Pass The Popcorn: Watch The Premiere Stream Of Spike Lee's 'Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus' On Vimeo NOW!
One full month ahead of the film's theatrical release, Spike Lee surprises fans with a premiere stream of Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus - the "newest, hottest Spike Lee Joint" - via Vimeo On Demand. Explaining the decision to release the film ahead of schedule, Spike Lee notes his own excitement about the project - a reinterpretation of Bill Gunn’s 1973 horror cult film Ganja & Hess which chronicles a romance "that questions the very nature of love, addiction, sex, and status in our seemingly sophisticated society"- and the opportunity to employ a different platform:
“I’m hyped on my partnership with Vimeo to get my new joint ‘Da Sweet Blood of Jesus’ out to the world in a new way,” said Spike Lee. “This is the future of film distribution. Please join us.”
Greg Clayman of Vimeo echoed Lee's sentiments in a statement about the release:
“Spike Lee is one of the most iconic filmmakers of our time and we couldn’t be more thrilled to work with him on this unprecedented release,” said Greg Clayman, General Manager Audience Networks, Vimeo. “We are huge fans of Spike and were drawn to the film’s independent spirit. Having built an audience and raised over a million dollars on Kickstarter, we are beyond excited to bring the film to fans directly one month ahead of the theatrical release.”
Check the footage below to view the full announcement. Rent or purchase the film via Vimeo On Demand and 40acres.com. Stay tuned for more from Spike Lee.
Spike Lee's Special Announcement from Da Sweet Blood of Jesus on Vimeo.