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Ganja & Hess (Black Vampire)

Ganja & Hess (Black Vampire) (1973)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1973 Limited

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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

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Bill Gunn

Jul 14, 1998

Kelly/Jordan Enterprises

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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.

December 19, 2012 Full Review Source: LarsenOnFilm
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A forgotten masterpiece.

May 25, 2012 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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(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.

October 29, 2006 Full Review Source: PopMatters
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A meandering but stylish jumble.

June 22, 2006 Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews
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