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Monday, August 25, 2008

Ganja & Hess (1973)


    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. It turns out that the knife he was stabbed with carried ancient germs that have turned him into a vampire. 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?


    Taylor said...

    Do you know where I can find the music credits for this film? There are some music bits I'd like to learn more about - and more on the church solo singer.

    If anyone has a copy of the film, can you look it up please?

    Ras Benzo said...

    This movie is INCREDIBLE! I copped the dvd with the special features and it really helped me better understand the film, the culture that it was released into and the context of it's content.
    It is truly an amazing experience. Very conceptual. Very intelligent. Very well put together.