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Old 03-22-08, 07:34 PM
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What were your first VHS/Betamax/Laserdisc/DVD/HD-DVD/Blu-ray titles?

Don't know if this is the right forum, but I thought I'd start a thread listing your first 5 or so titles on each format. Wasn't old enough to have a big VHS collection (I'm 20), but this is a list of the firsts from my HDM and DVD collections:

GoldenEye (the snapper release!)
Bonnie and Clyde
Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon 2
Austin Powers


Children of Men (before I even had a player)
The Bourne Identity
Batman Begins
Black Snake Moan

The Departed
The Road Warrior
The Prestige
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Stranger Than Fiction
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June 1982 -
White Music (A skiing disc with music by Takanaka); Tron (Pan & Scan) and some Disney cartoon collection.

March/April 1997 - Didn't buy the player until December
In the Line of Fire and five or six others Sony & Warner titles

April 2006
The Last Samurai - Fry's
Serenity; Apollo 13 - Both from Amazon...

October 2006 - Bought the player February 2007
Swat; Tears of the Sun; Underworld: Evolution

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DVD - Boogie Nights ( a couple of days before i had a player )
- Trainspotting

HD - 300
Bourne Identity
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First Vhs
no idea(but the first ones i remember buying is "Rebel without a cause" and some Ozzy video about the making of "No More Tears"

First LD
Tommy Boy and While you were sleeping(which is weird since both families in the movies have the same last name).
first special edition-Halloween Criterion
First DVD
L.A. Confidential
First Blu-Ray
Game Plan,Spiderman 3, Die Hard, Omega Man, Talladega Nights

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VHS 1983
Hills Have Eyes
Dawn Of The Dead
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Rolling Thunder
Toolbox Murders
all were around $60 apiece

DVD Dec. 1998
From Russia With Love
World Is Not Enough
Mask Of Zorro
still got the snapcase Bonds
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First VHS- A Nightmare On Elm Street series
First DVD- Doc Hollywood & Cruel Intentions
I don't have a Blu-Ray or HD player so none of those
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VHS - Star Trek The Motion Picture
Laserdisc - The Nude Bomb
DVD (not counting the 5 included with the player mail-in) - Saving Private Ryan
Blu-ray - Black Hawk Down
HD DVD - Transformers
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-dubbed copy of Nightmare on Elm St. 3 and Goonies
-Mallrats. the whole reason I got into DVD.
-Sorry, didn't fall for this!
-Halloween, Day of the Dead, Dawn of the Dead. Anchor Bay made my choice in going Blu. Now everyone else has followed. Thankfully.
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VHS (1980s):
- before my time (I was born in 1985); apparently it was ET for my parents

DVD (July 2002, bought infrequently until 2004):
- Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
- Family Guy Volume 1
- Simpsons Season 1
- WWF: NWO Back in Black (picked it up new for $6, it's like $60 on eBay now)
- WWF: Hulk Still Rules (got it new for $2.50 )

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Pretty sure the first VHS I bought was ET. I remember the first rentals were The Dogs of War and Back to the Future.

As for dvd, the day I bought my first dvd player, I bought Scream, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Insomnia, Jason X and The Sum of All Fears.
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Blade Runner: Director's Cut

Batman Begins

Casino Royale
The Prestige
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VHS: I have no idea. I want to say Cinderella back in 1988, but I think we had other titles before it. I won't count copies. Anyway, E.T. came shortly after that.

LD: never had LD

DVD: Boogie Nights (the first version), Contact, L.A. Confidential

HD DVD: The Phantom of the Opera, Apollo 13, Goodfellas

BD: The Last Waltz, Speed, Chicago
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Well it's taxing on my memory but here goes.

First VHS was I believe Predator 2. Used. From a Mom and Pop video store. Took me 5 weeks of saving my hard earned allowance to get that sucker. I had other titles before then, but that was the first with my own money.

First DVD was I think Blade Runner in 98 I think.

First Laserdisc was Ghostbusters (WOOT!)
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Trading Mom

Dirty Dancing

I haven't gotten into Blu-Ray or HD-DVD yet so dont know what the first DVD's for those will be
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First VHS was Batman. My dad got it for me for X-mas.

DVD-- I got about 7 at once from Columbia House. Superman The Movie is the fonly one that comes to mind right now.
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Dates are pretty much when I bought in to the formats listed

6/1983 - The Thing

9/1986 - Weird Science

5/1998 - Starship Troopers

10/2006 -Sleepy Hollow

2/2007 - Underworld: Evolution
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Well I was born in 1984, so VHS had been around for a while as Laserdiscs had too. The first VHS I bought myself, no clue...

Laserdisc - Sometime in 2002 or so

Halloween: Criterion Collection (from eBay)

DVD - February 28, 1999

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (Still Have This)
The Truman Show (No Longer Have This)

Blu-Ray - March 2007

Scooby Doo

HD-DVD - May 2007

The Mummy
The Mummy Returns
Land of the Dead
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House on Haunted Hill (1999)
Sleepy Hollow
Night of the Living Dead (1990)

I didn't even have a DVD player when I bought those but I really wanted to see the bonus features and listen to the commentary for HOHH and NOTLD. That Thanksgiving I watched HOHH at my sisters and around Christmas I watched NOTLD. Then on Christmas day I actually got a DVD player. This would have been in 1999.


I think it must have been around 1987. We were the last people I knew to get a VCR.

Everything else
Don't own any other formats.
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Gladiator (the 2-disc edition)
My Blue Heaven

Clerks 2
The Departed
Children of Men

Die Hard
Reservoir Dogs
Behind Enemy Lines
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What were your first VHS/Betamax/Laserdisc/DVD/HD-DVD/Blu-ray titles?
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DVD - Disturbing Behavior
HD DVD - Disturbia
VHS - Don't Remember
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Charlie's Angels

Doom (there was only a few titles available on release day)

Kingdom of Heaven & Speed (b1g1 Amazon)
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Bluray - Resident Evil 2 (though Talidaga Nights came with the PS3)
HD-DVD - Serenity (though King Kong came with the XB360 add-on)
DVD - Scream, Hellraiser, Starship Troopers (same day I bought my player)
Lasrerdisc - The Thing
VHS - Beverly Hills Cop

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The Patriot
The Matrix
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