Prolific UK distributorTartan Films has picked up a string of films in advance of the early autumnfestival season.

Titles Claire Denis's newfilm The Intruder (due to screen in Venice); Three...Extremes,the portmanteau horror picture featuring segments by Miike Takashi, Fruit Chanand Park Chan-Wook; horror pictureThe Eye 2 - the sequel/prequel to thePang brothers' hit, The Eye; and The Machinist and Mean Creekin a deal with Paramount.

Meanwhile, Chuck Parello's The Hillside Strangler, the latest in Tartan'sseries of movies about mass murderers (following on from Bundy and EdGein), has just received its world premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival.Tartan will release the film in the US in October and in the UK shortly after.