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Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance, Thriller | 13 January 2015 (USA)
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An anthropologist awakes with a thirst for blood after an assistant stabs him with a cursed dagger.

Director:

Spike Lee

Writers:

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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Storyline

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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According to cinematographer Daniel Patterson, 90 percent of the film was shot with two and sometimes three cameras rolling simultaneously. See more »

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References The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) See more »

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Not that bad
7 July 2015 | by acromegalixSee 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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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Newest Hottest Spike Lee Joint See more »

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Budget:

$1,420,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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