In the past when I'd get a DVD site, I would often write about how convenient it was versus leaving home to visit a video store. Nowadays, though, people even get their Hollywood flicks online, so most brick and mortar locations are long gone. So, the main selling point of Gay Video Base is the ability to download scenes as well as stream them making it more desirable than the many video-on-demand sites.
As may be expected, because it's often true of DVD archive sites, nothing on GayVideoBase is exclusive. You also might not be surprised that some of the scenes don't look like the most recent of releases. Even if they're not all circa 1980s classics, most are at least five years old. By the way, you can sort by "new releases," but that refers to when a DVD is added to the site, not its original production date.
Personally, I enjoy vintage pre-condom flicks, because I find that the pornstars back then tended to be ruggedly handsome with bodies left in their natural state (not shaved or even trimmed) and I am a sucker for a moustache and sideburns. There are keyword tags and a drop-down list of categories that helps track these kinds of scenes down or you can also type "classic" into the basic search.
I am not sure if the more than 1,301 DVDs (over 4,205 scenes) that correspond to them are all categorized properly, though. I believe I get accurate search results when I search for "black" and almost a quarter of the flicks turn up. However, other categories, like twinks or straight, don't show believable results based on what I can see just from browsing through all the content on my own.
At any rate, you can stream and download the flicks in two MP4 options, the better of which consistently delivers good-quality playback. You'll see a series of screenshots below the streaming player that allow you to skip to that specific spot in the footage, but those, along with thumbnails, are it for any kind of images, because there aren't any actual photos.
You'll also see three "featured channels" that don't work, but would be linked to mostly straight action anyway and that would have been the only bonus here. These things aren't much of an issue, but the cost of joining concerns me, because it's more than a lot of sites charge. Still, Gay Video Base offers so many downloadable DVD scenes and it's updated daily, so that makes it worth checking out.
|Limited Trial $1.02/3 days, rebills at $34.95|
|Cross Sales: No|
|Pic sets: N/A||Pics per set: N/A||Zip sets: No|
|Pic Res: N/A||High Res: No|
|Number of movies: 4205+||HD Porn: No||DRM protection: No|
|Average Length: 20 mins||Full length videos: Yes||Streaming: Yes|
|Condoms: Some||Download Limits: No
MP4 (640x480; 1536k)
MP4 (640x480; 1536k; streaming)
|Independent Biller(s):||Epoch, CCBill|
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