Retro Raw review

Retro Raw

Initial Review: 2007-04-10

Last Update: 2013-03-05

RetroRaw is a homage to old, vintage porn movies and brings you DVD's featuring known faces such as Ron Jeremy, Ginger Lynn, Seka, Vanessa del Rio and many other classic porn stars - if you want it RAW and free from silicone.


  • Quantity
    10.0 / 15
  • Quality
    13.0 / 15
  • Update Freq.
    6.0 / 10
  • Exclusivity
    0.0 / 10
  • Entertainment
    8.5 / 10
  • Downloadability
    5.0 / 5
  • Extras
    1.5 / 5

Cost / Markup

  • Value/Money
    15.0 / 20
  • Markup
    0.0 / 5


  • Navigation
    3.0 / 5
  • Design
    3.0 / 5

Final Score


Out of 100


  • Special discount price (SAVE 25%!) for our readers.
  • Amount of DVD videos available is quite nice (99+ DVDs).
  • Two video qualities are offered for viewing the movies (WMV-high and WMV-low).
  • Stars like Peter North, Ginger Lynn, Vanessa Del Rio are all in here.
  • Nice video quality getting the best out of the old tapes.
  • Very entertaining and some quite rare vintage movies (DVDs) in the collection.


  • Updates are at a trickle.
  • No screenshots for the DVDs (except for the DVD covers and some small preview thumb).
  • Having other video formats would be great (only WMV is being offered).
  • Only one connection at a time is possible which means you can not download a file AND browse the members area.
  • Latest DVD's are split into many approximately 8 minute parts (~130MB) with no one-file downloads provided.

Bottom Line

  • Besides the mentioned negative points there is really nothing that would keep me from recommending Retro Raw. If you can afford the membership and are looking for good quality vintage DVD movies then RR really becomes a very valid option. Do not mind the low score. Remember we can not award points for non-exclusive content which is the main reason for this.

The Facts

$14.95 (1 Month, Recurring)
Save 5 or 25.06% using our discount price.



Secondary Categor(ies):

Videos, Porn Stars


Details: Updates every 20 days.
Dated Content: Yes

Join Options:

Credit Card, Check, Postal Mail

Standard Pricing:

$19.95 (1 Month, Recurring)
$54.95 (3-Months, Recurring)


No DRM license restrictions.


No cross sales.


175 DVDs (avg. 90 minutes)
Downloadable: Y | Streams: N | One-File Downloads: N | Multi-Bandwidth: N | Vid Caps: Y
Average movie size: 145 MB (1/10-File High WMV), 40 MB (1/10-File Low WMV)

Video Format(s):

WMV High: 640x480, 2150 kbps
WMV Low: 320x180, 570 kbps

Video Skip:

Can skip ahead.

More Content Details:

Content Rotation: No.
Download Limit: There appears to be no download limit.
Live Webcams: Yes, free access to SeventeenLive (linked under bonus sites).
Condoms used in scenes: In some

Content Exclusivity:


Download Speed:

510 KB/s (reviewers max: 534 KB/s / 4269 kbps).

Logging In:

Only log in required. Content doesn't require re-entry of login info. Not saved after browser was closed.

Model Appearance:

Semi-pros and amateurs. Ages 18-20. Wide variety of body types. Good mix of women.

Model info:

Model Index: No

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This Retro Raw review is based on the facts / status when written /updated on 2008-07-21:

The Site
If you are looking for vintage porn movies which star well known pornstars like Ron Jeremy, Ginger Lynn, Vanessa del Rio, John Holmes, the legendary Seka and many other classic pornstars; Retro Raw is where you can find them.

- Special discount price (SAVE 25%!) for our readers. All of our valued readers can avail of Retro Raw for only EUR14.95 instead of EUR19.95. This is our gift to our dear readers and an attempt to fight the weak dollar.
- Amount of DVD videos available is quite nice. There are about 100 DVDs available with an average runtime of 90 minutes each. You will enjoy 150 hours of classic porn movies.
- Lots Of Classic Stars. Retro stars like Peter North, Ginger Lynn, John Holmes, Seka, Ron Jeremy, and other great pornstars can be seen in here. Some of these stars are still active, some have retired, and some have already passed away and became legend.
- Nice video quality. Even though the films are already old, Retro Raw still managed to offer nice quality videos. You can download videos in WMV video format, in high or low resolution. The former in 640x480 with a bit rate of 2150 kbps, latter is in 320x180 and with a 570 kbps bit rate(for faster download). This is simply getting the best out of the old tapes.
- Very entertaining and some quite rare vintage movies (DVDs) in the collection. It's really fun to watch the movies of the past, also some movies you haven't seen in a long time. Seeing old familiar faces on the screen brings back the good old horny days.

- Slow Update. Retro Raw updates its video library with one video set every 20 days. This is really slow. Would be great if they add more number of updates or update more frequently.
- No screenshots for the DVDs (except for the DVD covers and some small preview thumbs). RetroRaw probably didn't go with the screenshots since it might have a bad resolution anyway. The films here are quite old and back then there was no such things as DVD, HDV, or HD quality videos.
- Having other video formats would be great (only WMV is being offered). I'm not sure if they have or they're planning to digitally re-master the old movies in here. It would be cool, though, if they do. WMV video format is a good video format as far as I know, but it would really be great if they would offer the videos here in other formats as well. It would be nice to see MPEG, .AVI, Real Time, Quick Time, or MP4 (for mobile players). I would definitely encourage video streaming as well, especially Flash streaming format.
- Latest DVD's are split into many approximately 8 minute parts. It would be nice if Retro Raw would have videos a member can download one time only and not only downloading movies minute parts. Some people don't have the luxury of time and they would love it if they don't have to do a series of downloading just to finish one episode.

I'm sure some of you might be bothered by the downsides I have mentioned above, but that doesn't mean that you won't enjoy RetroRaw anymore. In fact I would still endorse Retro Raw for it is filled with some of the best vintage porn movies ever made. Experience the era where good porn means good stories and not just the continuous mindless banging of wild horny fuckers. Learn from the old school and get 25% discount in here.

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Review Log:

2013-03-06: Quick Facts updated.
2009-04-07: Quick Facts updated, contentCALC deactivated.
2008-07-17: Quick Facts updated, contentCALC verified.
2007-09-06: Quick Facts updated.
2007-04-19: Sample RetroRaw galleries added.
2007-04-18: Retro Raw review published.
2007-04-12: Quick Facts added, contentCALC activated.
2007-04-10: added to database.
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