Lucas Kazan was reviewed on 27 Dec 2012
|Site Score: 76 out of 100||Videos:||16 / 20||Tour Claims:||4 / 5||Find out more about ratings, read the score criteria.|
|Pictures:||3 / 5||Uniqueness:||16 / 20|
|Content Amount:||16 / 20||Usability||2 / 5|
|Updates:||11 / 15||Value:||8 / 10|
401 full scenes in streaming Flash or QuickTime shown at between 320x240 to 960x540, many vids offered in downloadable WMVs and QuickTime from 620x428 to 960x540, most at from 1 to 4 Mbps, pretty good to good quality; videos use no DRM.
364 exclusive pic sets, pics sizes range from 400x600 to 530x800, quality average to good digital stills, slideshows available (no hands free), no downloadable zip files offered.
Travelogue, behind-the-scenes, casting, and showering videos.
Daily download limit (site says about 8 hours of video per day)
Credit Card processing and billing by CCBill.
- Monthly: $25.95 (recurring at $19.95 every 30 days)
- Monthly: $29.95 (30 days, non recurring)
- Quarterly: $59.85 (90 days, non recurring)
Lucas Kazan has been online since 2000 and he brings us the sexiest Italian studs and hunks – GQ quality, handsome and well-built men – in solo, hardcore, and group sex scenes. Set in exotic locations, Lucas Kazan's productions are well-known for their high quality with good story lines and oozing with passionate sex. It's been over three years since we reviewed this site, so it's time to take another look and see what's been going on.
Lucas Kazan bills itself as offering "The Hottest Italian Men Online" and there are definitely heaps of Italian hunks on the site, but they also bring us a wide variety of European men and quite a few Latin studs from South America. These men are the cream of the crop and most are simply gorgeous with hard-muscled and well-defined bodies. Even the not-so-beautiful men are still pretty hot, and I doubt you'd throw any of them out of bed. The men are in their twenties and early thirties, mostly clean-shaven or with a bit of face scruff, smooth bodies, and lots of uncut cocks. And they are a mix of gay, straight, or gay for pay. There are 115 different men on the site and you can sort them by name, member rating, or cock size and each hunk comes with an extensive description so you can get to know him better before watching him in action.
The action ranges from solo jack off sessions to guy-on-guy sucking and fucking, and even some group action. Many of the solo videos are of the casting variety where you'll see a guy's audition video and if a guy does well here, he'll usually go on to appear in hardcore sex videos. There are also behind-the-scenes videos where you'll get to watch the men being filmed in photo shoot sessions or interviews, bonus footage like showering scenes, and private sex files, which are filmed with no lights or crew, just Lucas Kazan, his cam and the models. There are also some travelogue videos where Lucas Kazan takes us to many of the locations where he's filmed and lets us see a bit of each town.
The site has grown quite a bit since our last review from 103 scenes to over 400. But there's a lot of inconsistencies with the videos. Some are offered in streaming only (Flash or QuickTime), others can be downloaded, and there seems to be no rhyme or reason here as to which episode have downloadable versions and which don't. When downloads are available, you can choose two different formats: WMV and QuickTime and both display at 960x540. Older downloads are offered in smaller sizes around 620x428. The streaming videos are offered in small (320x240), medium (480x360), and large (620x470) versions, and some feature an HD version at 960x540, but again, not all episodes have the high-def version. Sound quality is very good and image quality is pretty good - a little higher for the QuickTimes than the WMVs - although there is a slight loss of quality if you go full screen. And when the models aren't speaking English, which is most of the scenes, there are subtitles available.
There are also 364 photo galleries with digital stills ranging from 400x600 to 530x800. You can only view these online in galleries; you can't save the pictures, nor are they offered in hands-free slideshows. Many of these are model glamour photos or duos shot before the guys really get into the action.
You'll find the content offered in several different sections: updates, films, men, photos, and reality series. But there's cross over between the different sections, so while the reality series area features the casting videos, you'll also find these in the updates area. And likewise, the films section contains a number of Lucas Kazan DVDs, but the individual scenes are also available in the updates area. The episodes aren't dated, so I can't tell you how often the site updates. The site says "New Updates Regularly" and while they seem to be updating every week, I don't know how many new scenes they're adding.
The only drawbacks with Lucas Kazan is that not all videos have downloadable versions or offer the HD version. And while I understand that gay porn sites want to protect their content, I found the inability to save or download any of the photos a pain. If you're letting surfers download videos, why not give them the photos, too? But there is no DRM protection on the site, so any videos you do decide to save are yours to keep.
Lucas Kazan offers incredibly hunky Italian men in beautifully-produced, professional movies filmed in exotic locations and in studio. The site gives us so many handsome and well-built men to watch in 401 exclusive videos, and uncut cock fans will love the abundance of foreskin. You'll find well-known gay porn stars like Damien Crosse, Ettore Tosi, and Jean Franko, but also lots of never-before-seen models and one-timers and many of the men are exclusive to Lucas Kazan, so you won't find them anywhere else. If you like hunky, muscled guys, it doesn't get much hotter than Lucas Kazan and this site is well worth your time.
Things we liked:
- Exclusive content with truly gorgeous Italian and European men
- Many videos are downloadable (but not all)
- Behind the scenes and other DVD extras available to watch
- Weekly updates
- Can do 4+ simultaneous downloads
Things we didn't like:
- Navigation makes it seem like there's more content than there really is
- No dates on updates
- Download limits
- Photos can't be saved
- Availability of high-def and downloadable videos is inconsistent