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Education What was your first adult film?

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  1. quietguy

    quietguy D'orc

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  2. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    I honestly can't remember. I was already a teen before home video tape technology hit the shops.

    We also had pirate TV; local amateurs with transmitters in lofts broadcasting on the main TV channels once those had gone offline for the night (yeah, these were more simple, innocent times when TV actually stopped broadcasting --I mean, actually went offline, snow on the screen-- around midnight and did not resume until about 7.00am). They tended to play cheesy action movies involving lots of squirting fake blood and Swedish or Austrian soft core porn; more hilarious than pornographic. Think of Quentin Tarantino's childhood film experience and you get the idea.
     
  3. Constructacon

    Constructacon Constructing since 1978

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    About age 5 I remember my parents sent me to bed so they could watch Gremlins with some friends. I snuck out and watched between the couches. I must have gasped with fright or something because I eventually got found out and got sent back to bed.
     
  4. Chairboy

    Chairboy I want something good to die for...

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    Nightmare on Elm Street when I was about 12 I think.

    First one in the cinema was Fortress which me and my mate got into when we were 13.
     
  5. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Is that the one where some one gives CPR to some one with sick in their mouth?

    I think I have seen that and was pretty young when I did.
     
  6. suenstar

    suenstar Collector of Things

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    My ability to track timelines isn't overly great so I'm unsure which I saw first when I was a youngster, but it would have been one of the following; Candyman, A Clockwork Orange, The Thing or Total Recall.
     
  7. Elledan

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    I saw part of Child's Play at an uncle's place when I was like 7 years old. Scarred me for life :(
     
  8. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    Die Hard was the first 18 certificate film I saw, and I must have been 9 or 10.

    I also watched a selection of "adult" videos that were doing the rounds in school, and Showgirls was a favourite.

    But the one that sticks in my mind the most is this - it was (to a 13-year old, at least) hot and hilarious in equal measures:

    [​IMG]
     
  9. quietguy

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    I honestly couldn't say it's been so long. I know I got so scared I got sick.
     
  10. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    As long as you didn't start whipping the TV and shoving VCR tapes into your chest...
     
  11. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Death to videodrome. Long live the new flesh... :p
     
  12. jrduquemin

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    Legend Of The Overfiend is a fantastic film. Still prefer Akira though :)
     
  13. damien c

    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

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    Honestly cannot remember but I know I was only about 4 or 5 when I watched Predator and The Exorcist.

    I also remember watching Jurassic Park in the cinemas and scaring my brother at night making noises.

    With my dad, he had the attitude of "well I watched it at there age and it didn't harm me" so according to that we never had any restrictions really on what we could watch, as long as we watched it with him in the room.

    I think that's probably why these "horror" and "thriller" films don't actually make me feel scared or anything and instead I just, normally sit there and try to predict when someone is going to get killed.
     
  14. pre

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    Man, some of you have a crazy memory. How on earth do you remember this?
     
  15. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Vaguely, with a great deal of uncertainty...
     
  16. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    Not sure really.

    When I was a kid we sometimes went for a weekend with the troops (my dad was in the army) and I was...something around 10.

    Anyway I came into a room with a couple of troopers watching a cartoon, so I sat in front of the TV and watched along.
    A weird cartoon, didn't make sense to me then. Googled the fragments that I remembered a while back. It must have been:

    Tarzoon: Shame of the Jungle (Tarzoon, la honte de la jungle) :duh:

    UK release it was called Jungle Burger I believe
     
  17. Disequilibria

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    My memory is usually poor on these things.

    I think my first (UK) 18 rated was probably The green mile when I was around 8-10 years old (maybe). My dad would let me watch/play any film or game wise trusting I was mature enough to understand it, I was. My mum on the other hand would get pretty annoyed when she got wind of me watching or playing something of the 18 variety assuming immaturity.

    As shown by the huge discrepancy in film rating across countries and over time age ratings are rather arbitrary and irrelevant to parents, as in parents should be the judge of content and their child's maturity rather than expecting the government to do the leg work.

    The green mile as an example is a hugely positive film to watch if a child can understand the themes; in terms of the issues the film takes with racism, the death penalty etc. Still never got round to watching scar face or the godfather even now, they're those types of film that you feel like you've watched just by their pervasiveness throughout pop culture. I think I saw Pulp Fiction, Kill bill, thinking of Tarantino (his part) Dusk till dawn many years before I would be considered old enough.

    It's hard to say which of any I have (not) mentioned are my first "adult" film because even if I had perfect chronological memory unless adult means an 18 plus certificate (which did include the good the bad and the ugly even when I was a kid) as many of these films differ in intensity of the themes.


    Threatening letters in Nantwich last year warning that headteachers would refer children on grounds of neglect to police and social services if any children were found to be consuming 18+ material in games, film and social media is a worrying continuation of our long slide into authoritarianism in the UK. 18+ as far as I'm concerned should be a purchase restriction, parents should have sovereignty over deciding what their children can and can't consume. (much like our rules around alcohol consumption)

    Far aside from harm seeing a lot of "adult" at a young age was good for me. Good "adult" media will open the mind to issues and ideas, foster empathy for people who's lives you never will lead. American history X is a good example. Leave your brain at the door violent films like Saw (never watched) or simple horror/thrillers was always just fiction.
     
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    Must have been around 8 years and it was in the summer holidays. Was staying with my grandparents and my uncle who lived in the same house just got Premiere(satellite premium tv, grandfather of Sky). Woke up and went to the TV where it played The Blob. :D
     
  19. Chris_Waddle

    Chris_Waddle Loving my new digital pinball machine

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    Time to show my age a bit here - need to paint a bit of a picture for the younger forum members. It was 1980 (UK) when all we had on TV were 3 channels that shutdown late of an evening. Getting to see 18 rated movies was not easy; video players (VHS / Betamax) were only just making an entrance and having more than one TV in your house was almost unheard of.

    I was 12 and sometime that year my parents got a VHS video player and I never realised how many friends I had as they queued up to see it working. A week or so later my parents had gone out for the evening and I found their hidden copy of "Halloween" on VHS. A few phone calls later and a group of us were watching our first ever 18 rated movie.

    It was amazing and I am sure that every one of us was really scared by it. To this day I can still remember one friend riding off on his bike as fast as his legs would carry him - I dont think he slept properly for days.
     
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    "Don't tell mom the babysitter's dead" It was a 15 and I was ~9. It was awful. I have no idea why my parents bought the VHS.

    Adult-adult film? On discovering you could download video from Kazaa at university I had to buy a second HDD. Previously it was waiting for JPGs to render line by line on modem.
     

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