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Awakening of the Beast (1970)
"O Ritual dos Sádicos" (original title)

 -  Drama | Horror  -  October 1990 (Brazil)
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Psychiatrist experiments LSD on 4 volunteers, to investigate Coffin Joe's influence over them. Each patient presents a different reaction, involving sex, perversion and sadism.

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Credited cast:
José Mojica Marins ...
Himself / Zé do Caixão
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ângelo Assunção
Ronaldo Beibe
Andreia Bryan
João Callegaro
Ozualdo Ribeiro Candeias
Maurice Capovila
José Carlos
Maria Cristina
Emília Duarte
Jaciara Ducena
Jairo Ferreira
Jandira Gabriel
Graveto
Sérgio Hingst
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During a debate of journalists with the renowned psychiatrist Dr. Sérgio and José Mojica Marins a.k.a. Zé do Caixão, Sr. Sérgio presents several cases of kinky sex and orgy associated to the use of drugs. The journalists defend that the cases are related to perverts and criminals, but Dr. Sérgio blames the influence of drugs for the violence. Then Dr. Sérgio invites four persons from different classes to use LSD and analyze the effect of Zé do Caixão's films in their twisted minds to prove his theory. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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According to director José Mojica Marins, other filmmakers helped him get this into production by donating filmstock. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Zé do Caixão: My world is strange, but it's worthy to all those who want to accept it, and never corrupt as some want to portray it. Because it's made up, my friend, of strange people, though none are stranger than you!
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Amazing underground movie
8 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Truly and amazing film, however is one of those sad cases when its a million dollar idea but a 1 dollar budget,actually it was filmed with less than $5000 bucks and it shows, but the idea is very good completely different to "At midnight i will take your soul" and "This night i will take your body". This movie deals with the social perversion of society, with the sex deprivations and drug abuse as the cause more than the result of this, so a Dr. makes an experiment in which he gives drug addicts LSD and shows them a picture of Coffin Joe to induct the evil behavior that its linked to him, and each one of the subjects haves a different hallucination with a different message given by coffin Joe but....


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