Coffin Joe Trilogy, The [3 DVD Set]


Director: José Mojica Marins
Starring: José Mojica Marins, Magda Mei, Nivaldo Lima, Jece Valadão, Rui Resende
Runtime: 285 minutes
Release Date: January 31, 2017
Language: Portuguese
Aspect Ratio: Full-Frame (1.33) Presentation and Anamorphic (1.85:1) Widescreen (for EMBODIMENT OF EVIL)
Format: DVD
Region: Region 1
UPC: 654930319390

UPC: 654930319390 Item #: SFD0170 Category: Tags: , , , ,

Unholy undertaker, sinful savant, denizen of dreams and hallucinations… Coffin Joe, with his trademark top hat, black cape and long talon-like fingernails, is a horror legend across the world. Portrayed by prolific Brazilian director José Mojica Marins, “Coffin Joe” has been immortalized in films, TV programs, comic books and popular songs. Marins has a strangely personal filmmaking style that can only be compared to an unholy blend of Russ Meyer, Mario Bava and Luis Buñuel. Synapse Films is proud to present “The Coffin Joe Trilogy,” a three film DVD collection containing AT MIDNIGHT I’LL TAKE YOUR SOUL, THIS NIGHT I’LL POSSESS YOUR CORPSE and EMBODIMENT OF EVIL. This trilogy of films contains the classic story of Coffin Joe’s descent into madness and violence as he murders and tortures men and women in his unholy quest to find the perfect bride.


Coffin Joe terrorizes a small religious community as he searches for the perfect woman to bear him a child, as the spirits of his murderous past come back to haunt him. NOT RATED / B&W / 82 MINS.


Coffin Joe returns, with his new assistant Bruno, to help him on his quest to continue his demonic bloodline. Joe is haunted by nightmares when he kills a pregnant woman. NOT RATED / B&W (with color “Hell” sequence / 109 MINS.


After being imprisoned in a mental ward for over 40 years, Coffin Joe is released and continues his murderous quest for “the continuation of the blood.” NOT RATED / COLOR / 94 MINS.

Special Features
  • The Making of AT MIDNIGHT I’LL TAKE YOUR SOUL (10 mins.)
  • José Mojica Marins discusses his short film, REINO SANGRENTO (1952) (9 mins.)
  • Interview with José Mojica Marins (6 mins.)
  • New scene filmed in 2002
  • Introduction to the film by Coffin Joe
  • The Making of THIS NIGHT I’LL POSSESS YOUR CORPSE (8 mins.)
  • A visit to the Coffin Joe Museum (5 mins.)
  • The Universe of Mojica Marins – Vintage Featurette (25 mins.)
  • Interview with José Mojica Marins (8 mins.)
  • Photo Gallery
  • Introduction to AT MIDNIGHT and THIS NIGHT by Coffin Joe
  • The Making of EMBODIMENT OF EVIL
  • Footage from the Fantasia Film Festival Premiere of EMBODIMENT
  • Original theatrical trailers
  • Optional English subtitles and chapter selections
  • Cover artwork by Joel Robinson