Jim French and Lou Thomas started COLT Studio in 1967, and the company (now called Colt Studio Group) has been bringing us impressive muscle men, beefcake hunks and ripped studs ever since. COLT has become synonymous with spectacular men with movie-star good looks and bulging with muscles. But it's been a couple of years since our last review, so let's head over and take a fresh look.
Colt Studio Group is packed with the over 700 sexy men they've filmed over the years. They're best known for bodybuilders bulging out of leather vests, jeans, underwear or jockstraps, but over the years, COLT has featured all kinds of masculine men from gym-fit studs to mature muscle men and serious bodybuilders. And the company has never shied away from hairy men, beards, moustaches and even sideburns if we're in the right decade. COLT has always featured the sexiest porn hunks from each era and made legends out of many of them, men like Pete Kuzak, Steve Kelso, Tom Chase, Luke Garrett, Carlo Masi and Gage Weston, and these days you'll find many of your favorites standing alongside these porn icons.
Because COLT's library spans several decades, you'll find a variety of looks - construction workers, leather men, denim dudes, beach hunks, cowboys and just regular naked muscle hunks, although these men are anything but regular. COLT's Buckshot line features clean-cut college-age men and muscle jocks while COLT's Olympus brand brings us mostly European studs and hunks.
There are 685 videos, which are full scenes from approximately 147 DVDs and these are offered in streaming MP4. The newer videos are available in 6 different qualities that all play at 960x540, so you'll experience varying picture quality depending on your selection. The highest-quality version was crisp and clear and played smoothly, and even using the slider to move deeper into specific sections of the movie was practically seamless. I also found the full-screen mode was decent with minimal loss of clarity on the newer releases. Older videos don't have the same number of speed options, some only have two (low and high), and they play back at 812x546. And of course the older the video, the more forgiving you'll have to be, some of these movies are over 30 years old.
Each episode has a gallery of high-quality, digital still pictures that range from 600x900 to 800x1200 depending on the age of the video. You'll find lots of glamour shots of the models and action stills as well. You view them online in thumbnail galleries or in a hands-free slideshow and you can save them individually, but there's no downloadable zip available.
The good news is that COLT brought back some of the basic features that we complained were missing during our last review, things like that hands-free slide show and the ability to save pictures. But there are a couple of not-so-great news items to discuss. The site updates every Thursday, but lately the video updates have slowed down. Since the beginning of July 2014 until the time of this review (11 weeks), COLT has produced an update every Thursday, but only 7 of these were videos, the other 4 were picture-only updates.
There's also a pre-checked offer on the join page that will sign you up for another offer, but if you're not interested, simple un-select it and you'll be fine. And while there's currently a 1-day trial membership, it won't give you full access to everything on the site.
The men of COLT Studio Group have always been the cream of the crop, so you'll find hundreds of jaw-dropping handsome hunks with gorgeous bodies. But COLT has also suffered from a stand-and-pose reputation with surfers thinking it lacks sex and the men just stand around jutting their asses at the camera. This is largely because of the iconic photos we associate with the COLT hunsk, but hasn't been the case for a couple of decades. You'll find plenty of cock sucking and hard ass pounding happening at COLT in some of the most pristine and beautiful settings you can imagine. While some of the older videos from 20 or 30 years ago are so-so quality, there's plenty of high-quality stuff here to keep you entertained. COLT is definitely worth looking at.