Brit distrib, Rank in vid pact

Britain’s Video Collection Intl. struck a deal Friday with Rank Film Distributors for the video rights to the Rob Reiner film “North,” Frank Darabont’s “Rita Hayworth & Shawshank Redemption,” and the John Irvin-directed “Widow’s Peak.”

“North,” a comedy about a boy who leaves home in search of the perfect parents, features Bruce Willis, Dan Aykroyd, Kathy Bates and Elijah Wood. In “Rita,” Tim Robbins plays a banker who is jailed for murder and develops a friendship with a longtime inmate, portrayed by Morgan Freeman. “Widow’s Peak” is a dramedy set in an Irish resort and stars Mia Farrow, Joan Plowright and Natasha Richardson.

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