Gativideo (Argentina)

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Logo descriptions by Guillermo (William) A. Martinez and PAV123
Logo captures and videos by Guillermo (William) A. Martinez
Editions by Guillermo (William) A. Martinez,Shadeed A. Kelly, Unnepad and TheBigLogoFan2
Translation by Shadeed A. Kelly courtesy of Google Translate

Videoman Internacional

1st Logo

Nicknames: "Road to the Future", "Running Grid"

Logo: On a black background with a yellow haze, a grid emerges from the haze and the Videoman Internacional logo ("Videoman Internacional") with the words stacked on top of each other in a Times New Roman font in white inside a white rectangle appears and flips around before finally settling in the middle.

FX/SFX: The grid, the flipping.

Music/Sounds: A 70s-esque disco theme.

Availability: Presumably seen on older releases from the label.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo

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Logo: On
a black background, a black sun with an orange outline appears with a yellow glow (it looks similar to the Schick Sun, as mentioned in one of the nicknames). As the sun appears, a white, glowing "ray" of sunlight fades in after it that later changes to a green-black striped color. Two copies of the "Videoman Internacional" logo, from a tilted angle, zoom in from the top of the ray of sunlight to the bottom of the screen at a very slow pace; with the second logo tilting forward to a comfortable viewing position and the first logo staying tilted, to give the appearance of a "shadow effect" to the first logo. As the second copy of "Videoman Internacional" stops at a comfortable distance from the screen, (the first copy of the logo continues scrolling off-screen), a prototype version of the Gativideo print logo appears at the bottom. During the second half of the logo's duration, several strikes of lightning appear through.

FX/SFX: The glowing sun and animated ray of sunlight, as well as the scrolling/fading print logos and lightning strikes.

A futuristic new-age theme ("Message From The Cosmos" by Kitaro) with the sounds of three thunderclaps in sync with animation.

Availability: Ultra rare. It's found on the 1987 film Munchies.

Editor's Note
: Some may be scared with the music, darkness, and lightning, but it's generally pretty cheap and also strange.


1st Logo

Nickname: "The Milky Way"

Logo: On a
blue space background (Milky Way), we see the metallic text "GATIVIDEO", in a font similar to the FHE '82 logo, flyingLogotipo de Gativideo Ca. 1986-Actual - (GuiaMartinez) all over the screen, leaving a trail of sparkles. When it stops in the center, sparkles can be seen.

FX/SFX: The flying logo with the trails, which is more or less cheap 80's/90's animation (which is strange for this to last until 2006.)

Music/Sounds: A rather dramatic fanfare, which is actually part of Aaron Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man".

Availability: Uncommon, at least in Argentina. This logo can be found on old Argentine PAL/N VHSs like Touchstone's Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Song of the South and other films from Disney and 20th Century Fox like the Home Alone series, Die Hard, and Predator 2 (the 1st is edited with the Legal Video CBS-FOX Brand license).

Editor's Note
: T
his is one of the most memorable logos and accessible to the public in Argentina, but the cheap font can turn some off.

2nd Logo

Nickname: "Gativideo DVD"

Logo: Against a
red space background with planets, we see the Gativideo logo from before, only in 3D, zoom out and stop to face us. Then, the DVD logo, also in 3D,zooms and flips out below it. A lens flare shines on the DVD logo.
Gativideo DVD (2003- )

FX/SFX: The logos zooming out and flipping.

Music/Sounds: Aaron Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man" yet again, complete with "zoom" like effects.

Extremely rare. This was the last logo before their closure due to piracy. Found on Argentine releases of Nightmare on Elm Street (New Line Cinema) collection (2003) and CSI: Miami.

Editor's Note: The animation, while cheap, is still an improvement over its predecessor.