Rated R movies 18 +?

  • metalxracr

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    Feb 18, 2009 11:25 PM GMT
    Okay, so I just went back to go visit my parents in a small west texas town and I was with a friend renting movies. However, when I saw Brokeback mountain I saw a hand written disclaimer taped to it, but I didn't really give any thought to what it said till after I left. it said, "You Must Be 18 years of age or older to rent this movie"

    Now when I was younger, about 14 or so, I used to go to that place and rent many rated R movies! Plus, isn't rated R for people 17 and older?

    Should I feel offended, because I do. It's like. they're saying.."This movie is really bad, because it involves homosexuals'

    I feel like I need to go have a talk with them.
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    Feb 18, 2009 11:50 PM GMT
    Here's the official MPAA film rating system:

    http://motionpictureassociation.org/FlmRat_Ratings.asp

    The R ratings means no one under 17 can view the movie without a parent or guardian. A 17-year-old can view it.

    NC-17 means no one 17 and under can view the movie. Only someone 18 years or older can be admitted.

    Therefore, the rental store was effectively treating BBM as NC-17. However, retailers participate in the ratings system voluntarily, and unless there are local laws governing their sales, they can largely do as they like. From the MPAA site:

    "The Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA), which is the major trade association for video retailers in the United States, has adopted a policy which strongly endorses the observance of the voluntary movie rating system by video retailers." (Emphasis added)

    We can both guess why BBM had that note on it. But I don't think what he did was illegal, and probably not wise to complain about in the community.
  • metalxracr

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    Feb 18, 2009 11:53 PM GMT
    Yea I see what you mean Vespa, you're right! It still pisses me off really bad though!
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    Feb 18, 2009 11:58 PM GMT
    Or maybe they were just lucky enough to have the uncut versionicon_wink.gif
  • metalxracr

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    Feb 19, 2009 12:42 AM GMT
    Ayltws saidOr maybe they were just lucky enough to have the uncut versionicon_wink.gif


    Hmm... I hope you're right! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 19, 2009 12:52 AM GMT
    Was that the policy with all R-rated movies?
  • metalxracr

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    Feb 19, 2009 12:54 AM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidWas that the policy with all R-rated movies?


    Nope! Just that one! That's the reason it bothered me!
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    Feb 19, 2009 1:13 AM GMT
    west Texas...
    only movie with a disclaimer...
    a hand written one at that...

    I smell shenanigans

    Was it actually hand written on the case? For the benefit of the doubt could it have possibly been written by either a customer or a member of staff that did not agree with the movie? I remember when it was at the theaters hearing a few people (politicians included) that would say they were scared to watch it.

    Ah, I see now that you say it was taped to it. Could you just remove the taped message?
  • metalxracr

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    Feb 19, 2009 2:20 AM GMT
    growingbig saidwest Texas...
    only movie with a disclaimer...
    a hand written one at that...

    I smell shenanigans

    Was it actually hand written on the case? For the benefit of the doubt could it have possibly been written by either a customer or a member of staff that did not agree with the movie? I remember when it was at the theaters hearing a few people (politicians included) that would say they were scared to watch it.

    Ah, I see now that you say it was taped to it. Could you just remove the taped message?


    Yeah, it's a really small town.. You know that movie "Friday Night Lights" .. its like a few min outside of there... and Yes it was a hand written note taped to the box. They are very conservative! I really dislike the place, i'd never go back if it weren't for my parents still living there!
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    Feb 19, 2009 2:37 AM GMT

    ....in my town, swim briefs on males are not allowed at our water park, neither are they allowed in the college campus swimming pool. The swim teacher there even says" I don't want to see the men dressed that way, but have no problem seeing the girls, hehe." Uuuugh, he said this eventhough he's gayer then a three dollar bill, I don't care how much he brags about his grand kids, he's gay.The only place that seems to not make a sexual conetation is the YMCA, which allows them. GIRLS are allowed to wear next to nothing, but men can't? I 'm just saying small town OK.....small town TX....are you really surprised?
  • metalxracr

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    Feb 19, 2009 2:51 AM GMT
    GuiltyGear said
    ....in my town, swim briefs on males are not allowed at our water park, neither are they allowed in the college campus swimming pool. The swim teacher there even says" I don't want to see the men dressed that way, but have no problem seeing the girls, hehe." Uuuugh, he said this eventhough he's gayer then a three dollar bill, I don't care how much he brags about his grand kids, he's gay.The only place that seems to not make a sexual conetation is the YMCA, which allows them. GIRLS are allowed to wear next to nothing, but men can't? I 'm just saying small town OK.....small town TX....are you really surprised?


    The reminds me of the last year I lived there! Outside one of the clubs there was a sign that said, "No Men's Capris Allowed!"

    I was like... seriously, wtf?