at midnight I'll take your soul review 2

Synapse Films has chosen to release At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul on DVD, and that’s probably for the best. While some will be upset that this is not getting the same Blu-Ray treatment as Embodiment of Evil, there’s no real reason to give the film a high-definition scan – the DVD highlights the poor quality of the 35mm negative scan, which seems to have quite a bit of damage. That means the video quality is a bit rough, but also understandable given the age and lack of preservation. Audio is presented in mono and sounds very good as well despite the obvious film damage. There are subtitles in English for the Portuguese dialogue.

Synapse Films has gathered a surprising number of special features for this release, including a ten minute interview with Marins about At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul specifically and another six minute interview with him about his life’s work and directorial accomplishments. Also available is an introduction to the film and a 2002 remake of one of At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul‘s most important scenes, which, to be truthful, is pretty terrible. There’s also a nine minute interview with Mojica about his short film Reino Sangrento. Finally, a rare promotional trailer and theatrical trailer round this release out.

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Verdict
At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul is a unique start to the Coffin Joe trilogy with a good morality tale about supernaturalism and religion. Synapse Films has released a great DVD with a serviceable transfer (with some damage) as well as a surprising number of extras.
The Good
Excellent mood and brooding settings
Surprising number of extras
Good transfer despite some apparent damage
The Bad
Some elongated sequences detract from the film
That 2002 scene remake...
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