Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
- Large site
- No download limits
- Unique niche
- Good mix of amateur and known models
- Good mix of hardcore and softcore
- Good download options
- Streaming available
- Exclusive videos
- Updates regularly
- Lots of anal (if youíre into that)
- Expensive (but good value)
- Language issues with some models
- Camera work can be lacking
- Lots of anal (if youíre not into that)
- Download managers wonít let you queue multiple scenes
I had no real interest in joining this site until I started doing some research on it. Iím glad I did because this is an interesting and well done site. Pierre Woodman is probably the best known director from the Private studio and heís responsible for a lot of high quality porn. Iíve seen some of his casting videos on other sites, and as someone who is interested in BTS material this was a really good fit.
The site can be broken down into several broad categories: casting without sex, casting with sex, BTS and hardcore DVD scenes. Currently there are 1950 casting scenes, 731 hardcore casting scenes, 162 BTS scenes and 416 DVD scenes from various Woodman movies. By any measure, thatís a lot of porn and it is especially impressive when you consider that most of it is exclusive.
The scene set-ups are frequently the same: the model comes in and there is some interviewing, there may be a break in filming while the model showers (off camera) and then there is some nude posing. The biggest difference is in whether or not the scene progresses to hardcore. A lot of scenes are hardcore. The pros of the hardcore scenes are that many of the models are new to the business and seem genuinely nervous. Theyíre clearly consenting, but I get the feeling that many of them didnít intend to do hardcore on a casting shoot. If youíre an anal sex fan then youíll love the fact that Woodman is able to coax anal out of many of the models. The sex is hard without being abusive, and it is definitely hot. The cons for most of the hardcore scenes is that Woodman is a one-man show: heís the cameraman too. So for many of the shots the camera is on a tripod or Woodman is doing some (often) shaky POV. The camera issues donít usually detract from the heat though.
One definite drawback for many subscribers will be the language issue. The overwhelming majority of the models are European and many of them speak little or no English. This can detract from the heat, but thankfully most body language and sex are universal.
The videos are available in a variety of formats and resolutions. Obviously the older videos have fewer options. But if you only want HD scenes there are still lots available. The HD videos come in at 1920x1080, 8,000kb/s and 25fps. Those are impressive numbers. Subjectively they look great. 1280x720 and 960x540 are also available. Videos are also available in mp4s and WMVs, though the higher resolutions are only in mp4.
The site doesnít ban download managers, but at least with the HD material the site wonít allow the scenes to be queued up for later download. This is a pain for a lot of reasons, but mostly because with the average size of a 1920x 1080 at about 3GB youíll be hanging out in front of your computer for a while.
Streaming is also available, with three options for resolutions available.
Updates are regular, with several being added six days per week. This definitely adds to the value of the site.
Speaking of value, many will find the near-$40 monthly fee to be high. I prefer to think about value rather than just cost, and on those terms $40 is a great value for what you have access to. The bottom line is that this is an innovative site with some damn good porn with some beautiful women. Woodman is famous for his Casting series, and browsing through this site the viewer can see why: instead of being repetitive it is hot and sexy. Yes, there are flaws, but those are far outweighed by the positive aspects of the site. I definitely recommend this to anyone curious about this niche.
(An additional, extra cost add-on to Woodman is his ďWake Up Ďn FuckĒ site. This doesnít have a separate listing here but I recommend it even though it isnít cheap. The premise is essentially the same for each of the 99 scenes currently posted: Woodman lets himself into a hotel room where there is a sleeping model. He pulls back the covers and lets his camera roll over the modelís naked body. Then she wakes up and they fuck. The sex is usually extremely hot, the models are usually extremely hot too. In most scenes there is some anal sex too. Most of the scenes are shot POV style. I have to admit that the reason I joined Woodman Casting was to get a discount for WUNF just to get access to Asphyxia Noirís first anal scene. It was worth every dime. Do yourself a favor and add this is you get a Woodman membership. The Woodman technical specs listed above apply here too.)
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User Comments (13)
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First off, the stated prices are not correct. The price for a 1 month subscription is Ä34,90.
I tried to reactivate my old account today and got stuck in the subscription process, while the CC processor was trying to query my bank. It's *very* annoying to see a processor (aloopass in that case) being unable to conenct to anything!
The website does not grant you access. The ticket merchant, GTBill is happy to take payment but then no access is given. No emails to support are answered, (either by the webmaster for the site, or the ticket merchant) The password reset function on the site does not work. A real shame as a previous subscriber to the site, the content is top notch, but now it just appears to be a con. Beware. :(
I joined the site again after quite a long absence and while I don't feel that a new review is necessary there are some things that haven't improved with the site (and a few that have) and I figure I might as well share my experience.
There are now close to 1500 casting scenes and only around 500 hardcore scenes. This is really disappointing, especially considering a lot of the content is old or can be found on other places (Videobox for one or pornstarnetwork) There are some great new scenes that have been added (Aspen's casting is great) but overall I am not sure that this network is worth the very high price, especially since Wakeupnfuck is not included.
Nonetheless, the most disturbing thing for me was a change in Pierre's attitude. He seems really, really concerned about piracy, to the point where he is making it harder to download videos in his member area. I used to be able to download a bunch of stuff overnight, but now the site logs you out after a while. When I mentioned this on the forum Pierre said that he wanted to make it harder for pirates to download his stuff... while I understand his concern, I was a paying member who never stole his stuff and he was making it harder for me to download the scenes I wanted.
Not sure if anyone else had similar log-out issues, but it kinda left me disappointed.
Other than this new log-out the site is pretty much unchanged from last year and everything I said before applies... without the optimistic tone that I had in my previous bottom line, I doubt anything will change for the better here.
The logo "Woodman Casting X dot com" is very large and annoying, placed at the bottom of the video screen. I'm surprised more people don't complain about it. You don't need a very large watermark on the videos (or photos) to identify your company. A smaller, discrete logo will do just fine, or no logo at all.
When you go through the previews of this site and click for example on "462 HARDCORE SCENES", you get list of scenes under three categories:
-CASTINGS + SEX
Are these all included in the subscription? The comment below suggests that at least in May that was not the case but it's certainly misleading if those are separately billing sites. WUNF site has no pricing info or anything.
WUNF site has no entry here in TBP/PU, is there a reason for that? Everything else appears to be on the main Woodman site so I guess all but WUNF is at least included?
As this site won't be listed as an individual site here, figured I would just post my thoughts on it here since it is a woodman site.
+girls are attractive
+HD video quality is pretty good
+support is responsive
+good forum (same as casting)
+multiple video download options
-very expensive for what you get, only like 33 scenes as of now
-updates seem sort of random, and pierre is a pretty big tease on the forum
-most scenes self-shot similar to casting
-SD quality is very poor, so you pretty much need to get HD and these files are huge (3-5 GB)
-Download speeds have been subpar 100 KB/s - 200 KB/s, this coupled with the large file sizes is a bit irritating
-Not sure why this isn't just a free bonus to the casting site given how small it is.
-most material is self-shot, so camerawork can get iffy
I would give this site a 70, some of the content is good and the girls are attractive, but it is small, downloads are annoying (slow, timeouts, etc). I'm not sure where they came up with the price for a site this sized. And while I like the content, it is hard to get at, and far too small for the price given what else is out there. Even though the individual scene prices are steep, I probably would have been much better off going that route, as I will probably only keep 3...
Why does he do castings with girls on their period? Am I the only one that finds it a bit of a turn off for the girl to strip down and he immediatly zooms in on the tampon string? Maybe its just me, but a bit disturbing...
Pretty much agree with dracken's review, however, interesting site, certainly has its share of flaws, but pretty good.
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