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Pete’s Peek | Coffin Joe Collection


Coinciding with the DVD release of the new Coffin Joe film, Embodiment of Evil, Anchor Bay has released a five-disc box set featuring nine titles from the weird world of Brazilian director José Mojica Marins.

At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul (1964) and This Night I’ll Possess Your Corpse (1967) see Coffin Joe in all his gory; The Strange World of Coffin Joe (1968) is a trilogy of terror with no sign of Joe; while Awakening of the Beast (1970) is a perverse psychological chiller about Joe’s victims.

Also included are the non-Joe features, End of Man (1971) which sees Marins do his own take on El Topo; Strange Hostel of Naked Pleasures (1976), a great title but as bad as Ed Wood’s Orgy of the Dead; Hellish Flesh (1977), which is the classic disfigured mad scientist out for revenge story; and Hallucinations of a Deranged Mind (1978), which is not really a film, but a collection of Marins favourite scenes from his earlier movies.

For a trip into Marin’s warped mind, also included is the 2001 Sundance award-winning documentary film, The Strange World of José Mojica, which examines the director’s life and works.

Released 27 July

In Portuguese, with English subtitles