Dallas-based Reel Movies Intl. has licensed a package of 229 Italian films to Hollywood Select for domestic video release over the next four years.

Acting as agent between licensor Radio City Film Exchange of Canada and Hollywood Select, Reel spent six months negotiating the pact.

Films date from the classic era of Italian cinema, covering the ’40s through the ’60s, with such stars as Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni and Gina Lollobrigida. Individual titles in the package will be announced as they are released, with a rate of five per month expected.

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