83 Lucas Entertainment Review
Over 945 scenes and 200 Michael Lucas DVD titles available for high-def streaming on his official studio site. Members get masculine guys and lots of kink in excellent quality videos, but only two downloads a week.
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MP4 (download); 850x480; 1400k (a few videos)
Flash (stream); 1280x720; 6000k
Review date: November 2012
Over the years Michael Lucas has been a media bad boy, but no one can dispute his talents as a porn star, producer and director. A magnet for hot, masculine porn models, Lucas has a way of teasing out searing hot performances from his stars. A prickly character and a perfectionist, Lucas seems driven to make sure his lavish feature-length DVDs are among the most polished, yet piggiest, big-budget gay porn films.
Previously all the video on Lucas Entertainment streamed only; now they allow you to download two scenes per week -- but they don't archive them, so in one month you get a total of 8 downloads. The streams are very good quality, there are over 950 scenes to choose from, and the site updates four times a week. The higher-than-average price point is now a better value as it includes access to LucasRaunch.com and SexInSuits.com. The Lucas Community is also quite active, with many cool features including text and chat.
The tour is very thorough: just click on "Movies" at the top of the non-members homepage, then scroll through eleven categories, including "Best Sellers," "Lucas Raunch," "Auditions," or the classic "Fire Island Cruising" series. Most of the 200+ DVDs do have explicit trailers up to three minutes long and there's a clip for every scene as well -- however every 5 clips or so you will be asked to join. One plus about the tour is the many "meet the model" clips in the Models index. There are various other ways to view the preview clips, but some of the graphic links will just take you to the join page.
The large amount of content is well-organized and the site is reasonably easy to navigate and nicely cross-referenced. The search engine enables you to look for videos by movie title, model or the category of action that you'd like to zero in on. For the image galleries you'll have to hunt a bit; they're found at the bottom of each DVD page. You'll notice links to Lucas Raunch, and to Sex In Suits: both are all Lucas content but housed on separate sites to which you have full access.
The Men and the Action
Michael Lucas’ chiseled features, sexy accent, and ten-inch tool are easy to spot throughout the episodes. Fortunately, as his “Auditions” videos show, he also has a keen eye for fresh talent – usually men with similarly perfect proportions and prodigious packages. The almost 700 Lucas models are studs in the classic sense. They're typically endowed with large dicks, handsome faces and ripped bodies. The videos are shot in a variety of settings and cover the many things that can happen when hot, young, horny and often kinky guys get together.
Whether it's a bed or a sofa, a beach or a dock, a New York loft or a Fire Island cottage, an amateur-style audition or a fully edited video, these nasty, sexed-up guys go way further than most porn models. You'll find everything from feet to facials to deep-throating and cum-eating. And you'll enjoy the frank and explicit conversations Lucas has with aspiring models.
The playback quality of the videos is generally excellent, though the streams do not play as smoothly as downloads would. Michael Lucas’ videos themselves are flawless: his cinematography and editing is consistently excellent, even in the casual “Auditions” videos; and his careful directorial eye always catches the best angles, the right mix of medium and close-up shots, as well as almost every cumshot.
With 945 streaming scenes, and four new scenes added every week (averaging about 30 minutes in length), there’s more than enough video on Lucas Entertainment to keep even the most dedicated porn fan busy. Bonus: now you can download and keep eight video scenes per month.
For the vast majority of vids, there is only one playback format, which is streaming Flash, though these are usually available in three qualities. They all start to play in an embedded player (most are 850x480 pixels in size). The HD option will upsize to 1280x720 pixels and stream at an impressive 6000 kbps (It's only when you click full-screen that you can tell the difference in qualities.)
The four MP4 downloads made available each month (but not archived) look good, but are not HD, with a default size of 850x480 and a bitrate of 1400 kbps.
Mac note: The Flash streams will play on Mac desktop systems.
Mobile note: The videos will play on mobile devices, though the site design is optimized for desktops.
Image and Other Content
There are digital photos and screen captures for most of the DVDs featured on the site. Just click on any box cover then scroll down the page until you see the images. Galleries range from 10 to 30 images and mix the digital pics in with the screen caps. You can scroll through the images using the arrow keys on your keyboard. The site's new feature, Lucas Community is for porn fans and Lucas stars to interact. You can create a profile and search for and interact with other members though text and video chat; or see which Lucas models are online and send a chat request. It's a community section that actually is active.
No gay porn fan should ever miss out on the Michael Lucas experience. Lucas Entertainment is a unique mix of high quality production in almost 950 videos, rampant kink, beautiful guys and amazing locations around the world. Even though viewing options for the most part are limited to streaming, the addition of eight monthly downloads and access to two bonus sites adds to the value here.
3 day: $9.95 (rebills @ $29.95)
30 day: $29.95 $24.95 (rebills @ $24.95)
30 day: $39.00 (no rebill)
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3 day: $9.95
(rebills @ $29.95)
30 day: $29.95 $24.95
(rebills @ $24.95)
30 day: $39.00
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Lucas Entertainment is operated by Lucas Entertainment and has been online since 2004.