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I do not know anything about Starz. Can some of the programing get as raunchy as HBO and or Skinimax. Trying to decide to block or not.

Tried looking at some of the guide but can not tell by just looking at a day or two if they go off on a smut bender here and there.

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Wow, you think HBO and Cinemax gets raunchy? That's pretty bad. You must either be really old or some sort of prude. Just playing. I'll admit, Cinemax tries to get raunchy every now and then, but they don't do a very good job at it. I mean, comeon, a guy humping a girls back is supposed to look like sex? LOL

Anyway, I don't think you have anything to worry about with Starz. They only show movies that have actually been in theaters for the most part. And if you think THOSE are raunchy, you are too old and should just stick with your AMC or FMC. j/k
 

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Fallguy said:
I do not know anything about Starz. Can some of the programing get as raunchy as HBO and or Skinimax. Trying to decide to block or not.

Tried looking at some of the guide but can not tell by just looking at a day or two if they go off on a smut bender here and there.

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Not saying the never run anything X rated, but nothing like the Cinimax or HBO regular late night features.
 

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The only thing that pulsates on STARZ is the interrupting bright orange channel bug that distracts you from the movie you are watching. That alone may make a person not subscribe to STARZ.
 

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steveken said:
Wow, you think HBO and Cinemax gets raunchy? That's pretty bad. You must either be really old or some sort of prude. Just playing.
How old is "really old"?:grin:
 

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All, Thanks, keep the input comming. So far I take it as being "lighter" than HBO and Skin. I am ok with a lot of the stuff on HBO and Cinemax, just trying to keep kids access to a lesser level than what HBO and Skinimax go to on occasion.
 

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Not saying the never run anything X rated, but nothing like the Cinimax or HBO regular late night features.
None of the channels you mention run any X or NC-17 content.

Cinemax and HBO run "hard R" as does Showtime.

Starz! as mentioned doesn't run any of the specialized "adult" programming the other services do but they do show unedited theatrical films.
 

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The only thing that pulsates on STARZ is the interrupting bright orange channel bug that distracts you from the movie you are watching. That alone may make a person not subscribe to STARZ.
Not only is it annoying, the bug also blocks out part of the subtitles on foreign films. :nono:
 

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The last time I watched a Starz freee preview, all the films I watched were Disney related releases (i.e. Miramax etc.). I got the impression that Disney might own a stake in Starz/Encore, or at least has an exclusive contract as some other studios have with HBO or Showtime.
 

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Not only is it annoying, the bug also blocks out part of the subtitles on foreign films. :nono:
Aren't they the ones that squish, talk over or show 'making of' material over the credits? Maybe I'm thinking of Encore?

Anyway, all bugs are annoying and in particularly on-screen promotions during the program. A good example is AMC (although most channels to one degree or another), they run a promo for Madmen that take up half the screen and is shown way to long.
 

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None of the channels you mention run any X or NC-17 content.

Cinemax and HBO run "hard R" as does Showtime.

Starz! as mentioned doesn't run any of the specialized "adult" programming the other services do but they do show unedited theatrical films.
While X is not a real rating anymore, I have seen NC-17 rated movies on HBO, Max and Showtime. Softcore porn is usually unrated with the movie rating system but given a TVMA.
 

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If you are looking for a movie package that is more family oriented then Starz is probably the best one. HBO is not bad espicially with the Family HBO channels but Starz in my opinion is the best movie package of them all. Then again they show only movies no shows like The Wire, Dexter anything like that.
 

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I guess it's all in the eye of the beholder. I wouldn't consider any of the premium movie channels raunchy. I don't think my mother would have either, although her standards were higher than mine. Now my grandmother would probably have been horrified.

Pick your premium movies likes you'd pick a movie in a theater. There are plenty of G and PG available. And expect comedy specials and made for TV series shown at 10 PM to be adult fare.
 

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I guess it's all in the eye of the beholder. I wouldn't consider any of the premium movie channels raunchy.
As you said, it's all in the eye of the beholder, but I find your statement incredible. I don't subscribe to either at home, but have on occasion seen some of the late night programming on HBO and Showtime and it is often quite raunchy (and cheesy) in my view. Even if it is a "documentary" show.
 

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He is trying to keep the kids from viewing stuff he does not want them to see.

He is trying to find some channels that constant monitoring isn't needed on.
None of the premium movie channel packages fit that description.

The biggest difference is that Cinemax, HBO, and Showtime have more movies that rely upon sex and violence to attract an audience, whereas the mature material on Starz is more likely to be in a well-reviewed "quality" film.

For example, I see "Grindhouse" and "Superbad" on the Starz schedule. Both movies contain scenes and/or language that most parents wouldn't want kids to watch, yet these movies got good reviews and made millions at the box office. The mature scenes on Cinemax are likely to be contained in movies with titles like "Co-ed Confidential" or "Hotel Erotica."

So there is a big difference in the tone of the channels, and Starz is less likely to cause parent panic at any given time, but all the premium packages would require monitoring in most parents' view.

And as someone pointed out, both HBO and Starz has "family" channels.
 
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