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Ganja & Hess

Director:  Bill Gunn
Year Released:  1973
Rating:  0.5

Sluggish, pointless update of the age-old vampire story, as a doctor gets infected with a tainted knife and becomes addicted to drinking blood (which looks a lot like tomato puree). It's crudely made, more dull than scary and the emphasis on experimentation misfires: I'm not saying director Bill Gunn had to make a movie like Blacula but the video box needs a special label on it, like "Warning: Filmmaker Attempting to Make Art."

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