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Logo descriptions by mr3urious
Editions by thehugetvfan
Logo captures and videos courtesy of Eric S. and silkwood88


1st Logo
(Early 1980s)

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Logo: Against a black background, the words "Virgin" (in blood red, and in its corporate script font) zoom out from the top left of the screen with a residue-trailing effect and stop in the center of the screen, "flashing". This is followed by "VIDEO" (for the UK) or "VISION" (for the US), in a small plain red font, zooming out from the top left and stopping at the bottom right corner of the logo. It later fades out as a glowing "Presents" fades in.

Variant: Theatrical films had "VIDEO" replaced by "FILMS", plus the logo is darker.

FX/Cheesy Factor: The trailing effects.

Music/Sounds: A very deep, distorted electric guitar tune with heavy bass composed by Mick Karn.

Availability: May be seen on some old concert videos and cult films from the period. The "FILMS" variant is extinct on most newer prints of films wherever it appeared and can only be found on older releases of 1984 and The Executioners Song. UK pre-certs released by Virgin may have this logo.

Scare Factor: High, bordering on to nightmare, the darkness, blood red color scheme, and distorted music, and even some of the effects will get to people.

2nd Logo
(Mid-to-late 1980s-Early 1990s)
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Logo: Against a black background, a set of revolving tri-colored light beams (red, blue, and green) shoot out toward the screen and bounce back and forth three times in a backwards "Z" formation. Then, it hits the center of the screen, and the Virgin logo, with a pattern of concentric black circles on it, and above a spotlight, turns upward. The words "VIDEO" or "VISION" from before are shown in the bottom right, in between two horizontal lines. The words then turn red, and the background turns white, then blue.

Variant: Most other countries, such as England, Germany and Australia, just show the word "Virgin". The logo also lacks drop shadows and has a couple of white around the background. Also, on some tapes, the jingle ends rather quickly. Also, in Canada, some tapes from this company have the Cineplex Odeon Home Video logo appear before the Virgin Vision logo. Likewise, the Transmundo Home Video logo would appear before this logo (and MCEG's) on PAL tapes in Argentina.

FX/SFX: The light beams, the logo turning upward, and the coloring.

Cheesy Factor: Low on the cheesy factor here; the effects are much improved over the previous logo.

Music/Sounds: A synth horn fanfare, accompanied by chimes as the beams bounce around and a descending synth sound when the logo rises up.

Availability: Seen on VHS releases of films such as Retribution, Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night 2, Edge of Sanity, Checking Out, How to Get Ahead in Advertising, Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills, The Banker, Fear (1988), and Destroyer, among others. Also seen on British tapes of Paris by Night, Robocop, The Terminator, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie, among others.

Scare Factor: Low; this is much tamer than before, but the sudden appearance of the beams might get to some.


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