Having just gotten George Romero's The Crazies on DVD, I realised this was the first film I ever bought as a VHS pre-record. I think I meant to get Deep Red, but that was out of stock.
So while I'm getting all misty-eyed with nostalgia (and because, being exceptionally sad, I can remember these things), I'm curious what other people's first film purchases were, on VHS and/or DVD? And while we're at it, what was the first film you taped off TV to keep?
Mine: TV - Hang 'Em High (still have the tape around 25 years later!); DVD - The Wild Bunch