Tartan VideoUSA, the division of Hamish McAlpine's Tartan Films USA, has signed anexclusive deal whereby Philadelphia-based TLA Releasing becomes the sole US distributorof all Tartan Video USA's DVD and video product.

Tartan Video USAis set to launch this autumn and executives expect to release 35-40 titles eachyear on DVD and video, 10-12 of which will be distributed theatrically throughTartan Films.

Tartan Video'sfirst releases set for October include Joseph Mealey and Michael Shoob'sdocumentary Bush's Brain, and Carlos Reygadas' acclaimed drama Japon.

"We're delightedto be working with TLA Releasing to distribute Tartan films on video and DVDthroughout the US," Tartan Video USA president Andrew Schreiber said in astatement.

"TLA Releasing has a stellar track record in videodistribution and we look forward to a prosperous working relationship."

Tartan Video USAwill also release Park Chan-wook's 2004 Cannes Grand Jury Prize winner OldBoy, Eui-Suk Kim's SwordIn The Moon, CatherineBreillat's Anatomy Of Hell, and Ji-woon Kim's controversial Tale Of Two Sisters.

Additionalreleases include Byeong-ki Ahn's Phone, Chow lok Yuen's The Park, Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Doppleganger and Tae-Yong Kim and Kyu-Dong Kim's MementoMori.

Since its launch in 2001,TLA has released more than a dozen pictures theatrically, including Lab Ky Mo'sNine Dead Gay Guys, and C J Cox'swell received Latter Days.