Schwarzenegger video of the week

This week, a reminder that our governor’s film career was built on fun not quite fit for the whole family, this from 1987’s Predator:

Gov. Schwarzenegger yesterday vowed to appeal a ruling by U.S. District Judge Ronald Whyte of San Jose that struck down a law to ban the sale of violent video games to minors. The law, which the governor signed in 2005, prohibits the sale or rental of violent video games to anyone under the age of 18 and requires that such games be clearly labeled.

In fairness, Predator was rated “R,” meaning children under 17 weren’t allowed to attend screenings unless accompanied by a parent or adult guardian. Some video games spawned by the Predator movie franchise — such as “Predator: Concrete Jungle” and certain versions of “Aliens vs. Predator” — are rated “M” for mature, meaning they “have content that may be suitable for persons ages 17 and older. Titles in this category may contain intense violence, blood and gore, sexual content and/or strong language.”

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Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.