- Herve Handsome
- High Octane
- Garcia Udulo, Galen Maganos, Tyson Naphal, Sebastian Nadrag, Terence Kiadas, Justin Stewart, Isidore Nadas, Tim Brensen, Daniel Magam, Dalton Labda, Andrej Zulavskij, Ivan Habko, Rick Bauer, Shawn Capa, Agustin Agar, Daniel Paxton
- Euro-Muscle Guys Uniforms
High Octane at its finest
During the late 1980's and early 1990's, well before the proliferation of gay porn production companies that now cater to every conceivable voyeuristic whim, Falcon Studios and Kristen Bjorn Video were about the only consistent sources of entertainment for those of us whose fantasies are lit by observing men engaged in heated interaction. Of course, Matt Sterling productions were eagerly anticipated there just weren't many of them.
In addition to renowned John Rutherford and the incredible Chi Chi LaRue (who are reserved for discussion at another time), the late 90's introduced us to several welcome newcomers in the growing portfolio of gay porn directors. Herve Handsome is definitely one of my favorites.
Operating out of Eastern Europe, Handsome scored big with his earliest films, employing some of the most beautiful men to hit the scene. Success was certain when he coaxed performances that would melt a polar ice cap. No less than 5 of Handsome's first 7 films are on my list of top 25 all-time personal favorites. The view here is that no collection is complete without including copies of Knock Out, Boys of the Bastille, Uncut Memories, and Maneuvers, all of them are indescribably torrid.
As might be expected given his geography, Handsome features uncut actors. As such, oral action tends to focus on headwork. I guess Americans are about the only guys nasty enough to deepthroat on a regular basis. While rimming has been a rare event in front of Handsome's lens, what his boys do accomplish can honestly be described as passionate and intense.
Without elaboration, let it be said that the huge tide of enthusiasm created by Handsome's first films ebbed a bit when he followed with a few films of only moderate appeal. His latest offerings attest to his having recaptured the old magic. Deep Probe is one for the ages, my friends.
Handsome has repeatedly given rise to the careers of some of the most striking and memorable men in gay porn. Some of them, like Janos Volt, George Vidanov (as he is more commonly known), and Dalton Labda, aka Jonathan Collins, have continued to work with Handsome even while making films for other companies such as Falcon International or Pacific Sun.
Others, like flawless megastar Istvan Kiss, aka Nicholas Kiss, have apparently disappeared from the porn world all together. Will somebody please bring him out of retirement?
Meet Shawn CapaAnother potential superstar makes his debut in Deep Probe, a production couched in medical motif. Ripped, thick-dicked Shawn Capa, who is featured on the cover, may very well be just gay-for-pay (who knows?); but, he is truly something to behold and one can only hope that there are plenty of opportunities to do so.
Handsome has an eye for the artistic beauty of the male body and is never reluctant to share that vision with his viewers. In Scene 1 of Deep Probe, the very pretty Galen Maganos, twinkish but hung, is topped in sequence by Garcia Udulo, Dalton Labda and Terence Kiadas. The statuesque Udulo has eyes (best seen in the opening credits) such a pale shade of blue that they are almost transparent.
A vigorous top, he debuts in Male Watch and is another star in the making. Switch to slow motion as he bangs the kid from behind. The expressiveness of Udulo's face, the writhing of his musculature and taut separation of his nuts indicate that at least one money shot was lost to our view while filming this segment. Topman Labda is stunning, clearly enjoys his work and already has a devoted public following. Although there is nothing particularly noteworthy about Kiadas' look, except perhaps the van dyke cut of his facial hair, the man exudes an unforgettable animalism that is very appealing.
Rick Bauer, coupled in Scene 2 with Tim Brensen, has catapulted to superstardom almost overnight. This scene is typical of his attraction. With a tight body, nice cock and visible six-pack, Bauer's extraordinary success is more likely attributable to his unsurpassed versatility. While other porn actors come to mind who also eagerly top and bottom - Colton Ford, Joe Foster, Leslie Manzel, Marcus Iron, George Vidanov and Nicholas Kiss, to name just a few - none slip naturally into either role with more unabashed enthusiasm than Bauer.
Handsome's floor angle, when Brensen sucks off Bauer and again when Bauer bangs Brensen missionary-style, is worthy of slow motion. Switch to slow-mo again to see Brensen's balls strain and separate when he doggies Bauer with every inch of his long schlong.
In Scene 3, Isadore Nadas and Shawn Capa screw Ivan Hebko in succession and without mercy. It is doubtful that Hebko can walk yet. After all, forceps are used just to prep him for what is to come. Nadas first works his length like a pile driver as Capa shoves his coke can cock down Hebko's throat. Then Nadas gobbles Hebko as Capa takes his turn.
With eyes that haunt and an almost devilish grin, Capa is muscular without over doing it. Handsome uses the floor angle again to showcase Capa's body - beginning at his broad, round shoulders and down the sloping line of his lat muscle to that tight waist, and then on to the bulge of his quads. Wow! Almost every frame is slow-mo material.
In many other films, Scene 4, featuring David Magam and Sebastian Nadrag, would be a highlight. Unfortunately, their talents seem almost wasted here, given the unspeakable heat generated in the other 4 scenes.
One of High Octane's original stars who hasn't been seen in a while makes his return in Scene 5. Although omitted from the opening credits, topman Andrej Zulawskij joins Tyson Naphal, dreamy Agustin Agar, Daniel Paxton and adorable Justin Stewart in an orgy set on examination tables.
Stewart, petite and twinkish, but with fully developed 8-pack abs, clearly loves his work and is one of the hungriest bottoms in contemporary gay porn. Compare him to Tristan Paris or Brad Adkins, both of Falcon fame.
With varying action and a range of stars that span the anatomical continuum, Deep Probe has something to appeal to just about everyone and is destined to be a hit!
To each his own!