Review date: January 2020
William Higgins first made a name for himself as arguably the most talented gay pornographer of the 1980s, directing numerous classics during his California period. He then moved from the US to Prague and kept on making eye-popping videos of gorgeous young European studs. Higgins passed away in December, 2019, but his legacy lives on.
Since mid-2014, William Higgins has offered video downloads in cutting edge "Ultra HD" (2560x1440; 4,000 kbps). While we find some of the navigation and content display to be quirky, there's no doubt this is a brilliant site featuring very hot and hung Central European amateurs.
Take a swing through the many categories and sections of the site and you'll be impressed. The "Updates" houses all the HD videos and is a mirror of the membership site, complete with full video descriptions, but a limit of five hardcore preview clips.
You will find a lot of great content here, though it can seem a little cluttered at first. The homepage has buttons for the "Updates" (where all the newest videos are located), "Categories" (for more specific content like group action and solos), and "Castings" (with first timers). A search option allows users to quickly look up content more specific to their personal tastes.
Looking for a certain type of man? The "Models" index page lets you filter models by penis size, body type and even haircut style!
The site has been around for a very long time, which means it has amassed an impressive amount of content. Not all of it is housed on the main site: you can find the older content by clicking the "Archives" link that will take you to a new login page. The design of the "Archives" site has never been updated and has a very retro feel.
The Men and the Action
You'll want to visit Central Europe after seeing all these models. They are mostly smooth, masculine, muscular, and young looking. But the site makes sure to include a variety of men to appeal to all tastes.
The guys play alone, coupled, and occasionally in trios or "wank parties" on impeccably art-directed sets or in idyllic natural landscapes. The action is intense, but tender, and even the "fetish" scenes (read: prop chains and harnesses) have a playful vibe. It's well cast, well made, refreshingly hot porn, and most is now bareback.
The video content is divided into several types:
Erotic Solo - 954 solo scenes.
Full Contact - 680 hardcore scenes.
Wank Party - 207 orgy scenes.
Cherry Busting - 76 scenes
Kink - 55 light bondage scenes
Czech Up - 62 medical fetish scenes
Wrestling - 94 nude wresting scenes
Gonzo - 23 self-made scenes
Helping Hand - 71 scenes: mystery hands jerk off the model. Massage - 308 erotic massages, to full release.
Soft Duos - 62 hardcore scenes (not sure what makes them 'soft')
Backstage - 147 behind-the-scenes videos, with sex.
Session Stills - 724 scenes taken during photo sessions up to April 2017. Lots of posing; there are hard cocks, but often no cumshots.
In our video count, we don't include these sections, which have tons of content:
2000-2010 archives - over 6,000 exclusive videos archived in the previous version of the
site, in clip form and at lower qualities.
Casting - over 2300 five-minute videos of potential new models getting undressed and posing while photos are taken; sometimes there are hard cocks and a bit of wanking, but no cumshots.
The videos have excellent viewing quality. Shot by carefully trained videographers and by Higgins himself, the videos go beyond professional to become artful. The composition, lighting, editing and sound are all top notch.
The new William Higgins hosts almost 3500 videos with an average length of about twenty minutes. New content is released daily, but there is a download limit of 11 GB per day for the first 30 days of your membership (after that there are no limits). The Higgins archive site, covering older videos, has thousands of clips and galleries, although the videos are smaller in size and shorter in length.
Videos added since June, 2014 (about 65%) are available as MP4 downloads in four qualities, including what they call "Ultra HD" (2560x1440 pixels, 4,000 kbps), perfect for large screen viewing. Videos previous to then are available to download at up to 1280x720 pixels with a bitrate of 2,000 kbps, in both Quicktime (MOV) and Windows Media(WMV) formats.
Videos will also stream in MP4 in an embedded player. Those added since June, 2014 are 960x540 pixels; older ones are smaller.
Screens: While the site design isn't optimized for mobile viewing, newer videos are in MP4 format and will stream readily on mobile devices. The Ultra HD videos are best viewed on extra large screens.
Image and Other Content
Even if you spent every waking hour for a month looking at the image galleries on William Higgins, you probably wouldn't make it through all of the photos. Every video is accompanied by a gallery with between 150 and 600 pictures, many available at HD sizes (archive content is smaller, around 400 x 600 pixels). The galleries can be downloaded as zip files and they can also be viewed as slideshows.
Though William Higgins passed away in 2019, the legendary director was a master of gay porn and the site proves it. WilliamHiggins.com is definitely something to check out if you can't resist the lean muscles, big uncut dicks and cute smiles of Central European men in excellent quality video.
30 day: $24.95 $19.95 (rebills @ $19.95) Conditions
30 day: $39.95 (no rebill)
(Frequently prices are lower)
Some fuck scenes without condoms.
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30 day: $24.95 $19.95
(rebills @ $19.95)
30 day: $39.95
(Frequently prices are lower)
William Higgins is operated by WilliamHiggins.com and has been online since 2000.