Surprise Oscar-winner Crashis to be re-released in cinemas across the UKand Irelandthis weekend on approximately 70 screens.

The film has already been released on DVD in the territories but Ian George, head of distribution at the film's distributor Pathe, said the best-film win justifies the move.

"We thought it's worth giving people the chance to see it againon the big screen," he said. "We will show it wherever distributors have got the space but we don'thave a clue how it is going to do."

The film will be re-promoted through press advertising with the slogan "missed the best film first time round'... this is your second chance to see it on the bigscreen".

George compared the Oscar win for best picture toa sporting upset in which the underdog defeats the big favourite.