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Retro Raw Review

Reviewed: 2008-10-20
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Our Rating: 80/100

Quality of Content: 22/25

Purchase Value: 17/20

Leased/Own Content: 10/15

Update Frequency: 6/10

Content Variety: 10/10

Tour Promises/Reality: 5/5

Originality: 7/10

Navigation: 3/5

Images: no

Live Shows / Chat: no

Streaming Video: yes

Downloadable Video: yes

User Rating For RetroRaw

User Rating: 58/100 - based on 91 votes.

Price & Payment Options

Join anonymously through mobile phone or by credit card through VXSBill for $28.53 for 30 days recurring and $78.59 for 90 days non-recurring (memberships are in Euros so note that the USD price will fluctuate depending on exchange rate).

Tour Promises promises the hottest XXX classics featuring stars like John Holmes, Ginger Lynn and Seka.

My Opinion About RetroRaw

Update - Posted on October 20th, 2008 : I'm totally into retro sites and while it has been a couple years since initially reviewing RetroRaw, it somehow still rings a bell with me and I think because of all the infamous movie titles I recall them offering. Since my original review, the site has increased in USD price. However, this could just be an effect of the exchange rate since the memberships are in Euros. Updates are only coming once a month, which in all honesty kind of sucks. There aren't photos here, but there are now 102 movie titles, which is a considerable amount more than the 36 movies two years ago. There are low and high-quality films, but you can only download clips. Downloads were quick enough for me and I had no trouble with the Windows Media Videos crapping out half way through downloading. In fact, the movie quality has improved to 2120kbps 720x576. However, this doesn't help improve the original quality of the film stock. In any case, the site offers some great classic titles and stars, but I would love to see the organization and navigation improve.End of Update.

Original Review follows : I have to admit that I'm the kind of person who loves just about anything vintage, so when I came across Retro Raw, I was a bit excited. After all, when I go to rent porn at my local video store, it seems I can never find old classics. delivers 36 titles and the collection has a heavy emphasis on John Holmes. I would find it hard to believe that anyone wouldn't know who he is, but just in case you don't, this dude is probably the most famous, well-endowed male porn star in history and appeared in over 2000 film loops. Seka was arguably one of the most famous female porn stars and was known to have been famous for anal and double penetration scenes before they became popular. These are just a couple of names, but you'll also find a young Peter North, Vanessa del Rio, Ginger Lynn and other notable names. While there are a few known titles here, I didn't come across any of the most famous porn movies of the 1970's and 80's, yet there's still a good selection.

There are thumbnail photos, and clicking them will open up a scene in a Windows Media Player and you have a choice between low and 1120Kbps 400x300 high-quality options, that you can stream or download. Even with a fast connection it will take some time to download the various 12-minute clips. I am guessing that most of these movies were originally filmed on 8mm or 16mm film stock, although I can't be totally certain, yet re-mastered I have to admit they look darn good. Close-ups are closer than I have yet seen on any website, and it's rare to see shaved pussy in any of the films.

One thing about old films like these is that they're unique. Actors needed to be able to act as well as perform sexually, although sometimes the dialogue performances seem a bit cheesy, yet no different than comparing say a new CGI-enhanced sci-fi movie to a sci-fi seventies film. Sex scenes often include music tracks, and my only complaint is that I could not download a full-length video.

Final Verdict

If you want to bring back old memories or if you just want to see some well made porn flicks or porn stars of the past, then Retro Raw delivers some excellent quality re-mastered films from yesteryear. The price is relatively inexpensive, but you don't get any photos or bonuses with your membership.

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Retro Raw review scores on other review sites

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Date Site Name Rating
2012-08-02The Best Porn76
2012-04-22Sawa's reviews75
2007-09-21Adult Reviews85

Average score on other review sites : 80/100

User Comments

2008 Jan 13, 13:28, peru
please send me all movie or her adress like ninfomana perversa, unsatiable 2 , brazilian movie

2007 Dec 11, 05:50, UK
Downloads usually fail half way through. 20 out of 25 fail.

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