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Release Date:
October 1990 (Brazil) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Directed by
José Mojica Marins 
 
Writing credits
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Rubens F. Lucchetti 
José Mojica Marins  story

Produced by
Giorgio Attili .... producer
José Mojica Marins .... producer
George Michel Serkeis .... producer
Goffredo Telles Neto .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Giorgio Attili 
 
Film Editing by
Luiz Elias 
 
Art Direction by
Nico Rosso 
 
Makeup Department
Graveto .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Mario Lima .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mario Lima .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Júlio Perez Caballar .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Harrys .... electrician
Milagres .... still photographer
Nene .... electrician
Virgílio Roveda .... assistant camera
Willian .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Hélio .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Luis C. Reis .... production assistant
Jorson Silva .... production assistant
Márcio Silva .... continuity
 

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Also Known As:
"O Ritual dos Sádicos" - Brazil (original title)
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Runtime:
93 min
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Certification:
Brazil:18 | Brazil:(Banned) (1969-1982) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | Netherlands:16 | Netherlands:16 (2008) (DVD) | UK:R

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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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12 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
a radio horror play illustrated by slide images, 2 April 2007
Author: andrabem from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

I really don't understand why so many people around the world rave about Zé do Caixão (Coffin Joe). I've seen two of his films: "Esta Noite Encarnarei No Teu Cadáver" and now "Ritual Dos Sádicos" and I was disappointed.

His films run like this: long scenes filmed by a non-moving camera spiced up with long speeches by Zé do Caixão. The way he imagines Hell (Esta Noite Encarnarei No Teu Cadáver) or a psychedelic trip (O Ritual dos Sádicos) are somewhat funny but they are no visual wonder at all - people howling and squirming around, long dark corridors, lights blinking and suddenly we stumble on another of the lengthy speeches delivered by Zé do Caixão in which there will be reflections about life, death, the human vanity etc.. It may at fist seem funny, but as there are many of these speeches, as the time goes by the laughter will disappear and boredom take its place. Imagine a radio horror play illustrated by slide images and you won't be far from Zé do Caixãos films.

Zé do Caixão has good ideas and a very dramatic fantasy - his main problem it that he expresses his obsessions more by words than by images - his nightmare images are static. I think that in a film images and words should flow together - there should be something like a symphony.

All in all, I don't deny Zé do Caixãos imagination but (unlike, for instance, Dario Argento and Jean Rollin) he is not able to express fully the richness of his world visually and that is essential in a film.

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