Retro Porn Archive Review

8.8
Review: June 17, 2010, by Steve
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Retro Porn Archive

Retro Porn Archive is a vintage retro movies and photo collection site that is for true admirers of smut from yesteryear. Unlike most 'vintage' porn sites that settle for a few videos they have ported across from VHS tapes from the 1980s, this really is a genuine vintage collection. Ranging its collection from the 1900s to the 1960s, you will find hidden gems, obscurities and oddities that you may never have seen before.

Ratings

Content9
Navigation10
Value8
Extras0
Overall rating8.8
Quality8

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The navigation here really is completely excellent. It starts off with the fact that they fully categorise all content here, even telling how many videos and photos are in each category. They similarly present the content by decade as well, whilst they also give you full descriptions of the content in each video and the background where possible. The photos aren't quite as well presented but as most of them are single pictures rather than galleries, they do the best they can with them. The only thing that they strangely forget to include here is some update information - there is practically none here, in fact.

All videos on this site were available to download and stream in Flash / .FLV formats, playing at a best of around 640x480px for the most part. All downloads were full file only and there were no DRM restrictions on them. There were no .ZIP file downloads for the photos on RetroPornArchive.com because, as mentioned, they are presented as single images rather than galleries. Photo sizes varied and their magnifier meant you could view them at any size within reason anyway. There are 405 videos and over 12,700 photos on the site currently.

I think we have all seen quite enough retro porn sites with not much more than Deep Throat, Debbie Does Dallas and early Jenna Jameson films for us to be utterly fed up with them by now. So here is a nice alternative that remembers that porn actually started a very long time before Linda Lovelace's controversial cocksucking adventures. Travelling right back to the start of the last century, this is not only a nice collection of older porn, it's almost porn history in a nutshell.

What I think is interesting about this site, or one of its more interesting aspects, is that they have gathered together content from all over the world. The American stuff here could probably be found reasonably easily with a decent web search, but the European stuff certainly could not. Of course, it can be grainy at times, but so will you be in a hundred years' time! As someone with an interest in the history of pornography, I found this fascinating.

Conclusion

Retro Porn Archive.com is a site for those looking for something more than a quick hardcore thrill or pictures of pretty ladies - although this site fulfil those criteria too if you have a taste for vintage porn. Thankfully steering clear of the post-VHS era as it has been done to death by many other sites, it is a large and thoroughly detailed and in-depth look at several largely ignored naughty decades. It's not often a porn site is educational - but this is my kind of education!

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