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Dark Alley is a DVD production company that specializes in grittier, underground gay sexuality, and they're well known for their dirty bareback and extreme anal penetration scenes. Founded in 2005, Dark Alley is run by real-life lovers and gay porn stars Owen Hawk and Matthias von Fistenberg. This site offers all of their titles in a video-on-demand service (VOD) that uses a pay-per-minute model. But Dark Alley also offers DVDs from 17 other bareback and fetish sex studios including Hot Desert Knights, Dick Wadd Media, SX Video, Wurstfilm, and others.

The men on this site largely fall into the average to well-built type of men. Expect muscle bears, daddies, masculine men, leather men, and well-built gay porn stars, but there are some jocks, as well. Dark Alley has a twink category, but these guys aren't really twinks, just guys in their twenties with a variety of body types.

Dark Alleys video offerings take us into the underground world of nasty and kinky gay sex. You'll find BDSM, bareback sex (which they call breeding, but there are also condomed movies available), dildo play, double penetration, extreme penetration, fisting, gangbang sex, leather and dungeon play, orgies, pissing, skinheads and more. This is not your regular suck and fuck action, so be prepared to have your limits pushed and tested.

Dark Alley offers its 561 DVD titles in streaming Flash - there are no downloadable videos - and they're offered in four options from 257 to 1536 kbps and a screen size of 770x580. Their system auto detects the best version for you, but I'm not sure what criteria they use to make this selection. However, if you don't like the option they've chosen, you can easily change it. I found the videos generally played smoothly, but at times there was a bit of choppiness. This can often be resolved by closing other programs on your computer. The videos are mostly pretty clear, but there are some amateur productions that aren't so crisp. And the tour does give surfers some short free previews so you can see what you're getting.

Unlike other VOD systems, Dark Media doesn't give you scenes, although they call the DVDs scenes. Because of this set-up I can't tell you how many scenes are available. However, a DVD usually has three to five scenes so you're looking at somewhere over 2000 scenes. While the DVDs aren't broken into scenes, under the video player are a series of thumbnails that represent various action spots and scenes in the movie, letting you jump ahead. The problem is that you can't easily tell where one scene ends and another begins because each scene has several of these jumps, as well.

The site gives you some good search options so you can list movies by studio, category, porn star name, or you can use their search box. You can also display movies by recent updates or most popular.

There are no picture galleries, but on the movie detail page there are 8 to 12 large thumbnails that give you an idea of the type of men and the action you're going to find on each DVD. There's also often long, juicy descriptions of the action.

I have a problem with their pricing. They have three recurring options that give you 100 to 500 minutes a month. I don't really find their packages are all that generous for the serious video watcher. Their basic package of 100 minutes at $9.95 barely gives you enough time to watch one DVD. Likewise, their 500-minute package will allow you watch five 90-minute DVDs a month. If you go over your monthly allotment, they charge you on a per-minute basis, but they don't tell you what those charges are. I had to email the site to find out that overages are charged at eight cents a minute. I'd be happier with an unlimited viewing option that was priced accordingly. If you're not a power user, you may find the prices work better for you.

The lack of downloadable video might be a problem for some, but I never expected this option because this is a video-on-demand site: you buy time, you watch movies, you leave - that's VOD.

Shockwave is one of my favorite videos, and this DVD features some pretty hot, masculine and hardcore pigs shoving dildos, fists, and shooting creamy loads up each others butt holes. There's one sexy, balding and goateed fucker named James Roscoe who really gives his bottom a rough time with lots of spitting, face slapping, and throat fucking before he finally pounds this butt boy's raw ass. I think I'm in love. Luckily this hot pig appears in four more DVDs on the site, and I'll be checking them out as soon as I'm done this review.

Dark Alley is a hot site with lots of nasty DVDs for men who are into piggier sex play. And this is one of the only places on the Web where you'll be able to watch Dark Alley movies. With over 550 DVD titles from a variety of studios, including American and European production houses, you'll have a good selection of DVDs to keep you hard and horned up. And while there are no dates on the updates, there are 129 more DVDs (over 400 more scenes) offered than there were a little under 2 years ago. If you like bareback sex and fetish play, and don't mind pay-per-minute sites, you'll want to check out Dark Alley.

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