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Logo descriptions by bigladiesman
Video captures courtesy of rvideoprod

Background: Super Productions Vidéo was a French VHS distributor that mainly distributed Japanese kaiju eiga films.

1st logo
(Late 70s-early 80s)

Logo: On a blue background, a white, outlined shield with an S and a V in it and a banner reading "Super Video Productions" underneath fades in and zooms in very slowly. Then it stops in the middle of the screen. The logo fades out and PRESENTE flashes on the screen.

FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: Just the shield fading in and zooming in. This has to be one of the most excruciatingly slow-paced logos ever.

Music/Sounds: A Kraftwerk's Neon Lights-like synth jingle that continues on through the warning screen.

Availability: Rare. Appeared on said videos in France.

Scare Factor: Minimal. It's like a boring counterpart to Viacom's "V of Doom".

2nd logo
(early-mid 80s)

Nicknames: "Groovy Groucho", "Go, Disco Julius"

Logo: On a blank blue background we see an animated Groucho Marx smoking his trademark cigar and moving forward in quite a funny way, supposedly to the rhythm of the logo’s disco jingle. He’s wearing a golden late 70s outfit (very much à la Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever) with a blue tie and a boutonniere. Groucho stops in the middle of the screen and bends his head to the right. An armchair fades in. Groucho sits on it in a relaxed position. A white line forms a TV screen right in front on him and the shield from the first logo fades in, this time colored in gold and black. The camera zooms towards it and after a few seconds it fades out to show the warning screen.

FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: Limited 2D cel animation.

Music/Sounds: A disco jingle that starts with a brief piano glissando, and then continues with lots of strings and horns, tropical-like percussion (i.e. claves, bongos, congas) and a groovy bassline, then it passes to a dramatic horn section when the camara zooms towards the logo and turns into a Herbie Hancock-like electric piano solo during the warning screen. Overall, one of the grooviest themes ever heard in a logo.

: See above.

Scare Factor: Minimal. It's a harmless logo with great music. However, one can't help but wonder why is Groucho in this logo. Was it a tribute, or a shameless use of his image? Or maybe a relation to the image of Groucho and the good cinema?

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