Review date: July 2015
Dark Thunder and Thug Orgy are a pair of sites specializing in African American men. Beween the two sites there are 380 videos, but they have not been updated since late 2013. The more recent videos are high-definition, though as you work your way back in the catalog quality drops. Also be aware that the trial is limited and that the dates on the "new" videos are misleading in that they are old scenes that have already been on the site.
On the non-member's homepage, you can find an explicit preview clip for any of the episodes pictured, and on page two there are video arrows for eight of the episodes. Or, look for the "Take The Tour" link at the top left of the page. Click on it and you'll be taken to the first page of the model directory of Dark Thunder where you'll have an opportunity to check a box for Thug Orgy that will include the models from that site in your tour as well. Click on any of the model images and you'll be taken to his page where there is no bio information but you'll find images for all the videos and picture sets he has appeared in.
Dark Thunder and Thug Orgy share a similar design. Videos and image galleries can be sorted by release date, user rating or most viewed. Be aware though, now the site has stopped updating and some of the older episodes are being represented as fresh updates. We do not approve of this practice but some companies do it anyway. The model index can be sorted alphabetically or by most popular model. And the model index is cross-linked to all of the videos and image galleries that model has appeared in. However we did find that all the tiny icons and text links to be less intuitive than they should be. As well, we found that sometimes a video would play on the same page in an embedded player, while other times it would start to play on a new page.
The Men and the Action
What do the men of Dark Thunder and Thug Orgy have in common? Well, they're almost all African-American, but that encompasses a variety of types and looks. The models range from beefy daddy Bobby Blake to caramel-skinned thug Phat Daddy to sweet-faced, donkey-dicked Jovonnie. And don't forget: the "Ass Professor"! Different as they are, they're all fit and attractive. Unfortunately there are no statistics on these guys so they are rather unknown to us beyond their porn star names. Some of the videos put the models in a minimal story line -- scenarios like "after the ball game" or "party at the motel" -- but more often than not the scenes begin mid-fuck and last until every guy has blown his load. There's sometimes conversation, but nasty talk is more frequent -- and hotter -- in these videos.
The viewing quality of the videos is variable, depending primarily on the time they was added and the available light. Between the two sites, just 25% of the videos are labeled as having been filmed in HD. Most of the time, the camera work on Dark Thunder and Thug Orgy is very good. A single, often hand-held, camera captures the action from multiple angles. Sometimes, on location there are issues with sufficient light. The video editing is generally a strong area, although the predominance of close-ups in some orgy scenes can be confusing; with so many hot men to sort out, it's nice to have a medium shot once in a while. The cumshots are always caught, though - even when you don't know where they're coming from!
The sites offer streaming Flash videos and download-only Windows Media files. Very recent videos are 1280x720 pixels with a bitrate of 2000 kbps. But most have a default size of 640x480 pixels, with a 1500 kpbs bitrate (and the oldest have a bitrate of only 770 kbps). The Flash streams all delayed starting by about 30 seconds, but once they started they didn't buffer. These can be viewed at lower bitrates as well, but the Windows Media downloads are one size only. Screens: There is a mobile version included with your membership.
Image and Other Content
In addition to these videos, both Thug Orgy and Dark Thunder host substantial image collections; a combined total of 450 image galleries, each hosting an average of 120 high-quality solo or action shots.
Under the heading "XXX Cinema," they also offer access to live shows from a variety of sources and from VOD giant AEBN, an assortment of 38 video feeds, just in case you want to try out some Euro guys, Latinos, bound twinks or kink
The trial for these sites is limited; you can download between 10 and 12 videos during your trial.
This two-for-one special serves up more than 380 good quality videos of hot young Afro-American guys performing solo and together. We get to know these young guys with their distinctive nick-names and easy-going horniness. But the fact that the sites haven't updated in a long time is a minus.
30 day: $24.95 (rebills @ $24.95)
Some condomless fucking.
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30 day: $24.95
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Dark Thunder / Thug Orgy is operated by Gunz Blazing and has been online since 2008.