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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
(in alphabetical order)
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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Trivia:
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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0 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Too weird, even for my taste., 5 July 2010
Author: Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands

I like the occasional weird, experimental, psychedelic movie. I like most of Luis Buñuel's movies, movies like "El topo", Jörg Buttgereit movies, I even liked a movie that had a camera going back and forth all of the time but man, I just did not liked "O Ritual dos Sádicos" very much at all.

Thing with this movie is that I just can't even look at it as a movie. For more than halve of it, this movie consists out of loose never used film stock sequences being thrown together. All of these sequences are like '60's soft-core porn black & white ones, that are badly edited and shot. Most moments are just plain weird, it's not hard to see how they ended up on a big pile of never used film-stock. It's a real bad and extremely cheap way of film-making. The movie just never feels as a whole, not even when the movie starts to throw in some own shot material, featuring José Mojica Marins, who also 'directed' this movie. He's known as Zé do Caixão, or under the English name Coffin Joe and has appeared in a lot of Brazilian horror productions as that very same character.

I like it when a movie goes all trippy and has some great visuals and dream look sequences but this just never made any sense. Apparently there is a story and point to all this, involving a drug experiment but no, the movie just never has any good moments or a good clear idea of its own what it is doing and trying to tell. The movie is not even that weird that it starts to became fascinating or interesting in any way. It's just plain weird, without any redeeming qualities to it.

Just say no to this movie.

2/10

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