The Resource Ganja & Hess, Image Entertainment ; All Day Entertainment ; a film by Bill Gunn ; a Kelly-Jordan Enterprises, Inc. production ; producer, Chiz Schultz ; directed and written by Bill Gunn

Ganja & Hess, Image Entertainment ; All Day Entertainment ; a film by Bill Gunn ; a Kelly-Jordan Enterprises, Inc. production ; producer, Chiz Schultz ; directed and written by Bill Gunn

Label
Ganja & Hess
Title
Ganja & Hess
Statement of responsibility
Image Entertainment ; All Day Entertainment ; a film by Bill Gunn ; a Kelly-Jordan Enterprises, Inc. production ; producer, Chiz Schultz ; directed and written by Bill Gunn
Title variation
Ganja and Hess
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dr. Hess Green, an archaeologist overseeing an excavation of an ancient civilization called 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. It turns out that the knife he was stabbed with carried ancient germs that have turned him into a vampire. 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?
Cataloging source
GZD
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, James E. Hinton ; film editor, Victor Kanefsky ; music composed and performed by Sam Waymon ; production designer, Tom John ; costumes designed by Scott Barrie
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated R
PerformerNote
Duane Jones (Dr. Hess Green), Marlene Clark (Ganja Meda), Bill Gunn (George Meda), Sam Waymon (Rev. Luther Williams), Leonard Jackson (Archie), Candece Tarpley (Girl in bar), Richard Harrow (Dinner guest), John Hoffmeister (Jack Sargent), Betty Barney (Singer in church), Mabel King (Queen of Myrthia), Betsy Thurman (Poetess), Enrico Fales (Dr. Green's son), Tommy Lane (Pimp), Tara Fields (Woman with baby), the congregation of Evangel Revivaltime Church
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1934-1989
  • 1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gunn, Bill
  • Schultz, Chiz
  • Jones, Duane
  • Clark, Marlene
  • Kelly-Jordan Enterprises (Firm)
  • Allday Entertainment (Firm)
  • Image Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
113
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vampires
  • Christianity
  • Romance fiction
  • Anthropologists
  • Spiritual warfare
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Anthropologists
  • Christianity
  • Romance fiction
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Spiritual warfare
  • Vampires
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Ganja & Hess, Image Entertainment ; All Day Entertainment ; a film by Bill Gunn ; a Kelly-Jordan Enterprises, Inc. production ; producer, Chiz Schultz ; directed and written by Bill Gunn
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1973
  • Special features: Audio commentary (Chiz Schultz, Marlene Clark, Jim Hinton, Sam Waymon, Victor Kanefsky) [audio feature]; The blood of the thing [featurette] (30 min.); Ganja & Hess reduced [featurette] (18 min.); Photo gallery [slide show] (3 min.); DVD-ROM material [requires a DVD-ROM drive and Web browser]
Accompanying material
1 insert (1 folded sheet ([4] pages) : illustrations ; 19 cm)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Opening titles -- House of Hess -- Sleepless -- Murderer/victim -- To the black male children -- Blood of Meda -- Survival -- End of Dolores Kinkade -- Letting go -- Ganja -- Attic -- Impolite questions -- Grocery shopping -- Revelations -- Full case of Ganja -- Two weddings and a funeral -- Having a guest for dinner -- Black widow -- Undead -- You got to learn to let it go -- Closing titles
Control code
75535696
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
The complete ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (113 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
014381351125
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
ADE3511DVD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)75535696
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital mono; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.78:1; enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Ganja & Hess, Image Entertainment ; All Day Entertainment ; a film by Bill Gunn ; a Kelly-Jordan Enterprises, Inc. production ; producer, Chiz Schultz ; directed and written by Bill Gunn
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1973
  • Special features: Audio commentary (Chiz Schultz, Marlene Clark, Jim Hinton, Sam Waymon, Victor Kanefsky) [audio feature]; The blood of the thing [featurette] (30 min.); Ganja & Hess reduced [featurette] (18 min.); Photo gallery [slide show] (3 min.); DVD-ROM material [requires a DVD-ROM drive and Web browser]
Accompanying material
1 insert (1 folded sheet ([4] pages) : illustrations ; 19 cm)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Opening titles -- House of Hess -- Sleepless -- Murderer/victim -- To the black male children -- Blood of Meda -- Survival -- End of Dolores Kinkade -- Letting go -- Ganja -- Attic -- Impolite questions -- Grocery shopping -- Revelations -- Full case of Ganja -- Two weddings and a funeral -- Having a guest for dinner -- Black widow -- Undead -- You got to learn to let it go -- Closing titles
Control code
75535696
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
The complete ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (113 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
014381351125
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
ADE3511DVD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)75535696
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital mono; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.78:1; enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD

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