Review of Explicite Art Reviewed on 2011-08-11Last update on 2011-08-03

Reviewed Site: Explicite Art

Explicite Art
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Primary Category: HARDCORE
Other: Photographic

Content

Exclusivity
5 / 5
Updates
2 / 5
Originality
8 / 10
Quality
12 / 15
Speed
14 / 15
Quantity
13 / 15
Total
54 / 65

Nav, Design & Features

Design
4 / 5
Navigation Ease
7 / 10
Features
7 / 10
Total
18 / 25

Cost

Price
7 / 10
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Short Review:

Explicite Art is the official site of French photographer and porn director John B Root. This collection somewhat has the feel of a high quality photography site but also focuses a lot more on videos in hardcore action than that type of site generally does. The site has been around for almost 10 years now and has a pretty large collection built up. Let's take a closer look at this long running site inside the members-only area.
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Price Details:

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Monthly 29.95

Current Ratings for Explicite Art:

Our total rating: 79/100
79
Rating

Detailed Review:


Content:

I have visited the Explicite Art collection several times over the years, and it seems that the last several times I have been here the collection has hovered around the same approximate size without getting any larger. Although the main members' area page has an update log that indicates ongoing daily growth, I'm not convinced that anything new has been added here in some time. In fact, this time around, the collection was actually smaller than my last visit at around 1100 videos and 87,000 individual photos for about 392 different models.

The style of the materials in action here could probably be best described as "hardcore glamour." There are definitely elements of a high quality photography site with large, nice-looking images and high-quality video with attention to detail like outfits, makeup, and setting, in many cases the site is decidedly less "artistic" to that I was imagining. Much of what's here plays out like a typical hardcore scene with the same kind of camerawork and action you'd expect from any other hardcore flick. In some cases, the audio of the scene is completely overdubbed with cheesy French language music. That being said, there are some scenes that were filmed on location in beautiful exotic places that really live up to the sites artistic intentions. In addition to solo posing, you'll also see masturbation, one-on-one fucking, group sex, anal sex, and even some fisting. This is definitely not a softcore collection.

The quality level here is in line with the large networks putting out newly produced and new release materials. A small portion of the video collection is available at in HD quality level of up to 1280 x 720 pixels, 5200 kbps. Older releases come at a much smaller size of 720 x 576 pixels, 2200 kbps. The photo size increased from 1800 pixels for the majority of the archive up to 3000 pixels on the long side for recent releases.

Features & Navigation:

The tour pages for Explicite Art have a plane but slick look with a black background and small thumbnail links to streaming video previews of many of the available themes. You can check out the model index and the video and photo sections, and it's easy to get a good idea of the kind of solo, lesbian, hardcore, and extreme action you can expect to see inside the members' area.

The materials here are found in the video and photo sections as well as the third section called "films" where you'll find older video materials directed by John B Root. The site offers a couple of drop-down menus that allow you to search the collection by model or film name as well as sexual activity, and there's also an advanced search page where you can combine various search attributes and get a bit more in depth with your searches. Results can be narrowed to include only video materials or only photo materials.

Although there are many different file format options for accessing the videos here, each format is offered only in a single quality level. The formats available include MOV, DivX, MPEG, WMV, M4V, and MP4. The photo set may be viewed in basic thumbnail galleries in two or three sizes or downloaded in a ZIP file that contains images in the largest available size.

Conclusion:

Although Explicite Art wasn't exactly what I was imagining before I logged in, it is a pretty solid hardcore collection that's high in qualty and has a bit more of an artistic flair than most XXX sites. It could be a nice change of pace to see these European models instead of the usual LA girls, and there's a good amount of variety in the action. I'd like to see some firm info about the updates one way or another, but even if nothing new is being added I still think it's worth checking out.

Pros & Cons

+ Exclusive videos and photos
+ Pretty good quality
+ Good mix of solo, lesbian, hardcore, group, more
- Updates don't seem to be happening as claimed
- Most vids not available in HD quality
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