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 little more than two years since our last visit, so let's head over and see what's been happening.
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.
Before we talk about the videos, let's discuss the options you have for enjoying the content. You can purchase a membership that will give you access for anywhere from 30 to 365 days and this allows you to watch the videos on the site in a streaming player. If you don't like monthly memberships, they also have a token system where you load up an account with anywhere from 30 to 400 credits and then use them to watch or download movies, or you can store them in your cloud account to watch whenever you'd like. And if you do have a monthly membership and want to download anything, you can also buy some credits and buy the videos you want to save to your computer. Downloads seem to cost from five to eight credits each, but I didn't check every movie.
There are 697 videos offered in the COLT member area. These are full scenes from approximately 150 DVD titles that are offered as streaming MP4 files. The videos are available in three 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. Good news is that all the videos are compatible with most mobiles including iPhone, iPad and many Android devices.
Each video also comes with a set of pics that may vary from six to over 25 pictures each. The horizontal pics are sized at 960x540 although the vertical pic 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 individual photos.
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". So I put on my Hardy Boys hat and did some sleuthing, and found that the site has only added seven scenes since we reviewed it 26 months ago. Also, the four latest videos to show up in the member area are scenes from "Lucky Dreams" released in 2011, "California Boys" produced in 2012, "Minute Man 1" from 2005 and "Strong Will" released 2008. So while these fit the "exclusive" part of the claim because they're all COLT videos, they aren't new, although the site doesn't specify you're getting new releases. In any event, it appears the site no longer adds new content.
There are a couple other things I'm not thrilled about. There's a large rotating ad for sex toys, calendars and DVDs near the top of the tour and on all the member pages right under the menu. Another thing that really didn't grab me is that members must pay for video downloads as the monthly membership only lets you stream the videos 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 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 huge 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 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.