• 42nd Street Forever: The Peepshow Collection Volume 24

    Released by: Impulse Pictures
    Released on: October 6th, 2018.
    Director: Various
    Cast: Candida Royalle, Jennifer West, Vanessa del Rio, Desiree Cousteau
    Year: 1970’s – 1980’s
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    The Movie:

    Twenty-four volumes in and the Impulse Pictures 42nd Street Forever: The Peepshow Collection is still going strong. Here’s a look at the latest collection of vintage 8mm loops that they’ve preserved on DVD for your enjoyment.

    A CLEAN SWEEP: The camera pans up the legs and then the torso of a lovely woman cooking in her kitchen. She’s making tuna fish casserole of something. When she gets up on a ladder to get something out of the cupboard, her mustachioed man comes in and slips his head up her dress to give her a surprise. She responds in kind and then they screw. Not sure why she’s wearing sunglasses in the kitchen but she is. It doesn’t look that sunny in there. Anyway, he sits back on an uncomfortable looking wooden chair and she rides him and then they finish up.

    THE BITCH: Who is the titular bitch in this loop? A lithe blonde who has got some guy tied up and she’s clad in leather and studs. She forces herself on him orally before then coercing him into pleasuring her. She roughs him up and makes him do whatever she wants, but he doesn’t seem to mind and then once he gets the upper hand and breaks free, he forces himself on her, rips off her ‘Leather By Halford’ attire and goes to town on her. She doesn’t seem to mind too much either. They make a cute couple.

    WHAT’S TO EAT?: A blonde gets a cup out of the kitchen cupboard when a dude in flannel approaches her. He hoists her up on the counter, spreads her legs and eats her out. So I guess she’s what’s to eat. They go at it for quite a while and thankfully she doesn’t fall of the counter. That would hurt. Anyway, he hops up there too and they go at it. The counter is tiled and probably cold but they’re good sports. Also whoever owned this kitchen had what was at the time a state of the art dishwasher installed in there.

    KEPT WOMAN: A lovely strawberry blonde woman who looks kinda like Lisa De Leeuw makes out with a moustachy disco guy on a couch. He fondles her and then she strips and after that he goes down. She returns the favor and then prepares for the shagging that he gives her. She doesn’t appear to be kept though, she appears to be doing all of this quiet willingly.

    BREAKFAST IN LOVE: A blonde gal and a dark haired guy are having breakfast. He’s got a Technicolor Dream Coat of some sort on and she’s got a robe. He gets her naked and goes down on her before she blows him and then they move to the couch and have sex there. She’s cute from far away but then you realize she’s got a lot of pimples and looks like she could use a shower. He doesn’t seem to mind though. Those who wear Technicolor Dream Coats to breakfast typically aren’t that choosy.

    ORIENTAL PARADISE: A dude takes pictures of a hot Asian gal as she diddles herself in bed – at least he does for about a half-minute. Then he gets horny and gropes her. She’s into the groping and so she gropes him back. After they grope, they suck and after they suck, they fuck. He never bothers to pick up the camera again before the loop ends, which is a shame as it looks like a neat camera.

    LIEBESWONNEN: Achtung! In dieser Schleife trinkt ein kurviges blondes europäisches Mädchen, vermutlich deutscher Abstammung, einen Drink und einen Dong und dann noch einen Dong. Zwei Typen, die mit ihr dran sind, und sie nimmt sie wie das robuste deutsche Arbeitspferd, das sie ist. Sie gehen in der Nähe eines Bücherregals mit vielen wichtigen Bänden in den Regalen und ein Typ trägt die ganze Zeit eine Krawatte. Europäischer Porno ist aus irgendeinem Grund lustiger als amerikanischer Porno. Bevor es vorbei ist, ejakuliert einer der Jungs in ihr Ohr.

    BLACK RAPTURE: A blonde girl is joined by two black chicks to take on a black dude who mostly just lies there while the three ladies do all the work. The girls don’t seem to mind much as they pretty much attack him. Lots of interplay between the four participants here, everyone seems to enjoy themselves. Whoever shot this made a half-assed attempt to make the black guy’s bedroom look like some sort of African tribal chief’s room or something though, which is kind of tacky. You sure don’t come to seventies porn expecting tacky!

    SOUTHERN LADIES’ BALL: Oh shit! Desiree Cousteau is in this one and not even listed on the packaging. Be still my beating heart. She and a blonde are making out when a dude dressed like a Confederate Officer comes into the room to get what he feels he’s owed – a three-way with two hot chicks! Desiree goes down on him and then the blonde takes over, after which buddy lets the blonde ride him for a bit. After that, Desiree gets her chance but not before she diddles herself for the camera a bit. Good stuff. You’ve got to love unexpected Desiree Cousteau appearances and she does look oh so fine here in her red old-timey dress and black stockings.

    VANESSA’S LOVERS: Ms. del Rio plays with herself in a bed, gnashing her teeth a bit and giving her most famous feature a good rub down before grabbing a toy and going to town. Then she grabs a second one and DP’s herself – at which point the camera gets fuzzy and then goes back into focus as we realize Vanessa’s toys have been replaced by real dudes with real dicks! They bone her silly for a minute but finish surprisingly quickly for porn stars.

    LEATHER AND LACE: A brunette lady dressed in leather has a strap-on handy for a blonde dressed in lace. The blonde blows the faux-dong and then the brunette, who keeps a leather fedora on for most of the loop, goes down on her before screwing her with her pretend-penis. They fool around a bit longer and then the loop ends.

    THE LADY’S COCK: A man in an old fashioned vest and button down shirt sits in a field with a blonde wearing seventies lingerie. What are they talking about? We don’t know, because this loop, like most, is silent. Stop asking stupid questions. There’s a twist though! The character we thought was a guy is actually a lady with a butch haircut – despite that, she’s quite attractive. The more feminine of the two produces a strap on and gives her new pal a right royal ramma-jamma on a bed covered in leopard print sheets!

    LADY MEN: A blonde masturbates on someone’s deck. Two women watch and rub one another through their clothes. They move over to the blonde and take of their pants to reveal that they’re each wearing strap-on’s. A lesbian strap-on three-way ensues, and hopefully nobody got any slivers from the wood on that deck.

    SUGAR PUSSIES: There’s a chick taking off her ski-boots on a bed. Why she was skiing in short shorts is none of your business but she’s a rocker! You can tell from the ELO and Journey posters on the walls. Anyway, then a chick in lingerie comes in and helps her by licking her ski pools. They fool around, licking one another where lesbians lick, and the not so sharp end of that ski pool gets put to good use. After that, skier/rocker puts on her ski goggles and, as she sits on lingerie girl’s face, wobbles back and forth using the poles to balance herself! It’s quite the sight to see.

    LESBIAN PARTY: Lesbian parties are probably awesome. I’ve never been to one but I bet they’re a lot of fun if porno movies are to be believed. In this party, a girl goes down on another girl while Candida Royalle watches and masturbates. Shortly after, she joins in on the action and then the lesbian party really gets started. At this point, they do the three-way daisy chain thing and everyone gets everyone else off, which is nice. The end!


    Each of the 8mm loops on this disc are presented in their original 1.33.1 fullframe aspect ratio and transferred from film. They haven’t been fully restored so expect a fair bit of print damage and plenty of visible scratches but that doesn’t really detract from the experience much. Colors are faded and black levels all over the place but if the elements are in rough shape, at least the disc is well authored and not plagued by compression artifacts or edge enhancement problems.

    The audio is on par with the video, sort of. This stuff was shot without sound, so really we just the ‘click’ of a projector in terms of audio, there’s really not much to write about here.

    Extras? Nope. You get a menu and loop selection but that’s it. Inside the case, however, you will find a two-page insert booklet containing an essay from Dimitri Otis entitled Loops And Booths Part 2 wherein the porn archeologist offers up some history on the loops and their distribution back in the day.

    The Final Word:

    42nd Street Forever: The Peepshow Collection Volume 24 is a very fine collection of vintage loops containing some recognizable faces (yeah, Desiree!) alongside mostly unknowns. There’s plenty of variety here and anyone interested in old school smut should get a kick out of this collection.

    Comments 2 Comments
    1. Mark Tolch's Avatar
      Mark Tolch -
      I love the synopses hahaha.
    1. paul h.'s Avatar
      paul h. -
      That is some excellent writing Ian!