Written by: Michael Den Boer on June 28th, 2008
Release Date: UK, 2007
Director: Nigel Wingrove
Cast: Satanic Sluts
DVD released: June 24th, 2008
Approximate running time: 80 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen (Multiple Aspect Ratios)
Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo English
DVD Release: Salvation Films/Redemption
Region Coding: Region 1 NTSC
Retail Price: $19.95
Satanic Sluts: The Black Order Cometh is basically a series of random segments which feature religious symbolism, bondage, whipping, vampires and other subject matter pertaining to the black arts. The segments range from a minute to twelve minutes in length. There is no real narrative structure with most of the segments relying on abstract images. The scenes are very stylish with the only drawback being the overuse of the shaky cam technique. My favorite scene opens the film and it involves a nurse who is trapped to a gurney. Another standout moment is the vampire themed scene which has a Jean Rollin and Jess Franco kind of feel to it.
All of the ladies are very sexy and equally diabolical. The soundtracks for each segment are compromised of industrial/techno sounding music that fits so well with these segments imagery. Satanic Sluts: The Black Order Cometh is basically video extension of the book “Satanic Sluts: Blood & Dishonor” and this film also makes a solid companion piece to the similar themed “Black Mass” which is also available from redemption Films. Ultimately what is there not to like about Satanic Sluts: The Black Order Cometh you get to see attractive women role playing various erotic acts with an occult twist.
The segments which make of Satanic Sluts: The Black Order Cometh are presented in multiple aspect ratios the bulk of the segments are in a 2.35:1 widescreen ratio and the interviews segments are in a 1.33:1 aspect ratio. All the content on this release is presented in an anamorphic widescreen. Even the interviews which are in a 1.33:1 aspect ratio and during these segments there are black bars on the left and right of the frame with the image in the center. This is a fairly recently made production and the image looks detailed and clean throughout. Outside of some mild edge enhancement this transfers looks very good.
This release comes with one audio option a Dolby Digital stereo mix in English. The only dialog spoken in Satanic Sluts: The Black Order Cometh is during the interviews and the other segments have no dialog. Overall the audio mixes sounds clear and dynamic with no audio defects.
Extras for this release include trailers’ for Satanic Sluts: The Black Order Cometh, Black Mass and Hurt. Other extras include a photo gallery, two scenes from the film “Black Mass”, a promo clip for the book “Satanic Sluts: Blood & Dishonor” and an alternate version of the “Gimp” segment from Satanic Sluts: The Black Order Cometh. Overall the extras are nothing more than filler. Redemption Films have put together a solid release that is sure to please this films targeted audience.