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1st DVD you ever watched?

I am pretty sure that the first DVD I saw was "The Matrix" on a little, feeble Sony player back in 2000 i think. it was in an old studio i used to live in in CT. no theater system or anything like that, but i know i wanted something that utilized the meduim to its fullest and i think this was one of the best back then.

when i got my little Sony 'ht in a box' i am pretty sure i wanted to utilize audio and video and popped in "Die Hard" 5-Star. but, that was only the first on a new system (that was also the time when i took DVD's a little more serious) and then it wasn't until i moved a DVD rack away from my entertainment unit and re-organized that i started seriously collecting.

so what was the 1st you ever saw and tell the tale (if there is one)?


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That would have to be Golden Eye. but in like 98 i think..... watched in on my computer.
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The Matrix for me, also around that time, at a friend's house.
Of course, I didn't have my own player at the time, but I soon saw the light.

Now I have like 10 times the number of DVDs he has.
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Meet Joe Black. My GF(wife now) at the time picked it up when I purchased my 1st player in May of 99. I think I slept through about 80% of the movie. The next night we watched The Waterboy.
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The DVD from the first issue of Total Movie that had the Troops short film on it.
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US Marshalls. First one I ever bought. I was amazed...but wondered why my laserdiscs sounded so much better. This was (I believe) November 1998.
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I believe mine was Dumb and Dumber. I remember getting it as part of my Columbia House free titles...
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Dirty Dozen. I bought it when I bought my player a Panny A-110. I no longer have either. I sold the DD to upgrade and the Panny, like a lot of its brothers died an early death.

My first DVD after I added surround sound was the American tragedy known as Godzilla lol I was leaning over to correct the sub dials and that foot came down and the bass almost knocked me flat on my butt. I didn't realize the sub was powered up.
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My friend had a player before I did so I think the original Halloween disc was the first one I watched.

My first dvds were Jurassic Park III and Planet of the Apes Remake, and I watched in that order. I used to have my dvds on a rack by purchase date. Ah the days.
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Starship Troopers on my old computer. I thought that was awesome.
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Blade, also on my computer. I still remember buying it from Wal-Mart, and needing the electronics department guy to unlock the case for me to pick out my DVD.
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"Jerry Maguire" which came free with my then newly bought DVD/LD combi player.

It's been almost 10 years
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The first title I ever bought....Rush Hour.
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Dead Man on Campus, back in 1998.
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Goldeneye, the old snapper editon.
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My very first was Ravenous, which I rented, but that was viewed on an old tiny T.V. I wasn't impressed with the video or audio quality, so I decided to buy a bigger/newer television set. My first on that, and 2nd DVD in general, was The Matrix, which I purchased.
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First one I bought and watched was Big Daddy followed by Friday. This was late 1997. Rushed home and watched them on my freshly bought Panasonic Home Theater In A Box DVD/CD player that back then cost me $700, lol....

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Um, this would have been Bug's Life or Matrix... probably Bug's Life. Played on a RCA dvd player I think, on a 27" tube TV. I remember buying a $300 player, so it was right when DVD's came out.
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Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

In like 1998 or 1999, I think it was 98
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Evil Dead Elite version....bought it before i owned a dvd player. Had to rent a player to watch it, i rented others but didnt have the hookups to get around Macrovision. ED was the only one that didnt have Macrovision. watched it about 20 times that weekend.
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The Matrix

Preordered it before I even owned a player...and made a point to play it first. Loved that flick.
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To my eternal shame I have a feeling it was the dire Godzilla remake.

And it came in one of those weird booksize jewelcase style DVD cases, that never caught on (pity cos they save a lot of space)

Pretty sure it was this. Either that or Mars Attacks.

Think it was 1999, which was pretty early for the UK.

The player is still my main machine, a venerable Pioneer 717 - champagne gold!
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First DVD I ever watched was Any Given Sunday on a rented player hooked up to my 19" TV.

Purchased my own player a week later and rented copies of Batman Returns and American Psycho.

I still remember how small the DVD rental section was at my local Blockbuster, and that was back in 1999.

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