Elite Entertainment

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Logo descriptions by MylesMoss1996
Logo captures by
Editions by
Video captures courtesy of Morbus Iff

Background: Elite Entertainment was a very well respected entertainment company, mainly for releasing special editions of various films on LaserDisc and DVD. It was started by Jack F. Murphy.

1st Logo

Logo: On a grey-scale background there is the text, "Elite entertainment", both in Misteral, seen in a blue rectangle.

  • The beginning of the Night Of The Living Dead Laserdisc shows the first few seconds of the intro of said film in horrendously poor quality (presumably to trick the viewer into thinking that they bought a low quality copy of the film, which is common due to its public domain status). After that, the screen explodes into pieces, flying away, revealing the standard logo, but more refined and missing the dot on the "I" of "Elite" for a split second before finally appearing.
  • On THX certified laserdiscs, it faded to the THX Laserdisc logo at the time.

FX/SFX: None, except for the NOTLD variant.

Music/Sounds: None, except for NOTLD, which uses the distorted audio from the first few seconds of the film itself followed by a small explosion sound.

Availability: Rare. This is so far seen on the 1994 LaserDisc releases of Night Of The Living Dead, Horror Hotel, and A Nightmare On Elm Street.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo
(1996-2004, 2012?)

Logo: On a black background, we see a marble floor as red lasers make some trails. We go to the marble background now as the glow fades, and the gold word reads "Elite" and underneath the glow yellow word "Entertainment" both used in Mistral script font.

FX/SFX: CGI animation.

Music/Sounds: Laser sounds as the lasers make a word, and an action music with bongo drums.

Availability: Seen on DVDs from this company. It may be seen on the Blu-Ray of The Deadly Spawn.

Editor's Note: None.