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Old 03-24-08, 02:46 PM
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VHS
Don't Remember

LD
Mortal Kombat

DVD
X-men

HD-DVD
Serenity

Blu-Ray
Apocolypto
Pirates of the Caribbean
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Old 03-24-08, 04:04 PM
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VHS - Raiders Of The Lost Ark (One of the first sellthrough titles and in VHS HiFi!)
LD - Criterion Wizard Of Oz
DVD - I got a player for XMAS with a few titles one of which I remember The Usual Suspects
HD DVD - King Kong (with the XBOX add on)
Blu - Nothing yet, but CEOTTK and The Prestige would be two I would buy right away...
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Old 03-24-08, 05:14 PM
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I only ever rented Betamax and Laserdisc.

That I owned:

VHS: Bottle Rocket
DVD: The Usual Suspects
HD DVD: Jarhead
Blu-ray: The Lives of Others
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Old 03-24-08, 06:51 PM
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VHS- ET, my mom bought it before we even had a player because it was on sale "for a limited time."

DVD- Terminator 2, the Matrix, and Eraser. There was a 4th that I can't recall, maybe Lethal Weapon 4?
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Old 03-24-08, 07:59 PM
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LD: the "discovision" versions of Xanadu and Flash Gordon.
DVD: 12 Monkeys
HD DVD: Hot Fuzz
VHS: I bought so few and yet I can't recall what one was first. Maybe it was Doc Savage Man of Bronze.
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Old 03-24-08, 08:01 PM
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VHS
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Footloose
Seems Like Old Times
Foul Play
** all for the low price of 39.99 each - full screen to boot!

Beta
none

Laser Disc
Back to the Future Pt. III
Hunt for Red October
** at least they were widescreen versions

DVD
The Mask (free with player)
Seven
My Best Friend's Wedding
** both were replaced with double dips

HD DVD
300 (free with player)
Bourne Identity (free with player)
Transformers
Backdraft
** all that I already had on DVD in case HD DVD went bye-bye

Blu Ray
not yet...
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Old 03-25-08, 06:43 PM
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VHS - I remember when my parents bought our very first VHS player back in 1982; it was $1200! They could only afford to buy 2 movies for it, at $100 a piece - one was Bruce Lee's "Enter the Dragon", and the other was the very first home video release of "Star Wars".

DVD - First 2 DVDs were "Mystery Men" and "South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut", both favorites of mine!
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Old 03-25-08, 06:51 PM
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VHS:
Honey I Shrunk the Kids

DVD:
A Christmas Story
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

HD-DVD:
300
Bourne Identity (which I promptly sold)
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Old 03-25-08, 07:09 PM
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VHS:

Probably some Godzilla flicks. I started getting the VHS tapes when I was 5.

DVD:

Austin Powers
Friday the 13th part 2
Friday
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Boogie Nights

HD-DVD:

The Thing
300
The Bourne Identity
Transformers
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Old 03-25-08, 08:25 PM
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VHS
I'm not 100% certain, but I believe the first VHS tape I purchased with my own money was Dragon Ball Z: Captain Ginyu - Assault.

Betamax
A couple Star Trek season 1 tapes I got off ebay about a year ago.

Laserdisc
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie

DVD
Dragon Ball: The Saga of Goku and Dragon Ball Z vol. 1, 2, & 3

HD-DVD
Army of Darkness HD-DVD/DVD combo

Blu-ray
Halloween
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Old 12-03-10, 06:43 PM
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Re: What were your first VHS/Betamax/Laserdisc/DVD/HD-DVD/Blu-ray titles?

This current thread
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk/58...-received.html
made me look up threads about VHS and I found this one. Sorry to revive such an old thread.

VHS
X-Men Creators Choice #1: Night of the Sentinels
X-Men Creators Choice #2: Enter Magneto
X-Men Vol.4: Captive Hearts
X-Men Vol.5: Cold Vengeance
X-Men Vol.6: Slave Island

After that I got some actual films "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle" , "The Fugitive", "Speed", "Indecent Proposal", "Predator", "Predator 2", ect,.

DVD
Godzilla: King of The Monsters
Rodan
Godzilla vs. Mothra
Tenchi Universe: Volume 1
Tenchi Universe: Volume 2

Lots more anime followed before I ever got around to buying actual films.

Blu-ray
Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs: Diamond Edition (Blu-ray/DVD combo in DVD packaging)

This is still the only Blu-ray that I have. Still haven't watched it as I don't have a Blu-ray player.
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Old 12-03-10, 08:38 PM
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Re: What were your first VHS/Betamax/Laserdisc/DVD/HD-DVD/Blu-ray titles?

Let's see...

VHS: Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1984 (bought $30 used, still have it)

CED Video Disc: Friday the 13th in 1986 (used for $15, long gone)

Laser Disc: Pulp Fiction in 1995 (New $40)

DVD: The Rock ($30)

HD-DVD: The Invasion (Never had a player, it was a DVD combo I bought for $5)

Blu-ray: No Country For Old Men Collector's Edition
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Old 12-03-10, 09:01 PM
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Re: What were your first VHS/Betamax/Laserdisc/DVD/HD-DVD/Blu-ray titles?

Super 8: Sniffles Takes a Trip, starring Sniffles the Mouse (remember him?)

CED: That's Entertainment

VHS: Night of the Living Dead

Beta: I'm not absolutely sure. I bought several MGM/UA titles cheaply (and I bought them BECAUSE they were cheap), only to get home and discover that only one of them was a VHS tape--the rest were Beta. (In my defense, they were all in the oversized clamshell boxes, with only a sticker at the base of the spine noting what the format was.) At the time, I only owned a VHS deck. I think that one of the titles was Strike Up the Band. I dumped them all for a buck each at a garage sale.

Laserdisc: I think it was The Crying Game, a Christmas present from my brother, designed to get me to finally buy a Laserdisc player.

DVD: Scream -- a Christmas present from the aforementioned brother, for the same general reason: to kick-start me into a new home entertainment medium.

HD-DVD: The Bourne Identity and The Bourne Supremacy -- they came with the player.

Blu-ray: In the Realm of the Senses -- Criterion Collection

I still own all of these EXCEPT Night of the Living Dead (which I upgraded first to Laserdisc and then DVD), those Beta tapes, and The Crying Game, which I upgraded first to a widescreen Laserdisc and then to DVD.

I own WAY too much crap.
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Old 12-03-10, 09:12 PM
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Re: What were your first VHS/Betamax/Laserdisc/DVD/HD-DVD/Blu-ray titles?

VHS- Top Gun

DVD- Sleepy Hollow

Blu-ray- Star Trek (2009)
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Old 12-03-10, 09:41 PM
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Re: What were your first VHS/Betamax/Laserdisc/DVD/HD-DVD/Blu-ray titles?

VHS: The first one I remember was something called Superbook, an anime program with Bible themes -- a gift from my super religious aunt, as I recall. I remember receiving ET for Christmas the year it was first released on VHS. Also, the Disney Classics like Bambi and Cinderella.

DVD: The Dark Crystal, EdTV, The Wedding Singer, Starship Troopers, Dark City

Blu-ray: Torchwood: The Complete First Season, Iron Man, Dreamgirls, Pinocchio, Pushing Daises seasons 1 & 2
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Old 12-04-10, 12:24 AM
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Re: What were your first VHS/Betamax/Laserdisc/DVD/HD-DVD/Blu-ray titles?

I don't remember the first VHS our family bought. Probably a Disney release.

DVD: I went to Best Buy on Christmas of 1999 and bought my first DVD player along with Fantasia, Fantasia 2000, and X-Men.

Blu-Ray: I went Blu last Sept. and bought The Dark Knight and Terminator 2.
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Old 12-04-10, 12:54 AM
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Re: What were your first VHS/Betamax/Laserdisc/DVD/HD-DVD/Blu-ray titles?

^You mean 2000 for the DVD player.
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Old 12-04-10, 02:11 AM
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OK, since I upgraded to Blu-Ray...

Watchmen the Ultimate Cut was my first Blu-Ray. It was a HUGE motivation for me to buy the player and make the switch.
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Old 12-04-10, 03:12 AM
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Re: What were your first VHS/Betamax/Laserdisc/DVD/HD-DVD/Blu-ray titles?

VHS: Alien
Laserdisc: Criterion's 2001 A Space Odyssey
DVD: The Wizard of Oz
Blu-ray: Batman Begins
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Old 12-04-10, 01:45 PM
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Re: What were your first VHS/Betamax/Laserdisc/DVD/HD-DVD/Blu-ray titles?

VHS - Godzilla vs Megalon
Even found the same one on amazon http://www.amazon.com/Godzilla-vs-Me.../dp/B0000039ET
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Old 12-04-10, 02:28 PM
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VHS: Appleseed and Project A-ko (I remember the cost too - each was on sale for $34.99 - man, anime costed a lot back then)

DVD: Record of Lodoss War (entire series in one set - this began my DVD addiction)

Blu-ray: Blade Runner (Haven't bought DVD since)

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Old 12-04-10, 02:31 PM
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Re: What were your first VHS/Betamax/Laserdisc/DVD/HD-DVD/Blu-ray titles?

VHS: Halloween
Beta: Jaws
DVD: Halloween
Blu-Ray: Alien
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Old 12-05-10, 12:15 AM
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VHS:

I don't remember... neither probably Robin Hood: Prince of Thieve, Gremlins 2, Ernest Goes to Camp...

DVD:

Gremlins (1984) with Out of Print

Blu-Ray:

Rambo (2010)

I dont own betamax, laserdisc, & HD-DVD
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Old 12-05-10, 07:15 AM
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Re: What were your first VHS/Betamax/Laserdisc/DVD/HD-DVD/Blu-ray titles?

VHS - Late 1995/Early 1996
Tots TV (I was like 6 months old!)

DVD - Christmas Eve 2003
Christmas With The Simpsons

Blu Ray - June 2010
Star Trek The Movie Trilogy
Star Trek First Contact
Toy Story
Indiana Jones 4
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Re: What were your first VHS/Betamax/Laserdisc/DVD/HD-DVD/Blu-ray titles?

VHS:
Evil Dead
Evil Dead II
Chinese Connection
Enter the Dragon

LD (bought in Florida in '92, along with the player):
See No Evil (1971)
Streamers (Altman)
The Fruit Machine (weird movie)

DVD:
Can't remember first.
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