William Higgins was reviewed on 22 Jul 2011
|Site Score: 86 out of 100||Videos:||16 / 20||Tour Claims:||4 / 5||Find out more about ratings, read the score criteria.|
|Pictures:||4 / 5||Uniqueness:||16 / 20|
|Content Amount:||18 / 20||Usability||4 / 5|
|Updates:||15 / 15||Value:||9 / 10|
354 new full scenes plus over 3400 old video clips, new vids offered in WMV and Quicktime at 1280x720 @ about 2 Mbps plus a smaller size, M4V's shown at 640x360 @ 1.1 Mbps, good quality or better, streaming Flash vids 640x360, old vids offered in WMV, Quicktime and Real, most shown at 320x240 @ between 200k and 300k, low average to average quality, new vids are downloadable full scenes, older vids downloadable clips, no DRM used.
354 new pic sets plus 7500+ old pic sets, new pics shown at 533x800 and 900x1200 at good amateur quality, older pics shown at about 400x600 at fairly good amateur quality, slideshows available, no downloadable zip files.
Scheduled live shows of actual photo shoots, and streaming rerun live show.
Pre-checked email offer on join page.
Credit Card processing and billing by CCBill.
- Monthly: $34.95 (recurring every 30 days)
- Monthly: $39.95 (30 days, non recurring)
- Quarterly: $79.95 (recurring every 90 days)
- Half Year: $99.95 (120 days, then recurring at $74.95 every 90 days)
William Higgins has been directing porn for as long as I can remember, and that's a while. In fact, his videos from the early 1980s are still for sale in many places. Well, at some point Mr. Higgins moved to Prague where he finds plenty of attractive college-aged guys with great bodies, great attitudes and hard uncut cocks. The site has a new tour that shows off the guys, and offers members daily updates, live video casting and downloadable videos. You can browse updates from 2011 and 2010, plus read about the content from 2001 to 2009. Sound good? Then join me for a look at the member area!
The William Higgins member home page has been simplified, making it easier to use. When you log in, you'll find navigation links and a search box at the top of the page, the latest updates below. The site adds a new update every day, complete with pics and videos, so there's always something new to see here. In the last 2 years, there have been 354 new episodes added, each with pics and videos. The older stuff is in its own section, as the site had a different format previously. The archive offers over 3500 video clips and more than 7500 galleries, enough cock to get lost in.
Let's take a look at the last 2 years of videos first. They're available in both HD and standard WMV and Quicktime plus standard M4V. The HD videos are shown at 1280x720 with bitrates around 2 Mbps, and they're sharp and clear and enlarge well. The M4V's are shown at 640x360, and with bitrates of 1.1 Mbps, they also look extremely good on iPhone and iPod Touch, plus some other mobiles. The oldest are offered in 3 formats, and are sized from 320x240 at around 200k to 360x240 at around 300k. These range from below average to average quality, and each scene is broken into a few clips. All the William Higgins videos are downloadable and DRM-free.
The last two years' pics are offered in your choice of 2 sizes - 533x800 and 900x1200. These are good amateur quality or better, and many of the galleries have hundreds of pics that can be browsed as a thumbnail gallery or watched as a hands-free slideshow. Because there are so many pics in many of the galleries, there are some pics that are similar to each other, but there are also some nice juicy closeups. The pics in the older section are smaller, shown at around 400x600 at fairly good amateur quality, and can also be viewed as slideshows.
Now let's talk about the models and the action. There are a lot of smooth-chested jocks and twinks here, and plenty of guys who fall in between - call them amateurs - many of whom are between 18 and 30. Some of the guys do have some hair on their chests, although I'd say most don't. There are also a lot of guys here who look distinctly European, and that does mean lots of uncut cocks. The action varies from jackoff shoots to medical fantasy threeways, and there are also casting shoots where guys audition for their first times. And keep in mind that the content was shot by one of the legends of gay porn, William Higgins himself.
Members also get access to a section called LIVE CAMERA on the menu, but that is actually Prague Buddies. The All-In-One player there shows 2 continuous streaming feeds, 1 of jackoff action and 1 hardcore, and there is also a scheduled live show that shows William Higgins actually doing shoots live in his studio. There is a schedule available, although for those in the U.S., these happen very early in the morning.
Did the site have any issues? There's a pre-checked email offer on the join page. Also the older section of the site can be a bit challenging to navigate. The "Videos Only" and "Video Casting" sections don't have any videos - just pics or DVD covers - all videos are found in Videoclips. The newer section has a link to buy each downloadable video at a larger size, but these are listed last of the video options. And the download speeds are a bit on the lackluster side.
The new section of William Higgins, which is also main member section, is everything I like to see in a site. It offers daily updates, big downloadable videos plus mobile videos, well organized episode pages and dates on all the content. There are 354 with pics and videos, the vids are good quality, the guys are hot, and everything is done just right. I think of the older section of the site more as bonus content, but it's all exclusive and there's a LOT of it - 3000+ video clips and 7000+ photo sets. Whether you're a fan of Mr. Higgins work or you're looking for lots of updates, tons of content and horny Euro guys with uncut cocks, William Higgins is definitely worth visiting.
Things we liked:
- Exclusive content with some very hot uncut European guys
- Videos are downloadable (no DRM)
- Daily updates
- Some significant improvements since our last visit
- Great quality mobile videos
Things we didn't like:
- Pre-checked email offer on join page
- Average download speeds
- Content in original section is smaller and lower quality