Da Sweet Blood of Jesus

2015 NR 2h 3m DVD

Da Sweet Blood of Jesus

2015 NR 2h 3m DVD
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While researching the history of a little-known empire, anthropologist Hess Greene comes across an ancient dagger that is shortly used to murder him. When he wakes up unharmed, Greene discovers that he's developed an acute appetite for human blood.
Elvis Nolasco, Felicia Pearson, Rami Malek, Stephen Tyrone Williams, Zaraah Abrahams
Spike Lee, Steven Soderbergh
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, directed by Spike Lee, is a stylized pseudo-vampire movie centering on a wealthy art collector who becomes addicted to drinking blood. It's visually impressive, though moody and sometimes slow-moving, with several grisly scenes that show people being stabbed and strangled. Characters drink blood, including lapping it up from the floor while on their hands and knees. There are extended sex scenes with both male and female nudity, and some scenes that combine sex with violence. You can also expect lots of swearing (including "f--k," "s--t," "p---y," and "d--k"), characters drinking (at parties, at bars, and with meals), and character smoking both cigarettes and pot.

Sexual Content

A few extensive sex scenes (between both same-sex and opposite-sex partners) with a lot of nudity and vigorous motions. Men are seen nude from behind, and fully naked women are seen from the front and the back. Some of the scenes end in bloody violence.


Several grisly scenes feature people being stabbed and strangled, sometimes during sex, so the pseudo-vampires can drink their blood. It's disturbing to see them on their hands and knees, lapping dark red blood off the floor.


Frequent swearing, including "f--k," "s--t," "tits," "d--k," "p---y," and "bitch." A man claims his name is Dick Long when trying to pick up a woman in a bar.

Social Behavior

Wealth doesn't give you permission to take advantage of others (though Hess seems to think he can do as he likes with servants and poorer people).


The main character has a fancy Rolls Royce and other expensive cars; he's clearly quite wealthy and clearly enjoys the comforts that come with money.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

The main character becomes addicted to drinking blood and goes to increasingly desperate -- and violent -- lengths to maintain his supply. Other characters enjoy wine, cigarettes, and marijuana, including one woman who demands that a servant provide a bottle of red wine.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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