Empire International

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Logo description by codyfinke
Logo captures by Eric S. and Sagan Blob

Background: Empire International Pictures was a B-Movie company started by B-Movie filmmaker Charles Band in the 1980s. Band would sell the company to Epic Entertainment in 1988.


Nickname: "Blue Circle on Blue Squares"

Logo: On a black background, we see a box made up of blue squares together. A blue circle is on the squares. Then "EMPIRE" in an ESPN-esque font sweeps up and "INTERNATIONAL" also sweeps up to under "EMPIRE". This appears on the blue circle. "EMPIRE" shines.

FX/SFX: The flying of the words.

Music/Sounds: A horn fanfare. Sometimes it is silent.

Music/Sounds Variant: On the Full Moon Blu-Ray of Trancers, it would use the last half of the extended 2005 Full Moon Features music, along with the last notes of the 1st Full Moon logo's music.

Availability: Rare. Can be seen on various films released by the company, including among others Eliminators, Zone Troopers and Ghost Warrior, although it's plastered with the MGM logo on some newer prints of those films. A silent version can be seen on TerrorVision and also appears on the Blu-Ray, after the MGM logo. And it also appears on the Blu-Ray of Trancers. Don't expect this to appear on newer prints of Re-Animator. It also appears on the Spanish VHS release of Breeders and the Venezuelan Betamax release of Ghoulies (Also on the latter film's British VHS and Betamax release).