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1st Logo
(Mid-1980s-Early 1990s)
Village Roadshow Pictures (1980s-1990s)Village Roadshow Pictures
Nicknames: "V of Gold", "Aussie V of Doom"

Logo:
On a black background, three stylized, separate, golden "V"s are formed by yellow flashing effects from the right side. Three more are formed, filling the gaps. The result is a giant "V", or a triangle comprised of six progressively smaller "V"s. The giant "V" zooms out a little, and "VILLAGE ROADSHOW PICTURES", in a white ITC Avant Garde Gothic font, zooms in below the "V". The "V" shines, and yellow "lasers" appear from the left and right sides of the screen. The lasers overlap behind "VILLAGE ROADSHOW PICTURES" and disappear.

Variant: A still version exists.

Trivia: This logo is based off the Roadshow Home Video logo of the era.

FX/SFX: The lasers drawing the "V", the text moving, the lasers moving. None for the still version.

Cheesy Factor: Pretty cheesy animation, but looks much better for being in a filmed format. Also, the "VILLAGE ROADSHOW PICTURES" text is cheaply inserted, and the lasers staying intact look like they don't belong in this logo, having no byline to form like in the Roadshow Home Video logo.

Music/Sounds: Either silence or the opening theme of the trailer. It's unknown if it ever used the Roadshow Home Video music at least once.

Availability: Rare. The still version was seen on a trailer for Over the Hill (1992), which can be found on the UK VHS of Strictly Ballroom. It may or may not appear on the Live Home Video VHS of Bloodmoon. The full version has been spotted on an HD print of The Delinquents (1989), but the DVD has the 1998 logo.

Scare Factor: Medium, bordering onto high. The light effects combined with the darkness will spook some, but it's tamer without that music. None for the still version.



2nd Logo
(1993-April 24, 1998, September 14, 2007)
Village Roadshow Pictures (1990s)Village Roadshow Pictures (1998)A Village Roadshow CompanyA Village Roadshow Company (blue tone)


Logo: Same as the Roadshow Films logo of the time, but with "VILLAGE ROADSHOW PICTURES" underneath the "V".

Variants:
  • This logo can be cut short or still for TV shows and mini-series.
  • There is a variation where it just says "VILLAGE ROADSHOW".
  • The TV version might have the text "A VILLAGE ROADSHOW COMPANY".
  • On The New Adventures of Flipper S1 episode "Treasure Hunt", a blue toned version of the above variant exists.

FX/SFX: Same as the Roadshow Films logo.

Music/Sounds: The opening or closing theme of the show. On Nightman, it has the Tribune Entertainment music. For the "Village Roadshow" version, it's a shortened version of the Roadshow Films music.

Availability: The animated version is seen on The New Adventures of Flipper and Tarzan and the Lost City. The still version can be seen on the mini-series Thorn Birds: The Missing Years, Tales of the South Seas, and the TV show Nightman, a
mong others. This also makes a surprise appearance on December Boys. Don't expect this to appear on Fortress (1993).

Scare Factor: None, this is much tamer than the first logo.



3rd Logo
(October 16, 1998- )

Village Roadshow Pictures (1998, Austraila)
Nicknames: "The Other V of Steel", "V of Heaven"

Logo: Sort of like the 1980s New World Pictures logo, we see rows of bars turning inward extremely close to the camera, from bottom to top. A spotlight lights up the background behind them. The spotlight fades as we zoom out to reveal a large stylized filled triangle made up of six progressively smaller V's. "VILLAGE ROADSHOW PICTURES" fades in below.

Later Variant: The font for "VILLAGE ROADSHOW PICTURES" changed to a different font, the entire logo was remade in higher quality, and the color was changed to silver. This variant was first used onDark Shadows, released on May 11, 2012.

FX/SFX
: The forming of the "V".

Trivia: The logo was animated by yU+Co.

Cheesy Factor
: The CGI, though good, seems like a ripoff of the classic New World Pictures logo. Plus, the Vs on the 2012 version look really cheap, like it was made in Blender.


Music/Sounds
:
  • 1998-2005: Uses a shorted version of the Roadshow Films theme.
  • 2005- : Uses the Roadshow Entertainment music.
  • In other cases, it uses the opening movie theme or music from any given soundtrack.

Music/Sounds Variant
: There is a high toned variant of the 2005 version.

Availability
: Very common. Appears on many movies produced by Village Roadshow since 1998 like Cats & Dogs, Happy Feet, Zoolander, and No Reservations. The high toned version can be seen on
Rogue. It first appeared on Practical Magic, released on October 16, 1998. The last film to use the original variant was The Lucky One, released on April 19, 2012.

Scare Factor
: None. This is a clean logo.



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