Ryko Distribution has picked up North American distribution rights to Artsmagicdvd.com, a U.K.-based home-video imprint specializing in eclectic Japanese film. Ryko will share Canadian distribution of

Ryko Distribution has picked up North American distribution rights to Artsmagicdvd.com, a U.K.-based home-video imprint specializing in eclectic Japanese film. Ryko will share Canadian distribution of Artsmagic with VidCanada.

The deal commences in May with the release of the feature "Full Metal Yakuza" by the eccentric Japanese director Takashi Miike. Releases of Miike's films "Sabu," "Young Thugs 1 & 2" and the "Black Society" trilogy, plus the CGI-animated feature "[email protected]," will follow.