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Dr. Hess Green, an archaeologist overseeing an excavation at the ancient civilization of Myrthia, is stabbed by his research assistant, who then commits suicide. When Hess wakes up, he finds that his wounds have healed, but he now has an insatiable thirst for blood, due to the knife carrying ancient germs. Soon after, Hess meets his former assistant's wife, Ganja. Though Ganja is initially concerned about her missing husband, she soon falls for Hess. Though they are initially happy together, Ganja will eventually learn the truth about Hess, and about her husband. Will she survive the revelation? Will Hess?Written by
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The film was released theatrically several times by different distributors and under different titles. Initially released as "Ganja and Hess" by Kelly/Jordan Enterprises in 1973, it failed at the box-office and was then picked up by Heritage Enterprises. Heritage re-edited the film and released it under the title "Blood Couple" later that same year. This version included 15 minutes of footage not used in the original release print, despite being 33 minutes shorter overall, and was marketed as a blaxploitation film. This same cut was released to theaters by Goldstone Films as "Double Possession" in 1975. See more »
Dr. Hess Green:
[Ganja phones looking for her missing husband and is forced to ask for a place to stay]
Where are you, Mrs. Meda?
I'm at the goddamn airport, that's where I am!
Dr. Hess Green:
Tell me where you are exactly, and I will send the limousine for you.
I'm standing in front of Pan American, and the driver can't miss me, cause I'm that evil.
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Version entitled Blood Couple is heavily cut. See more »
Ganja and Hess is a landmark film in so many ways. It is a remarkable achievement technically and in terms of fractured narrative. It is a remarkable addition to the African-American cannon of film. It is a remarkable boundary crossing experiment, aggressively combining elements of the blacksploitation horror film with the "art" film. Ganja and Hess is a vampire movie that says more about African-American history, sexual politics, capitalism and its relation to sexuality, colonialism and identity and spirituality than most other films. Find this film!
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