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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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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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Release Date:

13 January 2015 (USA) See more »

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$1,420,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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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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Remake of Ganja & Hess (1973) See more »

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what was spike Lee thinking
18 November 2017 | by lnagbeSee all my reviews

this is by far the worst movie i have ever watch because of how pointless it was i also feel a shame to share the same name as the director. the only thing interesting about this movie is the dancing in the beginning. but Honestly, this movie goes against the formula because the hero is not really a hero and there is no tragedy that is overcome there is no victory instead the movie ends the same way it began in confusion. this movie is about addiction and i do understand that the writer is trying to show that all addiction is similar from caffeine to crack and hes also trys to show how all addictions will lead to a person hurting the people closet to them or getting them addicted as well. but spike Lee could have brought out all those points with a better script this movie cost 1.45 million dollars and while thats not close to the amount most directors had to work with. there are other movies that became classics that spent less movies such as Juno,Friday these were classic movies that also did not have big budget but were both great movies and truly spike lee never had a lot of budget money to us in his other movies. and after watching this movie i no why they didn't give him more money.the title of the movie does not make sense its more of trick to get you interested and the opening sermon with the fake preacher. the title is the da sweet blood of Jesus which is a old gospel hymn but the church seen preacher is not talking about the Jewish Jesus its actually referring to a black Jesus which the hip hop community has made up to rebel against what they read in scripture, i know this because i am an African American also, now also the title represent Jesus blood being spilled for the benefits of others but the movie shows this false Jesus as a murderer spoiling other peoples blood. that's why this movie should get a 2.1 IMDb rating this movie is not worth watching


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