Ganja & Hess

Synopsis: 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, due to the knife carrying ancient germs. 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?
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Director(s): Bill Gunn
Production: Kelly/Jordan Enterprises
Rotten Tomatoes:
110 min


'One, one, one...

Two, two, two... three, three...'

II know it was some blood

Jesus! Jesus!

Yeah, yeah... It's all right.

It's all right.

I tell you something, you know...

- Jesus is here today.

- Yeah!

If you don't feel it, you ain't got

no business being here!

- Am I right? Right on?

- Amen!

you see,

I've been a Minister for a long time.

'I like it.

'And I've been at this church for...

I mean, this church is very good.

'In fact, the people are very warm to me

and they love me.

'They love me very much,

which is very good.

'Because that pulls something out of me,

it's what is giving them something.

I wanna get a little higher note.

I wanna go up there!

'My official title is

Reverend Luther Williams.

'I also work as a chauffeur

and a stableman

'part-time to help support my family.

'I work for Dr Hess Green.

'And he's an addict.

'He's not a criminal. He's a victim.'

'He's addicted to blood.

Why don't you park it over there?

- Dr Green, I'm Jack Sargent.

- Good to meet you, Mr Sargent.

Come this way.

'And Jesus said unto them,

"'Who so eateth my flesh

and drinketh my blood,

"'hath eternal life.

"'And I will raise him

up at the last clay.

"'For my flesh is meat indeed,

"'and my blood is drink indeed.

"'He that eateth my flesh

and drinketh my blood

"'dwelleth in me and I in them"'

'Dr Green, I want you to meet

your new assistant, Mr George Meda.'

'Dr Green, I know these things

are better left unsaid,

'but, er... I just want you to know that

I'm very proud to be employed by you.'

It's not a city I know well,

but I've always loved that music.

Well, it's pretty silly, but as long

as you're out here on the outskirts,

the museum is just fantastic.

Some of these terracotta pieces,

they're really nice.

This is us.

Would you take Mr Meda's things

to the south bedroom, please?

Very good, sir.

How do you do, sir?

Which would you prefer by the way,

Meda or George?

I thought I heard

Mr Woods call you Meda.

- I hate George.

- It's Meda, then. See you inside.

Luther, what's wrong with this?

It seems to be discoloring.

Most likely it's the heat.

I really have to tell you this story

about this very good friend of mine.

Thank you. That was a very

delicious meal, I liked it very much.

Thank you very much.

What was I saying?

I was gonna tell you this story...

This friend of mine's a director,

you know, and we were in...

My god!

Fantastic! That's so fantastic.

I really appreciate this so much.

It's really...

That is my first good meal in clays,

you know?

- I've been... out a lot.

- I'm glad you enjoyed it, Mr Meda.

Anyway, I was saying about this friend

who was directing a picture in Holland,

and the thing you've got to know

about this story

is that in Dutch,

"Cut" means "cunt".

Thank you very much.

Very sweet of you.

He was directing this scene and there

was a lot of people on the street...

Suddenly he yells, "Cunt... Cut!"

And all these people get

very upset at him,

and they start throwing things at him

because he did a dirty word.

Anyway, the guy who's supposed to be

the interpreter is in the hotel room,

he was racked out because he was

at a party the night before.

I know cos I was there,

and it was really fantastic.


My god. I don't believe it.

This is really terrific.

You don't know

how much I appreciate this.

It's been a long time

since I had a good meal.

Er... anyway... the interpreter

comes downstairs, right?

And he tells them that

you can't say "cut" in Holland,

because you'll get

into a lot of trouble.

So we go back to the end of the scene,

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