For me, the most recognized name in gay porn has always been Falcon Studios, because it's the company I remember the most from my early days of looking at gay hardcore. For one thing, I was totally in love with Ken Ryker who is 6'4", super hung and often appeared with his blonde chest hair intact. He won several adult awards back in the '90s, but this company has continued to find fresh talent and make great contemporary movies.
Still, among the over 450 DVDs found on FalconStudios, you'll find some of Ken's work and that of other classic pornstars, like Joey Stefano and Michael Brandon, as well as new stars like Leo Giamani, Tommy Defendi and Jayden Grey.
There are around 2,200 full-length scenes giving you good-looking playback streaming in an embedded Flash player - there is no download option. They call some of them HD, but I can't confirm the stats, even if many of them look like they could be. Older footage is still affected by age and doesn't look quite as good as the newer shoots.
You're going to find some pre-condom classics and one of my favorites of those shows the legendary Al Parker as a taxi driver who fucks his fare bareback. What makes it interesting is the bottom actually sticks his own dick into his butthole first, so Al is briefly double penetrating the guy. More traditional versions of double-anal penetration show up in more recent releases, although these use condoms. You'll also see fisting, blowjobs and group sex.
I'd be remiss if I didn't mention Falcon's most famous movie "The Other Side of Aspen IV," which is one of the most widely rented gay titles on the market. You can now actually see it here along with five others in the series. Some of them are old enough that they were shot before condoms were being used, but later ones in the series do use rubbers.
There are 2,250 photo sets and some of them have high-res images. You can download the pics individually even if there are no Zip files. The spreads tend to be small with mostly eight photos per set. They often show you behind-the-scenes shots or glamorous solo posing done as promotional material for the DVDs.
Updates are usually twice a week, but you also get access to a weekly live cam show. It's a bit disappointing that you can't download any of the videos, yet a membership here is still more economical than watching these DVDs on a VOD site. Falcon Studios is home to some of the hottest gay and gay-for-pay pornstars.
$14.95/30 days (Reg. $
|Limited Trial $2.95/3 days, rebills at $29.95|
|Cross Sales: 1 pre-checked|
|Pic sets: 2250||Pics per set: 10||Zip sets: No|
|Pic Res: 1024x768||High Res: Yes|
|Number of movies: 2200+||HD Porn: Yes||DRM protection: No|
|Average Length: 20 mins||Full length videos: Yes||Streaming: Yes|
|Condoms: Some||Download Limits: N/A
MP4 (960x544; N/A; streaming)
Pros & Cons
-mostly good-looking videos
-can save favorites
-no zipped photo sets
-no bonus sites
03/31/2012- From 76 to 74: Scores adjusted to current criteria. -Will
05/08/2011- Stays at 76. -Will
11/16/2010- Stays at 76. -Will - Initial review: 9/12/2010