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Old March 19th, 2005, 05:43 AM   #1
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Well, people used to ask, "What was the first record you bought?" Well, now it's time for "What was the first video you ever bought or received as a gift?"
This would have been something between the late 1970s and mid-1980s, when VCRs first became commonplace and movies and episodes of TV shows began to be sold individually to the general public. Did you have a VHS or Betamax player, or maybe a laserdisc player?
Or maybe you were one of the lucky ones whose parents owned a sound movie projector, and bought (gasp!) movies in a canister?
As for me, the first movie I bought was "Big Wednesday," which still is my favorite surf movie. I bought it on VHS.
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Old March 19th, 2005, 07:58 AM   #2
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Old March 19th, 2005, 08:42 AM   #3
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"Enter the Dragon" .. With the great Bruce Lee.
First film I ever saw and owned in the mid 80s Kung Fu movies where the all the rage then and Bruce was on top of the list .
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Old March 19th, 2005, 09:50 AM   #4
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Mine was "The Making of Star Wars"

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That's a hard question, proably Back To The Future II
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Old March 19th, 2005, 01:58 PM   #6
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My first ever DVD was Top Gun. Thought I would share. LOL
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Old March 19th, 2005, 02:00 PM   #7
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On the DVD note, mine was American Pie
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Old March 19th, 2005, 03:08 PM   #8
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Funny thing my first DVD was Star Trek TMP
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Old March 19th, 2005, 03:10 PM   #9
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My first DVD was Dogma.
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Old March 19th, 2005, 03:23 PM   #10
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Old March 19th, 2005, 03:32 PM   #11
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My first video they paid me in candy, and made me sign a paper saying I was eighteen years old...
Oh, what video tape did I buy first?
Probably Wrath of Khan.

Most of my VHS were recorded from cable.
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Old March 19th, 2005, 08:38 PM   #12
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First movie I bought way back when was Top Gun........

Still love that movie
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My first VHS was a gift from my twin, a collection of three music videos by Duran Duran called "Dancing on the Valentine".

She also provided me with my first DVDs, two together as a gift, The Hallmark production of "Merlin", and "The 10th Kingdom".
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Old March 19th, 2005, 10:30 PM   #14
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First VHS movie, eh?

Boy, that's a tough one....!

I never really had regular access to a VHS player until the late 80's and I've bought, traded and sold a lot of tapes since then.

Hmmmmm.....

Well, the best of my recollection tells me that the first pre-recorded VHS movie was the extended version of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. I remember going right out and buying it as soon as it was available.

For DVD, it would be much easier as I bought a DVD on eBay while I was trying to decide on a DVD player - that would be the 2-disk set for Supergirl - The Collector's Edition.

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Old March 20th, 2005, 12:52 AM   #15
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I'm pretty sure the first vidoe I personally owned was Conan the Barbarian, and that was only because I won it in a competition. Mum and Dad hadn't had the video very long and we rented tapes becasue it was too expensive to BUY them!!.

The first DVD I owned was Gladiator. I had that a full 6 months before we bought the DVD player/system (with hometheatre 5.1 etc),

On a side note I had owned a DTS CD of Alan Parsons Projects album 'On Air" for 18 months before that, but again had not equipment to play it on. until we got the DVD player
Final impetus to purchase the DVD was cost of technology coming down enough to be mainstream not early adopter (marketers will know what I mean) and the release of TOS BSG on DVD.
Husband knew he would lose me to a friends couch for whole weekends if we didn't get the means to view it at home (I even had places booked..)

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Old March 20th, 2005, 01:24 AM   #16
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First video. I think it was Star Wars. Pre-recorded video's was something my mum & dad thought was a waste of money so we never got them as gifts, but Star Wars was an exception!

First DVD. The Exorsist. I bought this over a year before I bought a DVD player. My PC had a DVD drive, so I wanted to check it out. Plus The Exorsist was still banned on British TV at the time, so I was eager to see what all the fuss was about. Like Lara, I waited until the price of DVD players started to fall before I bought one.
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Old March 20th, 2005, 06:34 PM   #17
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Hi -

My first video purchase wasn't actually a movie at all. It was the concert video "Exit, Stage Left" by Rush (the band not the guy.) I honestly can't remember what the first movie was, maybe "Lady and the Tramp". How's that for extremes?

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Old March 21st, 2005, 10:49 AM   #18
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American Graffitti

Saw it 23 times at the movies, lived it when I wore a younger mans clothes.

Milners car plate was THX138

Bet you all know how made it :-)
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Old March 21st, 2005, 11:10 AM   #19
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LOL..I'm so old i can't remember back that far.
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Old March 21st, 2005, 11:39 AM   #20
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gee, hmmmmm...... that question is so easy for me.

My first VHS tape was my brother in law's copy of the Battlestar Galactica pilot movie. I played it so much over the years that I had it that I eventually killed it!
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Oh my! I used to rent a lot of videos when I were younger, cos buying them really wasn't an option (In the early-mid 80's, videos of the newest films cost something around 40-80!!!!!!).

If I remember rightly though, the first video I actually bought was.... a volume of Star Trek : TNG (season 5 - the episodes 'Aquiel' & 'Face Of The Enemy')

First DVD? Hmmm, that's a bit tricky, I think it was possibly the Alien Legacy box set.

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Sometimes in highstreet shops like Virgin and HMV Vids can cost more than some DVDs
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Old March 22nd, 2005, 05:35 AM   #23
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First VHS: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

First DVD: Either "Bulliett" or "The Right Stuff", maybe both.

I'll also go a step further:

First Cassette Tape: Alice in Chains "Dirt"
First CD: The Road Warrior Soundtrack
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Old March 22nd, 2005, 08:19 AM   #24
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First Tape: Star Trek 4 soundtrack.
First CD: Star Trek Astral soundtrack
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Old March 22nd, 2005, 08:11 PM   #25
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First tape (and later replaced as my first CD) Alan Parsons Project 'Turn of a Friendly Card' AND Mike Oldfield 'QE2'
Both bought at the same time, both times. The tapes do honourable service, still, in the car, the CDs are played often..

I'm too old to have a 'first MP3 download'...

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first video

that would have to be the all time classic "attack of the killer tomatos"
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Old March 23rd, 2005, 05:51 AM   #27
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Jeremy Levin's "Creator."

1st DVD "Clerks."
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