"Watch Whatever Whenever" - for men, this was a Clarion Call that it was now time to watch dirty movies in your living room. No matter what the cost, this was going to happen. The video revolution was born thanks to a little disposable income and a lot of libido.
No longer would you have to hit the seedy theater in the bad part of town; however, you still had to make the "walk of shame" past the beaded curtain in your local video rental store. There was nothing discrete about it. In order to rent an "adult movie", you had to enter a separate part of the store which may as well have been labeled "Perverts Only".
Once Blockbuster took over the market, the adult videos were phased out, becoming the sole domain of sex shops and mail order. Satellite TV and pay-per-view were also means to an end; but the poor dirty VHS movie had seen its Golden Age come and go.
I'd love to say these movies were great to watch with a room full of Playboy Bunnies, but truth be told it was often a solo venture. Personally, I enjoy good exploitation flick and am perfectly comfortable with a heaping helping of Euro Sleaze; however, I truthfully have never been much of a porno fan. That being said, I have made my own "walk of shame" into the adults only room at the local video store on more than one occasion.
Here's a bunch of VHS box covers of films that could have been on those shelves. Not all porno, but definitely of the adult variety. As always, I like to keep Retrospace free of nudity; however, the content ain't exactly Anne of Green Gables. Enjoy.
A "Masterpiece" home video release in "Hi-Fi Stereo"! Harry Reems, the guy from Deep Throat stars, so you know it's a quality picture. I think this originally was a 12 part miniseries on the BBC. I could be wrong.
Baronesses are always strict bitches. Just once I want to see an exploitation movie about a baroness who's cheerful and easy going.
"Honey, I'm home!... er, what the -?" The way all women should greet their husbands after a hard days work.
In a perfect world, this would be the standard uniform for nurses. Damn you, scrubs!
"Do you know that women's libbers are planning to take over the world?" The women's lib thing was something to be feared by many a 1970's male. Just ask Ron Burgundy.
"Johnny Wadd" has to be the best porn name in history.
Jack Palance was a true badass. I've seen this movie - it's nowhere near pornography, but not exactly something I'd expect to see on ABC Family either.
"These girls put the 'X' in Exercise" is fine. But, I think the tagline "These chicks put the "F" in Fitness" would've been better.
Justin Hayward must be so proud his song was adapted to film.