Tuesday, 3 March 2015


Ganja & Hess, d. Bill Gunn (1973) 
Every fable needs a ‘once upon a time…’ particularly a story as fragmented and time warped as this. In reductive terms, the film is a Blaxploitation vampire film or, at least, that's what the producers wanted.  Instead, they got  something infinitely more complex and perplexing, sometimes impenetrable, sometimes interminable, but compensates with a sense of wonderful bewilderment. It's grasp exceeds its reach. 
This blog really needs more Blaxploitation and vampires. Lots more. Only I can make that happen, and I'm going to make that happen.

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