Downtown Pictures, the UK distributor of Spike Lee's Summer Of Sam and Bill Condon's Gods And Monsters, has signed an exclusive output deal with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) for DVD and video sell-through titles in the UK.
The deal also requires Downtown to identify and acquire product for MGM in the UK. The first three theatrical pictures to be go through the pact are Gods And Monsters, Final Cut and Orphans.
Downtown last year struck a video rental pact with Pathe. The partners have released Orphans, Loved, Left Luggage and Gods And Monsters through the deal.
Gods And Monsters, for which Condon won an Academy Award for best screenplay based on material from another medium, stars Ian McKellen as Hollywood director James Whale. Final Cut stars Britpack actors Ray Winstone, Sadie Frost and Jude Law, while Orphans marks the directing debut of UK actor Peter Mullan.