West Video (Russia)

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Logo descriptions by EnormousRat and Thisisanswer

1st Logo

Logo: On a black background, parts of the background suddenly shatter and fall offscreen, revealing large pools of light in the shape of letters. The letters then rotate towards the screen and zoom out, revealing the bold letters "WEST", as they zoom out into a comfortable position. Below it, "VIDEO" blurs in red under the name, while a ellipse fades in around the name. At the bottom, "A DIVISION OF WEST COMPANY" fills up the bottom space.

FX/SFX: The shattering, which just happens suddenly.

Music/Sounds: A large bang is heard, followed by glass dropping and a synth note

Availability: Very rare. Seen on the first releases from them.

Editor's Note: TBA.

2nd Logo

Logo: We rotate around from a structure made of solid magma on a pedestal. As it rotates around, the structure is revealed to be "WEST", but in a different font, as searchlights shine around it and the text slowly turns gold. As it turns gold over the evening sky, a bright light shines behind it, clearly defining it. As it dies down, the word faces the camera and becomes orange as everything around it turns black and a ellipse appears around it, forming the logo. "REGISTERED TRADEMARK AND LOGO OF WEST LTD" is seen below.

FX/SFX: The revolution, the bright flash, the transition.

Music/Sounds: A soft jungle theme that becomes a triumphant fanfare.

Availability: Uncommon, seen on VHS's at the time, but not on DVDs, as the next logo appears below.

Editor's Note: TBA.

3rd Logo

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Logo: A white line appears on a black background, spinning around into a tight spiral. A flash then appears as the spiral becomes a disk and zooms out to a angle. As it zooms out, lightning can be seen on the surface before 2 bolts strike each end, flipping it over to a series of concentric rings. 2 more bolts emerge from the center, forming the jagged letters "WM" as "WEST" and "MULTIMEDIA" appear and zoom out with trails, resting above and below the logo respectively.

FX/SFX: Everything.

Music/Sounds: The sounds of phazers and electricity.

Availability: Uncommon; appeared on the early DVD home releases in Russia.

Editor's Note: TBA.

4th Logo

Logo: Over a purple cloudy tunnel-like background, a streak of letters goes over the screen. Another streak collides with it, creating a purple flash. After that, a pillar of light comes down, causing all of the shape to flash out. When it clears up it reveals "WEST" (in a similar font to the 2nd logo) with "VIDEO" (in a thinner font) nestled under it and a giant "W" resting on top. The logo then flashes and brightens.

FX/SFX: The animation in the logo.

Music/Sounds: None, but early releases had a bombastic rock theme with 80s-style synths.

Availability: Very common on DVD home releases in Russia. Also made early appearances on a few VHS tapes.

Editor's Note: TBA.