Pros and Cons
- exclusive content
- zipped photo sets
- full-length downloads
- awkward design/navigation
- average-quality videos
- no streaming format
For a split second, when I saw the sitename Shadow Players, I thought this site might explore a shadow fetish. Well, I was wrong. This site focuses on BDSM and the action can get quite intense. Clothespins, electroplay, caning, spanking, bondage, cock sucking and the like are all here and there's a big focus on pony play too.
The submissives are all female and if you're big into this niche, you'll recognize Cherry Torn and Ivy Thornton. The subs are dominated by both men and women, so there's a good amount of variety in that respect. The bondage is quite eclectic and you'll see cages, suspensions and needle play.
My main gripe with this site is the way it organizes its content. When I first signed in I got a little dizzy. The homepage looks like a series of stacked boxes with the updates, the archives, the bonuses galleries and such. I clicked on the link for the newest video and was then given entry to the complete list of movies. After some scrolling and squinting, I counted 168 videos.
All the flicks can be saved in MPEG format and each one I watched gave me average-quality playback. The movies opened quite small in my player and when I made it bigger, it lost some clarity, but I was able to make out everything. Every pin prick, clamped nipple, welt and goosebump on the girl's flesh was visible.
It looks like you'll have to use the list down the left-hand side to get to any given photo set. They date back to 2004 and you can click the year to get to them. The 568 set of pictures contain large and clear images and they're easily saved in Zip files.
I did end up finding my way around eventually and I hate to be negative, but this site could really benefit from some bigger text links and some clear-cut sections.
You can expect a new photo gallery and a new video each week and there are some bonus pictures from two other bondage porn sites. There are also some DVDs for sale.
What's great about this site is that the sessions really get intense and the material is highly creative. I just think it could present itself in a better way that would make it easier to browse. Some higher-quality videos would also help the score.