Palace Video (Australia)

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Logo captures and videos courtesy of AussieRoadshow

Palace Home Video

1st Logo
(Early-Late '80s)

Logo: Against a zooming space BG, the words "HOME", in a huge curvy white font, come into view via a "wavy" effect. The words "PALACE" (in between two lines) and "VIDEO" (slanted, with two "swooshes" around it) come up from the top and bottom of the screen respectively.

Variants: Very few films were released on the regular label, and instead were given custom labels according to their genre.
  • Palace Explosive (for horror, action, and exploitation films): "PALACE" and "VIDEO" appear in their usual places, and "EXPLOSIVE", in red, zooms in between. After a few moments, the letters in "EXPLOSIVE" fly away.
  • Palace Vibrant (for sexual, but not pornographic films): The logos appear in their usual places, and two halves of "VIBRANT", in orange, come up from the bottom corners of the screen in between the logos.
  • Palace Family (for family films): Against a black BG, we see the logos in their usual places, but with "family", in a childish font, in between. Each letter gets filled in with the following colors: red, yellow, green, orange, fuchsia, and dark blue.
  • Palace Academy (for arthouse and foreign-language films): The usual logos come in from the top and bottom of the screen, while at the same time, two halves of "ACADEMY", in a pale gray color, come in from the left and right sides of the screen.
  • Palace X (for pornographic films, which were also occasionally released on the regular label): "VIDEO" fades in its usual place, while "PALACE·X" in a blue font zooms in from the screen with a cheap trailing effect.
  • Palace Films: See here.

FX/SFX: The space BG and animation of the text.

Music/Sounds: Depends on the variant, though all of them end with a male announcer saying the label's name.

  • The regular version used a synthpop tune similar to Jean Michel Jarre's "Oxygene, Part IV", with an announcer saying "Palace Home Video".
  • Palace Explosive: A dark one-note theme (the same one used on the first Saturn Productions logo), with a laser zap and "jet engine" sounds as the letters fly away.
  • Palace Vibrant: A mellow soft rock tune.
  • Palace Family: A playful circus-like tune. The announcer is female in this variation.
  • Palace Academy: A faint warbling synth bass with an eerie sound of howling wind plays.
  • Palace X: A synth theme with drumbeats.

Availability: Rare; seen on Australian tapes of the period. The X variant is only known to be seen on fifteen or so titles, such as the original uncut VHS releases of Pink Flamingos, Caligula, and Fantasyland. They are identifiable by a stone banner on the top reading "PALACE X VIDEO".

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo
(Late '80s-Mid '90s)
Logo: We see a silver filmstrip zooming out at an angle. Little cubes drop onto the edges of the strip, forming sprocket holes. We then cut to a closer view of the opposite side of the filmstrip that shows the cubes flying off, then we cut to the strip zooming toward us to the left, now with "PALACE" on it in rainbow colors. It then turns upward to face us, then "Entertainment" in yellow script moves up to the bottom right. "CORPORATION" in small white underlined text fades in below "Entertainment", and "Entertainment" and "PALACE" shine.

Variants: Sometimes "Previews" or "Presents" appear below in a thick orange-colored font.

FX/SFX: The filmstrip, the space BG, the text, and the shining.

Music/Sounds: It starts off with a dramatic synth tune with a piano, which quickly changes into an uplifting fanfare.

Availability: Should be easier to find, seeing as it's more recent.

Editor's Note

Final Note: All Palace releases from here on use the film counterpart's logo. Click here to see them.