What Was Your First DVD?

Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by Optimus1986, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. Optimus1986

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    I was digging through my pile of DVDs yesterday and I found the first one I ever bought.

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    Do you remember what your first DVD was? I'll never forget making that transition from VHS to DVD, because it was so huge.
     
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    Jaws. It was the reason I went out and bought a DVD player.
     
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    Tim Burton's Batman (Had to ask my dad for this one).
    I remember that even though we had a DVD player, I still spent a good two years watching VHS tapes.
     
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    ^LOL, me too.
     
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    Ghostbusters and Lynch's Dune, brought them towards the end of 1999 IIRC.
     
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    City of Lost Children back in 1998. Still have it.

    What's more interesting is that I can't remember my first DVD player. Unfortunately the players have a far shorter life-span than the disks. :( 
     
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    An old Scooby Doo movie IIRC.
     
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    Never had that problem personally, I only ever had 2 DVD players in the 10 years I was using them.
     
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    I'm on the 4th or 5th one, each of them a different brand (although I can't remember what brand my first one was). My Toshiba lasted the longest. The $30 shitbox I bought from Target had the shortest life at about 4 months. :/
     
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    The Matrix. I actually got it before even getting a player.
     
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    The Pierce Brosnan remake of The Thomas Crown Affair.
     
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    Gladiator. Got it as a present to go with the new dvd player. I'm honestly not sure I've ever watched it since the first time.
     
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    The Matrix.
     
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    The Matrix, sometime in 1998 or 1999 I guess.
     
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    It was either Robocop or Terminator 2.
     
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    lmao! bought my DVD player from Circuit city (98-99) then bought this movie from tower records..
     
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    When my family first bought a dvd player, it came with The Matrix.

    My first dvd was a gift: The Usual Suspects (my favorite movie at the time. *sigh* these days I realize how flawed a movie it is). First dvd I bought was probably The Fifth Element.
     
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    Damn.

    I got 5 years out of an early Samsung model and another 5 from an off-brand German player. Admittedly the second one made creaking noises for the last year I had it, but I was hanging out for BD players to drop and I coulden't find a decent short term replacement. Even decent manufacturers were dropping stuff like optical output and DTS on most models to drive prices down once the proles caught onto the format.
     
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    Bought Fight Club 2-disc and The Matrix with gift cards from Xmas 2000 a few weeks before I actually got the DVD player. Technically, the player was a Christmas gift, too, but my dad took me out to buy it in January to take advantage of price drops and so I could be picky about the features. Got a JVC that still works like a charm.