Seville will handle theatrical, television and digital rights while EOne's Paradox Entertainment will handle home video distribution.
Theatrical titles in the deal include Stuart Gordon's Stuck, starring Mena Suvari and Stephen Rea, the Pang Brothers' Re-Cycle as well as a newly digitally-remastered version of Bernardo Bertolucci's 1987 epic The Last Emperor. The home entertainment aspects of the deal include releases from high-end DVD curator the Criterion Collection. The deal also cover approximately 250 song titles.
The deal was announced by Seville co-president David Reckziegel and Paradox vice-president and general manager Jim Fotheringham along with Image Entertainment COO David Borshell.
Said Reckziegel in a statement, 'This deal is another major milestone in building our Canadian library and distribution infrastructure. The addition of these theatrical, television and digital rights will allow us to expand our distribution activities significantly in Canada.'
Borshell called the deal a significant expansion of Image's overall Canadian distribution efforts. 'Image continues to aggressively pursue a variety of high-profile programming including feature films and we are all excited to continue working with a group of people that have been dedicated to our mutual success for many years.'