Da Sweet Blood of Jesus Drips Onto DVD and Blu-ray May 26th

We’re just a week away from the Blu-ray/DVD release of Spike Lee’s Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (review here), and in case the film has fallen off your radar a bit, we’re here to remind you about it.

Anchor Bay Entertainment and Gravitas Ventures are releasing the Spike Lee thriller Da Sweet Blood of Jesus on Blu-ray and DVD on May 26, 2015. The film previously hit theaters on February 13th after a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund the production. It’s a reinterpretation of Bill Gunn’s horror cult film Ganja & Hess, which played as a Critics Choice at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival.  Spike Lee’s stylized thriller features an Original Score by Bruce Hornsby.

A Spike Lee Joint, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus is directed by Spike Lee, written by Bill Gunn and Spike Lee, produced by Chiz Schultz (who also produced Ganja & Hess) and Spike Lee, and co-produced by Jason Sokoloff with music by Bruce Hornsby, cinematography by Daniel Patterson, costume design by Ruth E. Carter, production design by Kay Lee, and editing by Randy Wilkins.

The film stars Zaraah Abrahams, Stephen Tyrone Williams, Rami Malek, and Elvis Nolasco. The production company is 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks. The original songs soundtrack is available from Epic Records.

Synopsis:
A Spike Lee Joint, DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS is a new kind of love story, one that centers on an addiction to blood that once doomed a long forgotten ancient African tribe. When Dr. Hess Green (Williams) is introduced to a mysteriously cursed artifact by art curator Lafayette Hightower (Nolasco), he is uncontrollably drawn into a newfound thirst for blood that overwhelms his soul. He, however, is not a vampire.

Lafayette quickly succumbs to the ravenous nature of the infliction but leaves Hess a transformed man. Soon Lafayette’s wife, Ganja Hightower (Abrahams), comes looking for her husband and becomes involved in a dangerous romance with Hess that questions the very nature of love, addiction, sex, and status in our seemingly sophisticated society.

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