in there when I fired that baby up for the first time.
Old 03-23-06, 01:45 AM
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First one I saw was Jumanji back at the Sony Store in Chicago in '97 (which i thought looked terrible, far too noisy, on the $1000 player). The first one I played in my Creative DxR2 dvd rom drive with tv output card was Wild America, which was terrible. At the time, Best Buy had like 2 racks of dvds and that was it. They were at the front of the store.
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I'm quite sure that the first DVD I watched was Blade. My brother let me borrow it along with his player. The first DVD that I bought and watched on my own player was End of Days. I still have it too, 500 DVD's later.
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First DVD I actually watched (as in witnessed) was Twister back in 1997.

First DVD I watched (as in bought and watched at home) was The Matrix in 1999.
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The first DVD I ever watched was, "Big Momma's House," at a friend's birthday party.
You have my deepest sympathies.
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"A Soldier's Story" in my film class in high school. Fine underrated film.
Old 03-23-06, 09:26 AM
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My first two dvd purchases (purchased at the same time I got my first player) were the first releases of Barry Lyndon and Raging Bull. I am not 100% sure, but I think I watched Barry Lyndon first. I had never seen one before buying my own.
Old 03-23-06, 09:58 AM
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I bought a new computer with a DVD-ROM in the early Spring of '99. First flick I ever bought/watched was Carpenter's The Thing, paid full price ($22.99) at Circuit City. I was amazed at the extras (awesome documentary) and clarity of the picture. I was hooked like a ho on crack.

I bought a Toshiba 3109 soon after that....and still have it.

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