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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Ten Films You Should See If You Love Black People

I didn't post this yesterday, so I'll do it today...

from the Ebony/Jet site by Jacquie Jones:

Bill Gunn

Keep this one in your pocket, for emergencies. If you mention this film around anyone who has seen it, they will think you are really deep. That, I guarantee. A blaxploitation-era take on the Count Dracula story, this film does what Blacula could only dream of. It’s weird and avante guard and the only vampire film I’ve ever seen in which the blood of victims is sipped in crystal goblets and licked off the bathroom floor. See it if you can.

From IW: Damn. That does sound deep...and a little gross. Couldn't find any film clips, but here are some pictures; I think they're just as interesting.

"Doctor Hess of of geology...while studying the ancient Black civilization of Myrthia...was stabbed by a stranger three for God the for the Son...and one for the Holy Ghost...stabbed with a dagger, diseased from that ancient culture...whereupon he became addicted and could not die...nor could he be killed."

(ummm, that you?)

The producers of Ganja and Hess found the film to be unmarketable, and proceeded to re-edit it into almost an entirely different movie called "Blood Couple", which focused more on the vampirism than Gunn's previous version. It is reported that Gunn was enraged at this new cut, and had his name removed from the credits.


coloredgirlswhohaveconsidered said...

crystal goblets?!?!!!
I can't say a word...LOL
My people, my people are always going to bring the bling! That's one of the benefits of being black.

Invisible Woman said...

Even vampires love the bling!