Hikon Film Video Distribution (UK)

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Background: Hikon Film Video Distribution was an off-shoot label ran by Centre Video, lasting from 1981 to 1982.


Nicknames: "The Eye of Doom", "Kissing in the (Early) Moonlight", "Hikon, Hikon, Hikon...!", "...Pine Cone?"

Logo: We see an image of a cloudy sky. Then, via a "rippling" effect, a video of a sunset sky (you can see the clouds moving) over a beach wipes in. Many lavender circles are shown in two rows, as if they were spotlights. A human eye then zooms in below the circles and stops very close to the screen. A moon then fades in over the iris and pupil of the eye. The silhouette of many theater seats and a couple kissing each other in the middle of them fades in at the bottom of the screen. Finally, the words "A HIKON FILM" fade in over the moon via "rippling" effect, arranged like this:


FX/SFX: The rippling effects, the clouds moving, the zooming, and the fading.

Music/Sounds: A "coming at you" synth theme, followed by some people chanting repeatedly "Hikon, Hikon, Hikon...!" until we hear a shattering glass sound. At the end, one of the following sequences would occur;
  • Either a calm-sounding man would say "A Hikon Film."...
  • ...or male voices shouting "A HIKON FILM!" loudly in unison.
Availability: Extremely rare. The company is only credited to four releases, each sporting psychedelic cover art. Credited releases include Fox Bat, Dial Rat, The Sadist, and Jazz on a Summer's Day.

Editor's Note: This is known in the logo community for its psychedelic look, strange music and animation. The 2nd announcer can also unnerve first-time viewers, and make others laugh.