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Background:
Touchstone Home Entertainment (formerly "Touchstone Home Video") is the home entertainment arm of Touchstone Pictures established in 1985 to distribute all Touchstone releases on video.


1st Logo
(1985-1986)
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Nicknames: "Still Thunderball", "Thunderball", "Touchstone Thunderball"

Logo: On a white background, we see the Touchstone thunderball from the first movie logo. Below it is "TOUCHSTONE", with "HOME VIDEO" underneath. The logo fades out after 15 seconds.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Extremely rare. Seen only on early video releases of the first Touchstone movies, such as
Splash and My Science Project among others.

Scare Factor: None.



2nd Logo
(1986-1987, used up to the early 90s in UK)
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Nicknames: "Flashing Thunderball", "Thunderball II", "Metallic Thunderball" "Touchstone Thunderball II"

Logo: At the bottom of the screen is a circle beside the words "TOUCHSTONE HOME VIDEO", all made out in 80s computer effects. The text lights up section by section, like a flashlight, and when the
"light" reaches the circle, the circle flashes and the gold stone appears on top.

Variants:
  • On a few videos, this logo was seen with the words "COMING SOON FROM" in blue above the main logo. In addition, the music was slightly sped-up and louder.
  • On Australian releases the logo is positioned in the middle of the screen. For the closing variant, the logo is in the same position with the words "DISTRIBUTED BY" in white underneath. The Roadshow Home Video logo follows.

FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: The 80s computer effects, the "light" effects.

Music/Sounds: Same as the theatrical logo.

Availability: Rare. Only seen on 1986-87 Touchstone videos. Some videos that include this logo are Down and Out In Beverly Hills, Tin Men, and Ruthless People. This was used up to the early 90s on UK releases such as The Hand That Rocks the Cradle.

Scare Factor: Minimal, elevated to low to medium on the "COMING SOON FROM" version. If it cut to the Roadshow Home Video "Australlian V of Doom" rather jarringly, then it has a high scare factor.



3rd Logo
(1987-2003)
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Nicknames: "The Snake", "Thunderball III", "Touchstone Thunderball III", "Thunderball Snake"


Logo: Same as the movie logo, only "HOME VIDEO" replaces "PICTURES".

Variants:
  • The Home Video version, although being filmed as seen by the picture quality, is telecined to videotape.
  • The positioning of the logo varies.
  • Starting in 1998, a new variant was made to coincide with the release of DVDs. The picture quality was improved over the earlier variant, and the words "HOME VIDEO" were replaced with "HOME ENTERTAINMENT". Oddly, a small majority of DVDs feature this variant as most use the earlier Home Video version; though later VHS releases used this towards the end of 2003.
  • "NOW YOU CAN OWN THESE HIT TITLES..." or "NOW YOU CAN OWN YOUR FAVORITE HIT MOVIES..." appeared over the logo on various releases.

FX/SFX: Same as the movie logo.

Music/Sounds: Same as the movie logo. Sometimes the music abruptly stops before the logo actually ends.

Music/Sounds/Voice-over Variant: Occasionally, the "HOME VIDEO" version will have an announcer speak over the logo, "Now you can own these hit titles from Touchstone Home Video!", and bring forth previews of other titles. On the original VHS release of Pretty Women, this logo has the standard version of the music, because it plasters over the Touchstone Pictures logo!

Availability: Common. Appears on most Touchstone DVD and VHS releases from the era.

Scare Factor: Same as the movie logo.



4th Logo

(2003- )
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Nicknames
:
"Thunderball IV", "CGI Golden-Light Thunderball", "Touchstone Thunderball IV", "CGI Touchstone Thunderball"

Logo: Same as the current movie logo, only "HOME ENTERTAINMENT" replaces "PICTURES".

Variant: In 2011, the logo changed to just a still variant with the thunderball shining.

FX/SFX:
  • 2003-2011: Same as the current movie logo.
  • 2011- : Just the thunderball shining.
Music/Sounds:
  • 2003-2011: The previous logos theme (even though this was discontinued on theatrical releases since 2003).
  • 2011- : None.
Availability: Appears on all current Touchstone releases. Appeared on VHS releases between 2004 and 2006.

Scare Factor: Same as the current movie logo.



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