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Old 12-31-08, 01:37 AM
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First Blu-ray/HD-DVD title purchased?

The thread in the DVDTalk section about the first DVD purchased inspired me to make a thread for us High Definition folk.

What was the first title you purchased on either format?

For me, the first HD-DVD I purchased was: The Shining. It remains one of my favorites.

The first Blu-ray I purchased was: The Spider-Man Trilogy. I purchased this before I even had a Blu-ray player when J+R had it for $30-something. Great deal for a great set of awesome films that look and sound amazing!
Old 12-31-08, 07:31 AM
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Casino Royale was my first Blu-ray disc. My first HD DVD was Phantom of the Opera on launch day. I pre-ordered my HD-A1, and there were only three titles available on day one: Serenity, The Last Samurai, and Phantom of the Opera. None of the stores in my neck of the woods had Serenity -- the only of the three I actually wanted! -- so I picked up Phantom... just to have something to kick off my HD DVD viewing. I skimmed a few minutes, and that was it. Out of the 437 HD DVD and Blu-ray sets I have, it's still the only one that hasn't been watched from start to finish.
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Well the first HD-DVD I purchased was BSG Season One, blind buy because I felt it was a good price. To this day it is one of my favorite set of discs I own and I will not give it up until it's Blu-ray counterpart comes out.

My first Blu-ray purchase was Weeds season One because it was only $20 at Target back in Feburary and I just had to have something....other than Spiderman 3 that came packed-in...
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300 on Blu
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BladeRunner - BD
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Picked up Tropic Thunder, The Road Warrior, Bullitt, and Batman Begins at Sam's Club before I even had a player because I knew I would be getting one and most importantly..they were cheaper there!
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Serenity on HD DVD
X-men (and Fifth Element; same day) for BD
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Blade Runner was my first LD, purchased before I had a LD player.

Blade Runner was my first DVD, purchased before I had a DVD player.

Blade Runner was my first HD DVD, purchased before I had an HD DVD player.

Blade Runner was my first Blu-ray, purchased before I had a Blu-ray player.

My name is Doctorossi and I'm a Blade Runnerholic.
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I was able to choose three free BD movies when I bought my PS3 from Amazon.

- The Fifth Element (remastered)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Old 12-31-08, 11:06 AM
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I bought the following three HD DVDs off Amazon (so I could qualify for the 10% off all HD purchases) prior to receiving the HD-A1 I purchased through the Continental Airlines "One-Pass" promotion:

"Serenity"
"Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow"
and "Sleepy Hollow"

First Blu-ray purchase was a previously viewed copy of "Across the Universe", which I picked up a few weeks prior to getting my LG combo drive . . .
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I bought my first HD DVD before I had a player because of a misprice. I got The Matrix Collection from circuitcity.com for $19.99. I can't remember my first BD.
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I bought Goodfellas for $15 at Fry's simply to see how it looked on my friend's PS3 on my HDTV.
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My first BD owned was The Prestige that I got for free for taking that "test" someone posted. I didn't have a BD player, so I unloaded it. Then when I finally got my PS3 earlier this year the first two I actually bought were Blade Runner and Pan's Labyrinth in that Best Buy deal that was 2 for $xx.xx, I forget how much though.
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Last year at this time I purchased a new HP desktop that played both HD & Blu-ray. So as I was walking through Fry's on the way to check out I picked up Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (HD) and X-Men: The Last Stand (Blu-ray) - both because they were on sale. I didn't buy anything else until I finally picked up a stand alone Blu-ray player a couple of months ago. The PC was not for the movie room - it just happened to be an older model that was cheaper than the one I originally planned on getting - and even though it was hooked up to a 32 inch Samsung LCD I didn't want to invest heavily in either format until a definite choice was made.
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My first HD DVDs were Goodfellas, Unforgiven and Training Day

First BD was the Descent
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First HD: I chose Heroes and 300 as the free ones with the 360 HD (aside from the 10 free ones via mail). As for the first (and only) HD DVD I paid for, that would be Blade Runner.

BD: Pretty sure it was Cars.
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I first got in Blu in July' 07. I picked up Casino Royale, Mission Impossible box and Last Samurai early on.

Picked up an HD-DVD in November '07 when the prices tumbled. Got the requisite Transformers and Serenity
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My first HD-DVDs was The Last Samurai and Serenity... And I think my first BD's were 300 and Shooter, but I cant be sure
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I could have sworn we had a thread like this within the last few months. Anyways here are my first purchases in HD.

BD: Nacho Libre and Monster House (Before Paramount went HD-DVD only.)
HD-DVD: Knocked Up, Hot Fuzz, 300 & Bourne Identity (All free titles with my player.)
Old 12-31-08, 01:31 PM
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It was either Serenity or Jarhead. I got into HD DVD when all there was was the A1 and the XA1.

First BD was Das Leben Der Anderen.

First DVD was Usual Suspects. First VHS was Bottle Rocket.
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My first BD was the Iron Man exclusive Mask edition from Target. I was still working there and it was already sold out but I found one in our go backs and even if I didn't have a player or HDTV yet, I bought it.
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HD-DVD: 300 and Bourne Identity in the box with the A2, plus got to pick three more for free in-store: Transformers, Knocked Up, Troy (director's cut)

Blu-ray: The Rock, purchased months before I got a player
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Superman Returns on blu-ray.
Old 12-31-08, 02:48 PM
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HD DVD: Bourne and 300 came with my player, and I got Face/Off, Terminator 3 and 2001 for free from Amazon with the player.

BD: Spider-man 3 came with my PS3. First one I bought was ???.
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Serenity [HD DVD] for me.

First DVD purchased was The Mask of Zorro from a defunct outfit called Bigstar.com. Six months before I got a DVD player (I was having a new house built at the time, so the newfangled DVD player had to wait).

Although I have 21 BD titles, I have yet to find the player I want at an affordable price. So, I haven't really decided which disc to watch first when I get it. The first ones purchased have been sold. First BD I purchased and kept was Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. Got it during the BOGOF glory days last year at Amazon.

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