Thread: DVDs "intended for the adult collector"?!?

  • avatar
    • 10 years 8 months ago
    • Posts: 1841
    I enjoy collecting old cartoon favorites on DVD, and intend on sharing tem with my kids when they graduate from just being a twinkle in my eye, but as much as I enjoy acquiring old cartoon favories on DVD, what disturbs me is that some from the US are "intended for the adult collector and not suitable for children", as the box claims.
    I don't agree with that! Do you folks? Whether you do or not, my advice is to simply watch the DVD(s) first and share with your kids if you find that the content isn't as bad as the disclaimer "claims".
    Over here in the UK, our film classification board, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) rates home video as well as just films. I have found that some old cartoon box sets which may be "intended for the adult collector" in the US get rated either "U" (suitable for all) or "PG" (Parental Guidance) here in the UK!
    As for the Sesame Street old school DVDs, which are classed as "imtended for the adult collector" in the US, the one volume I found to have been released in Australia has been classified "G" (suitable for all) by the OFLC (Office of Film & Literature Classification) in the country!
    So, despite the "Intended for the adult collector" disclaimer on some old cartoon DVDs, would you still share (at least some of) them with your kids, provided you felt that the content was okay?
    [url=http://udlrastart.tripod.com]The Chronicles of a Gamer[/url]
    • 10 years 8 months ago
    • Posts: 5946
    you probably find that on Looney Tunes or related DVD's. It's stupid, but with all that violence and all that crap they just have to put it there.
  • avatar
    • 10 years 8 months ago
    • Posts: 1841
    some of those Looney Tunes DVDs are rated PG here in the UK.

    Quote by knuclear200x
    you probably find that on Looney Tunes or related DVD's. It's stupid, but with all that violence and all that crap they just have to put it there.
    [url=http://udlrastart.tripod.com]The Chronicles of a Gamer[/url]
    • 10 years 8 months ago
    • Posts: 389
    Some of those cartoons make sense on why they could put some of those lables are put on there. Like some of the cartoons where characters actually shoot each other with guns or stuff. But when you have to put the "adult collector only" label on a cartoon where a mouse can lift a refrigerator *which any kid can figure out thats not ever possible* then its a bit crazy.
  • avatar
    • 10 years 8 months ago
    • Posts: 611
    That's just people being too soft and trying to treat everybody like little stupid kids that can't handle the real world. I grew up on Bugs Bunny, Taz, and Road Runner. Not once was I ever tramatized by any of it. Nor did I ever try to blow anything up or think that I could get up and walk away if I fell off a cliff. Adults today, who were way too sheltered back in the 70s and 80s, try to project their insecurities on the youth to make them just as feeble minded and weak bodied as they are.
  • avatar
    • 10 years 8 months ago
    • Posts: 39
    I have never and will never collect or purchase adult DVD's. Although my religion allows it, I have no desire to view such materials and therefore I do not. I am not judging those that wish to view pornographic material. I have heard of too many stories where people have become involved in adult marketing and soon they lead terrible lives and lifestyles. This is not for me. My entire DVD collection is PG-13 or less. This is my preference. I do not put myself on a moral high-ground, it is simply a choice that I am making for my life.
  • avatar
    • 10 years 8 months ago
    • Posts: 611
    What religion allows you to watch porn ? Sign me up !
  • avatar
    • 10 years 8 months ago
    • Posts: 353
    A bunch of parents bitched that they didn't like the fact that Cookie Monster was smoking a pipe.
  • avatar
    • 10 years 8 months ago
    • Posts: 353
    Quote by Gilgamesh
    I have never and will never collect or purchase adult DVD's. Although my religion allows it, I have no desire to view such materials and therefore I do not. I am not judging those that wish to view pornographic material. I have heard of too many stories where people have become involved in adult marketing and soon they lead terrible lives and lifestyles. This is not for me. My entire DVD collection is PG-13 or less. This is my preference. I do not put myself on a moral high-ground, it is simply a choice that I am making for my life.


    Sesame Street is not porn. That sticker was slapped on after too many parents bitched about the older episodes. There was no political correctness then. And this is the stuff I was raised on.
  • avatar
    • 10 years 8 months ago
    • Posts: 4632
    My Woody Woodpecker collector DVD's also have that warning. In one episode Buzz Buzzard was an outlaw and he killed several of the sheriffs in the old west town before Woody came along. There is smoking and drinking in several other episodes.
    It amazes me how pornographic art some of which is just plain sick is OK because it's "classic art", but classic cartoons have to be censored, come with warning labels or not shown at all because there content is not sutable for "today's" kids.

    The production companies are almost forced to do it or otherwise people will bitch and Wal-Mart will pull it. We all know how many Wal-Mart stores there are.
  • avatar
    • 10 years 8 months ago
    • Posts: 618
    Quote by VHSer
    That's just people being too soft and trying to treat everybody like little stupid kids that can't handle the real world. I grew up on Bugs Bunny, Taz, and Road Runner. Not once was I ever tramatized by any of it. Nor did I ever try to blow anything up or think that I could get up and walk away if I fell off a cliff. Adults today, who were way too sheltered back in the 70s and 80s, try to project their insecurities on the youth to make them just as feeble minded and weak bodied as they are.


    100% agreed
    Ren and Stimpy should have that warning. It really disturbed me seeing it a few years back. It was just so gross and retarted, I found it all nonsense.
    Free Lil Boosie
    • 10 years 8 months ago
    • Posts: 5946
    I think they have that label because kids watch the hell out of the same Spongebob 2-episode DVD in their SUV's on the way to soccer practice.
  • avatar
    • 10 years 8 months ago
    • Posts: 353
    Quote by Otown407Soldier
    Quote by VHSer
    That's just people being too soft and trying to treat everybody like little stupid kids that can't handle the real world. I grew up on Bugs Bunny, Taz, and Road Runner. Not once was I ever tramatized by any of it. Nor did I ever try to blow anything up or think that I could get up and walk away if I fell off a cliff. Adults today, who were way too sheltered back in the 70s and 80s, try to project their insecurities on the youth to make them just as feeble minded and weak bodied as they are.


    100% agreed
    Ren and Stimpy should have that warning. It really disturbed me seeing it a few years back. It was just so gross and retarted, I found it all nonsense.


    What the hell is 'retarted'?
    • 10 years 8 months ago
    • Posts: 89
    Well who gives in a damn, in Japan they like to do that stuff with their animation.
  • avatar
    • 10 years 8 months ago
    • Posts: 611
    That's one of the main reasons I prefer anime over american animation....with a few exceptions.
  • avatar
    • 10 years 8 months ago
    • Posts: 618
    Quote by InfiniteZer0
    Quote by Otown407Soldier
    Quote by VHSer
    That's just people being too soft and trying to treat everybody like little stupid kids that can't handle the real world. I grew up on Bugs Bunny, Taz, and Road Runner. Not once was I ever tramatized by any of it. Nor did I ever try to blow anything up or think that I could get up and walk away if I fell off a cliff. Adults today, who were way too sheltered back in the 70s and 80s, try to project their insecurities on the youth to make them just as feeble minded and weak bodied as they are.


    100% agreed
    Ren and Stimpy should have that warning. It really disturbed me seeing it a few years back. It was just so gross and retarted, I found it all nonsense.


    What the hell is 'retarted'?

    A misspelled word I take it, out of work English teacher.
    Free Lil Boosie
  • avatar
    • 10 years 8 months ago
    • Posts: 10350
    I bought Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection Vol.2 at Wal-Mart one night, and it had this message on the back of the box:

    "Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection Vol.2 is Intended for the Adult Collector and May Not Be Suitable for Children."

    It's strange that they would include that message on there.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpmILPAcRQo

    Come have the time of YOUR life with me and the gang at Retro-daze.org.
  • avatar
    • 10 years 8 months ago
    • Posts: 1841
    ignore the message and share the DVD with kids, as long as you're happy with the DVD's content, of course.

    Quote by thecrow174
    I bought Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection Vol.2 at Wal-Mart one night, and it had this message on the back of the box:

    "Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection Vol.2 is Intended for the Adult Collector and May Not Be Suitable for Children."

    It's strange that they would include that message on there.
    [url=http://udlrastart.tripod.com]The Chronicles of a Gamer[/url]
  • avatar
    • 10 years 8 months ago
    • Posts: 10350
    Quote by rirotostichi
    ignore the message and share the DVD with kids, as long as you're happy with the DVD's content, of course.

    Quote by thecrow174
    I bought Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection Vol.2 at Wal-Mart one night, and it had this message on the back of the box:

    "Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection Vol.2 is Intended for the Adult Collector and May Not Be Suitable for Children."

    It's strange that they would include that message on there.

    Even small children love violence. The parents and those people who add that little message just need to understand that.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpmILPAcRQo

    Come have the time of YOUR life with me and the gang at Retro-daze.org.
  • avatar
    • 10 years 8 months ago
    • Posts: 2878
    I think the Tom & Jerry DVD is labeled as such because of what some idiots think is "racist" imagery, rather than violence.
Forum Staff
Super Admin: Vertex
Super Mods
Search