The Classic Porn (2)
Current Member for over 3 months (at the time of review).
||- Very cheap monthly fees.
- Tons of classic porn.
- Well known movies, they are generally films with big name stars.
- Have some films grouped by company or regions (French porn form the 1970s for example)
- Can search catalog by year.
- Fairly well managed database of stars, directors, year the film was made, and company that made them. It could be a little better, but this is probably the one thing they do right at this site.
- You also get access to a lot of Gay movies, all classics. Some really great porn mustaches.
||- One of the worst site designs. Very clunky.
- They decided to put their Facebook and Google+ links right above the download links, so you are constantly have to close popups because they are activate by "mouse overs" whenever you try to click on the download links. This is probably the most annoying thing at their site.
- Half their movies are clipped into smaller files, the other half are just whole downloads. There is no consistency to this either, well except that if they clipped it everything just gets named ipod3g_##, so you constantly have to rename every clip you download (or end up with ipod3g_01 through ipod3g_100).
- They advertise films that are supposedly going to be offered soon, but often they never do (they get skipped over, can't be offered after all; I really don't know why).
- Quality is really hit or miss here. The year of the film doesn't really seem to affect this. Old and newer films are often very poor quality.
- No choice of downloads.
||This is a great site if you are looking for a cheap alternative to buying classic porn DVDs or more likely VHS in a lot of these cases. They have a ton of films here, but you may not always find the biggest ones here (or anywhere else for that matter). For example, they have a ton of Christy Canyon's movies, but only one Traci Lords. However, the quality of many of these movies is sub-par just from their origins in time, but at the same time the operators of this website really need to establish some degree of consistency. Occasionally they will post a movie that is almost unwatchable. One of the most annoying things, aside from their poor placement of Facebook links, are how badly they can mess a movie up clipping it. Having to rename half your downloads from this site is something I haven't had to deal with since the 1990s. They took the time to clip it, you are paying them to do so whether you wanted them to or not, the least they could do is title their videos properly. This little faux pas just makes them look as amateurish as their 1960s movies (of which there are only a handful). It is clear that they are just uploading films with no regard towards their customer's satisfaction.
My problem with this site is that after some time (1-2 months)you have probably downloaded everything you want to keep. So, you are enticed into staying because they have a movie you have been searching for "coming soon." Hopefully they actually offer it, but oftentimes the film just disappears out of the "coming soon" list. Then you add to it all the little annoyances like having to close the popups when you accidentally mouse over them, renaming your downloads, and all of this so that maybe you can get a movie or two that you actually want per week. After a few months I found myself going for days and days without downloading from this site. It really ticks you off when the download links don't work for the first few days they offer the movie too, which has happened about every third movie they upload it seems.
The bottom line is that if you are looking for a site with a ton of classic porn, then this is probably the only one worth trying. I recommend it as a one time, one month membership. Get in there and get what you want and get out. They don't seem to care about the problems with their site (post suggestions all you want via their "suggestion box," I am pretty sure nobody reads them). The quality is hit or miss, and you won't really know until you download it. And like many sites these days, if you are using a Download manager you will have about thirty minutes before you will have to refresh the links. Fortunately their largest file sizes are still less than 500mb, so this is only a problem if you are trying to download half a decade worth of movies at a time. They are a good source for classic porn, but until they start addressing some of these issues I wouldn't recommend any long term memberships with them. The only reason they score a 70 is because they do have an impressive catalog, but that is about all they have going for them. What is sad is that their most impressive aspect has nothing to do with the site itself, just the access it provides to all those movies. There biggest problems are horrible mistakes made by web designers and management. As soon as any other company comes along offering this niche, this site will get trounced into oblivion. I have personally emailed Videobox requesting that they at least create an additional, retro site. I would rather pay Videobox and extra $15/mo than to keep paying these guys.
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