Often when I go to the back room of my local video store, I may as well be walking into the Blockbuster Video of the porn world. The shelves are always loaded with new releases and rarely do you find any of the old classics. However, Retro Raw just happens to be a vintage porn site where you can get off seeing the performances of some of the most famous pornstars.
John Holmes, Vanessa del Rio and Ginger Lynn are the more familiar names you'll come across. However, there are others who were big back in the 1970s and 1980s and RetroRaw also brings them to your screen.
Since this is a movie site, you won't find any photos other than the preview thumbnails. There are 184 feature films and with about seven scenes per film, that makes for around 1,288 videos and it looks as if one to two new DVDs are added to the collection each month. You also get access to two more retro porn sites: Vintage Classic Porn and Rodox.
The movies are available in "high" and "low" Windows Media formats and the quality is often good. The videos are a little grainy at times, but that has to do with the fact that they were made many years ago. Navigation is a little frustrating with the lack of pagination. This means you need to go page by page and can't just skip to specific pages.
I actually hoped for more since there have been thousands of movies produced in the last 35 years. I was also a bit surprised to not see big-time classics like "Deep Throat." In any case, I'd say that this site has a fetish for John Holmes' films. There are also many movies with pornstar Seka, who is said to have made her name by starring in a number of films with Holmes, but who eventually became one of the most legendary women in porn.
As I expected, there are storylines and lots of dialogue in the films, yet what I always appreciate about vintage is that the movies are lengthy. Contemporary films almost seem like premature ejaculation compared to these longer ones in which guys often held back longer than what was deemed humanly possible. Some of the acting is a bit over the top, but the more famous stars are often more natural than their costars.
Different pornstars are known for different types of sex, but there's one thing for certain: You'll never be disappointed by these famous performances and the diversity of sex across the board on Retro Raw.
|The Best Porn||Review||6/13/2005||76/100|
|Average Score: 80.5|
$64.00/90 days (Reg. $
|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: 1288+||HD Porn: No||DRM protection: No|
|Average Length: 12 mins||Full length videos: Yes||Streaming: No|
|Condoms: None||Download Limits: No
Windows (640x480; 2000k)
|Independent Biller(s):||VXS Billing|
Pros & Cons
-mostly good-quality videos
-no streaming format
01/01/2013- From 55 to 54: Usability score adjustment. -April
05/29/2012- From 58 to 55: Usability score adjustment. -A.K.
10/12/2011- From 70 to 58: Scores adjusted to new criteria. -Chris
04/06/2011- Stays at 70. -Chris
09/27/2010- From 69 to 70: More content. -A.K.
02/16/2010- Stays at 69. -Charlie
06/12/2009- Stays at 69. -Giraffe
08/17/2008- From 65 to 69: More content. -Peacock - Initial review: 12/11/2006