Weinstein Co., Vivendi in video deal

Distribution deal covers all catalog titles

The Weinstein Co. said Tuesday that it has inked an exclusive home-entertainment distribution deal with Vivendi Entertainment covering all catalog titles.

The pact also is expected to produce 20 direct-to-DVD releases within a year. The arrangement effectively replaces Genius Products as a distributor of Weinstein catalog, though officials have not announced an arrangement for future new-release titles.

Universal Home Entertainment will handle distribution on "Inglourious Basterds," which Universal co-financed with Weinstein and is in theaters. No street date has been announced for the "Basterds" DVD.