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Kevin Sharp
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Posted: 27 May 2019 at 10:39pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

1. What was the first film you saw in the cinema?

Most likely either a re-release of THE GNOME MOBILE or THE SEVENTH VOYAGE OF SINBAD (though I do have an early memory, like Shaun up above, of INFRA-MAN "The Ultimate In Science Fiction!")


2. What was the first film you saw on video (or rented yourself, if that's different, feel free to include both)?

First saw: MY BODYGUARD, shown at summer camp. 
First rented myself: ENTER THE NINJA.


3. What was the first film you owned on video?

I don't remember the first film, but the first tape I purchased was a Road Warriors AWA wrestling compilation.


4. What was the first film you owned on DVD?

STARSHIP TROOPERS, which came with the DVD player. I remember being so blown away by the image quality that I paused mid-movie to call my friend and tell him that the end of the line might have arrived for our beloved laserdiscs.


5. What was the first film you owned on Blu-ray?

BLADE RUNNER set.


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Jason Scott
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Posted: 28 May 2019 at 12:12am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

1. I think it was a re-release of 101 Dalmatians. My Dad says he took me to a drive in showing of Star Wars when on holiday in the US, but sadly I don't remember it. (Probably too young to do so..)

2. Superman II. Me and my Dad actually watched it again right afterwards. And were excited at the prospect of being able to do that!

3. The Empire Strikes Back. (A little shop was selling it's ex-rentals off as it moved away from videos. So I snapped up this movie at least a good couple of years before it went properly on sale to the public.)

4. The Terminator. I really wanted to see those deleted scenes. It was like a holy grail to me.

5. Avengers (3D) I had a tv and bluray player with 3D capabilities. So it seemed like the natural thing to buy first! (IIRC I think I had to buy the American one though to hear the Joss Whedon commentary.)
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Rick Senger
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Posted: 28 May 2019 at 7:07am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

1) 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY.  I was three or four and obviously don't recall much.  What I do recall is bawling at the intense music on the moon obelisk unveiling, which scared me to death even though i had no idea what was going on on the screen.  My parents steered me clear of movies for a while after that.

2) AMOK TIME  I taped it off free tv to start a lengthy TOS format odyssey!  Taped the whole series that way then re-taped everything when scifi ran it uncut, then bought the dvd box set, then ultimately bought the blus.  I won't be purchasing any more TOS sets!

3)  No clue.

4) LA CONFIDENTIAL?

5) NORTH BY NORTHWEST.  One of the cleanest, most beautiful prints I've ever seen.
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Bill Collins
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Posted: 28 May 2019 at 8:22am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

First in a theatre, my dad took me and it was a double
bill of Our Man Flint and Blue Water, White Death, the
latter was a shark documentary, and as i was about 6,
it bored me to tears, unlike Flint!

On video, The Burning, a crappy 80`s "Video nasty"

Owned on video, i won The Empire Strikes Back when it
was initially released on rental but not for home
purchase, i filled in a competition form i picked up
off the counter in the video rental shop.

On Dvd, Gladiator.

On Bluray, the most recent, but i can`t remember!

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Posted: 28 May 2019 at 9:20am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

1. What was the first film you saw in the cinema?

Swiss Family Robinson, the Aristocats or Jungle Book when I was a kid.

2. What was the first film you saw on video (or rented yourself, if that's different, feel free to include both)?

Probably an illegal version of "Star Wars" at my friend's house.

3. What was the first film you owned on video?

I can't remember.

4. What was the first film you owned on DVD?

A Bug's Life.

5. What was the first film you owned on Blu-ray?

Captain America: The First Avenger I believe.
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Peter Martin
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Posted: 28 May 2019 at 10:09am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

On Bluray, the most recent, but i can`t remember!
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Funny how that works isn't it? I can remember what I got for my 7th birthday, but I can't be 100% about what I bought first on Blu-Ray just a few years ago.

Winning ESB on video back then when it was only rental would have been a big deal!
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Brian Rhodes
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Posted: 28 May 2019 at 10:41am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

1. What was the first film you saw in the cinema?

Hard to remember. Perhaps BAMBI. Or Disney's ROBIN HOOD. Taken by the parents as I'm sure they'd thought I'd enjoy them (and I'm sure I did). The first movie I remember wanting to see was KING KONG '76. I was 7 years old and was fascinated by it. I still have a fondness for it. 

2. What was the first film you saw on video (or rented yourself, if that's different, feel free to include both)?

Again, difficult to remember. But maybe ALIEN, at a friend's house. First one I rented? No clue. 

STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN was probably the first movie I purchased on VHS, DVD, and Blu-Ray. In fact, I'm fairly certain its release in the latter two formats was what prompted my respective upgrades. 


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Bill Collins
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Posted: 28 May 2019 at 11:17am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Peter wrote "Funny how that works isn't it? I can
remember what I got for my 7th birthday, but I can't
be 100% about what I bought first on Blu-Ray just a
few years ago.Winning ESB on video back then when it
was only rental would have been a big deal!"Yes, i
have tried really hard, and on reflection i think it
was the first three Shrek films as they came with the
tv and bluray player.As for Empire, yes it was a huge
deal for me, i think the going rate for video tapes at
the time was about 80, this was a good two or three
years before sell though releases. It encouraged me to
go for it with competitions, in 1986 i won a cd hi-fi
system by answering 3 questions on a Lamot Pils
beermat, the tie-breaker question was to think of a
name for the barbarian warrior in the advert, i came
up with "Immortus"...i have no idea where that name
came from! Whilst on the subject, i can definitely
remember the first two cd`s i bought in 1986 for my
new player, Rush-Power Windows and Iron Maiden-
Somewhere In Time!

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Shawn Kane
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Posted: 28 May 2019 at 11:30am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

1. Star Wars- At least that I can remember. There may have been a Disney matinee around the same time period (1977).

2. Tron- I loved the game, owned the record that told story, and had the toys. We had a videodisc player and I wanted to see Tron more than anything!

3. Batman (1989)- At the time, a favorite movie of mine and when I could buy a VHS tape, that was my first pick.

4. Caddyshack- I had just bought a DVD player and since Caddyshack is my all-time favorite movie, I bought it first.

5. John Carter- I was still in DVD-buying mode but Best Buy only had the Blu-Ray, so I purchased it because I really wanted to see it.


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Posted: 28 May 2019 at 1:03pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1975 re-release)

2. STRIPES (1981) on a neighbor friend's RCA VideoDisc, projected onto their Sony Videoscope.

3. BATMAN (1989) is the first VHS I remember personally going out and buying (at the local 7-11, because it was everywhere).

4. The first movies I purchased on LaserDisc in 1991 were DIE HARD, DIE HARD 2 and the STAR WARS trilogy. I went all-in on LDs for a few years and ended up selling my player and entire collection for less than the cost of a single disc years later. This caused me to be very gun-shy about embracing another format too early. I didn't purchase a DVD until 1999 or 2000 and can't remember which title. 

5. MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 3 in 2006.
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Tyler Kloster
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Posted: 28 May 2019 at 8:50pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

1) The first movie I can *remember* seeing is Superman

2) The first movie I ever rented on VHS was Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, or rather my parents rented it for me, for my birthday party. We had to rent the VCR as well, one of those really old kind that ejected on the top.

3) The first movie I ever owned on VHS was....um...Godzilla vs. Megalon. I had been obsessed with Godzilla movies thanks to the old cartoon as well as a book about them in my elementary school library. Unfortunately, I never had the chance to see any of them until our family got our own VCR and I saved up my allowance money to finally buy my own Godzilla movie, and....

....nobody's first Godzilla movie should be Godzilla vs. Megalon.

4) The first movie I bought on DVD was Batman Returns.

5) The first movie I bought on Blu-Ray was All-Star Superman. However, the first Blu-Ray I bought of a movie that was originally a theatrical release was, I think, The Avengers.

Also, this wasn't one of the original questions, but the movie I have purchased the most times over numerous formats is the original Halloween.
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Posted: 28 May 2019 at 8:55pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply


1. First movie I can recall seeing was Snow White
   
2. Not sure but the first I can remember was Grease

3. 1st film owned on VHS....that's a tough one. Likely Star Wars.

4. First film owned on DVD.....I know it's not a film but I will stretch the
question to include Buffy Season 1

5. I have never owned a blue-ray film
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