Hemdale Home Video

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Logo description by kidinbed and TeamLogo
Logo captures by Bob Fish and BreadCrustCouncil

Background: Hemdale Home Video was the Hemdale Film Corporation video releasing arm. Hemdale never had a home video arm until 1991. Most of their films were released by Thorn EMI Video (which later became HBO Video) and sometimes, Vestron, Embassy, and Nelson. Hemdale Home Video was closed in 1995 with Hemdale's demise.


Nicknames: "Golden Hemdale", "Majestic Hemdale"

On a black background, we see gold bars zooming out quickly. The gold bars turn, and we see they are the words:


A gold bar flies and places itself into the space where the "H" and "E" and the byline are separated.

FX/SFX: All of the animation in the logo is done in quite solid CGI for the time.

Music/Sounds: A sudden synth, followed by whooshes and a drum.

Availability: Uncommon, but way more common than any Hemdale logo. Seen VHS releases of films such as Bed & Breakfast, Little Nemo: Adventure in Slumberland, Beautiful Dreamers, The Princess and the Goblin, Savage Land, The Magic Voyage, President's Target, Confessions of a Hitman, Hoosiers, Elves, Soultaker, The Cellar, and The Return of the Living Dead. Hemdale's first home video release was a reissue of The Terminator, but early copies of said release don't use this logo; it does appear on later reprints, as well as (oddly enough) the 1997 Image Entertainment DVD.
Also appears on the 2007 GT Media DVD of The Story of Christmas.

Editor's Note:
When the gold bar flies, you can see it protrude a little. Also, there is visible pixelation when the gold bars zoom out. Even the jingle is just as sudden and will startle sensitive people.