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Spike Lee’s Da Sweet Blood of Jesus Trailer [@spikelee] NSFW

Spike Lee does it yet again as he changes the tide and remains adamant about doing things his way.  The legendary filmmaker forges forward with Da Sweet Blood of Jesus which he describes as a stylized thriller and a new kind of love story.  A fierce independent he remains as this film was completely funded via his Kickstarter raising some odd $1.4 Million.  This film will be released in mid February but Spike as chosen also to give the option of a purchased stream or download buy of his latest film which shot in only 16 days.  Read the full synopsis below:

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 (Stephen Tyrone Williams) is introduced to a mysteriously cursed artifact by an art curator, Lafayette Hightower (Elvis 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 Lafayettes wife, Ganja Hightower (Zaraah 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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A reinterpretation of Bill Gunns’ horror cult film Ganja & Hess, which played as a Critics Choice at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, Spike Lees stylized thriller features an Original Score by Bruce Hornsby.