Review date: October 2019
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Falcon Studios has been shooting super-heated, high quality porn scenes starring iconic models since 1971. And, against all odds in the always evolving porn world, it continues to attract top names and to deliver great production values and gripping stories. Falcon's video collection is enormous -- 2900 scenes -- plus full access to the Hot House catalog. A recent improvement: they now include downloads.
The tour homepage for Falcon Studios provides you with sample images from the huge Falcon collection, including the latest and most popular videos, and the latest and most popular models and DVDs. You can play a total of five explicit preview clips, but feel free to browse the entire video and model index.
When you go to sign-up, look out for the pre-checked trial offer to another site, which you should uncheck.
When you first log in, the main page offers a list of some of the latest videos (form both Falcon and Hot House), as well as most recent models and DVDs. From here, you can choose to view the Falcon or the Hot House sections of the site. 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," "Models" or "Photos." There is a way to combine categories but it's rather awkward to use, as making a change in one will cause the page to reload before you can change another one. In the Videos section, there are dropdowns for categories, model names and DVD titles. There's also a general search box.
The Men and the Action
You'll enjoy looking for your favorite model in Falcon's huge roster of almost 2500 men, which reads like a who's who of gay porn. 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 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 early-days epics to gorgeous HD instant hits. Whether your tastes run to vanilla or kink, to younger men, to muscle and leather studs, there's something here to get you off. While most of the catalog is condom, some of the very recent scenes are bareback.
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 40% 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 2900 videos, including those from over 300 DVDs, there's a massive amount to enjoy from Falcon's lines (including Jocks, Mustang, Falcon International and Falcon Str8Men). As ot this review, the Falcon section of the site is updating once a week, and there's another update from Hot House bi-weekly.
The videos in Falcon Studios now stream and download in MP4 format, in your choice of five to seven bitrates (depending on when the scene was added.) Almost 40% of the videos (added since mid-2011) are available in 1920x1080p HD; another 15% top out in either 960x540 or 1280x720 pixels. All of these actually display in the browser at a default size of 960x540 pixels, which can be toggled to full-screen. 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
These are almost 3200 image sets to be found in the Photos area. Most of them are video captures from scenes, though there are also digital photosets mixed in. You can view as a slideshow or download the sets as zip files.
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. It's great to see that video now streams and downloads, and you get access to all of Hot House too.
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30 day: $29.95 $14.95
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Falcon Studios is operated by Next Door Entertainment and has been online since 2001.