Strand Home Video

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Editions by mr3urious, MariluHennerArtist45, and thehugetvfan
Video captures courtesy of DudeThatLogo

Background: Strand Home Video (formerly "Strand VCI Entertainment") was the North American division of Video Collection International that distributed special interest and children's videos. The company was launched in 1988 but didn't release anything until January 1990. In December 1993, the company was acquired by, and in 1994 absorbed into Video Treasures.

Strand VCI Entertainment


: On a white background, an amber rectangle turns many different colors as different colored rectangles from all parts of the screen (except for the left), while "ENTERTAINMENT" in a dark gray Triple Condensed Gothic font scrolls right-to-left across the screen. The rectangle turns gray with the "ENTERTAINMENT" text wiping in at the bottom at the bottom. A red rectangle with the words "STRAND VCI" with the "V" colored golden yellow, flips from the bottom of the screen. After the rectangle plasters itself on the screen, the "V" in VCI turns gray.

Variant: Some tapes have a white "V" flipping in from the bottom of the screen before the red rectangle, and the "V" fades to gray (on the regular version, the V just suddenly turns gray at the blink of an eye in sync with the orchestral hit.). This may have been an animation timing error.

FX/SFX: Early computer graphics. Cool as well. The yellow "V" turning to gray may not have been intentional, though.

Music/Sounds: Three light synth chords, then a loud orchestral hit.

Availability: Notably seen on 1990-1992 video tapes and early Thomas the Tank Engine releases in the U.S. from late 1990 to 1993, but was also seen on The Mouse and the Motorcycle, Runaway Ralph, Ripley's Believe It or Not, and The Jungle Book anime.

Editor's Note: None.

Strand Home Video

1st Logo
(Early 1990's-1992)
Logo: On a gray background, a black rectangle with "HOME VIDEO" below slides in from below. A white outlined red rectangle with the word "STRAND" flies in from the right.

FX/SFX: The sliding.

Music/Sounds: Same as the Strand VCI Entertainment logo.

Availability: Seen on "Wild and Wacky Sports Moments, Volume 1". Despite that, none of the TTTE tapes had this logo, including Trust Thomas, which incidentally used the last logo despite being released by SHV.

Editor's Note: Same as the Strand VCI Entertainment logo.

2nd Logo

Logo: On a starry sky background, we see a gray model of the Earth spin around from the bottom left of the screen. After it stops at North America, a white grid pattern is wiped onto the globe from top to bottom. A black 3D rectangle flips from the top of the screen. "STRAND", in a Windsor Elongated font in a red rectangle, flies from the right of the screen. Once they come together, they flash and the "HOME VIDEO" text appears, in a Futura font.

Trivia: Since Strand Home Video was the American counterpart of The Video Collection, a white spark appears on the globe right where London is.

FX/SFX: The globe spinning, the 3D rectangles, and the forming of "HOME VIDEO".

Music/Sounds: The VCI music from 1986.

Availability: Can be seen on later Thomas the Tank Engine releases in the US from 1992 to 1994. Also seen on Kino's Storytime.

Editor's Note: Same as the VCI logo.