MGM Home Entertainment Group has signed an exclusiveagreement with Icon Film Distribution UK to distribute seven titles on homevideo and DVD in the United Kingdom.

The deal includes Mel Gibson's The Passion Of The Christ; 21Grams; Billy Ray's Shattered Glass; thebiopic Sylvia; Lars Von Trier's Dogville; The Singing Detective; and Britishcomedy Gladiatress.

MGM Home Entertainment UK will begin releasing these titlesin the summer of 2004. The first titleto arrive on DVD is The Singing Detective.

"We're very gratified to have the opportunity to partnerwith Icon Film Distribution Ltd. UK to handle the video distribution ofmonumental films such as The Passion ofthe Christ, and we look forward to a successful ongoing relationship," saidDavid Bishop, president and chief operating officer of MGM Home Entertainment.

"We are thrilled to be working with MGM Home EntertainmentUK," said Nick Hill, CEO of Icon Film Distribution Limited UK. "These films will definitely benefit fromMGM's expertise in the home video marketplace."