The STACKS – Spike Lee Season #1: Remade Joints – Oldboy (2013) and Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2014)

A season on Spike Lee films begins with an appraisal of his short run of remakes (two films in a row is a run, okay!). They are two of his worst films, so we do a special Ki-No Thanks! (our STACKS subseries on bad movies) breaking down why these don’t work. Stephen rewatched the originals, Oldboy (2003) and Ganja & Hess (1973)… And even read the Oldboy manga (1996-1998)… He has thoughts on it.

Two notable misfires from a great director, one so much so that Spike even refuses to call it a ‘Joint’, are very much worth exploring. So, maybe don’t watch them, but certainly do listen to us talk about them.

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