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The first DVD you bought?

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Miles, Nov 20, 2003.

  1. Miles

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    Thought this might be interesting??

    The first DVD you bought - what was it, when was it and (if you remember) how much did you pay?

    For me it was:

    The Thing - Jan 2000 I paid about £15 from HMV

    First Internet purchase - Saving Private Ryan Jan 2000 £17.99 from Play.

    What about you:)
     
  2. yatesd2404

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    Think I bought a few as I remember in a set imported from US.

    Think it must have been The Wedding Singer, Contact, US Marshalls and Starship Troopers I think, and guess it would have been October 1998 if I am counting back correctly.

    Think they were all around 15 dollars each and at the time I seem to remember I generally had about as many titles as the shops in Germany where I was living at the time.
     
  3. Dan Smiffy

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    The Exorcist for £16-99 I think in WHSmiths using tokens I was given when I left a rubbish job. I didn't buy a DVD player for another 3months but knew then it was only a matter of time! First Internet purchase I don't remember - it wasn't for a while afterwards though 'cos I didn't get netted up until I'd had the player for quite a while... Would've been R1 something more than likely, and more than likely again a horrible French dual cover from Play! ;)

    dan.
     
  4. Dave H

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    My first import DVD was the Matrix and I paid about ten pounds for it.
     
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    mine was moulin rouge - before I bought my dvd player, funnily enough it's the only dvd I've got that I haven't seen...
     
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    My first was The Faculty.

    Bought it between Christmas and New Year from Whsmith, all fluey, before my DVD player was about to arrive. Paid top price I think. Didn't know any better then.

    That was Christmas 99 and have the same DVD player (Tosh SD3109) still going strong.

    Greg
     
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    Golgeneye reg1 Oct 1997
     
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    Batman from HMV about £18 in 1999
     
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    The Negotiator.
    £20 from DVD Emporium Leeds, small Region 1 importer, sadley no longer there. :(
     
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    I bought a PS2 on 06/01/01 until then I had not owned a dvd player so I guess it would have been not long after that....I know I bought Leon, Casino and the hurricane together from a WH smith sale, also the matrix was bought early on but I can't remember if it was before the other three....:confused:
     
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    First internet purchase finding Nemo about 2 weeks ago
     
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    American Psycho R2.

    Bought it because it's hilarious...
     
  13. soulbrother

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    The first dvd that i bought was The Jackal ,this was R1 and get this ,over the counter in a shop called Laser Enterprises in Wickford,essex.The price i paid was £27 ,yes this is'nt a typing mistake,it was way back 1997 i think,i'd just got my Pioneer 909 laserdisc /dvd player.The shop was great .hundreads of R1'S on the shelves,sadly the shop has gone but the company now trades online as enterprises dvd.The First 10 or so that i got were all above £20,but the medium was very new and no-one i knew ,knew what a dvd was!.I ve got around 250 now.
     
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    The first DVD i brought was 'Snake Eyes' and the first internet purchase was probably 'A Bug's Life'.
     
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    Outbreak was the 1st one that I played (can't remeber what else I bought) back in Aug 97. It was a defining moment when the scream of the rockets flew from the rears to the fronts, shattering the quiet jungle. Put a big smile on my face.
     
  16. pete18

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    my First DVD's I bought was Gladiator and snatch in blockbuster
    that was before I got my PS2 and my Toshiba 220e, I had to watch them on my PC, that was back before christmas 2000.

    my first online purchase was fast and the furious from play.com 13/03/2002
     
  17. Setenza

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    I think the first DVD I bought was Small Soldiers R1.

    Prior to that I was a dedicated Laser Disc punter. Still got about 50 (up for sale may be).
     
  18. Garrett

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    The Mummy for £10 from Dixon’s (because it got good reviews for picture quality and I had not seen it). Also I got my first DVD player there.
     
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    brought Gladiator and the Matrix in December 2000 from Woolworths. My first internet purchase was also in December 2000 and i brought Die Hard from DVDBoxoffice. Wow was it really three years ago now :eek: how time flies
     
  20. fatbob

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    My first dvd was the region 1 For a few dollars more. Paid about £20.00 for it in August '98 from a region 1 dealer on Shaftsbury Avenue ( who charges rip-off prices, the average region 1 disk costs around £25 to £30 :eek: ).
     
  21. Smurfin

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    Nope, they are Future Entertainment:)

    And I remember the shop well, used to visit every couple of months and buy 5 or so laserdiscs there, and paid £160 for them:eek: - and that was a bargain:)
     
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    I was bought the matrix on DVD for my birthday, cant remember which year it was though, or how much it would of cost. The only DVD player i had at the time was on my PC though.
     
  23. popeye

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    Mine was The Fifth Element, region 1. Just goes to show how good some of the early transfers were. Still a great title by todays standards!



    popeye
     
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    Smurfin,are you sure they are futureent... now?,i'm sure theyre now enterprisesdvd.I get a catologue from them regullaly and it has'nt changed at all from when they used to sell laserdiscs.A guy called Barry was the owner i think,also the guy who starred in the fast show Rhrys Thomas (swiss tonys sidekick )worked behind the counter.They got shut down by F.A.C.T.
     
  25. popeye

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    I think your right! I used to buy loads of laserdiscs from Laser Enterprise as they used to be called. It broke my heart when they were raided by FACT. I had a few good titles on pre-order!:mad:


    popeye
     
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    Aliens Special Edition :smashin:


    There is another long thread on this subject somewhere if anyone is interested...
     
  27. Setenza

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    I bought my DVD/Laser Disc player from Laser Enterprises in 2000. They do now trade online as www.enterprisesdvd.com

    All that trouble with FACT. The bad old days indeed.

    I still own a Pioneer DVL 919.
     
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    i brought 4 dvds when i had my first player (a region one only toshiba 2107).
    i paid a amazing £120 for the 4!!!!!!
    they were rumble in the bronx , spawn , starship troopers and con air!
    :eek:
    the sad thing is you could get 3 dvd PLAYERS for that now.........
    lol
     
  29. Makaveli

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    One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest for €17 back in 2001. I think it was € anyway.
    First online purchase was Transformers the Movie for £10.99 from Play.com also in 2001.
    Only had a dvd drive back then.
     
  30. barneybelly

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    Blade was my first DVD from Woolworths for ....I think £16.99.
    I didn't even own a DVD player at the time...but i knew i was getting one for Christmas so had to get a few films.
    First online purchases were Aliens R1 & Childs Play R1.
     

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