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
On this site you can buy iconic films on Blu-ray and DVD as well as all of our related books, CDs, magazines and merchandise as well as keeping up-to-date on all the latest news concerning Salvation Film’s forthcoming releases, productions, press and events. Remember to check back often as this site is a work in progress with new titles and news being added on a regular basis.
If Needs Must the Devil Drives…
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, join our mailing list, and watch out for the arrival of our new Ghoul Girl label in 2020!! See ghoulgirlfilms.com
EXHIBITION – REDEMPTION REVISITED
A selection of 100 images created in and around Redemption and Salvation Films between 1992 and 2014
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
THE SALVATION EXPLOITATION CHART
Here is our third UK chart for a virus-filled 2020 and, unfortunately, our last that’s able to use sales data from HMV and other UK retailers as they have closed their outlets thanks to Covid-19. That said our sales were surprisingly good in March and only slightly down from January and February, so thank you for that. The Italian sex parody Luna’s Angels has again had a strong month and is back in the top position, while at number two and just missing the coveted top spot by a few sales is Nunsploitation epic Sacred Flesh which continues to be surprisingly popular some twenty years on from its first release.
Our wonderful Japanese titles continue to dominate the charts though with four films: Whore Angels at number three, Maid in Japan at number four, Whore Hospital at number seven and those sexy Harajuku Girls at number eight.
Remember too that you can watch many of these titles now in our new WATCH section here.
This month’s soundtrack to accompany the chart is rather fittingly a Coronavirus inspired take on the Sound of Music, or rather a medley of COVID-19 songs reworked to the tune of Do Re Mi as originally sung by Jullie Andrews accompanied by the von Trapp children with new pandemic lyrics. We think that it’s rather good and recommend singing along.
Based on UK Sales in March 2020
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..