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The Resource Ganja & Hess

Ganja & Hess

Label
Ganja & Hess
Title
Ganja & Hess
Title variation
Ganja and Hess
Contributor
Actor
Director
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Flirting with the conventions of blaxploitation and the horror cinema, Bill Gunn's revolutionary independent film Ganja and 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. Together, 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
Cataloging source
UtOrBLW
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Kino Lorber Edu in 1973
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1934-1989
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  • Gunn, Bill
  • Jones, Duane
  • Clark, Marlene
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
113
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  • Sex
  • Religion
  • African Americans
  • Anthropologists
  • Murder
Technique
live action
Label
Ganja & Hess
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • online resource (streaming video)
  • 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 113 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1114059
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • 3353910
  • (OCoLC)897772978
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1114059
  • 3353910
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Ganja & Hess
Link
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • online resource (streaming video)
  • 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 113 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1114059
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • 3353910
  • (OCoLC)897772978
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1114059
  • 3353910
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
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