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Entertainment One Films U.S. is partnering with Vimeo to release four fall releases simultaneously in theaters and on VOD.

The roll-out starts with the North American release of the Michelle Monaghan-starrer Fort Bliss, directed by Claudia Myers, on September 19.

That's followed by Ryan Phillippe's directorial debut, Catch Hell, receiving a day-and-date release on October 10, the feature doc The Culture High released on October 17 and A Merry Friggin Christmas, starring the late Robin Williams and Joel McHale, released on November 7.

"As the industry’s largest global independent distributor, eOne is a powerful partner for Vimeo and our mutual dedication to connecting content creators with audiences around the world makes it even more exciting,” said Sam Toles, vp content acquisitions and business development at Vimeo in a statement Thursday.

The agreement also calls for the VOD player to release eOne catalog titles on Vimeo On Demand.