Director: José Mojica Marins
Starring: José Mojica Marins, Magda Mei, Nivaldo Lima, Jece Valadão, Rui Resende
Runtime: 285 minutes
Release Date: January 31, 2017
Aspect Ratio: Full-Frame (1.33) Presentation and Anamorphic (1.85:1) Widescreen (for EMBODIMENT OF EVIL)
Region: Region 1
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.
AT MIDNIGHT I’LL TAKE YOUR SOUL (1964)
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.
THIS NIGHT I’LL POSSESS YOUR CORPSE (1967)
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.
EMBODIMENT OF EVIL (2008)
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.