Spike Lee: This is the future of film distribution

Director Spike Lee meets the audience during the “Il Gioco Serio Dell'Arte” in Rome, Dec. 10, 2014.
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Director Spike Lee meets the audience during the “Il Gioco Serio Dell'Arte” in Rome, Dec. 10, 2014.

Spike Lee released his film, "Da Sweet Blood of Jesus," exclusively on Vimeo On Demand on Tuesday, a month before it's set to hit the big screen.

"This is the future of film distribution. Please join us," Lee said in a statement. "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."

The movie, which raised more than $14 million via Kickstarter, is a remake of Bill Gunn's 1973 cult horror film Ganja and Hess. The film is scheduled to be released in theaters Feb. 13.

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Lee described the movie as "a new kind of love story," following Dr. Hess Green (played by Stephen Tyrone Williams) who becomes cursed by a mysterious ancient African artifact and is overwhelmed with a newfound thirst for blood.

Movie-goers can rent the film for $9.99 for 24 hrs or purchase it at $14.99 on Vimeo On Demand.