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StevenHW
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What was the first R-rated movie you ever saw? It doesn't necessarily have to be an 80's movie, but I am curious to know what kind of affect did it have on you.

Since I'm older than most of the regular posters here (I'm 43), my first R-rated flick was the "The Godfather", when it first came out in early 1972. I saw it with some friends who were just over 18 years old at the time, and so I accompanied with them.

Later that summer, I visited Japan, and me and some relatives of mine who were living there went to see the 1971 movie "The French Connection", starring Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider. That was also R-rated, but I'm not sure how other countries outside the U.S.A. "rate" their films. The film was shown in the English language but with Japanese subtitles on the screen.

Having grown up with mostly Disney and other "family" or "kiddie" movies up to then, I don't have to tell you what a shock that was to see those two films!

[ 16. December 2003, 09:47: Message edited by: StevenHW ]

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In the UK we have an easy set of ratings for films, U (Universal, for all), PG (Parental Guidance), 12, 15, 18.

The first film that I can remember that had a rating older than I was, was Poltergeist (1982), 15 rated film but I'd never seen a horror film like that before ever and I was about 10 I think. Scared the crap outta me, literally couldn't sleep properly for weeks but it got me hooked on scary films. A few years later saw The Amityville Horror (1979) late one night, I used to sneak watch tv in my room cos I was supposed to be asleep, anyway I saw it on a little black&white tv and that still scared the crap outta me.

Thankfully I've got over those films now and it takes a lot to scare me :) till I saw two Japanese films a couple of months back that made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up on end and made me feel so uneasy I had to stay awake till it got light outside before I could sleep!
The films? Ring (1998) http://www.imdb.com/Title?0178868 and Ring 2 (1998) http://us.imdb.com/Title?0218553 which were apparently banned in certain parts of Asia. Dreamworks have done a remake of the first one - The Ring (2002) http://www.imdb.com/Title?0298130 , I haven't seen Dreamworks' one but I reccomend you see the original Japanese version first, preferably not alone in the middle of the night like how I watched it.


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My first R rated movie was An American Werewolf in London. At the time it was a bit scary, but i loved it none the less as I still do today. :)
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My first R-rated movie was 1981's Excalibur. I was 6 at the time. There was the educational sex scene in the forest between Gwenivere and Lancelot! =P That was followed closely by American Werewolf in London which gave me nightmares!!
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Hmm, snuck into so many R-rated films as a kid for only a few minutes. First one I remember is when I was with the YMCA. We would see a couple movies a summer, and I think we were taken to some animated flick ("Secret of NIMH" maybe) and a couple of us kids said we had to go the bathroom. We ended up sneaking into "Purple Rain" for a little bit, having heard about Prince and sex scenes. We were bored after two minutes and went back to the other theater, hehe. Also did the same thing with "Bright Lights, Big City" a few years later.

The first complete feature I remember seeing was Elm Street 5. I was 13 and told my step-dad I'd never seen an R-rated flick in a theater, so he agreed to take me.


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First one I paid to see.... now this is going back a little, but it was "10", with Dudley Moore ad Bo Derek. I remember lying about my age to the woman on the ticket desk, and thinking that I was going to break out in spots under her gaze... then she said "ok" and I was in. Movie was more funny than sexy, but still brings back memories.
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My first r-rated movie was "Terminator" and Terminator 2". I remember I saw them when i was about 10. A few weeks later, I fell in love with "An American Warewolf In London".
I remember being able to count the R-rated movies i'd seen on my hand!

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My friend and I were supposed to see 1942 (comedy) or Airplane (I can't remember)... and instead she wanted to sneak into an R movie just to see if we could... the movie playing was "Ordinary People" - she was bored, I loved it!! I'll never forget the opening music - choir singing Pachabel's Canon -- I didn't fully understand the movie, but really really enjoyed it.


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Mine was childs play, However when i saw it i was ten so that scared the crap out of me maily because i was still in the phase where i played with dolls.
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heh, I have no clue. I had cable since I was like 3. I pretty much saw it all..

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My first one was "The Ammityville Horror" It was soooooooooooooooo friggin' scary!
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WOW hmm i remember it like it was yesterday..

me and my twin sister were about 7 and we were at my grandmas my older sister and my cuzin were in the room and they put in a movie they told us 2 come here and we did it started and it said nightmare on Elm Street part 3 and i was like what is it shes like its BigBird in fallow that bird me and my twin started screamin and cryin we were scared eventually we watched it all that was my first R movie i have seen every horror movie in my home towns video store since i was a kid i was the only kid in elementary whos parents let me watch em lol


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I just want to defend myself...Gizmo is my sister and she enjoyed every second of that movie....;)
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This topic may be a few months old, but I'm just posting here to bump this thread. I'm doing it 'cuz I noticed a few members who recently joined here, and I wanted to hear their opinions of the first R-rated movie that you ever saw! [Smile]

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Hey! I'm not totally sure what the first R-rated movie I saw was, but I think it was either Child's Play or Die Hard. I think I was about 7 and Child's Play scared the crap outta me!...And I had one of those My Buddy dolls that looked like Chucky and that freaked me out! I remember watching Die Hard when I was young too and that has become one of my all-time favorite movies!!!!
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My parents let me watch the Exorcist when I was 4. Lets just say I'm still frightened. LOL!
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Wow almost everyone here saw a horror flick. My first R (I think) was Revenge of the Nerds! We had cable too. My parents pretty much let us watch anything too. They had their limits though, we didn't watch much horror flicks growing up. I think mom knew it would keep us awake all night! :)
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My first horror film that I watched at home was "Alice Sweet Alice". The movie of 2 twin girls and of coarse Alice was the bad one. She does plenty of killing for a little girl that is. I must have been 5 years old when I saw it. I had older half sisters who were staying with us who let me watch it. From that point on I watched what ever horror films I could. Halloween, Friday the 13th, now those were horror films. Compared to these scream movies they have today. The first horror film I paid to see was "The people under the stairs". I had to lie about my age though. Since then my favorite movies to watch is Horror movies. There the best, even though they can still scare me!

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I had to think about it for awhile and check out certain movies out that i thought were rated R were not on the imdb.com site. I started to see films by myself in 1975. So I finally got the answer after checking out some of the older ones. My first R film was 1979's "10" dont ask me how i got into the theater to see it. I can't remember apparantly they didnt care because I dont remember going with anyone.
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I think that the first "R" movie i had snuck into was "Jagged Edge." I bought tickets to "Top Gun" with Tom Cruise but thought it was boring in the beginning. I pretended to head for the bathroom but took a detour. It was good from what i remember.Has anyone else seen this movie? Ya know,I still havn't seen Top Gun till this day,but i hear it was o.k.How good was it?
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My first R rated video was 'Christianne F'. It was a dubbed (german?) movie, more shocking for the drug content than any sex stuff. Anyone remember this one??? Of course there was JAWS, 10, what about Amytiville???was that rated R? [Eek!]
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Gimmie an F
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Part of Akita's post:
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...Of course, there was JAWS, 10, what about Amityville??? Was that rated R? [Eek!]
"Jaws" was rated PG. "10" was rated R.
I know that the first two "Amityville Horror" movies were rated R. But if I'm not mistaken, the third one (which came out in 1983) was rated PG.

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First R Rated movie I saw was Conan The Barbarian. To this day it still remains a personal favorite.
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