Redemption/Salvation zou failliet zijn - brachten zo-zo dvd-releases van vooral eurocult uit met spuuglelijke hoesjes - hadden de volledige Jean Rollin-catalogus en zo meer. Toch een instituut - gaan al lang mee, sinds de VHS-dagen toen ze in de UK zowat dé eurocult publisher waren.
The cult movie empire whose back catalogue includes the risquÃ© films of Prince Andrew's former lover Koo Stark has collapsed into administration.
Redemption Films, based in Wigmore Street, Soho, was set up by Nigel Wingrove, Britain's answer to Hustler publisher Larry Flynt.
Administrators were called in today at the distributor of gothic horror movies, whose past titles range from Sinful Nuns Of St Valentine to Ms Stark's cult 1977 hit The Marquis De Sade's Justine.
Mr Wingrove set up Redemption in 1992 after directing Visions Of Ecstasy, the only film to have been refused a licence by censors on grounds of blasphemy. He also manages the Satanic Sluts, the burlesque dance group of Georgina Baillie, the granddaughter of Andrew Sachs who was at the centre of the Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand telephone scandal.
Vantis administrators said it hoped "to complete a sale of the business in the next few days".