Ganja & Hess: Remastered Edition

Kino Video   (1973) / Region A
Ganja & Hess: Remastered Edition

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Ganja & Hess: Remastered Edition

Flirting with the conventions of blaxploitation and the horror cinema, Bill Gunn's revolutionary independent film Ganja & Hess is a highly stylized and utterly original treatise on sex, religion, and African American identity. Duane Jones (Night Of The Living Dead) stars as anthropologist Hess Green, who is stabbed with an ancient ceremonial dagger by his unstable assistant (director Bill Gunn), endowing him with the blessing of immortality, and the curse of an unquenchable thirst for blood. When the assistant's beautiful and outspoken wife Ganja (Marlene Clark) comes searching for her vanished husband, she and Hess form an unexpected partnership. Ttogether, they explore just how much power there is in the blood.

Later recut and released in an inferior version, this Kino Classics edition represents the original release, restored by The Museum of Modern Art with support from The Film Foundation, and mastered in HD from a 35mm negative.


  • Length
  • Rating R
  • Released:
  • Added Mar 06 2012
  • Production Year 1973
  • Empire SKU 1607932
  • UPC Code 738329092825
  • Studio  Kino Video
  • Packaging HD
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL


The Blood Of The Thing - An Interview-Based Documentary Produced For The 1998 DVD Release
Audio Commentary By Producer Chiz Schultz, Actress Marlene Clark, Cinematographer James Hinton, And Composer Sam Waymon
Original Screenplay By Bill Gunn - DVD-ROM Access Only
Essay On The Making Of The Film By David Walker And Tim Lucas
Photo Gallery


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.66:1 Color

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