I can't remember the first movie on video or tv that I may have watched. But I think my first R-rated movie in the theater was "Born on the 4th of July". I think I saw it with my mom and sisters. I barely remember it except for the times my eyes would be covered when there was female nakedness on the screen :(
Petey Williams and Frankie Kazarian having a moment before their tag match.
My parents never made a big deal about R-rated movies, so I can honestly not remember the first one I saw. It might have been Terminator...although I do remember not being allowed to see the sex scene as a youngster.
I'm pretty sure it was one of the Friday the 13th movies. I can't remember which one, but I was at a friend's house and his mom thought she'd be 'cool' if she rented it for us.
The only other one it might be would be Robocop. I remember being pretty young when we saw it. The first time I saw Robocop it scared the shit out of me. I still can't watch Family Guy's version of that two-legged gun-arm thing saying "Second Warning: Present Hall Pass" without getting seriously freaked out.
Originally posted by Tribal ProphetI'm pretty sure it was one of the Friday the 13th movies. I can't remember which one, but I was at a friend's house and his mom thought she'd be 'cool' if she rented it for us.
The memory is a bit fuzzy on this...I believe it was almost like Prophet. One of the Friday the 13th movies, Robocop, or finally I think officially was Terminator 2.
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A movie called TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS. It was rated R; and my parents, who took me and my brother to see this (we were 10 and 8 respecively, and on vacation in Florida) both agreed that it should have been PG-13 at best.
I remember during the Buena Vista Social Club movie, they were interviewing some dessicated old trumpet player or something, and he had a tiny Santeria-esque deity figurine on a miniature altar somewhere in the background. The first thing I thought was, "Hey, that's that thing Cerrano worships." Just then, my friend leans into me and says, far too loud:
This happened while standing in line at a theater called Twin Bays 4. It's no longer there. It closed around 1990 I believe when other theaters were making the screens smaller and trying to fit as many theaters as possible under one roof. It's a shame because I have so many fond memories of that place. It was my mecca, you could say...
--- Dad: "No, we're not taking him to this one, he can go see SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON with his brother. This movie isn't supposed to be seen by an seven year old!"
Mom: "Lou, let him go see it. He watches that crap on Creature Feature every week and this is just a little stronger then that."
Me: "Yeah Dad, mom wants me to see it!"
Dad: "FINE, if he has nightmares or wets his pants, it's all because of you and Bob Ross." ---
Bob Ross was/is a film reviewer for the Tampa Tribune. The movie received ZERO stars, which, according to my mom, meant it would be GREAT.
My mom loved horror films. The worse a critic said they were, the better the movie was likely to be.
The year was 1979 and the movie was Lucio Fulci's ZOMBIE.
I had no nightmares or wetting of pants.
My dad, however, left during the scene where a zombie attacks a shark and takes a bite out of it. He went on to watch Swiss Family Robinson with my brother.
I'm not really sure what the first R rated movie I saw was, I thought it was Red Dawn because at the time it was in the Guiness Book of World Records for most deaths in a movie, but when I looked it up it turns out it was PG 13, in fact it was the first movie to get the PG 13 rating.
Someone bumped the "mortality"-thread, and I thought about putting this in there but it seemed over-dramatic. Has there ever been a time in your life when you just felt like things were bad and they were never going to turn around?