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When the 1st videos were out what woz ur 1st film

Old Aug 30th 2010, 8:10 pm
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Do you remember the 20 ton machines the size of a TV,lol
Think mine was either Investigations of a private eye or American werewolf in london ( which I watched from behind the setee )
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I remember the babysitter letting me watch "Alien". She was more scared than I was.
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Old Aug 30th 2010, 9:05 pm
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First I bought was "the crow", only video I kept, but never deemed it good enough to bother with the dvd...
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oh god... feel very old now....

I didn't have a home phone until about 12 years old, and VCR about the same time....

I developed with a healthy diet of horror movies, Re-Animator, Evil Dead 1&2, Halloween etc....

However, I do think my first VCR film ever was a shitty copy of ET. How prophetic was that....
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Blade Runner was my first VCR tape. I'd seen it twice at the flicks already and can watch it time and time again. I'm now on my second DVD version.
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i still have about 3 or 400 videos rnaging from the blue brothers films to the alien series to really old pirate videos of films like The Firm that we got when i lived in saudi. my vcr doesnt work though bummerr
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i still have about 3 or 400 videos rnaging from the blue brothers films to the alien series to really old pirate videos of films like The Firm that we got when i lived in saudi. my vcr doesnt work though bummerr
RoboCop - 1987. I was 9... and to this day still do not understand why my parents let me watch it.

Our video was great - we had a plug in "remote control" with an 8ft cord.
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RoboCop - 1987
Yeah definatley a good year
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Can't remember my first video but I did go for the Beta video system only to be superseded by VHS a few years later!

I'm also useless at picking racehorses.
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Can't remember my first video but I did go for the Beta video system only to be superseded by VHS a few years later!

I'm also useless at picking racehorses.
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Yup, I bought a minidisc player (portable and a hifi unit), plus about 40 retails releases.

****ing big waste of money!
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Yup, I bought a minidisc player (portable and a hifi unit), plus about 40 retails releases.

****ing big waste of money!
Hahaha! We were VHS all the way, but I do remember some neighbors who had laser disc (12" discs, mind you) and BetaMax.

First movie was most probably Enter the Dragon.
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Hahaha! We were VHS all the way, but I do remember some neighbors who had laser disc (12" discs, mind you) and BetaMax.

First movie was most probably Enter the Dragon.
yeah but laser discs were totally three fonzies cool....
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yeah but laser discs were totally three fonzies cool....
This thread is a laff!

All this old technology... Reminds me of how people used to say corny things like "vinyl has such character!"

I wonder if people will get nostalgic for obsolete codecs in the future?
"Ahhh remember MP3s? Yeah I have a vintage iPod and still play them once in a while"
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This thread is a laff!

All this old technology... Reminds me of how people used to say corny things like "vinyl has such character!"

I wonder if people will get nostalgic for obsolete codecs in the future?
"Ahhh remember MP3s? Yeah I have a vintage iPod and still play them once in a while"
heh.... from the book I'm reading right now 17 by Bill Drummond:

"‘The very urge to make recorded music is a redundant and creative dead-end, not even an interesting option, fit only for the makers of advertising jingles, ring-tones and motion picture soundtracks. The sheer availability and ubiquity of recorded music will inspire forward-looking music-makers to explore different ways of creating music, away from something that can be captured on a CD, downloaded from the internet, consumed on an MP3 player; and the very making of recorded music will seem an entirely two-dimensional 20th-century aspiration to the creative music-makers of the next few decades. They will want to make music that celebrates time, place, occasion. There may be those that want to keep the craft of recorded music alive but we will think of them in the same way as we now think of those who work with bygone art forms, irrelevant in tomorrow’s world. "

http://www.the17.org/about.php
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