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Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2014)

Dr. Hess Green becomes cursed by a mysterious ancient African artifact and is overwhelmed with a newfound thirst for blood. He however is not a vampire. Soon after his transformation he ... See full summary »

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Dr. Hess Greene
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Ganja Hightower
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Seneschal Higginbottom
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Lafayette Hightower
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Bishop Zee
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Nurse Colquitt
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Lucky Mays (as Felicia 'Snoop' Pearson)
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Sahara Paysinger
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Ms. Staples
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Ms. Blair
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Dr. Redding
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Nurse Royster
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Dr. Wood
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Deacon Yancy
Rafael Osorio ...
Doorman Clemente
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Dr. Hess Green becomes cursed by a mysterious ancient African artifact and is overwhelmed with a newfound thirst for blood. He however is not a vampire. Soon after his transformation he enters into a dangerous romance with Ganja Hightower that questions the very nature of love, addiction, sex, and status. Written by Production

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The Kickstarter funded Spike Lee joint Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2014) is a modern reinterpretation of William Gunn's cult classic blaxploitation film Ganja & Hess (1973). See more »

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Not that bad
7 July 2015 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

As an old fan of Ganja & Hess, i was very curious to see Spike Lee's take of this arty oddity.

Very few things changed from the script, except the part of minor characters : the slow pace, the theatrical acting and the general mood are scrupulously respected, so you must expect an art-et-essai movie rather than an usual vampire flick.

I didn't found it as bad as the other reviewers, even if I can express a few reserves : the score that sometimes looks like a sort of car play-list (the original was quite experimental), or the lack of twisted shots that made the first movie so unique.

However, I hope that it will encourage the new generation to rediscover the 73 version that still shines like a black diamond, with its strange mix of perversity and religious knick-knack.


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