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Embodiment Of Evil (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

4.0 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews

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After serving a 40-year prison term, Coffin Joe is finally released from the Mental Heath wing of the Sa~o Paulo State Penitentiary. Back on the streets, the sadistic undertaker is set upon fulfilling the goal which sent him to jail in the first place: find a woman who can give him the perfect child. Accompanied by his faithful servant, the humpbacked Bruno, Coffin Joe leaves behind a trail of horror and is haunted by ghostly visions and the spirits of his past victims. This is the third film of the “Coffin Joe Trilogy” which began with the classic "At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul" (1964) and "This Night I’ll Possess Your Corpse" (1967). Synapse Films is proud to present "Embodiment of Evil" in a beautiful high-definition transfer created from the original camera negative with amazing 5.1 Surround Sound.
Bonus Features:
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Footage of the Fantasia Film Festival North American Premiere
  • "Making of" Featurette

Special Features

None.

Product Details

  • Actors: Jose Mojica Marins, Jece Valadao, Adriano Stuart, Rui Resende
  • Directors: Jose Mojica Marins
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated:
    Unrated
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Synapse Films
  • DVD Release Date: March 29, 2011
  • Run Time: 94 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004D67ZO6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #104,919 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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[Embodiment of Evil - (2008) - co-written, starring and directed by Jose Mojica Marins - widescreen presentation] Horror fans rejoice, as this film marks the return to the screen of Coffin Joe (Jose Mojica Marins), the gruesome graveyard caretaker, murderer, torturer and existential executioner of exploitation extraordinaire. And it's a helluva homecoming, establishing a new watermark in the annals of contemporary horror films and redefining the horror/exploitation genre for a new generation. In this transgressive terror tale, Coffin Joe makes Freddie, Myers, Jason and Leatherface look like cub scouts or altar boys. No horror enthusiast/collector should miss this one. Even if you don't agree with my previous remark.

After serving 40 years in the mental wing of the Sao Paulo State Penitentiary, Josefel Zanatas, Coffin Joe's birth name, is finally being released, not for good behavior, he killed nearly 30 men during his term there, but through an administrative decision, overcrowding and the financial burden of keeping him in solitary confinement. His re-emergence back into a society he loathes will be a simple one, as he is greeted by his faithful hunchbacked servant, Bruno, and they prowl the streets witnessing extreme poverty, prostitution, drug use, crooked cops killing kids they deem irredeemable and too young for prison, and a military so corrupt they torture innocents into confessions before doing away with them in the most heinous way possible; that is until Coffin Joe puts his agenda into play.

Upon the return to his lair, whose upkeep was Bruno's loyal labor of love all these years, Coffin Joe mutters, "Perfect", when in fact this place would make Dracula uncomfortable. The modern gothic creepiness of the surroundings and its accoutrements is sickeningly splendid.
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This is the third installment of a three part series. The first two parts took place in 1964 and 1967 and the modern film doesn't expect anyone to have seen them as there are many flashbacks to those films.

This feature opens with a monologue about the perfect child being born in an imperfect womb, someone above God, but below Satan. Josef Zanatas (no backward masking there) is released from a mental asylum/prison after spending decades there for his bad acting and murderous deeds in those 60's films. He immediately has an entourage of followers and women who want to have his child, but can't seem to find the perfect, imperfect womb. He also has a child killer cop after him as well as the priest son of a man he killed. He is also troubled with visions of the people that he killed in previous features...which we watch in black and white.

This is a gory cult film, better then the ones from Mexico. Some of the torture scenes reminded me of something from "Hell Raiser" while others seemed inspired from "Blood Sucking Freaks." The film is in Portuguese with English subtitles. I watched the Blu-Ray version which exhibited above average cinematography for a "B" film. The blind old witches flashed me back Macbeth.

This is a macabre exploitation masterpiece for all the sick pups out there.

Perv Guide: F-bomb, sex, full frontal nudity, gruesome torture scenes.
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what a boring low budget stinker. I wouldn't recommend this even as a dollar rental. The main character was just plain ridiculous. What a waste of my time and money. This entire movie was so disappointing with a bottom of the barrel cast and budget.
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FOR ALL THE LONG WINDED REVIEWS THAT MAKE THIS MOVIE TO BE SOME SORT OF CINEMA HORROR ,GORE CLASSIC,...

I THOUGHT IT WAS A SPOOF NOT TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY...

I MEAN ITS REALLY BAD...JUST STUPID !
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First let me say that this is the 3rd film in a trilogy. The first is At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul (1964), second is This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse (1967) & finally this film. Ive never seen the other 2 films & after seeing this I didn't feel I really needed too, there are flashbacks that serve the purpose of bringing you up to speed just fine. That said, this movie takes place 40 yrs after the second instalment. Coffin Joe is still trying to find a woman to give him a son, he's also seeing visions of the past as well. The film is quite gory so if that's your thing, definitely check this out. Story is hit or miss, nothing great but nothing really horrible either, I don't regret my time spent watching it & its actually made me want to watch the other 2 parts of this series. Acting is ok, wont win any awards but is serviceable for what it is. There is no English dub, its in Portuguese with English subtitles. Not much in the way of special features, a making of, some festival premier footage & trailer. If you want something a little out there or have already seen the past 2 films, give this one a shot.
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This film is very exploitive and gratuitous, but it doesn't look or feel sleazy. The production values look pretty high; and it's also well acted, directed, has good scenery and atmosphere, and the gore FX are very good. It contains some great gruesome imagery, as well as a plentiful amount of nudity and graphic violence. This is a Brazilian film, so there's no shortage of nudity; there's full frontal nude scenes in the film, and most of the women are really good looking. There are sequences in the film that some may call "torture porn," and these violent scenes have good FX and are well directed. I thought the films pace is pretty fast, and it has really good replay value. Although it doesn't dish out the exploitation right from the start. It makes you wait a little, but it delivers once it really gets moving. The film will obviously appeal to most horror fans of exploitive 70s and 80s horror, but it also might appeal to many mainstream horror fans because the film looks and feels modern; it isn't a cheap sleaze film. There's a story to go along with the exploitation, although there's nothing complicated about it, and many horror fans who watch a lot of mainstream horror in the theaters might like its modern film style along with its good budget. If you're looking for something scary, you might want to try something else. This is mainly for exploitation fans who are looking for a film with a higher budget to go along with their splatter and nudity; typically, many exploitation fans buy a lot of low-budget stuff that delivers.

The Blu-ray quality looks great, and the extras are good as well. There's also a regular DVD included.
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