TLA Releasing has picked up US non-theatrical and home video rights to Simon Rumley's UK thriller The Living And The Dead and North American and UK non-theatrical, home video and VOD rights to Sean Abley's US genre film Socket.

TLA plans a March 25 2008 release through sister company Danger After Dark for The Living And The Dead, which charts the consequences when a mentally challenged man tries to take temporary care of his ailing mother.

Roger Lloyd Pack, Kate Fahey and Leo Bill star. TLA partner and director of acquisitions Richard A Wolff brokered the deal with Imagination Worldwide's director of acquisitions and marketing Travis Stevens.

TLA will release Socket on DVD in North America and next summer in the UK. The film stars Derek Long and Matthew Montgomery as lovers caught up with a group of thrill seekers who deliberately electrocute themselves.

TLA's Wolff acquired the film from Los Angeles-based Velvet Candy Entertainment in a deal that involved Abley and Velvet Candy producers John Carrozza and Doug Prinzivalli.