Filmways Home Video (Australia)

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Background

This label has nothing to do with the American company of the same name, but is a subsidiary of Filmpac Holdings. However, this label did not last long, and was phased out in 1989, in which Filmpac released films under its own label.

(Mid 1980s-1989)

Nickname: "The Metal Dot"

Logo: On a black background, two rainbow strips appear, the bottom moving up and the top one going down. Then, suddenly, they form a lowercase F with the top half containing rainbow colors and a black BG, and the bottom half containing the opposite (a little map of Australia fades in in the lower left corner of the screen, as well). Then, it zooms out to the left in a filmstrip, on a blue background. Then, a metallic dot writes "Filmways". After it's done, it moves over to the F in "Filmways". "HOME VIDEO" fades in at the bottom. Sometimes, the byline "Released through VIDEO CLASSICS" will fade in.

FX/SFX: The metal dot, the rainbow background, "HOME VIDEO" fading in.

Music/Sounds: A ominous-sounding drum roll, then as the metallic dot writes the name, some high-pitched chime noises, then, as it stops, a synth stinger.

Availability: Extremely rare; may be found on Australian PAL tapes of the period, as well as some Video Classics tapes.

Editor's Note: None.

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