Written by: Michael Den Boer on September 21st, 2008
Theatrical Release Date: UK, 2007
Director: Nigel Wingrove
Cast: Satanic Sluts
DVD released: September 30th, 2008
Approximate running time: 135 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo English
DVD Release: Salvation Films/Redemption
Region Coding: Region 1 NTSC
Retail Price: $19.95
The Satanic Sluts 2: The Black Masses is an essentially a visual documentation of the eleven live Black Mass shows from 2004 and 2005. The documentary film opens with an introduction from its director Nigel Wingrove who gives an overview of the origins of these performances and the difficulty in finding locations which would allow these performances. The Satanic Sluts 2: The Black Masses breaks down the eleven shows into four segments. Each of the eleven shows is represented even though no complete shows are included. There are interviews with some of the girls who performed at the shows which are at the end of each segment and the documentary ends with an epilogue from Nigel Wingrove.
Here is an overview of the clips included and the titles they are given. “Sadistic Nuns”, “Pole Dancing”, “Reed Riding Hood”, “The Nuns”, “Vampire Attack”, “Cenobite Belly Dance”, “A Black Mass at Midnight”, “Bloody Roses”, “Nazi-go-go-dancers”, “Candles Belly Dance”, “Satanic Nativity”, “Chinese Torture Show”, Inquisition”, “Cruciform Torment”, “Pierced Bride”, “Frankenstein!”, “Crucifixion”, “Incest Rape Part 1 and 2”, “tea Ceremony Murder”, “Satanic Cheerleaders”, “Nazi-she-bitch”, “Voodoo Sex Sacrifice”, “Mummy”, “Happy Ever After”, “Angel Violation”, “Ballet Attack”, “Cowgirl Dancer”, “Magic Part 1 and 2”, “Jekyll and Hyde”, “Catatonic Abuse”, “Drunk” and “Fan Dance”.
All the performance clips are accompanied by music. The music that accompanies these performances is industrial, techno and classic. Even though each performance clips in The Satanic Sluts 2: The Black Masses has a defined theme to them they are more a visual experience than a cohesive narrative story. All one has to do is look at the titles given for each performance clip to get a general idea of what they are in for while watching The Satanic Sluts 2: The Black Masses. Ultimately The Satanic Sluts 2: The Black Masses is a fascinating documentary that gives a thorough over of the eleven Black Mass shows.
The Satanic Sluts 2: The Black Masses is presented in an anamorphic widescreen. This progressive flagged transfer looks razor sharp throughout and colors look nicely saturated and vivid.
This release comes with one audio option a Dolby Digital Stereo. Most of the soundtrack is comprised of music and the interview segments are all in English. The audio is in great shape as it sounds evenly balanced and robust with no audio defects.
Extras for this release include three image galleries titled “Flyers” (3:05), “Still Gallery 1” (2:49) and “Still Gallery 2” (5:59). All three of these images galleries play like featurette’s with music form the film playing in the background. Other extras include an extended scene (4:48) with Eileen Daly and Jezabel performing a song at one the Black Mass shows. The remaining extras are trailers for The Satanic Sluts 2: The Black Masses, Satanic Sluts: The Black Order Cometh, Nature Morte and a promo clip for the book “Satanic Sluts: Blood & Dishonor”. Overall The Satanic Sluts 2: The Black Masses gets an exceptional release from Redemption Films.