Ganja & Hess (Black Vampire) (1973)
Average Rating: 7.7/10
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Release Date: Jan 1, 1973 Limited
Average Rating: 3.3/5
User Ratings: 524
A scientist stricken with an insatiable hunger for blood dominates this strikingly atmospheric drama. Dr. Hess Green (Duane Jones), a wealthy and respected African-American anthropologist, is assigned a new assistant, an intelligent but unstable man named George Meda (Bill Gunn). One drunken night, George stabs Hess with a dagger from the ancient African tribe of Myrthia and then kills himself. The Myrthians were cursed with a thirst for human blood, and, by the time George's wife, Ganja
Jan 1, 1973 Limited
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...an experimental overlapping of dialogue, image, voiceover and music that makes you feel as if you're suffering from an awful fever dream.
(In Ganja and Hess) we get a devastating art film that raises more intriguing philosophical questions than hairs on the back of one's neck.
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