The site's design is somewhat unique, as there aren't separate video and photo sections. Instead, the content is sorted by where the action takes place. BarsAndStripes makes you feel that you're on an adventure to uncover the secrets held inside. You check the cells, offices and outside its walls. The list of sections to see includes the governor's office, the cellblock and the intake office. You can look into solitary, the sick bay and see interview and/or visiting sessions. There's the PT room, governor's house and prisoners at large.
Counting the movies is no easy task, as they're often broken up into clips. That said, it looks to me like there are 234 videos in all. They can all be downloaded as Windows Media files and though they vary in quality, it seems that a fair number of them offer good-quality playback. Counting the picture sets isn't any easier, because they too are broken up into parts more often than not. I counted 194 photo galleries in total. There are high-res pics to be had and you can download the images in Zip files.
The photos do a good job of conveying the scenarios of inmates interacting with the prison "screws" - that's British slang for prison officers. You'll see lawbreaking babes going through the various stages of being processed into the system. Some of the ladies get into trouble with their fellow inmates and some of these poor lasses really get their behinds whipped, caned or spanked until they're covered in masses of red welts or black and blue bruises.
The site updates often, adding a new video clip one day and then adding part of a photo set a couple days later. The fact that scenes get added bit by bit creates a sense of drama and suspense, but it does mean you have to wait a while to get access to full movies or photo galleries.
There aren't any extras or bonuses aside from a diary that stopped being updated back in 2007. However, the content is compelling enough to hold most fans' attention. The standard cost of membership seems fair given the deeper thought given to the plot. Bars And Stripes give you a creative take on punishment porn, so give it a look.
|By: Will Peters|
|Number of Reviews: 1527|
|Average Score: 64.2|
|Cross Sales: No|
|Pic sets: 194+||Pics per set: 30||Zip sets: Yes|
|Pic Res: 1024x768||High Res: Yes|
|Number of movies: 234+||HD Porn: No||Streaming: No|
|Average Length: 15 mins||Full length videos: Yes||Download Limits: No
Windows (720x576; 2480k)
Windows (720x576; 2534k)
|Independent Biller(s):||Verotel, CCBill|
Pros & Cons
-zipped photo sets
-few full-length downloads
-no streaming videos
-no bonus sites
02/03/2009- From 82 to 83: More frequent updates. -Groundhog
07/04/2008- Stays at 82. -Pussycat - Initial review: 12/12/2006