Review date: January 2016
It would be hard to overstate the importance of COLT Studio in the modern history of gay porn. The first releases back in the 80's established the classic COLT man: rugged, muscular, and masculine. In more recent releases we see many more contemporary model types, not always so ultra-butch. The current version of the COLT Studio Group official site brings together a massive collection of the studio's output -- over 700 videos -- in a stylish and easy to navigate design. The older videos have been remastered, and the newest are excellent quality. However, the site no longer updates and access is streaming only; downloads will cost you extra.
The main page of the tour features large graphics and includes four explicit preview clips. These are actually compilation clips that showcase one of the studio's famous DVDs from their extensive catalog. You can move around the Scenes or Model inventory and look at any scene graphic or model profile but you'll be limited to viewing three clips before being sent to the join page.
Navigation through the site is pretty easy. The tool bar across the top of every page includes the two most important buttons: for Scenes and Models. You'll find a search box at the top of every page that lets you filter chronologically and by popularity, studio, scenes type, model type and model name. And you'll also find a button for the store so you can buy some of the famous Colt sex toys, and a button to buy credits for downloading and keeping a video or for storing it to the cloud.
The Men and the Action
Back in the day, COLT models tended to be towers of muscle and flesh, posed in classic locations, either in slow and sultry solos or agressive fucking without condoms. The videos might feature strange, plunky music, shag rugs and orange and rust upholstery. A good number of the men proudly displayed their early manscaped body hair, including their untamed bush.
Flash forward 25 years and COLT men cross the spectrum of body types and sizes - but the big muscle guys can still find work with the studio. And the movies still have plot: a beginning, middle, and end. Hairy and smooth, raunchy and tender, in every kind of setting, indoors and out, in a dungeon or on a picnic table, these are unmistakably COLT Men.
Whether its famous stars or hot young guys, there are 836 COLT men to choose from here. The model profiles now include some information about the guy's type, and some stats concerning his age, dick size - and his all-important astrological sign!
The video scenes on the site are from product lines originated by the COLT Studio Group: Colt, Buckshot, Olympus, and Minute Man. The viewing quality ranges from good to excellent. Naturally, the remastered scenes from the oldest releases have less clarity and imperfect light conditions at times, but they share professional production values with the most current releases. The founder, "Rip" Colt, was a film maker who knew how to shoot, edit and render a well-lit movie with all the hottest poses, camera angles and close shots that hold your attention and keep you horny from the beginning right to the "climax" of the action. If you think porn does not have a dramatic arc then you'll be pleasantly surprised.
COLT now has over 680 scenes averaging 15 minutes - that equals over 170 hours of classic and contemporary porn. However, the site is no longer updating.
The videos on the site are available for MP4 streaming . There are always at least three quality choices. More recently released scenes - about 40% - have a top size of 1280x720 pixels; working back, quite a few are 960x540 and the oldest are 720x480 pixels.
Screens:Colt has a version of the site that is optimized for mobile users. Those available in 1280x720 look good when slung onto a TV screen.
Image and Other Content
The Colt image galleries that accompany each video scene and page not only showcase the contemporary stars but provide an excellent window to view Colt men of the past. Many of the pics are large, high quality digital images; others are vidcaps. The image viewer displays the pics at the maximum size for your browser window and you can upsize from there. There is a slideshow feature, but no choice of speed; there's no zip file to save pics, nor can you even right-click to save an individual pic.
Whether you're a lover of COLT's classic masculine porn or its new generation of hot young stars, there's no denying that time after time, the videos are super-sexy and beautifully produced. Colt Studio is a compelling trip to gay porn past and present, despite the fact that it's now a legacy site. But maybe that's fitting.
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Colt Studio is operated by COLT Studio Group and has been online since 2007.