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Coffin Joe - Awakening of the Beast
Coffin Joe - Awakening of the Beast
Actors: Ângelo Assunção, Andreia Bryan, Ozualdo Ribeiro Candeias, Maurice Capovila, José Carlos (III)
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Horror
NR     2001     1hr 33min

"Awakening of the Beast" is a deliriously psychedelic nightmare about the rise of drug use and perversion among the youth of the nation. In a series of increasingly bizarre vignettes we see all manner of depravity, from a ...  more »


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Actors: Ângelo Assunção, Andreia Bryan, Ozualdo Ribeiro Candeias, Maurice Capovila, José Carlos (III)
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Horror
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Horror
Studio: Fantoma
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color,Full Screen,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 04/03/2001
Original Release Date: 01/01/1969
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1969
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 33min
Screens: Black and White,Color,Full Screen,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: Portuguese
Subtitles: English
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Movie Reviews

Are you ready for this trip, man?
R. Schaffer | NY, NY | 01/29/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Jose Marins, Ze de Caixao in Brazil, and Coffin Joe to us, makes surreal, disturbing, wacky films, and is a genuine indie filmmaker. This film, the 3rd Coffin Joe opus, is out of left field, and is almost experimental in its near plotless surreal collection of druggie imagery and sexual weirdness. Marins deserves far more attention as a filmmaker than he gets, for he is a true original. I don't quite know what to make of this film, but i enjoyed watching it. The plot has something to do with a doctor's theories on drugs and sexual perversity, and involves experiments on junkies. I think, anyway. Marins appears as Coffin Joe and as Marins the director, giving this film a self-referential element that was new when this film was made. Great Brazilian tropicalia soundtrack, akin to the sounds of Os Mutantes and other way out groups, this is a one of a kind piece of film. Not for everybody's tastes, but for fans of eccentric film, a must."
Turn on tune in and drop out, Brazilian Style
S. Boone | Louisville, KY | 09/25/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Awakening of the Beast differs from the first two Coffin Joe movies as it's done more in a "shockumentary" style, sort of a portrayal of the downfall of Brazilian society due to drugs and the resulting perversions of such activity. OK, now that I've tried to sound semi-intelligent this is one weird flick, and while it's not in the same vein as his first two films it's still strangely appealing in its own bizarre way. It's part "panel discussion" and part horror flick and part acid trip. Xe Do Caixao (Coffin Joe) is sort of "on trial" on TV because of implications that his movies and comics are perverting society. Sound familiar? And this was made in 1969, so not much has changed in the world. Complete with the usual bizarre imagery (look for the butt-heads) and and an experiment with 4 "addicts" and doses of LSD make this one compelling but oddball film, and if you enjoy Marins' other flicks you'll be sure to like this as well. I look forward to getting my mitts on other releases by this wacko when they become available. I hope."