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Mr. Savage, whose name suits him to a T, decided to branch out from general cruelty into the world of directing. The Result? A tasty mix of pain and pleasure.
Site type: Pay site, category: Bdsm
Complete review published on 12.03.2012
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You might know Rick Savage from some of the legendary scenes he's taken part in over throughout the years. But he's branched out a bit since then, and likes to work behind the camera as well as in front of it. And that's precisely what he's done at his new site, which features what Rick describes as "extreme bondage and torment." What's more, members get an extra helping of savagery via the 40 Fetish Network bonus sites.
Over 116 videos about 35 minutes each (download and stream)
DRM: No restrictions
QuickTime (1000kb/s, 468x312)
QuickTime (400kb/s, 360x270)
MPEG-4 (1900kb/s, 600x400)
MPEG-4 (1500kb/s, 480x270)
MPEG-4 (1100kb/s, 320x180)
Over 103 galleries about 90 pictures each
+ Fullscreen pictures
If you were to give your login credentials to your Grandmother and, by some miracle, she could figure out how to login to the site, she'd have no problem in identifying the particular brand smut violating her barely walking eyeballs. Indeed, the black-on-black color scheme, girls in primitive torture devices, the ball-gags and endless supply of rope, and just about every other BDSM trope you can imagine — they're all there, plain as day.
One area in which the site deviates from the norm, however, is in its navigation. Though it's not exactly where I want it, everything is very neatly organized and user-friendly. So, if Grandma decides this one's worth a second look, you can take comfort in knowing that she won't call upon you for help in navigating a dark world riddled with a horrifying mishmash of torture and pseudo rape.
On that note, it's a lovely sight when a man takes pride in his work, and if he enjoys it, too, well — that's poetry in motion. And that's precisely the feeling one gets when watching Rick in action. It doesn't matter if he's merely verbally abusing some petrified teen, or whipping a hogtied housewife, because no matter what manner of cruelty he's up, he's putting his all into it. Which is why I'm not all that surprised by the exceedingly long — particularly by bondage standards — running times; videos average out at the 50 minute mark, but sometimes rival feature length films in length.
We see all the classics here: girls are hogtied, their nipples and pussies clamped with ungodly numbers of clothespins, their bodies restrained either with expertly tied knots or, if they've been particularly naughty, with one of Rick's archaic torture devices. And it's not just the ladies being punished here — no sir, Rick is all about equal opportunity. So, don't be surprised if a pathetic male subbie is strapped to a table and abused by a lovely — but fierce! — guest Dominatrix.
What's more, each episode is member rated, commented, and comes with a synopsis that, if I do so say myself, does a bang up job of summing up all the gory details. Better still, the videos are available in multiple formats, and can be streamed or downloaded at a respectable 1.4 megs-per-second. It almost sounds too good to be true, doesn't it?
In a way, it is. While the content is, without a doubt, some of the tastiest BDSM I've sampled in a long while, it's difficult to ignore the fact the archive isn't growing. The most recent update stamp on the site is from over 10 months ago. So, unless they're rotating content, you can expect zero growth and the same old, same old. And as great as these scenes are — and believe me, they're fuckin' killer — I'm not sure these 116 alone justify such a steep price tag.
Worse yet, whilst videos are well produced, lit, and even have good-looking play-back quality, they're years behind the competition in terms of resolution size and encoding. The user is limited to two options: High and Low. The former, sadly, only goes as high as a 600 x 400 res. A far cry from the 720p and 1080p HD that's become the industry standard.
Another area of concern comes in the form of the site's navigation. While I do think the site is relatively user-friendly, this is mostly due to its straight-forward and bare-bones setup. What little browse-tools we have are more geared toward the network in general, and aren't of much use when it comes down to fine tuning results for any one particular site. The lack of a site-specific model index, for example, takes away from the otherwise very personal feel of the site. This is a huge missed opportunity, too, because Rick works with tons of models — ladies of all shapes, sizes, ages and ethnicities. Knowing just a bit more about them would, in my opinion, really amp up the hotness.
All is not lost, however. Your membership includes full access to the Fetish Network, and with over 3,500 updates spread out across 43 bondage-themed sites, you just might be able to overlook that lack of new Rick Savage content.
As much as I enjoyed the artisty Rick Savage brings to his bondage scenes, the static archive number is just impossible to overlook. It's a real shame, too, because, at risk of repeating myself, Mr. Savage really has a knack for cruelty. Nevertheless, you still might consider joining simply for the Fetish Network access, which amounts to nearly 3,500 scenes, all falling within that lovely BSDM umbrella.
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