Philadelphia-based TLAReleasing has acquired North American theatrical and home entertainment rightsto Sion Sono's Japanese shocker Strange Circus. It is the seond Sono film in TLA's library after SuicideClub which is featured in thecompany's upcoming "Danger After Dark" box set.

TLA bought the film fromJapan's Sedic International; the deal was negotiated at Cannes by TLA partnerand director of acquisitions Richard A Wolff and Richard Jeffery on behalf ofSedic. It will be released in 2007.

Other titles in the DangerAfter Dark series include Brett Leonard's Feed, the thriller Next Door and hyper-violent The Wedding Party.