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Ganja & Hess

Regie Bill Gunn
USA, 1973
Horror, Drama, Fantasy
  • Englisch
  • Englisch

Darum geht's

Anthropologist Hess Green is stabbed with an ancient dagger by his unstable assistant, bestowing immortality and the curse of an unquenchable thirst for blood upon him. When the assistant’s wife, Ganja, comes searching for her missing husband, she and Hess form an unexpected partnership.

Darum sehenswert

How many ideas can fit into a low-budget movie about ancient curses? Proving how thin the line between B-movies and art can be, Ganja & Hess takes a horror flick premise and turns it into a complex, passionate act of provocation. A “blaxploitation” classic, now restored to its original version!

Ganja & Hess Regie Bill Gunn
Ganja and Hess’s thematic discord is matched by its dizzyingly diverse form.
October 25, 2013
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Ganja & Hess, which has been retroactively, circumstantially cast as a berserk dash toward career suicide on Gunn’s part, is so singular, so opaque, that it doesn’t even have the draw of commerce-friendly exoticism. If Shaft is Barry White and Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song is the Sex Pistols, then Ganja & Hess is John Cage.
May 08, 2012
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Gunn’s purest expression was 1973’s Ganja & Hess. Hired to crank out a Blacula knock-off (with a drug-joke title), Gunn instead wrote a surreal love triangle among black sophisticates, devoid of sex-machine phoniness, and directed it in a muttered, disorienting style, with a strange brew of Afro-Euro symbolism.
May 31, 2010
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