The Salvation Group currently consists of three main film labels Redemption, Jezebel and Purgatory, our online collective the Satanic Sluts and Nihilista, our occasional newspaper:
This is our longest established company having been formed in 1993 with the launch of our iconic film label Redemption. Redemption was a genuine ground-breaking film label which brought the works of Jess Franco, Jean Rollin, Dario Argento, Mario Bava, Bruno Mattei, Lucio Fulci, as well as numerous other films that had previously been banned as video nasties or that were just not available, to a wide mainstream audience. Redemption’s highly distinctive black, white and red packaging became instantly recognizable on the shelves of retailers and Redemption’s insistence on releasing films in their correct ratios, in their original language and, UK censors permitting, uncut, rapidly established Redemption’s reputation among horror fans. Since its founding the Redemption label has gone through a variety of changes and challenges including having had more films banned by the BBFC than any other distributor (Bare Behind Bars, The Sadist of Notre Dame, Sadomania, Love Camp 7), launched in the United States, and generally striven to maintain its reputation and commitment to cutting edge and transgressive cult cinema.
Redemption now also embraces the labels:
JEZEBEL This label specialises in erotica from cinemas earliest forays into the commercial exploitation of sex through to the arrival of video and home viewing in the late seventies and early eighties which effectively killed off the cinema ‘X’ film. Covering everything from the early naturist films like Naked as Nature Intended through to classics of British saucy cinema like Au Pair Girls and Can You Keep It Up For A Week? through to I Am Curious, Yellow and Monique the Jezebel label which launched in 1995 is now being relaunched in the US through our new output deal with Kino Lorber with early releases including Girl on a Motorcycle, Primitive London, London in the Raw, Permissive and That Kind of Girl
Nihilista is a free newspaper. Nihilista is published intermittently and is a visual and literary feast, with each issue rapidly becoming a collectors edition within weeks of publication.
The Satanic Sluts are building up to be 666 of the worlds most amazing women who are currently to be found on their own website (www.satanic-sluts.com) and the subject of a large format art book, Blood & Dishonour: The dark, bloody and perversely erotic world of the Satanic Sluts – Satan’s true Sirens, published by Fab Press (www.fabpress.com). The Satanic Sluts were also at the centre of the infamous 'Sachsgate Affair', mentioned in the House of Commons and have been the subject of three DVDs. Their latest projects involve numerous live shows and appearing in a series of self made films in which elite members of the SS use visual terrorism and perversion to further both their art and to challenge conventional ideas of pornography and eroticism.
Purgatory Films is our adult division and was formed in 1996 with the release in the UK of the pioneering work of award winning director Michael Ninn including the films Latex and Shock. From here Purgatory immediately established itself as a prestigious adult label and featured in numerous magazines and newspapers including FHM, GQ and The Guardian. Purgatory was also responsible for bringing the initial actions against the BBFC which culminated in 2000 with the UK government finally capitulating to public demands and legalising the sale and distribution of hardcore adult material in the United Kingdom. Most recent projects include our own productions with titles like Red Kiss and Purple Haze being filmed in and around London and now we are looking at the possibility of expanding the Purgatory brand into the US.