Goldig Films (Hong Kong)

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Logo descriptions by CokeFan12
Logo captures by CokeFan12
Video captures courtesy of dire398, Jason Gibson

Background:Goldig Films was founded by Indonesian entrepeneurs/filmmakers Alex Gouw and Hendrick Gozali in early 1970s, that distributed Hong Kong films overseas until 1981.

1st Logo
(Early 70s)
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Nicknames: "The Filmstrip G"

Logo: On a colored background, usually orange or red, we see a dark blue filmstrip "G" wiping in segment to segment (it briefly pauses after each segment is wiped). Then, "GOLDIG FILMS (H.K.) LTD." in white wipes in from the left and its Chinese translation below it, also in white, wipes in from the right together with the English text.

Variants: Here's some variants:
  • A prototype variant exists. The G has a shadow effect and is in cyan, the background is brighter, the animation for the text appearing is completely different, and the text is in yellow. "LTD." is omitted, probably because it was not implemented yet then.
  • The still variation has a darker G and black text. Like the above variant, "LTD." is also omitted. Seen in early movies from the company. This variant used different music (see below).
  • A black background variant also exist, too.
  • Sometimes, the logo is still.

FX/SFX: The wiping, arguably the only FX in the logo.

Music/Sounds: A majestic fanfare that has an 7-note fanfare followed by 4 notes, then the 7-note intro repeats in a higher tone, followed by a 15-note horn fanfare, then a cymbal crash, ending with the intro and the 4-note fanfare again but in a lower tone and the final note is higher and is held long. However, the still variant uses a different majestic, bombastic trumpet fanfare (think of the Fox fanfare). A longer version of the still variant's music is later used for another logo. Sometimes, it's silent.

Availability: Maybe extinct. It is seen in some movies from Hong Kong of the era.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo
(Late 70s-Early 80s)

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Nicknames: "The Vortex G", "Spinning Vortex G"

Logo: Against an orange background, we see a spinning blue vortex-like abstract letter "G" made of 4 blue trapeziums zooming in. After it stops, the company name in both English and Chinese appears below the G via recycled animation of the text from the last logo.

Variants: Here are the variants:
  • The early variant has the G staying still when it zooms; it does not spin.
  • Goldlog Films Variant: Apparently, it was a division owned by Goldig Films. The variant has "GOLDIG" is replaced by "GOLDLOG" and the translation is slightly changed.

FX/SFX: The spin, zoom and wipe. More action and stuff is going on here than the previous logo. Still, the animation is primitive by today's standards.

Music/Sounds: Same as before.

Availability: Less common than the previous logo, though it does survive longer. Again, seen on some Hong Kong films of the time. You can see this logo from dire398's logo history video on the bottom of the page.

Editor's Note: None.

Logo history:
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