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WELCOME TO SALVATION FILMS

This is the website for Salvation Films and the home of the Redemption, Jezebel and Sacrament film labels as well as the notorious Satanic Sluts

Winter Days and Weimar Nights

The summer is well and truly over and, along with dark nights and colder days, this winter has the added bonus of strikes, rising inflation, freezing temperatures, war, power cuts, an energy crisis, uncontrolled migration, food shortages, civil disorder, economic depression and the possibility of nuclear Armageddon! Yes, happy times are here again and so alongside your daily dollop of government misery we have a whole gamut of decadent delights to get you through to the spring, or radioactive wasteland; whichever fate decides.

First up are our new UK releases which include everything from Reform School Girls and prison hotties, to French and Australian psychos. From mad Japanese scientists and perverse detectives, to some of the best contemporary and innovative new horror around.

Next comes the launch of our Salvation range In the USA. Starting with two titles a month and continuing with new releases every month throughout 2023 and into 2024 this is something that we are really excited about. Confirmed titles include Shûji Kataoka’s S&M Hunter Begins, Cosmotropia de Xam’s Black Mass of the Brain, Grant McPhee’s Far from the Apple Tree, Jean Rollin’s Comtesse IXE, and Renato Polselli’s Revelations of a Psychiatrist, with lots of other fabulous and exciting titles to be announced.

Just as exciting is what we have coming up on RedemptionTV.net and our soon to launch PurgatoryTV.net, not one, but two worldwide streaming channels; offering some of the best exploitation and horror cinema on Redemption TV as well as the best erotica we can access from the US, Europe and Japan on Purgatory TV. Every week we are adding and curating our content to bring you the most innovative and exciting films around. On top of this we are now, in conjunction with SALVATION, our new newspaper style magazine, slowly expanding our culture, music and arts coverage as well. So expect to see lots of interviews, exhibitions, fashion, and concert coverage in the coming months as we utilise our magazine to film a lot of exciting people and events.

Which brings us to SALVATION itself. In its printed form it’s a large format (350x500mm) newspaper style magazine with each issue having 24 pages filled with film and aspects of culture that we think will appeal to a Redemption audience. The digital issue will always be free to view on our website, while the printed issues are for sale and are limited to just 100 copies of each cover. We will also be producing special and really limited issues every now and then which are specifically targeted at core Redemption fans. The first of these, #1.5, will have 8 pages and a very special poster and will be available in January.

Issue 2 features sadomasochism and the films of Jess Franco by genre film expert David Flint, a seriously good article on Bimbofication by author Dr Patricia MacCormack, and an exclusive interview with the boundary-pushing musician Jazmin Bean. Published at the end of January and with a choice of two covers, it is available for pre-order now.

We’re really looking forward to 2023 and to expanding the Redemption universe in new and exciting ways over the coming months. To keep up-to-date subscribe to our newsletter here and follow us on social media – links below

Salvation Magazine Issue One is Here!

We are delighted to announce that our long-awaited magazine, SALVATION, is finally ready and can be viewed and read for free here. However, if you would like to own a physical copy of our large format magazine, (its page size is 350mm x 500mm), then you have the choice of two covers and can order them here. Hurry as there are only 100 copies of each cover available.

Issue 2, will feature a key article on sadomasochism in Jess Franco films by David Flint and, separately, a look at Bimbo culture and Bimbofication by Patricia MacCormack. Plus, lots more of course! Out in November.

The 2022 Salvation Exploitation Chart

Based on Sales and Streaming in 2022

2022 was an exciting year for Salvation, with some hot new releases. HMV (the UK’s biggest retail outlet for physical media) in particular helped champion our brand, and here is the top ten for the year based on our HMV sales…

Number one was The Specialist starring Roberta Gemma, which shouldn’t have been a surprise as we know how much you all love the curvaceous Roberta, but was completely unexpected nevertheless. If you haven’t seen The Specialist it features Roberta trying to get her hands on a secret formula and she is prepared to do literally anything to get it.

Number two is Twilight Dinner, Yutaka Ikejima’s tale of two beautiful vampire sisters, who seduce their neighbour through sex and leave him with an insatiable appetite for blood. Something you all seem to share. Number three and four are the first two instalments of Ricky Greenwood’s Confessions of a Sinful Nun, a nunsploitation series starring the amazing Charlotte Stokely who, coincidentally, features in a major article in issue three of Salvation magazine.

At number five is the fabulous coming-of-age drama Becoming Elsa, again directed by Ricky Greenwood, in which the ravishingly gorgeous Elsa Jean finds love, friendship and masses of sapphic sex when she arrives in L.A.

Sex also played a big part in numbers six and seven of the top ten. Number six is The Women’s Nature, a supernaturally themed tale of an ancient and perverse book with the power to influence anyone who reads it, and makes them live out its sexual fantasies for real. While number seven is the incredible Girls of Wrestling, which is also amazingly the fourth title in our Top Ten directed by Ricky Greenwood! GoW is a fabulous mash-up of drama, sport, and some of the hottest girl-on-girl you’re ever likely to see!

At number eight is the cult pink film A Lonely Cow Weeps at Dawn, in which a women’s senile father-in-law, who lives on a farm, believes his recently deceased favourite cow is still alive. To humour him she pretends to be the cow and allows him to milk her every day. This is one of our most bizarre, and strangely touching releases, and is well deserving of its place in the top ten.

At nine, is another Roberta Gemma vehicle, Luna’s Angels, in which the ‘angels’ are tasked with stopping terrorists from getting the secrets to build a nuclear bomb. Roberta as usual is prepared to do literally anything to complete her mission.

Finally, at number ten is one of our favourite releases of the year, James Bickert’s utterly OTT women-in-prison epic, Amazon Hot Box, in which a naïve college student ends up in one of the sleaziest all-women prisons ever created. Once inside she is subject to insane amounts of nudity, violence, and gore, and is witness to genital mutilation, throat slashing, shootings, torture, and, of course, nude shower scenes and coercive lesbian sex.

Our UK distribution and new releases should be back on track by February and we will resume our regular monthly charts shortly.

In the meantime, this month’s track to Enjoy the Chart To is Ein Tag wie Gold (Meret Becker & MEUTE) from Berlin Babylon season four, which is both amazingly energizing, and in keeping with the end-of-days Weimer vibe pervading at the moment. Enjoy.

Salvation Films

No 1

The Specialist 
The Specialist 

Spine No.78

No 2

“Twilight
Twilight Dinner

Spine No.84

No 3

“Confessions
Confessions of a Sinful Nun

Spine No.72

No 4

“Confessions
Confessions of a Sinful Nun 2

Spine No.86

No 5

Becoming Elsa
Becoming Elsa

Spine No.78

No 6

“The
The Women's Nature

Spine No.28

No 7

“Girls
Girls of Wrestling

Spine No.74

No 8

“A
A Lonely Cow Weeps at Dawn

Spine No.76

No 9

“Luna's
Luna's Angels

Spine No.70

No 10

“Amazon
Amazon Hot Box

Spine No.80

Redemption

Exploiting cult sex and horror since 1993!

Redemption was the first film label in the world to see the commercial potential in releasing European exploitation films at a time when euro horror was dismissed and ignored by most critics and the wider film community. Redemption launched, in 1993, by championing the works of Jean Rollin, Jess Franco, Dario Argento, Massimo Dallamano, Bruno Mattei and many, many others. Films like Succubus, Requiem for a Vampire, Deep Red, Venus in Furs, What Have You Done to Solange?, Virgin Witch, and Vampyros Lesbos have all been released by Redemption, though often only after costly battles with the UK censors with whom Redemption has had a difficult history.To help raise awareness of these films, and to grow the Redemption brand, Salvation created a number of related publications and side projects, including The Redeemer magazine and the Nihilista newspaper, nightclub Black Mass, and the online group the Satanic Sluts, an all girl collective, whose live shows, which often mixed gore, sex and outrageous antics, saw them mentioned in the House of Commons and the Black Mass club, at which they performed, banned from three venues in three months!

Now, some 23 years later, Redemption continues to break boundaries, champion new films and hatch new ideas. So please keep checking out this site and join our mailing list.

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Exhibition – Redemption Revisited

A selection of 100 images created in and around Redemption and Salvation Films between 1992 and 2014

Licensing Worldwide

For all enquiries regarding the licensing of our films, stills or images relating to our films for physical, digital or merchandising exploitation worldwide, including the films of Jean Rollin.

Worldwide Licensing

For more information please email us at
 info@salvationgroup.com

Jean Rollin

The Man Who Bought The Vampire To Life

Welcome to Salvation Films’ new dedicated new Jean Rollin section where, over time, we hope to have everything about Rollin; past, present and future covered.  We will of course include information on all of our releases, or licensed releases, and related releases like soundtracks or books.

Redemption’s relationship with the films of Jean Rollin and with Rollin himself goes back to 1992 and the very beginning of Redemption when we started out as a company that would specialise in releasing European horror and exploitation films at a time when no one else was. At this time Rollin was virtually unknown and his work dismissed by most critics who had, watched his films, as both nonsense and nonsensical

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Redemption TV

VILE, VISUAL & VOLUPTUOUS – TV SO SCINTILLATING IT’S LIKE BEING LICKED BY A CAT

Here at Salvation Films, we started the lockdown in true dystopian style by vowing to become even more antisocial and reclusive than usual and celebrated by expanding our watch section and making as many films and related material available to watch as possible. Indeed, our Watch section spread so rapidly amongst our digital disciples that it has mutated and become Redemption TV…

So, as you emerge tentatively into a new timorous world of social distancing, face masks and hand sanitizers where the smell of disinfectant has replaced perfume and the touching of flesh carries with it the hidden frisson of death and disease, get ready to run back indoors! Get ready for Redemption TV!

Redemption TV is home to some of the best in exploitation, horror, sexploitation and transgressive cinema as well as one of the biggest collections of Japanese Pink film outside of Japan! With new films being added every month Redemption TV will bring a breath of fetid air and digital devilry to your previously stay-safe-at-home world.

Now you can immerse yourself in a satanic wonderland of vampires, witches and salacious decadence mixed with a cornucopia of fleshy delights from Japan! These celluloid epics will be soon be joined by an ever-growing selection of programs featuring the very best in alternative lifestyle and culture, including, but not limited to, fashion, music, sex, short films, art and, on occasions, Satan himself..

The darkness is coming and so is Redemption TV.

Let there be light…

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