MGM Home Entertainment Group has agreed todistribute eight THINKFilm theatrical titles in Canada. The home-video and DVDdistribution pact kicks off this December with rockumentary Festival Express, a two-disc specialedition featuring unreleased concert footage not contained in the theatricalrelease. The deal includes three other documentaries: Jonathan Demme's The Agronomist, Mongolia-Germany sleeperThe Story Of The Weeping Camel, andGeorge Butler's Going Upriver: The LongWar of John Kerry. Features include Toronto festival title The Assassination Of Richard Nixon,starring Sean Penn; Bright Young Things,Stephen Fry's adaptation of the Evelyn Waugh novel "Vile Bodies"; SundanceGrand Jury Prize winner Primer; and Julius Caesar, starring Jeremy Sisto,Chris Noth, Christopher Walken and Valerie Golino.
The deal was negotiated by THINKFilm seniorvice president, business affairs Randy Manis and Martin Wragg, vice presidentand managing director of MGM Home Entertainment Canada. In a statement, Manissuggested the deal might lead to a "lasting relationship" between the twocompanies.