UK-based TV distributor Carlton International Media (CIM) has sealed a $3m licensing deal with Japan's Tohokushinsha Film Corp covering broadcast, video and merchandising rights to a package of films and TV programming from the ITC library.

Titles included in the deal range from movie classics such as The Boys From Brazil, The Eagle Has Landed, All Quiet On The Western Front and Raise The Titanic, to cult TV series such as The Prisoner. Tohokushinsha plans to release many of the titles on DVD in Japan for the first time.

In addition, Tohokushinsha has extended it merchandising and licensing rights to titles in CIM's Supermarionation library such as Captain Scarlet, Stingray and Thunderbirds.