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Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance, Thriller | 13 January 2015 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Spike Lee

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Spike Lee (screenplay), Bill Gunn (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Tyrone Williams ... Dr. Hess Greene
Zaraah Abrahams ... Ganja Hightower
Rami Malek ... Seneschal Higginbottom
Elvis Nolasco ... Lafayette Hightower
Thomas Jefferson Byrd ... Bishop Zee
Joie Lee ... Nurse Colquitt
Felicia Pearson ... Lucky Mays (as Felicia 'Snoop' Pearson)
Jeni Perillo ... Sahara Paysinger
Katherine Borowitz ... Ms. Staples
Donna Dixon ... Ms. Blair
Chiz Schultz Chiz Schultz ... Dr. Redding
Lauren Macklin Lauren Macklin ... Nurse Royster
Steven Hauck ... Dr. Wood
Stephen McKinley Henderson ... Deacon Yancy (as Stephen Henderson)
Rafael Osorio 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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Official Sites:

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English

Release Date:

13 January 2015 (USA) See more »

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The Newest Hottest Spike Lee Joint See more »

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$1,420,000 (estimated)
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The Kickstarter funded Spike Lee joint Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2014) is a modern reinterpretation of Bill Gunn's cult classic blaxploitation film Ganja & Hess (1973). See more »

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Absolutely Pointless Waste of Talent
28 May 2015 | by chicagopoetrySee all my reviews

This is one of those movies that after watching it (and while watching it for that matter) you can't help shaking your head and asking, what the heck was that? Of all the projects Spike Lee could have invested his talents on, he chose to remake an obscure blaxspoitation film in such a way that it doesn't transcend the material but just remains a modern blaxspoitation film with a rap soundtrack and all. As a horror movie it fails. Not scary. As an art-house film in fails. The acting is horrible, the soundtrack is as annoying as fingernails across a chalkboard, and the story is practically non-existent. It's not particularly gruesome. The dialogue is so poorly written it's nearly comical but not in a good way. It's just a total mess. There's no point to it. There's no point in watching it and there certainly wasn't any point in making it. I thought Spike Lee lost his mind when he remade Oldboy, but this one just takes the cake. I watched the entire thing because I'm a movie buff and just wanted to be able to say that I watched it, but honestly, it was a complete waste of my time.


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