Spike Lee's Kickstarter Flick 'Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus' Is Now Available On VOD
Spike Lee's Da Sweet Blood of Jesus is jumping from Kickstarter to VOD. The film is being exclusively released today (Jan. 13) on Vimeo On Demand for a month before it hits theaters.
Da Sweet Blood of Jesus is a love story about bloodsuckers inspired by Bill Gunn’s classic 1974 horror flick Ganja & Hess. In July 2013, the veteran filmmaker launched the Kickstarter campaign, seeking $1,250,000 to produce the project. Now, the new joint will be available in the U.S. for a $9.99 24-hour streaming rental or by digital download for $14.99.
“This is the future of film distribution. Please join us,” Lee said in a press release. “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.”
Greg Clayman, General Manager Audience Networks of Vimeo, added, “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.”
Da Sweet Blood of Jesus will make its debut on the big screen on Feb. 15.[/videoembed]