Vision P.D.G. International

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Logo captures by V of Doom, Derrick Anderson, and Supermarty-o
Video capture courtesy of
Eric S.

Background: Vision P.D.G. (or "Vision International"), was founded in 1987 by Jon Peters, Peter Guber (founders of "The Guber-Peters Company"), and Mark Damon (founder of "Producers Sales Organization"). The initials of the founders' surnames made up the "P.D.G." in the company's name, and in the print logo, stood for "Producers and Distributors Group". Vision was sold to Crédit Lyonnais Bank in 1993. Quickly afterwards, Mark Damon founded the company MDP Worldwide. Moshe Diamant and Eduard Sarlui, formerly of Trans World Entertainment, joined Vision sometime after the company was launched. The library was soon incorporated into Epic's Beta library. Most, if not all of Vision's output now sits with MGM.

1st Logo
Vision P.D.G. International (1988)Vision pdg International (1988) - In-credit

Nickname: "Crystal V in Space"

Logo: On a space background, we see a 3D crystal V (which looks like a upside-down triangle) moving down while the words "VISION" (with the V more bigger than the other letters) fade in piece-by-piece. The crystal V stops when it gets closer to the other V, and "INTERNATIONAL" (placed at the right of the other V) slides in.

FX/SFX: The crystal V moving, the words fading.

Music/Sounds: A THX-like ascending synth note. Sometimes, it's silent.

Availability: Rare. Found on the VHS release of High Spirits. Can also be seen on some foreign prints of Mac and Me, and can also be seen on a trailer of said film that appears on the original UK VHS of They Live.

Editor's Note: It's clear that the graphic designer of this logo was influenced by the main tiles of Alien, complete with space background, ominous music, and the "VISION" text fading in piece-by-piece.

2nd Logo
Nicknames: "Blue V", "Blue Vision"

Logo: On a blue background, we see the same diamond and text from before. "INTERNATIONAL" slides in from the V.

Variant: A still variant exists.

FX/SFX: The text sliding out.

Music/Sounds: None, although sometimes there will be music.

Availability: Rare. Seen on The Gate II: Trespassers and the Seedsman Group DVD of Mr. Write (The MCA/Universal VHS uses the Shapiro Glickenhaus logo instead). The still variant can be found on Almost Pregnant. This can also be found on the French trailer for Bad Influence and the British Medusa Home Video VHS of Leather Jackets.

Editor's Note: Oddly, there isn't as much effort put to this logo compared to the last one.