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Ian Jane
04-03-2011, 10:35 AM
I went through a minor obsession with Coffin Joe about 9-10 years ago where I tried to track down everything I could that he'd been involved with. There's still quite a few I haven't seen as I won't bother with them if I can't get subs for them, but at this point it's safe to say I'm pretty familiar with his work. I loved it when I first delved in, it was so different than anything else I'd seen and so harsh considering where it came from and when it was made.

After watching Embodiment of Evil last night I think the Coffin Joe bug might have bit me again. I seem to remember Synapse saying they were going to release some more of his stuff down the road and I'd love to see the early stuff get remastered and hit Blu-ray (wishful thinking?).

Anyone else fascinated by his stuff? I wanna re-read the Mondo Macabro chapter that's about his work later today, just to sift through for inspiration.

RAD.

http://www.dangerousminds.net/images/uploads/Coffin-Joe-Official-Movie-Poster-horror-movies-7360453-500-761_thumb.jpg

http://images.wikia.com/coffinjoe/images/a/af/Strange_world_of_coffin_joe.jpg

Toyboy
04-04-2011, 06:45 PM
I got the Coffin Joe issue of Monster! International magazine right around the time that Something Weird started to release his movies. I can't remember the author's name on that feature but he was the same guy who handled the translations for SWV and his knowledge of Marins and his films is staggering. Luckily for me there was a record shop that rented the Coffin Joe tapes so I was able to see the majority of those that were out at the time.

The first one my friends and I rented was HALLUCINATIONS OF A DERANGED MIND - not exactly the best jumping on point but it gave us a good idea of what we were in for. The shots of bread dough being pulled apart and the ass-faces had us rolling. Next we did a double feature of AT MIDNIGHT I'LL TAKE YOUR SOUL and THE STRANGE WORLD OF COFFIN JOE - fuck, those were great movies. MIDNIGHT especially.

I have to admit that after a few years I got burnt out on Zé do Caixão but I still throw in some of the DVDs every now and then. I also really enjoy Ivan Cardosa's Marins documentary, THE UNIVERSE OF MOJICA MARINS.

Toyboy
04-04-2011, 06:54 PM
This scene from EXORCISMO NEGRO is dope...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riIsyS8paEI

Ian Jane
04-05-2011, 12:58 PM
Yes it is. I never had the option of renting his stuff. I'm not sure how I got into him in the first place - I probably read something in a magazine or maybe it was the MM book. My first exposure to the movies was the Fantoma 3 disc set, which lead to the purchase of the Brazillian set, which lead to tracking down a bunch of other shit via grey market releases and SWV tapes.

Either way, reevaluating it with slightly more jaded eyes than I had before, I think his work still holds up. The politics behind what he was doing in the late 60s and 70s is, to me at least, just as interesting as the gore and sex and exploitative side of his work.

Spiders are still scary though.

http://www.oneeyedfilms.com/coffin2.jpg

Nolando
04-05-2011, 01:58 PM
I got into him thanks to those Something Weird releases. I didn't catch Embodiment of Evil yet, tho' I heard it's not too shabby?

Ian Jane
04-05-2011, 02:29 PM
I liked it a lot.

John Gargo
04-05-2011, 04:31 PM
Wait, so Synapse might release At Midnight and This Night on blu?

Ian Jane
04-05-2011, 04:33 PM
I seem to remember Don mentioning it somewhere. Possibly AVM. I can't find it though, so it might have been a hallucination of my deranged mind.

Toyboy
04-05-2011, 05:50 PM
Either way, reevaluating it with slightly more jaded eyes than I had before, I think his work still holds up. The politics behind what he was doing in the late 60s and 70s is, to me at least, just as interesting as the gore and sex and exploitative side of his work.

Spiders are still scary though.

Mixing crack-pot existential philosophy and spookshow gimmicks is an instant winner in my book.

Toyboy
04-05-2011, 05:51 PM
I seem to remember Don mentioning it somewhere. Possibly AVM. I can't find it though, so it might have been a hallucination of my deranged mind.

He told us that in the same conversation in which he said he'd give me 2 million dollars to buy the rights to Russ Meyer's movies.

Nolando
04-05-2011, 05:53 PM
I liked it a lot.

Guess I should look at the main page more often...

Nolando
04-05-2011, 06:47 PM
It seems that The Hives agree with me, somehow, too:

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Clive Smith
04-06-2011, 05:11 AM
He told us that in the same conversation in which he said he'd give me 2 million dollars to buy the rights to Russ Meyer's movies.

Is that what those manipulative parasites are asking?

Clive Smith
04-06-2011, 05:26 AM
Wait, so Synapse might release At Midnight and This Night on blu?

That would be great.

I missed out on the Brazilian box set which I really regret now. Picked up the Anchor Bay UK box which, although a mixed bag, has some stuff not readily available elsewhere.

Paul Casey
04-06-2011, 10:15 AM
I have some of the Zilla box, I believe. Maybe all of 'em. How many were there?

Clive Smith
04-06-2011, 10:53 AM
What the? As single disks?

Clive Smith
04-06-2011, 10:55 AM
There were six in total:

At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul (1964)
This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse (1967)
Awakening of the Beast (1970)
The Strange World of Coffin Joe (1968)
The End of Man (1971)
Hallucinations of a Deranged Mind (1978)

Paul Casey
04-06-2011, 12:26 PM
Ah. I have the 1st three as Fantomas and the last three as some other region. I think I got 'em from Diabolik or Xploited. Singlisimos.

Ian Jane
04-06-2011, 12:35 PM
Picked up the Anchor Bay UK box which, although a mixed bag, has some stuff not readily available elsewhere.

Strange Hostel of Naked Pleasures and Hellish Flesh? I haven't seen either one. The set is just over $21US right now and I'm tempted...

Toyboy
04-06-2011, 12:48 PM
HELLISH FLESH is okay. It's more of a melodrama with a few gore scenes scattered throughout. Nowhere near as good or as sleazy as PERVERSION.

Toyboy
04-06-2011, 05:55 PM
What if his name was Coffin Steve?

Barry M
04-06-2011, 06:04 PM
Estêvão do Caixão... hmmm.

I like it.

Ian Jane
04-06-2011, 07:01 PM
This guys name is Steve Coffin.



http://www.gbsm.com/images/team/Steve-Coffin-Retouched.jpg

From this site (http://www.gbsm.com/steve-coffin.php?panel=0):

Throughout his career, Steve Coffin has specialized in developing and implementing strategies to help businesses, governmental entities and non-profits more effectively communicate and position themselves and their initiatives. He did this as a Congressional aide in Washington DC, as an advocate for his clients when practicing law at two of Denver’s most prominent law firms, as an executive with one of Colorado’s leading energy corporations and now as Managing Principal at GBSM.

Steve is highly regarded as a leader on issues including water, transportation, energy, health care and infrastructure development. He has advised mayors, state cabinet officials, CEOs, directors and managers on how they and their organizations can become more effective communicators. Steve is known for his long history of success in developing coalitions and brokering agreements on complex issues.

Prior to joining GBSM in 2000, Steve held numerous leadership positions in Colorado, including an appointment by former Colorado Governor Roy Romer to the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission, serving as co-chair of Governor Romer’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Transportation and service on numerous non-profit boards, including the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Aurora Economic Development Corporation, the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, the Colorado Energy Assistance Foundation, the Rocky Mountain chapter of the Anti-Defamation League and as an alternate on the Colorado Forum.

Steve graduated with a B.A. from the University of Colorado and a J.D. with honors from the National Law Center at George Washington University.

Toyboy, you should hook up with him.

Clive Smith
04-07-2011, 05:57 AM
Strange Hostel of Naked Pleasures and Hellish Flesh? I haven't seen either one. The set is just over $21US right now and I'm tempted...

Yep, them. Go on - it's dirt cheap.

Ian Jane
09-08-2011, 05:02 PM
This thread is old but Fango (http://www.fangoria.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5234:dracula-and-more-coffin-joe-coming-from-synapse&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=167) did confirm Synapase has both titles back in July. Old news, maybe, but still, it's Coffin Joe and therefore awesome. Be interesting to see if these are DVD only or if they go BD with them.

Mike T
09-22-2011, 12:06 PM
So, how absolutely awful is the Anchor Bay UK boxset? The only reasons I ask are a) I should really see these films and b) the set often drops below ten quid on Amazon UK.

Zane C.
02-06-2012, 09:52 PM
So, how absolutely awful is the Anchor Bay UK boxset? The only reasons I ask are a) I should really see these films and b) the set often drops below ten quid on Amazon UK.

This.

I was wondering about this also, as I have the Fantoma set, and looked into getting the Brazilian set a few years back, but never did. Most of CJ's stuff seems to be fairly easy to find, and it seems you can get most of his other stuff through places like Videoscreams, etc.

I remember stumbling across CJ about a decade ago or so; a video store I used to rent from near the university I attended had a couple of his movies. That was seriously the best video store ever - they had a large Russ Meyer section as well! Ahhh...the memories!

Toyboy
02-16-2012, 06:43 PM
Is it just me or is EMBODIMENT OF EVIL really fucking incredible?

I put off watching this film for as long as I could because I felt like there was no way whatsoever that it could come close to matching the bizarro greatness of the early Coffin Joe films but now I feel like a complete idiot. EMBODIMENT OF EVIL is on some insane Jodorowski style level mixed with PERDITA DURNAGO and the classic Marins movies. From the moment that Coffin Joe is met by Bruno, a fucking old school hunchback, as he's released from prison, and then immediately gets hit by a car I knew this movie was going to be rad. So many fucked up scenes. I loved every bit of it and I want to give Jose Mojica Marins a big old hug.

Ian Jane
02-16-2012, 06:48 PM
It was super rad. I figured it would have gotten more love when it came out than it did, but Marins hasn't lost his edge at all despite now being officially 1,000 years old. So much awesome weird ass religious imagery in the movie (I'm a sucker for stuff like that, especially Catholic iconography) and just so much cool visual style.

I still love this shot:

http://www.rockshockpop.com/screencaps/EmbodimentOfEvil/02.jpg

You just know once he gets out of jail he's gonna do evil shit - and then he does so it's not disappointing.

Toyboy
02-16-2012, 07:42 PM
I'm sure some reviewer has made this comment previously, but there's a scene in there that gives new meaning to the phrase "ASS-TO-MOUTH".

Ryan K
02-17-2012, 02:51 AM
Haha. That scene kind of ruined my dinner.
Embodiment of Evil is the only Coffin Joe movie I've watched, but I dug it.

Ian Jane
02-17-2012, 12:02 PM
Don May Jr. just said this on Blu-ray.com:

"We'd love to do that, but the Brazilian vault only did standard def restorations (and I use the term "restoration" loosely because they didn't seem to put a whole lot of work into them). And, well, the material was pretty trashed. If those were done in HD, it would take an extreme amount of money to clean them in the HD realm and there, sadly, isn't a big enough audience to recoup that cost. At least we won't have to work off of the Betacam SP tapes that were used for the Anchor Bay UK box.

We do, however, have the Brazilian vaults restored SD masters and we are going to be working on them with Lowry/Reliance in the future. Oh wait, did you guys even know we were re-doing the first two Coffin Joe films on DVD? Well, you do now... "

Scyther
03-22-2012, 08:36 AM
Coincidentally watched Midnight the other night. The more I watch Coffin Joe movies, the more I appreciate and enjoy them, that's for sure. Embodiment is certainly different in extremity and tone compared to Midnight or Corpse, but I think all three fit together quite nicely. :)

Ian Jane
10-02-2012, 11:46 AM
Someone just posted this on Facebook. I liked it. So now I'm posting it here.

Toyboy
10-02-2012, 05:17 PM
That original poster was on eBay a long time ago and I bid a ton of money on it. Didn't win.

Best poster ever?

Ian Jane
10-03-2012, 11:03 AM
It's definitely a contender for the title. All of his one sheets are good though, even the Rue Morgue screening one is cool.

Travis Sheldon
10-04-2012, 11:44 PM
Damn, those are nice.
Almost wish I still collected...
Must resist...
...

Ian Jane
04-03-2013, 03:27 PM
If you're in his neck of the woods, maybe you can go to this!

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Alex K.
04-03-2013, 07:10 PM
How did I miss this thread? I was pretty indifferent to the first film and liked the 2nd film in the Coffin Joe series a little more (particularly the hell sequence). But I LOVED Awakening of the Beast. Perfect acid-horror flick. I should re-watch the first two films and thought about them after easter concluded.

Embodiment of Evil was fantastic if a little too episodic.

Paul Casey
04-04-2013, 04:39 PM
That original poster was on eBay a long time ago and I bid a ton of money on it. Didn't win.

Best poster ever?

Totally a few months late, but I remember that. I told you to play KISS - I, when you won. I guess you didn't need to.

Ian Jane
11-04-2015, 06:08 PM
So apparently Marins made a new short film called Coffin Joe Born Again and it's debuting at Phil Anselmo's Housecore Horror Festival in Texas next week.

Ian Jane
07-24-2016, 11:06 AM
So a torrent popped up for this one, his feature directorial debut - a western from 1958 called A Sina do Aventureiro.

Looks like it got a Brazilian DVD release but it has no subs unfortunately so I haven't bothered with it. I'd gladly buy it, or any of the of the other Marins films that haven't seen Eng. friendly releases yet, if they actually existed. Sadly, they don't.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7YTTauR3ak

Alex K.
07-24-2016, 11:24 AM
So apparently Marins made a new short film called Coffin Joe Born Again and it's debuting at Phil Anselmo's Housecore Horror Festival in Texas next week.

First time hearing about this. From what I've seen it looks like it's a short that has a bunch of unseen footage from the older films with some new wrap-around footage of Marins.

AngelGuts
07-24-2016, 09:47 PM
Has anybody seen his bestiality film? I've searched with no luck.

fatboyslim142
07-25-2016, 06:26 AM
Has anybody seen his bestiality film? I've searched with no luck.

The IMDB reviews of both 24hrs of Sex & it's sequel mention that the bestiality is fake/implicit.

Jens Thomsen
08-27-2016, 11:18 AM
Got inspired by reading about the upcoming DVD releases from Synapse, and decided I wanted to get some of the other films, too. I only own the old US box from Fantoma.

Do anyone know what's best to get? I seem to recall there was some issue with 2009 box from Anchor Bay UK?

There is also the Brazilian box set, or rather there appears to be at least two - a cardboard box with separate keepcases inside and another release in a digipak. The latter claims to be "remastered". (There's also a version in a cardboard coffin, but it looks like it just has the digipak inside). Does anyone know whether there are any differences between the two Brazilian sets? Is one better than the other (i.e. is the one actually remastered compared to the other, or are they just the same transfers)?

Ian Jane
08-27-2016, 11:30 AM
I have the Brazilian set that is the cardboard box with the separate keepcases. In fact I reviewed it at AVM years ago, but the review archive over there is fucked so you can't see it. I could dig it up though and, time permitting, add some caps for it. It's a good set, lots of extras (though most aren't subbed) but I have no idea if the transfers are any different than the digipack version. They were about on par with the Fantoma set as I recall (which I sold off after getting the Brazilian set as I didn't really need it anymore and it took up a lot of space).

Keeth
08-27-2016, 01:54 PM
I watched The Strange World... last night. I have the single disc & the coffin box. I think I'll pull out the other films & watch them over the next few nights. I love the crazy musique concrete-style soundtracks! I can't tell what sounds are intentional & what's just fucked up.

AngelGuts
08-27-2016, 03:12 PM
The IMDB reviews of both 24hrs of Sex & it's sequel mention that the bestiality is fake/implicit.

Disappointing. I like thinking he did a real one.

It would make sense in context because the greatest producer of bestiality/Zoo porn in the world now is Brazil. Series like the notorious 'Animal Passion' and comically-titled 'Mr. Dog' are from Brazil.

In fact, the infamous 'Three Girls One Cup' scat video is taken from a Brazilian feature; the 'Cup' clip is just a segment from it: nothing unusual at all in this genre.

Keeth
08-27-2016, 04:43 PM
You know, I have never seen 'Three Girls, One Cup' nor have I read a full description of the action. I've just seen the title all over the place.

I remember there was a company like MVP or something like that which was dog & scat dvds from Brazil but that was a handful of years ago.

Ian Jane
09-01-2016, 09:55 AM
This is rad.

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AngelGuts
09-01-2016, 11:17 PM
MFX Media sells and owns copyright on some of the Brazilian scat vids including the video "Cup" is extracted from.

They don't sell bestiality videos, though. Plenty do, though.

Ian Jane
11-22-2016, 09:37 AM
Coming January 31st, 2017 from Synapse, DVD only.

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Ian Jane
11-22-2016, 09:51 PM
More info...

http://www.rockshockpop.com/screencaps/Promos/cj1.jpg

Synapse Films - Impulse Pictures January 2017 New Releases

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

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


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


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

Matt H.
11-23-2016, 12:54 PM
Interesting that they're being presented full screen. The Fantoma discs were presented 1.66:1.

AngelGuts
11-24-2016, 09:30 AM
If these are scanned from 35mm elements, why aren't they BluRay?

Derrick King
11-24-2016, 04:18 PM
I believe Synapse said that the masters they were given are not HD.

Ian Jane
11-25-2016, 11:24 AM
They said that, and that the elements were in such bad shape that they wouldn't necessarily survive a new scan, and that the rights holder wouldn't let the elements leave the country and there apparently aren't any good facilities to use in Brazil to create new HD masters with. So these could very well wind up looking a lot like the transfers we've seen before, but Synapse's track record is good. Maybe the picture quality will trump the old Fantoma discs or the Brazilian set.

Quot
11-27-2016, 02:57 PM
The original Anchor Bay set had Awakening of the Beast as the third part of their Coffin Joe trilogy, while Synapse replaces it with Embodiment of Evil. Beast was a cheapie, but it had those awesome LSD effects. Haven't seen Embodiment. Any good?

Alex K.
01-11-2017, 11:30 AM
The original Anchor Bay set had Awakening of the Beast as the third part of their Coffin Joe trilogy, while Synapse replaces it with Embodiment of Evil. Beast was a cheapie, but it had those awesome LSD effects. Haven't seen Embodiment. Any good?

I just noticed your post. Embodiment is pretty goddamn good. Highly recommended if you liked the other Coffin Joe films.

Ian Jane
10-14-2017, 10:57 AM
From the Mondo Macabro FB page:

We'll have some copies of this loooooooong OOP UK DVD of the Coffin Joe classic during our upcoming Halloween Sale! There will be other OOP discs, including a few of our previous Red Case BDs which now fetch stupid money on Ebay. We'll also have a generous sale on most of our in-print back catalog!

THIS SALE WILL START MONDAY, OCTOBER 23rd at 8:30 PST/11:30 EST (Google what time this is where you live)! The sale will run through Friday Nov. 3rd.

Two days into the sale, on Oct. 25th, we'll have the much anticipated Red Case LE pre-sale for BLOOD SPATTERED BRIDE!

There will be a few other surprises as well! Make sure to check it out!

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Ian Jane
11-14-2018, 06:56 PM
So two HDTV rips from Brazilian TV have shown up on CG in the last couple of days...

Mark C.
11-16-2018, 06:34 AM
So two HDTV rips from Brazilian TV have shown up on CG in the last couple of days...

I was watching films this week from that great boxset put out in the UK and lamenting the fact these are still MIA on blu-ray.

Ian Jane
11-18-2018, 02:38 PM
Sadly, they'll probably remain that way but the HDTV rip that's going around looks nice... I'll post some caps later.

John Bernhard
11-19-2018, 10:40 AM
Sadly, they'll probably remain that way but the HDTV rip that's going around looks nice... I'll post some caps later.

I grabbed a couple caps for this thread yesterday but never posted them, so please excuse me...
https://i.postimg.cc/0NwfrQ2h/vlcsnap-2018-11-17-11h02m10s930.png (https://postimg.cc/MczRFzBY)

https://i.postimg.cc/Wb1wgS1G/vlcsnap-2018-11-17-11h02m31s190.png (https://postimg.cc/kDLSdQ8G)

https://i.postimg.cc/wjt5bvJ3/vlcsnap-2018-11-17-11h03m55s069.png (https://postimg.cc/mPsFPTmG)

https://i.postimg.cc/xTpyRHXW/vlcsnap-2018-11-17-11h04m17s739.png (https://postimg.cc/fJX9WVjK)


2nd Coffin Joe film & Inferno Carnal are the 2 films broadcast so far.

Ian Jane
11-19-2018, 10:58 AM
Thanks John, I spaced on that yesterday.

Newt Cox
11-19-2018, 11:13 PM
Sadly, they'll probably remain that way but the HDTV rip that's going around looks nice... I'll post some caps later.

Is it rights issues preventing a BLU RAY release. Or a perceived lack of demand.

Ian Jane
11-20-2018, 09:54 AM
If I remember correctly, when Synapse released the 3 CJ films last year they said that they weren't allowed access to the elements and that they wouldn't stand up to a new HD scan because they were in such horrible shape. Not sure how this managed to emerge if that was the case. Possibly an issue of the rights holders jerking Synapse around.

Mark C.
11-21-2018, 04:33 AM
If I remember correctly, when Synapse released the 3 CJ films last year they said that they weren't allowed access to the elements and that they wouldn't stand up to a new HD scan because they were in such horrible shape. Not sure how this managed to emerge if that was the case. Possibly an issue of the rights holders jerking Synapse around.

Damn shame, I find it kind of shocking that the country of origin of these films does not have them in a national archive. These are important cultural artifacts from Brazil and should have been preserved years ago. Not sure what the scene is like in Brazil with organizations dedicated in preserving the countries movie output but its a travesty really if these were lost.

Ian Jane
12-13-2018, 11:03 AM
Hmm.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSTnjZmbedY

Ian Jane
03-16-2019, 04:39 PM
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