Was a member approx. 2 months prior to this review.
||+Supports download managers
+Very low overlap, then again the library is limited (see cons)
+All dvds list addition date and the street release date
+Multiple streaming formats (low, med, high), but the download is only the HIGH version. If you want the low or med versions you have copy the stream link (which is not hidden by any means) and use any of your favorite stream recording program to obtain it. Nothing out of bounds here because Diabolic makes no attempt to hide anything, which is great.
+All scenes come with over 100 screencaps
+Excellent job of tagging pornstars
+A lot of DVDs have HQ picture galleries (that aren't just screencaps) on the "Picture Galleries" page, however...(see cons)
+BTS videos separated from DVDs on a separate page
+The update calendar is very original. You can go back to any month and click on any update day to see additions.
+They dont skimp on scenes - e.g. all mini scenes from No Swallowing Allowed are available.
||-Its Diabolic's DVD site, so only the studio's DVDs are offered. So overlap is low, but it makes for a very small library (~350), it also makes for bad update schedule
-Update schedule is crap. 2 updates a week - a picture gallery on monday and a DVD addition on friday. This is just the nature of a studio-owned site - there is only so much stuff they can add, once they add all their old stuff they are left with adding stuff as they produce it. Most recent additions are from 2008-2009.
-HQ Picture galleries are not linked on the DVD's respective page.
-No ZIP downloads for picture galleries, either for the HQ or just the screencaps.
-Most recent updates are not available for download, only linked to the store to buy it. It takes about 2 weeks before the goods appear (stream/download links, screencaps, etc.).
-Series drop down menu lacks a few series which are in the DVD listing
-Trial is cheap ($1) but full membership is well overpriced ($35/mo)
-Older movies have lower res (see BL)
||Overall, it is a good site which provided most, if not all of Diabolic's material. So if you find a girl you like and you see a Diabolic film on her IAFD page, more likely than not you will find that movie on this site.
The overlap is low (if not 0) with sites like VideoBox and VideosZ because those sites don't lease Diabolic content (I'm pretty sure of this). The problem is that Diabolic's film library is so small that they have already added all their movies to the site's library and there is not much left to add. The movies they are adding are movies which are being released for commercial consumption (production dates of 2008-2009). And this is why it makes the membership price so overpriced - you are paying 3.5x as much as VideoBox for not even 10% the library size.
Must miss? Nah, just more of a site where you buy membership only once a YEAR. Usually I'd say for some sites to buy once every few months, but Diabolic is not even worthy of purchasing that often, there are just not enough updates to warranty that. 52DVD's are added a year (assuming they are capable of maintaining that schedule since they are adding DVD's as they produce them), an amount which VideoBox adds in under 2 weeks.
Places where I docked: small library and outrageous price, mostly price (because the small library is the nature of these studio sites).
Some other notes...
*Every movie added prior to March 25, 2007 uses the old, poorer encoding WMV. Movies added after this date have a "High" resolution of 640x480, while those prior either have 400x300 or 480x360 (there is no consistency with the 400x300 or 480x360, one movie will be 300p and the next will be 360p and then the next will be 300p. It is just a crapshoot with what you get).
*You can organize the DVD list by date added to the site, street date or by title. It is a little hard to find the DVD list, but it is in the pull-down menu for "Choose Series", the first option ("ALL Movies").
*The pornstar directory uses misleading pictures. Below each girl you see the cover of a movie they are in, so you think that the girl on the cover is the girl you want, but it isn't. I wish they would use headshots, but I'm not going to dock them for not doing so.
*No watermarks is a blessing. Other studio sites use watermarks, which suck. Devils Film uses watermarks, Anabolic uses watermarks, etc.
*Every DVD has high(er) res DVD covers. It is nice, but they aren't terribly high quality, but are better quality than you will find on VOD sites.
*At the bottom of the page for each DVD there are links to every other movie in the series. Which leads me to another point, they never miss a movie in a series. If there are 10 movies in a series, all 10 are on the site, which should be expected for a studio site (let alone one with a small library).
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