Platinum Disc Corporation

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Background: Platinum Disc Corporation was a public domain/budget DVD company. Platinum was founded in 1995 to release DVDs of public domain films for a cheaper price than other companies. Despite their name, Platinum also produced VHS tapes, though these are uncommon. In 2002, Platinum acquired PM Entertainment, an independent film studio, from the Harvey Entertainment Group. This allowed Platinum to begin releasing modern films as well as the older movies. In 2005, Platinum merged with Echo Bridge Entertainment to form Echo Bridge Home Entertainment, which would become one of the largest DVD distributors in the country. Echo Bridge continues to use the Platinum brand for some releases.

1st Logo
(1997-Early 2000s)
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Logo: On a blurry sky background, the letters in "PLATINUM", colored platinum, zoom in from below. Then, a bright flash brings forth a pink/white gradient oval-like shape (meant to be a sillhouette of a disc) under the word as well as the words "disc corporation" in a gray Pepita font.

Variant: TBA

FX/SFX: The zoom in of the letters, and the flash.

Music/Sounds: A 3-note synth-orchestra tune, similar to the beginning of the Strand VCI logo.

Availability: Can be found on a DVD release of Hangmen. Also found on some public domain DVD releases of old TV shows from the 50's and 60's.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo
(Early 2000s-2006)

Logo: We see rotating DVD, when suddenly a blue light source appears behind. The disc rotates to front view and zooms in to show the name written on the surface. The disc then fades out.

Variant: On some releases, only the word "disc" is shown below the logo. "LLC" is also seen on its top right corner.

FX/SFX: The disc rotating. Decent animation.

Music/Sounds: A light synth-piano theme with a film projector noise, followed by a 7-note oboe tune and people chattering.

Availability: Found on DVDs from this company. Is actually somewhat easier to find than the first logo.

Editor's Note
: None.