German producer-distributor Senator Entertainment has acquired a package of six films from The Weinstein Company, including the latest films by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez.

'I am awfully pleased that we can release these films in the cinemas for Dimension in Germany,' commented Marco Weber, Senator's board member responsible for production and distribution.

'I see the Grind House films by Tarantino and Rodriguez, in particular, as the highlights of our strong 2007 slate.'

Rodriguez's Grind House - Planet Terror will open the Dimension slate at Senator in April 2007, followed in August by Tarantino's Grind House - Death Proof, starring Kurt Russell, and in the autumn by Jonathan Levine's thriller All The Boys Love Mandy Lane and Mikael Hafstroem's Stephen King adaptation 1408, with John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson.

2007 is likely to be rounded off with Rob Binder's Surfer Dude, with Matthew McConaughey in the lead, and another Stephen King adaptation, The Mist, directed by Frank Darabont.

In an ad-hoc communique, Senator reported that the deal would see the number of its theatrical releases for 2007 increase by 25% and the planned group turnover by approximately $33m (Euros 25m.)

Shares in Senator Entertainment were trading up 3.17% at $4.29 (Euros 3.25) per share on Tuesday.