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Celestial Pictures, the Hong Kong production and distribution outfit owned by Malaysia’s Astro All Asia Networks, has struck license deals on its Shaw Bros. catalog movies with distribs in Benelux, Iran and Portugal.

Deal with Century 21 VMC in Iran covers more than 100 titles and is Celestial’s first in the Mideast. Deal with Lusomundo in Portugal and Portuguese-speaking parts of Africa, includes “The 36th Chamber of Shaolin” and “The Five Venoms.” Rights cover homevideo, TV and video on demand. Package deal with Dutch Film Works includes “Come Drink With Me” and “The Water Margin.”

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