Adult Empire, one of the pioneers in online retailing of adult entertainment movies, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion the retailer is offering 20% discounts on best-selling content from the last 20 years.
Adult Empire was created as a subsidiary of DVDEmpire.com, an online retailer for DVDs, games, and music, by Jeff Rix and John-Michael D’Arcangelo. They are based in Pennsylvania. After the burst of the dotcom boom and harsh price wars DVDempire.com survived its competitors of the time and by 2000 was still in good shape.
In 2006, the then called Adult DVD Empire became the first retailer to offer adult movies in HD. And one year later the company was the first adult entertainment retailer to offer Blu-Ray-DVDs. Through all those years Adult Empire offered titles by leading porn studios like Digital Playground, Wicked and Vivid.
The company withstood several shifts in the market from DVDs to Blu-Rays to VOD to HD Streaming. In 2014 Adult Empire also created its own production studio called Adult Empire Films.
Today Adult Empire employs 60 employees full- and part-time employees near Pittsburgh. Megan Wozniak, Director of Marketing at the company said: »A lot has changed in adult entertainment since the late 1990s, and we will be writing in-depth stories on each trend — the stars and the best-selling movies — at AE’s blog. From high-end erotica to star showcases, contract girls, gonzo and celebrity sex tapes, AE is featuring the biggest names and most popular trends in XXX to turn on the porn industry over the past 20 years.«
She added: »We pioneered the shipping of adult DVDs and helped bring about the popularity of many enduring trends, such as porn parodies, interracial scenes, MILF and BDSM/fetish themes. But we also wanted to explore those themes but were still groundbreaking at the time — like our fascination with interactive DVDs in 1999, porn scene compilations in 2001 and gonzo in 2004. Such is the ever-changing nature of the adult business — and we’re excited for what the next 20 years will bring.«
According to Adult Empire, more than 100,000 DVDs and 250,000 scenes are available for streaming. If you want to know more about the special discounts click here.