Universal Pictures UK (UPUK) is to release titles from DreamWorks Home Entertainment on DVD in the UK, marking the first time that DVD films from DreamWorks have been released locally.

First up is American Beauty, which is to hit shelves on November 27. Also on the DVD slate are The Haunting, starring Liam Neeson and Catherine Zeta-Jones, and asteroid flick Deep Impact. The second wave of releases includes animation films The Prince Of Egypt, Antz and The Road To Eldorado.

'This is an excellent opportunity for UPUK to develop our successful working relationship with DreamWorks Home Entertainment,' said UPUK chairman Eddie Cunningham. 'This is an exciting opportunity for us to build on our past successes and capitalise on this growing market.'

Kelley Avery, head of DreamWorks Worldwide Home Video and Entertainment, commented: 'We are extremely excited to be working with Universal Pictures on this pioneering deal, which will provide UK customers with a repertoire of highly successful DreamWorks movies in the format of their choice.'