Review date: January 2016
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Whether you're a gay porn veteran or you're younger and didn't know that Falcon Studios once ruled the gay porn universe, you'll find something to turn you on in this site. As a member of Falcon Studios your choice is between a trove of incredibly hot standard definition classics and the more recent crystal-clear HD videos. At this review there are more than 2650 streaming video scenes from 730 studio releases from seven over the past 30 years. It's a blast just to browse the Falcon model index of over 2100 guys and pick out your favorites. A full mobile version of the site is included but, as with many studio sites, the videos will stream only and there's no option to download.
The tour homepage for Falcon Studios starts with a very large rotating image showcasing six recent episodes. Scrolling down the page, you'll find images from "Latest Videos" and "Popular Videos." Any of these will open to an explicit preview clip. Also highlighted on the homepage are "Popular Models," "Latest DVDs" and "Popular DVDs" which will also lead you to preview clips. Since the tour mirrors the membership site you can browse the entire video and model index. The only drawback is that there is a limit of the number of free clips you are allowed to watch: in the case of Falcon the number is ten.
When you go to sign-up, it's a three step process, and watch out on page 3) "Membership Activation" as there is a pre-checked trial offer to another site, which you should uncheck.
You have numerous navigation options on Falcon Studios. Use the text links across the top of any page for broad indexes such as "Videos," "DVDs," "Studios," "Models" or "Photos." There is a drop down menu for major categories as well as a horizontal categories submenu; there is a way to combine categories but it's rather unintuitive.
The Men and the Action
You'll enjoy looking for your favorite model in Falcon's huge roster, which reads like a who's who of gay porn. From Ty Colt to Roman Heart, from Eric Rhodes to Dean Munroe, Arpad Miklos, Chad Hunt, Benjamin Bradley, Shane Rollins, Barrett Long, Brad Patton ... the list of horse-hung Falcon porn gods goes on and on.
Over the years, the beautifully filmed and lit Falcon movies, from classics like "The Other Side Of Aspen," to the sun-seared "Absolute Arid", to the latest Falcon fuck-fest have been shot in the snowy mountains, the Hollywood Hills, the burning desert, and on location all over the world. The scenes range from wild pre-condom epics to gorgeous HD instant classics. Whether your tastes run to vanilla or kink, to younger men, to muscle and leather studs, there's something here to get you off.
The model index provides you with important stats about your chosen stud, and cross-links you with his image galleries and the video scenes he appears in. There are good text descriptions for every scene, but there aren't any model interviews nor are there original release dates given for the DVDs.
The 25% of the videos on Falcon Studios labelled HD are excellent quality, but the older videos don't have the same sharpness and, of course, the very oldest, originally shot on film, are average quality.
Now with over 2650 video scenes from 730 DVDs - plus web exclusives - there's a massive amount to enjoy from Falcon and other lines including Jocks, Mustang, Falcon International and Falcon Str8Men. In 2014, the site started adding three new updates per week.
The videos in Falcon Studios stream only in MP4 format, in your choice of five to seven bitrates (depending on when the scene was added.) There are no downloads available. Almost 25% of the videos (added since mid-2011) are available in 1920x1080p HD; another 15% top out in either 960x540 or 1280x720 pixels. Older, non-HD videos are the standard 640x480 pixels with four bitrate options.
Screens: There is a full-function mobile version of the site for easy playback of all of the scenes on your mobile device. All videos labelled HD will look good on a large TV-sized screen.
Image and Other Content
Take a look at some of the thousands of images on the site. Some are what's called "Glamour Shots". These are very large, crystal clear digital photos that accompany each model profile. Or you can check out what Falcon calls a "DVD Set". These are typically video capture images and accompany a DVD box cover from one of the Falcon lines, along with the Glamour Sets for the models appearing in the scenes. So, combine digital image galleries of models with video capture sets from over 670 DVDs and there's easily over 2600 image sets.
Whether you're new to the Falcon XXX experience or a devoted long-time fan, and whether you're looking for totally new, exclusive HD videos, or a mass of scenes also released on DVD, you'll find them here. The video here is streaming only, but there's no substitute for Falcon.
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Falcon Studios is operated by Next Door Entertainment and has been online since 2001.