Video Treasures and Anchor Bay
Compiled by Kris Starring
Nickname: "Migrane Marble"
Logo: We see a stone wall whose bricks have the "VIDEO TREASURES" logo carved on them. The logo is the underlined word "VIDEO" centered on top of "TREASURES", in which the horizontal line of the T is elongated to extend over the smaller "REASURES". The carved logo in the center brick fades into marble (except for the underline under VIDEO which is red) and zooms in towards us and shines. Finally, the stone wall background fades into a plain, blue-black gradient, and the yellow word "Presents" appears under "VIDEO TREASURES."
Variant: There is a version of this logo that appears at the end of tapes that features the shining Video Treasures logo on the gradient background, but without "Presents."
Cheesy Factor/SFX: Typical 80's computer effects with all that shining and fading. The stone wall and logo are 2D and look fake as a result.
Music: A chime, and a headache-inducing synth note that is held until the logo fades out.
Availability: This logo appears on some Media Home Entertainment releases from the mid 80's until 1991, when Media broke the deal and went to Fox Video for distribution, before Fox bought them outright in 1992. Video Treasures titles have since been re-released under the Anchor Bay name (with the old Video Treasures FBI Warnings and Tracking Reminders intact!).
Scare Factor: Median, the synth music could scare some, but it's more annoying than anything else.
Anchor Bay Entertainment
Nickname: "The Sailboat"
Logo: We see abstract drawings of a light blue body of water under a yellow sky with blue tinted clouds floating by. A navy blue sailboat in the water moves toward us. When we see the boat at a comfortable distance, the screen fades white with a framed picture of the sailboat on the water in the center of the screen. The navy blue words:
appear above the picture, and "ENTERTAINMENT" appears at the bottom, all in a serif font. The words wave in place as if they were seen underwater before taking on a normal appearence.
SFX: Simple but effective animation.
Music: Sound effects of some seagulls and waves crashing ashore, combined with some dreamy, "underwater" new-age synth notes.
Availability: Appears on current Anchor Bay releases, which include re-releases of ABC Pictures International/ABC Motion Pictures films, and some pre-1991 Media Home Entertainment titles.
Scare Factor: Low, the animation is very clean.