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 muscles. It's been a year since our last visit, so let's head over and see what has changed.
COLT Studio Group is packed with the over 850 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 athletic jocks and gym-fit studs to mature muscle men and serious bodybuilders. And the company has never shied away from hairy men, beards, mustaches 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 the decades from the 1960s through today, you'll find a variety of looks - construction workers, leather men, denim dudes, beach hunks, cowboys and just regular naked muscle hunks, although the men here 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 690 videos, which are full scenes from approximately 150 DVD titles, and these are offered as streaming MP4 files. The videos are available in 3 qualities that all stream at 890x500, so you'll experience varying picture quality depending on your selection. The highest quality version is crisp and clear and plays smoothly, although using the slider to move deeper into specific sections of the movie might mean a couple second wait. I also found the full-screen mode was decent with minimal loss of clarity on the newer releases. The oldest videos have the same size player and the same quality options, but the actual image is sized at 670x500. And of course the older the video, the more forgiving you'll have to be - after all, some of these movies were shot on film over 40 years ago.
Something I like about COLT is that the site and all the videos are compatible with most mobiles including iPhone, iPad and many Android devices, and that's a good thing.
Each video also comes with a set of pics that may vary from 6 to over 25+ pictures each. The horizontal pics are sized at 960x540 although the vertical pics' sizes vary from 375x680 to 540x960; the newer pics are sharp and clear and look really good. The oldest pics don't fare as well, and at least some of them are screencaps, so you can expect low to amateur quality images; even so, they're a good way to preview each scene. You can sit back, relax and enjoy each set as a hands-free slideshow, and while there are no downloadable zip files, you can right click on any thumb and save link as to save the photos.
There are a few things I'm not thrilled about. There are no dates on the updates, and the join page is a bit vague regarding update frequency, stating that members "Enjoy exclusive updates each month". There have been 22 videos added since our last visit a year ago, but there's no way to know how regularly they're added. Something else I didn't like is that there's a large rotating ad for sex toys, calendars and DVDs near the top of the tour and all the member pages right under the menu. Another thing that really didn't grab me is that members must pay for video downloads, and can also pay to own a video and store it in the "cloud" to play whenever you like.
The men of COLT Studio Group have always been the cream of the crop, so you'll find hundreds of jaw-dropping handsome and masculine hunks with gorgeous bodies, including lots of hairy men. But COLT has also suffered from a stand-and-pose reputation with surfers thinking it lacks sex, and the men just pose and flex and jut their jut their asses at the camera. This is largely because of the iconic photos we associate with the COLT hunks, but hasn't been the case for a couple of decades. You'll find plenty of cock sucking and and 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 at COLT to keep you entertained.