Nova Home Video (Canada)This is a featured page

Logo description by BudTheChud1989
Editions by Phillip Hatfield
Video captures courtesy of MachineryNoise and

1st Logo:
Nova Home Video (1980s)Nova Entertainment (1980s)
Nickname: "Nova in Space"

Logo: In space, Earth passes us, and a bright light shines behind it. It turns out that light comes from the sun-shaped "O" in the word "Nova", colored blue. The sun spins very quickly, and "Nova" turns into place. Finally, a white light passes through, and a blue box with the text "NOVA HOME VIDEO" or "ENTERTAINMENT, INC." slides in below.

Variant: On some releases, dozens of small sparkles appear in the sun.

FX/SFX: The Earth passing us, "Nova" zooming in

Cheesy Factor: All dated 80s CGI. Plus, the Earth looks like a model globe.

Music/Sounds: Outer-spacey synth beeps, then a constantly-looping synth-bass sounder, with a synth "slicing" sound for when the logo shines twice.

Availability: Can be seen after the Canadian Video Factory logo on many tapes, such as the non-MST3K version of Space Mutiny. Also seen on a good number of tapes from AIP Home Video, Magnum Entertainment and Fries Home Video that were released in Canada.

Scare Factor
: Medium to high for the darkness and music. Minimal to none for those not easily frightened by logos like this.

2nd Logo

Nova Entertainment ( 1985)Nova Home Video ( 1987)
Nickname: "The Nova Clouds"

Logo: We see a shot of clouds billowing forth (a la CTHV 1993). Suddenly, they reveal a bright blue flash and a stylized N block flipping and twirling towards us until it faces us. When it does, it flashed blue and shines, revealing the word "NOVA" in blue, glowing. A "spark" writes the cursive letter E and then N. "ENTERTAINMENT" flies up from the bottom with a shadow trail. The N block shines again. Then the logo fades out and in again, this time without the word "ENTERTAINMENT", and the word "HOME VIDEO" flies in (with a "shadow" effect). The N shines again.

FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: Cheesy hand drawn animation.

Music/Sounds: A light synthesized fanfare coupled with a few laser zaps and a jail door closing.

Availability: Rare. Can be found on Canadian VHS copies of The Applegates and Xtro II: The Second Encounter, among others. Also seen on a good number of tapes from AIP Home Video and Fries Home Video that were released in Canada.

Scare Factor: Low.

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