Syme Home Video

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Syme Home Video was the video arm of David Syme and Company, publishers of a newspaper called The Age. This newspaper and the video company were both headquartered in Melbourne, Victoria. It began releasing titles in the fall of 1982, and released special interest, comedy, drama, music, and cartoon videos, as well as the catalogue of Walt Disney Home Video until 1985. The company ceased operations in the summer of 1986, a year after its corporate parent was acquired by Fairfax Media, a move that made The Age a sister publication to The Sydney Morning Herald. As of this writing, it is known that the company released a total of 266 tapes from 1982 to 1986. The exact number is unknown.

Catalog number Title Country of origin Original year Length Version ACB rating Film format Tape count Tape break placement (if applicable) Colour Released Note(s)
4003 Frankenstein USA 1973 127 min TBD TBD Academy 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4004 Turn of the Screw USA 1974 98 min TBD TBD Academy 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4005 The Picture of Dorian Gray USA 1973 111 min TBD TBD Academy 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4009 The Boogey Man USA 1980 85 min TBD TBD Matted 1.85 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4011 Doctors & Nurses Australia 1981 88 min TBD TBD TBD 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4019 Fedora France/West Germany 1980 109 min TBD TBD Matted 1.85 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4012 Fatty Finn Australia 1980 101 min TBD TBD TBD 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4023 Dark Eyes USA 1982 89 min TBD TBD TBD 1 N/A Colour TBD Original title: Demon Rage.
4027 The One Man Jury USA 1978 98 min TBD TBD Matted 1.85 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4034 Despair West Germany/France 1978 119 min TBD TBD Matted 1.66:1 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4035 Double Jeopardy West Germany/USA 1983 91 min TBD TBD Matted 1.85:1 1 N/A Colour TBD Original title: Olivia.
4042 H.O.T.S. USA 1979 94 min TBD TBD Matted 1.85:1 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4045 Flush USA 1982 90 min TBD TBD Matted 1.85:1 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4047 10 to Midnight USA 1983 101 min TBD TBD Matted 1.85:1 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4048 The Last American Virgin USA 1982 92 min TBD TBD Matted 1.85:1 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4050 The Twelve Chairs USA 1970 94 min TBD TBD Matted 1.85:1 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4057 Lady, Stay Dead Australia 1981 92 min TBD TBD Matted 1.85:1 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4058 The Bat People USA 1974 89 min TBD TBD Matted 1.85:1 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4061 Duet for Four Australia 1982 97 min TBD TBD Panavision 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4067 Treasure of the Four Crowns Spain/Italy/USA 1983 97 min TBD TBD Marks 3-Depix 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4070 Northeast of Seoul South Korea/USA 1974 98 min TBD TBD TBD 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4080 Hercules Italy/USA 1983 102 min TBD TBD Matted 1.85:1 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4084 Billy Connolly: Billy Bites Yer Bum Live UK 1981 105 min TBD TBD Academy 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4085 Boogeyman II USA 1981 82 min TBD TBD Matted 1.85:1 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4096 The Shillingbury Blowers UK 1979 78 min TBD TBD Academy 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4097 This Time, Forever Canada 1981 95 min TBD TBD TBD 1 N/A Colour TBD Original title: Yesterday.
4100 The Evil USA 1978 89 min TBD TBD Matted 1.85:1 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4101 Up the Sandbox USA 1972 97 min TBD TBD Matted 1.85:1 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4108 The Scarlet and the Black Italy-USA 1983 143 min TBD TBD Academy 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4114 The Horror Star USA 1983 95 min TBD TBD Matted 1.85:1 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4115 Starcrash Italy/USA 1978 94 min TBD TBD Matted 1.85:1 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4120 The Plains of Heaven Australia 1982 80 min TBD TBD Matted 1.85:1 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4122 The Glitterball UK 1977 74 min TBD TBD TBD 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4125 The Seven Magnificent Gladiators Italy 1983 100 min TBD TBD Matted 1.85:1 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4131 The Corrupt Ones France/Italy/West Germany 1967 92 min TBD TBD 2.35:1 1 N/A Colour TBD Original title: Die Hölle von Macao. (The Hell of Macau)
4134 Rodeo Girl USA 1980 96 min TBD TBD Academy 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4136 Ruby & Oswald USA 1978 102 min TBD TBD Academy 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4141 Hand-Picked by Billy UK 1982 58 min TBD TBD TBD 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4143 Invitation to Hell USA 1984 95 min TBD TBD Academy 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4149 Sky Pirates UK 1980 77 min TBD TBD 1.33:1 1 N/A Colour TBD Also includes Alice Goes Pop as a bonus film.
4152 The Coming USA 1982 86 min TBD TBD TBD 1 N/A Colour TBD Original title: Burned at the Stake.
4155 Young Warriors USA 1983 105 min TBD TBD TBD 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4161 Over the Brooklyn Bridge USA 1984 90 min TBD TBD Matted 1.85:1 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4162 The Hard Way UK/Ireland 1980 85 min TBD TBD 1.33:1 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4167 Sword of the Valiant UK 1984 102 min TBD TBD JDC Scope 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4168 Ants USA 1977 91 min TBD TBD Academy 1 N/A Colour TBD Original title: It Happened at Lakewood Manor.
4171 Red Flag: The Ultimate Game USA 1981 100 min TBD TBD Academy 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4173 Bolero USA 1984 105 min TBD TBD Matted 1.85:1 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4175 Adam USA 1983 100 min TBD TBD Academy 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4179 House of the Long Shadows UK 1983 101 min TBD TBD TBD 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4180 City Killer USA 1984 96 min TBD TBD Academy 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4185 Shattered Vows USA 1984 94 min TBD TBD Academy 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4188 Tuxedo Warrior UK 1984 93 min TBD TBD Academy 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4190 Love at First Sight Canada 1977 85 min TBD TBD Matted 1.85:1 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4191 Killer Force South Africa/Switzerland/USA/UK/Ireland/Netherlands 1976 102 min TBD TBD Matted 1.66:1 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4197 Family Secrets USA 1977 91 min TBD TBD Academy 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4201 Not My Kid USA 1985 100 min TBD TBD Academy 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4202 Concorde Affaire '79 Italy 1979 96 min TBD TBD Techniscope 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4204 Sword of Heaven USA 1985 85 min TBD TBD TBD 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4205 Sexpionage USA/UK 1985 93 min TBD TBD Academy 1 N/A Colour TBD Original title: Secret Weapons.
4206 Risking... Italy 1976 96 min TBD TBD TBD 1 N/A Colour TBD Original title: Ready to Kill.
4229 Once Upon a Scoundrel Mexico/USA 1973 99 min TBD TBD Matted 1.85:1 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4230 A Long Way Home USA 1981 TBD TBD TBD Academy 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4238 Terror Out of the Sky USA 1978 97 min TBD TBD Academy 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4240 The Amazing Adventures of Joe 90 UK 1981 TBD TBD TBD TBD 1 N/A Colour TBD Compilation film of the 1968-1969 TV Series Joe 90.
4242 Bomb at 10:10 Yugoslavia 1967 88 min TBD TBD TBD 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4246 Going for the Gold: The Bill Johnson Story UK/Yugoslavia/USA 1985 104 min TBD TBD Academy 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4247 Bloody Kids UK 1979 91 min TBD TBD Academy 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4251 The Secret of the Black Dragon West Germany/Netherlands/Finland/Yugoslavia/USA 1985 230 min TBD TBD Academy 1 N/A Colour TBD 6-episode minisries. Original title: Jenseits der Morgenröte. (Beyond the Dawn)
4252 Mata Hari USA 1985 108 min TBD TBD Matted 1.85:1 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4255 The Ordeal of Bill Carney USA 1981 96 min TBD TBD Academy 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4259 Tag: The Assassination Game USA 1982 90 min TBD TBD Matted 1.85:1 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4261 Baby Comes Home USA 1980 100 min TBD TBD Academy 1 N/A Colour TBD TBD
4266 Hammer House of Horror Double Feature UK 1980 104 min TBD TBD Academy 1 N/A Colour TBD Features two installments of this 13-episode UK horror anthology series: "The Two Faces of Evil" and "Rude Awakening".

Trivia[edit]

  • Films that were actually produced by an Australian film studio were typically labeled by this distributor under the "Australian Film Classics" or "The Australian Film Institute" banners. Despite being based in Australia, Syme released only a handful of domestic films on video.