CHICAGO - Bijou Video has restored and re-released on DVD two pre-condom classics from 1970s gay porn pioneer J. Brian. Tuesday Morning Workout and Raw Country exemplify Brian's style, with casts of good-looking men and lots of down-and-dirty, sweaty action.

Tuesday Morning Workout
(1975) is set in a health club where the members work up more than a sweat in the locker room and showers. Mitchell Carey, Dean Chasson and Joe Markham lead a cast that gets more exercise with each other than with the equipment. The film's finale features a 10-man orgy on a wrestling mat in a no-holds-barred orgy.

Brian used the forests of Sonoma County as the setting for Raw Country (1978), one of his longer films. The rugged woods, waterfalls and lagoon make a beautiful stage for the raunchy outdoor sex. Steve Boyd, Skip Sheppard, Gary Young, Hugh Davidson, Joe Free, Rusty Adams, Scott Larson, Dane Tremmell, Brian Delaney and Ron Miles are featured. In a review of the video release, Mandate noted, "Brian's boys are, without exception, fantasy figures come to life, the stuff that dreams are made of. All seem to be fresh, young, healthy, sinewy, adept, versatile, creatively kinky and apparently insatiable."

Bijou Video now offers nine Brian films on DVD along with a collection of more than 4,000 of Brian's photographs.