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At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul
DVD
Label: Synapse Films

Prebook: 01/13/2017 Street: 01/31/2017
SRP: $19.95 UPC: 654930319192 Cat: SFD0168
Black and White 82 minutes In Portugese with English subtitles
All Regions Full Screen 1.33:1 Dolby Digital Mono
Production year: 1964 Horror Not Rated
Director: Jose Mojica Marins
Cast: Jose Mojica Marins, Magda Mei, Nivaldo Lima

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Coffin Joe makes his film debut in AT MIDNIGHT I’LL TAKE YOUR SOUL (A Meia-Noite Levarei Sua Alma), the first installment of the “Coffin Joe Trilogy.”

Coffin Joe (known as Ze do Caixao, and portrayed by director Jose Mojica Marins) is a mysterious undertaker in a small Brazilian town. He frowns upon religion and is bitter because his wife cannot bear him a child. After violently killing his wife with a venomous spider, the murder, mutilation and blasphemy escalates as Joe stops at nothing to find a new woman to continue his evil bloodline. The town’s gypsy has a warning for Coffin Joe… the spirits of those he killed may return to claim his soul! Will Coffin Joe escape the wrath of the dead and finally get the child he’s always wanted, or will unholy terror claim him for his hideous crimes?

AT MIDNIGHT I’LL TAKE YOUR SOUL is celebrated as the first true horror film ever made in Brazil and is extremely graphic and frightening for its time. Startling, atmospheric and incredibly gruesome, this film is followed by THIS NIGHT I’LL POSSESS YOUR CORPSE and EMBODIMENT OF EVIL (all available from Synapse Films).

Special Features:

  • 35mm negative scan supervised by director Jose Mojica Marins – The Making of AT MIDNIGHT I’LL TAKE YOUR SOUL (10 minutes)
  • Jose Mojica Marins discusses his short film, REINO SANGRENTO (1952) (9 minutes)
  • Interview with Jose Mojica Marins (6 minutes)
  • New scene filmed in 2002
  • Introduction to the film by Coffin Joe
  • Original theatrical trailer and rare promotional trailer

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A78PxCLzv1g
Trailer is provided for story purposes only and may not represent the actual film quality.

This Night I’ll Possess Your Corpse
DVD
Label: Synapse Films

Prebook: 01/13/2017 Street: 01/31/2017
SRP: $19.95 UPC: 654930319291 Cat: SFD0169
Color + Black and White 109 minutes In Portugese with English subtitles
All Regions Full Screen 1.33:1 Dolby Digital Mono
Production year: 1967 Horror Not Rated
Director: Jose Mojica Marins
Cast: Jose Mojica Marins, Tina Wohlers, Antonio Fracari

This sequel to the ground-breaking Brazilian horror masterpiece, AT MIDNIGHT I’LL TAKE YOUR SOUL brings back the demented murderous caretaker, Coffin Joe (known as Ze do Caixao, and portrayed by director Jose Mojica Marins).

Surviving the terrors of the first film, Coffin Joe is now joined by a hunchbacked assistant named Bruno to help him on his unholy quest for the perfect bride. After kidnapping and torturing women and submitting them to sadistic trials, Joe thinks he’s finally found the right woman to bear him a child. Unfortunately, things don’t go as planned and Joe suffers horrible nightmares from killing a pregnant woman. What follows is a hallucinatory descent into the Hellish underworld as Joe struggles to survive his blasphemous visions and the wrath of the local villagers.

THIS NIGHT I’LL POSSESS YOUR CORPSE is even more brutal than its predecessor, and contains the controversial color Hell sequence. This film is the second installment in the Coffin Joe Trilogy, and is followed by EMBODIMENT OF EVIL (which isalso available from Synapse Films).

Special Features:

  • 35mm negative scan supervised by director Jose Mojica Marins
  • The Making of THIS NIGHT I’LL POSSESS YOUR CORPSE (8 minutes)
  • A visit to the Coffin Joe Museum (5 minutes)
  • The Universe of Mojica Marins – New Release Info Worksheet! Vintage Featurette (25 minutes)
  • Interview with Jose Mojica Marins (8 minutes)
  • Introduction to the film by Coffin Joe
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Photo gallery

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t10tgTU4nfo
Trailer is provided for story purposes only and may not represent the actual film quality

The Coffin Joe Trilogy Collection
DVD
Label: Synapse Films

Prebook: 01/13/2017 Street: 01/31/2017
SRP: $39.95 UPC: 654930319390 Cat: SFD0170
Color + Black and White 285 minutes In Portugese with English subtitles
All Regions Full Screen 1.33:1 Dolby Digital Mono
Production years: 1964-2008 Horror Not Rated
Director: Jose Mojica Marins
Cast: Jose Mojica Marins, Jece Valadao, Milhem Cortaz

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 Jose 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 Bunuel.

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.

Special Features:

  • 35mm negative scans of the first two films, supervised by director José Mojica Marins – The Making of AT MIDNIGHT I’LL TAKE YOUR SOUL (10 minutes)
  • Jose Mojica Marins discusses his short film, REINO SANGRENTO (1952) (9 minutes)
  • Interview with Jose Mojica Marins (6 minutes)
  • New scene filmed in 2002
  • Introduction to the film by Coffin Joe
  • The Making of THIS NIGHT I’LL POSSESS YOUR CORPSE (8 minutes)
  • A visit to the Coffin Joe Museum (5 mins.)
  • The Universe of Mojica Marins – Vintage Featurette (25 minutes)
  • Interview with Jose Mojica Marins (8 minutes)
  • Introduction to the film by Coffin Joe
  • Photo gallery – The Making of EMBODIMENT OF EVIL
  • Footage from the Fantasia Film Festival Premiere
  • Original Theatrical Trailers

Author: Steven Paul

Born and raised in Michigan, slowly dying in Florida. I’m here to keep you informed about everything in the world of indie horror. I also specialize in all genres of exploitation, cult, and extreme cinema. As part owner and Editor of Film and Television for Beneath the Underground, it is my responsibility to provide vast amounts of information for the horror fan and an outlet for the filmmaker.

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