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Old 12-04-06, 03:39 PM
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Those With Kids...Do you lock up some DVD's?

First I'm not talking about porn.

With that out of the way I"m soon to be a parent and while I know it's not as issue until they get a little older but do any of you lock up the gory/more rate R films?

There's alot in my collection I don't feel my kid should be watching right away like the American Pie films or the Friday the 13th and Nightmare films. Not too mention a tons others I have.

Do any of you lock up some?
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Old 12-04-06, 03:49 PM
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just put a parental code on your dvd players. alot easier than a lock and key
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Not sure if I would or not. I was allowed to watch rated R horror films since I was 5 or so. I turned out well adjusted. I have a warped sense of humor, that's for sure, but it didn't affect my outlook on life or the way I treat others. I love gore in movies, but it really bothers me when I am watching a football game (or any show in which a person truly gets hurt) and a player hyperextends his elbow or his leg twirls around in an unnatural way. I have been able to seperate fantasy from reality as long as I can remember. I wouldn't blame someone for sheltering their kids from that kind of stuff either. Some kids may be able to handle it, while others can't. My friends' kid watches Dragon Ball Z, and I swear that kid thinks it is real. That kid is 10.
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Old 12-04-06, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Lt Ripley
Not sure if I would or not. I was allowed to watch rated R horror films since I was 5 or so. I turned out well adjusted.
As where I was prevented from seeing so much as an R-Rated movie until I was 16. And now I make my living reviewing porn.

So the lesson here is to let your kids watch the DVDs.
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Old 12-04-06, 04:17 PM
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Yes. Built these myself and added the locking sliding glass doors. The biggest motivator was to keep dog hair out. That was a big problem when they were out in the open, I had to continually dust them off. It nice that it doubles as locking the kiddies out too. The oldest is only 2 1/2 but she likes to get in there when I leave it unlocked already.

Just this week I bought 300 D-Skin protectors to put on all of the childrens movies. A hell of a lot cheaper and time saving than backing up and reburning a shitload of movies. The kids movies are actually not in this case, but upstairs on shelves in the family room.
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Old 12-04-06, 04:21 PM
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As where I was prevented from seeing so much as an R-Rated movie until I was 16. And now I make my living reviewing porn.
LOL! I love it!

Michael Corvin, that is some nice shelving you got there, but is that a pool table you have in front of the shelving? I would be nervous about someone hitting the glass with a cue stick.

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Old 12-04-06, 05:21 PM
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Yes, but not for the kids. I lock my library up because of crazy adults.

Since 2002, my library has been in my "Film Vault" which is a converted walk-in closet with electronic lock and assorted rottweilers. I find that just locking them up behind glass won't stop your local crackhead or general thief.

Sure glad that the kids are now out-of-da-house.
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Old 12-04-06, 05:27 PM
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I probably should. My five-year-old saw the cover of my Jaws DVD and now she's afraid to go in the ocean.
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Old 12-04-06, 05:53 PM
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No I don't lock them up, I tell my kids to stay away from my stuff, and they don't touch my stuff.
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Old 12-04-06, 06:00 PM
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My collection, heavily skewed toward classics and violent horror appears to be of no interest to my 9yr old girl, who often thoughtfully peruses the titles, shrugs, and says, "There's nothing good here to watch!"
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Old 12-04-06, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Lt Ripley
I was allowed to watch rated R horror films since I was 5 or so. I turned out well adjusted. I have a warped sense of humor, that's for sure, but it didn't affect my outlook on life or the way I treat others.
Same here.

I keep all of my dvds out in the open. My son knows what movies are for him and which ones not to touch.
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Old 12-04-06, 11:11 PM
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I was allowed to watch almost anything when I was really young, but I have nothing at all against people, who are more strick.
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Old 12-04-06, 11:58 PM
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No need to lock here.

My 6yr old knows where the children movies are (she has her own shelf space). Other DVDs (on shelves above and below hers) are not played without parent authorization.
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Originally Posted by onabudget
No need to lock here.

My 6yr old knows where the children movies are (she has her own shelf space). Other DVDs (on shelves above and below hers) are not played without parent authorization.

Pretty much how it is in my house.
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Old 12-05-06, 12:24 AM
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Old 12-05-06, 11:51 AM
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My son (10) has his own collection. It's right next to mine. Kids get pretty set in the videos they want to see and the 'old mans' don't seem to interest him. He has, on occasion, heard of films from his friends at school and has asked about them (The Matrix being the most recent example). If I feel ia movie is appropriate for him to try we watch it together so I can guage his responses.

I guess that's the key. You need to know your kid(s) and let them watch what they are mature enough to see. As far as locking them up - if you have to resort to locking them up to keep the kids out or 'your movies' then you got bigger problems than them watching Fatal Attraction behind your back.
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Old 12-05-06, 02:07 PM
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No need to lock here.

My 6yr old knows where the children movies are (she has her own shelf space). Other DVDs (on shelves above and below hers) are not played without parent authorization.
Do you mean without a parent authorization code, or just actual verbal authorization? Don't you remember being a kid? Just because you're told not to doesn't mean you won't grab a movie or two to check out what it is. As a kid I was so damn interested in watching a ton of the horror movies that I saw on the shelf at the video store, only because of the covers looking so weird (April Fool's Day, Friday the 13th movies, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, etc..). If those had been sitting on a DVD shelf at home, I would have absolutely popped that in the DVD player when my parents weren't home.

I did what my parents told me to (usually), but if my parents had tons of those movies sitting on a shelf in the open, my curiousity would have gotten the best of me.
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Old 12-05-06, 02:18 PM
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I have a 4 foot high electric fence around mine.

Keeps the lil' rascals right out.
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Old 12-05-06, 02:48 PM
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Ours are locked up, but not for the kids. They're "locked" in a cabinet because my wife didn't like our family room looking like a Blockbuster. This has two nice side effects. It helps keeps the dust under control and there's the "out of sight, out of mind" factor with guests. When they were out, people were constantly wanting to borrow things. Now no one ever thinks to ask. It also helped when the kids were too young to understand "don't touch" (although that's not really an issue anymore).

As for the kids (boys, 4 & 9), it's not an issue. The oldest has ADD and isn't into movies. It's actually hard to get him to sit for a movie. He'd rather watch Cartoon Network or play his DS or go outside. The 4 year old takes after me and LOVES watching movies. But he's 4, so it's Dora and Pokèmon.

For the most part, they know where their movies are and it's not an issue. There have been a few the oldest has asked for (like X-Men), but for the most part, he has no interest in my collection. I tried to talk him into Jurassic Park a couple weeks back and he choose to go to bed instead.

If you're just becomming a father, you really don't have to worry about this for a while.

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Old 12-06-06, 01:35 AM
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Do you mean without a parent authorization code, or just actual verbal authorization? Don't you remember being a kid? Just because you're told not to doesn't mean you won't grab a movie or two to check out what it is.
I meant parent authorization.

In any event, in this house it is tough to hide what you are watching since we only have DVD players in the living room HT with the 88" screen
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Old 12-06-06, 02:01 AM
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Originally Posted by gutwrencher
Yes, but not for the kids. I lock my library up because of crazy adults.

Since 2002, my library has been in my "Film Vault" which is a converted walk-in closet with electronic lock and assorted rottweilers. I find that just locking them up behind glass won't stop your local crackhead or general thief.

Sure glad that the kids are now out-of-da-house.


Aha...You keep yours in a panic room too!

No kids here...but I can imagine explaining that Ichi the Killer is just a story of a misunderstood Japanese fellow...sort of an Anne of Green Gables with meathooks

and Visitor Q is NOT the sequel to My Neighbour Totoro
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Old 12-06-06, 02:29 AM
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No I don't lock them up, I tell my kids to stay away from my stuff, and they don't touch my stuff.
Ha! That's what my parents used to think as well!

As almost everyone knows: if you tell a kid not to touch something, that's going to be the first thing he goes for as soon as you leave him alone in the house.
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Yes. Built these myself and added the locking sliding glass doors.
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Old 12-06-06, 11:16 AM
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I'll look into just programming my dvd player with a parent code. But I have quite awhile. I know I would not listen to my parents.....when the parents are away the kiddies will play
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Ha! That's what my parents used to think as well!

As almost everyone knows: if you tell a kid not to touch something, that's going to be the first thing he goes for as soon as you leave him alone in the house.

By the time children are old enough to be left alone in the house, they will be old enough to watch anything(except porn). Besides, my children listen to what I say and follow my directions, they know they will get it if they don't. I never get any lip out of my kids.
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