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San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
110 minutes | United States | 1973
Director Bill Gunn
Starring Duane Jones (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD), Marlene Clark, Bill Gunn and Sam Waymon (Nina Simone's brother)
*This is the rare director's cut as restored by the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. This film is for the adventurous film goer and the quintessential film arts lover!
Ganja & Hess is a 1973 classic, cult, horror film directed by Bill Gunn and stars Marlene Clark and Duane Jones. The film follows archaeologist Dr. Hess Green (Jones) who becomes a vampire after being stabbed by his intelligent, but unstable, assistant (Gunn) with an ancient cursed
dagger. Green falls in love with his assistant's widow, Ganja (Clark), who learns Green's dark secret. This film contains the only other lead role for Duane Jones, best known for starring in the 1968 film Night of the Living Dead (though he appeared in bit-parts in other movies). The film's extras included the postmodern novelist William Gaddis and his wife Judith Thompson.
One of the most amazing and accurate Holy Ghost scenes in American cinema.
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