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kat27
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Oh it's not check mate love, merely check. There are so many moves we COULD take from here. I love a scandal as much as the next person but perhaps we should end our friendly rivalry here? Agree with you that you were most probably deprived as a child and have very little memory of anything else. Game, set and match darling. Love your wonderful, wise and totally contemptable sister! P.S. you are probably right with the grease thing but there were several others. What about 'Doctors' or 'The Girls of St Trinians?' or 'The Neverending Story'?
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The first VHS video I saw was a Christmas present. It was Young Sherlock Holmes (1985, I think). I LOVED it and I was so excited that I could watch it anytime I wanted. I watched it every day. I STILL love that movie but no one else has ever seemed to know what movie I am talking about. Maybe someone here will know it.
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I do. Thanks to AMC showing it a couple of years ago, I've been hooked as well. It's a prime example of how Chris Columbus was a great writer before he became a great director. Good thing the Wright Brothers didn't get to see they were actually coopted out of the first flight. Is there any DVD petitions going around fori t, because I'd sign it.
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'Young Sherlock Holmes' was a childhood favourite. It's funny that it isn't well remembered.
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That would have been "Breaking Away", two years before we had a VCR.
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Using a borrowed VCR for the weekend it was "Risky Business" & "Into The Night"

On our own VCR it was "THE NEW KIDS"

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Oh, yeah! I like this topic. I remember long, long ago when I watched The Hobbit cartoon movie on video, and that was one of the first my family rented.

It also could've been The Last Unicorn. Yeah, I know, my family rented very disturbing anime films for me to watch as a tot.

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The film I watched all the time when I was younger was Enid Blytons Island of Adventure

I watched it every day and it drove my Mum mad [Big Grin]

I still have a copy, copied from Betamax to VHS and the theme tune can still make her angry [Smile]

I would love to get a better copy of this does anyone remember it?

It probabally wasn't shown in the states (Bill was played by an actor from Emerdale Farm!!!!)

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The first 2 movies I ever watched on home video were the comedies - airplane and monty python's - the life of brian.

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Ghostbusters was the first movie. It was 1985 when we rented it.
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I really can`t recall the first movie I rented. I do have vivid memories of waiting waiting waiting to rent Wrestlemania 3....man that was hard to get. Finally got my hands on a copy and watched it over and over.....great memories....
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My first home video experience was Kind Hearts and Coronets with Alec Guinness which I picked up on VHS from a drive-through photo-developing store called Fotomat, circa 1979. Very few folks remember those things, but at one time, there were thousands of these little booths across the U.S. and just about every decently sized town had one. Drive-through movie rentals! Some things were just years ahead of their time. Here we are not even 40 years later, and not only are Fotomats extinct, but film developing is too. And video rental stores are headed there soon.

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It wasn't the first movie i ever saw on home video.. but the first one i ever took home myself, was..

-drum roll-

REVENGE OF THE NINJA !

It was april 1986 and my life was changed forever.
(for the better or for worse depends on one's point of view) [Big Grin]

Funny thing : Revenge Of The Ninja gets a blu-ray release next month.. so i guess that means i've come full circle ! [Cool]

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i think it was the Golden Child with ed murphy
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Must have been The Octagon, Robbers of the Sacred Mountain or Acapulco Gold.

My father was working in the local electric and plumbing company. They had also home appliances for sale there and yes, they rented VHS tapes.
VHS were everywhere back in those days [Cool]

So, my father worked there as a plumber and we practically got to see films for free, not a bad deal!

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Return to oz. The wheelers freaked me out and still do a little
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The first video I ever rented (well my mother rented) was The Elephant Man with John Hurt and Anthony Hopkins. I was allowed to bring some friends over as the VHS Ferguson Videostar was new and it was an opportunity to show it off, although the choice of film was hardly kid-friendly!
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Welcome back Dolenz85!
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I'm fairly sure the first movie that was rented in our house, by my parents, was Raiders of the Lost Ark. We got our first VCR in 1981 or 82. I couldn't tell you the first video I rented myself. I didn't have an account until the early 90's, at the local grocery store, Giant Eagle. I remember my Dad used to rent most of the videos at Phar Mor, but we also had a great little locally owned shop, and he had a great selection. He'd also give you a call if you wanted to reserve a movie; he'd let you know it was in and to come pick it up.
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