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asmith12 (124) 05-19-09  12:44am
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Status: Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Pros: ++ huge selection of DVDs
++ rather good quality
+ search feature with both keywords and categories
+ "DVD Collection" and "Scene Collection" features
+ frequent updates (though with this number of DVDs already existing I don't really care)
Cons: --- pre-checked cross-sales
-- with a few exceptions, same old, same old.
- no WMV format
- categories are quite limited and mostly about action types (Oral, Anal, DP and so on)
- no option to download whole DVD at once
Bottom Line: I've tried VideosZ as a typical DVD video site, and it is indeed such a site. For somebody didn't try such sites before, I would describe it as a huuuuge adult video store with your regular DVDs on the shelves, with the only (though very important) difference being that all those DVDs are virtual and are essentially free (as long as you're paying for your monthly membership).

As in your usual "adult video store", DVD selection can be rather large, but unfortunately it's essentially the same old thing, with 99% being very similar, all shoot in cheap motel, with little or no attention to lighting or cameraguy work, with the only difference being what kind of actions you can find inside, but even the different actions are very limited and cannot keep attention for a long time. If actions on the milder side, you usually get better girls, if actions are on wilder side, you usually get worse girls, down to outright ugly ones. Overall, IMHO this whole site is very good in showing the crisis of the adult industry in general, and IMHO this crisis is not because of sites like PornTube or financial meltdown, but because of lack of creativity of those guys who're making DVDs and adult sites. Sure, there are a few notable exceptions, like Private DVDs (though even Private doesn't look too good on VideosZ, not sure if it's just poor selection there, or Private has also went downhill recently) and kink.com web sites, but in general it looks that this whole industry is in the midst of a big creativity crisis.

Back to VideosZ review. As I've said, as a "syndication" site it merely reflects rather sad state of the whole industry. For me it felt rather boring.

Technically site is not bad, with a rather decent search feature (though it would be better to have categories not only on action types, like "Double Blowjob", but also on type of setting). "DVD Collection" and "Scene Collection" are convenient additions. What annoyed me was VideosZ's selection of video formats. In Windows-dominated world I personally consider forcing me to install DivX as an insult, and I'm not crazy about MP4 on Windows PC too; gimme WMV, and I welcome the rest as nice extras, but lack of WMV creates an additional hassle for me which I don't like.

Bottom line: VideosZ a very good example of a "typical DVD site", with the biggest problem being lack of creativity by DVD publishers. The rest is quite ok, and if you're not bored from "same old, same old" stuff, it might be worth a try. I would rate VideosZ at decent 80, but I feel obligated to penalize it for pre-checked cross-sales, so overall score goes down to 75.

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jd1961 (95) I blame the the male performers mostly for the sad state of American porn, although I guess it could be said the director is responsible. If you look closely, these guys ruin nearly every single scene. Not enough sense to even keep their hands out of the camera lens.

Also, American porn has become quite grim. Like the 1990's, the women are largely unnatractive, and fake body parts have unfortunately made a comeback.

All these American porn producers ought to study Japanese porn, but I doubt they really care about the product they put out.

05-20-09  01:00am

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asmith12 (124) REPLY TO #1 - jd1961 :

> but I doubt they really care about the product they put out.
I think THIS is the primary reason for the sad state of US porn, but I hope it will be cured rather quickly (in a matter of a few years) when profits from poor porn will drop to zero, and only the creative and unique DVDs and sites will be able to survive (up to now anybody who wanted to shoot porn, was able to make money, now it's about to change).

05-20-09  01:34am

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jd1961 (95) REPLY TO #2 - asmith12 :

When the so-called "gonzo" genre began, there was a lot of creative stuff going on really. But now it's more liekly to be a schmoe with a camera copping a cheap feel off the hired actress.
05-20-09  11:48pm

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asmith12 (124) REPLY TO #3 - jd1961 :

> When the so-called "gonzo" genre began, there was a lot of creative stuff going on really. But now it's more liekly to be a schmoe with a camera copping a cheap feel off the hired actress.
Well, this is a natural process: when somebody is successful in "gonzo" (or whatever else) genre, immediately lots of guys begin to think "oh, gonzo is the way to make money", and obviously AVERAGE quality goes downhill. But the same natural way they will understand pretty soon that there is NO "easy money" in that genre anymore, and really creative guys will be able to make decent money again (I just hope they didn't leave industry during those difficult for them times).

05-21-09  12:28am

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PinkPanther (46) It seems like this site is aiming to overtake VideoBox - that kind of competition is a great thing for porn fans. I'm still on a one-month join of this site and keep comparing the updates to this site as compared to the updates at VideoBox. This site wins the Update Challenge for my tastes every single day. They're making a run in quantity of DVD's too - they just announced that from May 25-May 29, they'll be uploading 6 DVD's a day.

They need to fine-tune the quality of the vids, in my opinion. They need to add some kind of voting or comment area. VideoBox will still have their clip feature - and I'm not recommending that this site copy-cat VideoBox to that extent, but they probably ought to think about what fun proprietary feature they could develop to take them out of the real of just another DVD site - or they could just concentrate on having the very best DVD's available and leave the other stuff alone.

They're doing a lot right.

05-23-09  10:13am

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asmith12 (124) REPLY TO #5 - PinkPanther :

The sad (at least for me) thing is that from my searches, about 80% of the DVDs are EXACTLY THE SAME for VideosZ and VideoBox :-(. Not sure about updates and where it goes, but at this point I don't think they're that much different :-(.
05-24-09  12:33am

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