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Looking to satisfy that retro kick, pal? Well, how about access to a positively filthy magazine and video archive that goes back over 5 decades?
Complete review published on 07.29.2018
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Remember sneaking into dad's secret stash of nudie magazines? Well, here's a chance to relive that vital part of your development into adulthood. Private Classics first hit the scene in 1965, and had an illustrious run that lasted just over three decades. And members are guaranteed access to all of it, and a few extras, too. The tour is loaded with enticing images of women sporting out of date clothing, hairstyles, and, gasp, thick mounds of pubic hair. But this isn't your granddaddy's porno mag. No, this is more hardcore: think Penthouse and Hustler on steroids.
Over 1055 DVD about 30 minutes each (download and stream)
DRM: No restrictions
MP4 (2000kb/s, 720x576)
Flash (3000kb/s, 720x540)
Over 1309 galleries about 10 pictures each
+ Zip archives
The membership area makes great use of retro fonts and color schemes, taking you back to the days when porn was a treasure, and finding it was an event.
But if the overall aesthetic wasn't enough to let you know you were at the right place, the ability to browse by decade ought to tip you off. In fact, the whole page is laid out in such a way that you can time travel through 50 years of porno with high precision.
They also were good enough to throw in a model index. Unfortunately, however, it seems to only focus on the models who have been in their newer magazine issues. I couldn't find any babes born before 1977. Still, it's a testament to their rigorous standards, as these are some of the most beautiful adult models Europe has to offer.
I know this is the website of a magazine, so still photography should be king around these parts, but I think it is, nevertheless, still worth taking a few moments to talk about their videos. These scenes are quite diverse, ranging from period pieces with impressive wardrobe and sets to girl-on-girl BDSM and femdom. They even throw in the occasional full blown orgy or gangbang. And since a lot of these scenes are older, you can expect dialogue and plotlines. Very cool.
Better still, in addition to those 914 approximately half-hour long scenes, they threw in 141 feature length porno films, too. Unlike the scenes, these are limited to streaming only. A bit of a bummer, but I suppose I understand their bandwidth concerns. Especially since videos download at a stellar 9 megs-per-second around these parts. One could conceivably snag the entire archive in no time.
But again, the true pièce de résistance at Private Classics is, without a doubt, its still photography. As I mentioned earlier, their photo galleries can be browsed by decade, ranging from the '60s all the way up to the '00s. I noticed the '60s had the least content, with only 12 galleries, whilst the '00s had 90. There seems to be a gradual increase as you go up in decade, too, with the '70s having 33, the '80s having 51, etc.
So far as the quality of the images is, it goes without saying that they are spectacular. This is back when even the low end print magazines seemed to be hiring highly professional photographers. What's more, they are all available in super high-resolutions like 3,156 x 3,200 pixels.
Oh, and for those of you who wish to enjoy the full magazines, those can be browsed by decade, too. They have scanned copies going all the way back to the '60s, available in PDF format for viewing on-site or downloading directly to your personal computer.
My only real complaint would be that their videos don't offer the best playback quality. They are all in an SD format with a rather mediocre(720 x 540) resolution. But we are talking about a retro site here, and as such I suppose the occasional grainy video should be expected. Still, would it kill them to give us some high-definition re-masterings of some of these old films?
Private Classics is like stumbling upon a time capsule. Only instead of containing stupid drawings and letters, it's full of glorious smut. I also really dig that they have organized their site so well by decade, and given it such a retro look. Even more impressive, however, is the fact that they still update on a daily basis, adding to damn near every category on the site. What more can I say? I can't recommend this one enough.
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