42nd Street Forever: The Peep Show Collection Vol. 5 (2014) – By Duane L. Martin

I’ve reviewed five of these releases now, and I don’t really know what to say about it any more than I did in any of the others.  They’re collections of 8mm porn loops that were made and popular between the 1960s and the 1980s and appeared in the nearly 60,000 peep show booths in adult bookstores across the country.

While they’re interesting on a nostalgia level, consumers of porn in the modern world of internet pornography will find them dated.   One of the things that is a bit off putting in particular is that these clips all lack sound.  There’s a projector sound inserted into the background in lieu of them having any sound of their own, which adds to the nostalgic feel of it all, but it can also become bothersome after a while, especially if you’re using these porn clips for the purpose for which they were intended.  In other words, you’ll probably want to mute before you shoot.  (Ok, that was bad.  It’s almost four in the morning.  Give me a break here!)

If you enjoy classic porn or grew up in the era where these films were popular, then by all means pick yourself up a copy of this release.  The clips are presented on these releases in about the best quality you’ll ever find them in, so these releases are the ones to get if that’s what you’re into.  If you’re a consumer and lover of modern porn and don’t appreciate the classics,  then you probably won’t find too much of any interest here.

If you’d like to find out more about this new release from Synapse Film’s Impulse label, you can check out its page on the Synapse Films website here.