Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment has ended its nine-year pact with Scandinavian media giant Egmont's subsidiary Nordisk Film.

Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment has made a new deal to distribute home entertainment in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden with Universal Pictures Japan which also includes a number of other territories, including the Nordic market.

According to the deal, Universal Pictures will distribute Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment from April 1 this year. The reasons for Columbia's change of distributor after a nine year old collaboration were not revealed.

The end of the home entertainment deal will not affect the existing theatrical distribution deal between the two companies. Nordisk Film will continue to distribute Columbia TriStar's theatrical films on the Nordic market.

According to the two-year theatrical contract which was renewed last summer, Nordisk will distribute high-profile fare such as Terminator 3: The Rise Of The Machines, Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill along with local fare such as Lars von Trier's Dogville, Thomas Vinterberg's It's All About Love and Lone Scherfig's Wilbur Wants To Kill Himself.