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1982-1984Edit

Nickname: "Acid Trip"

Bumper: After previews for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Lord of the Rings, The Best of Benny Hill, Heartland, Death on the Nile, Rockshow, and The Tubes Video, we see a list of Thorn-EMI releases under "ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THORN EMI VIDEO" scrolling upward on a color-changing background similar to the one used by Paramount Home Video in their warning screen.

FX/SFX: The colors changing and the scrolling.

Music/Sounds: A soothing 60's-style synth/orchestra tune with a guitar intro and conga drums in the background.

Availability: Seen on First Blood and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, among other titles.

Scare Factor: None, this is actually quite soothing.

1984-1985 Edit

Bumper: We see a black screen with "ALSO AVAILABLE FROM" in an amber generic font and "THORN EMI VIDEO" in a metallic font resembling that of the Tennessee Volunteers emblem. After previews for First Blood, Frances, Tender Mercies, Bad Boys, The Lord of the Rings, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, we see a list of Thorn-EMI releases under "AND THESE OUTSTANDING TITLES FROM THORN EMI VIDEO" scrolling upward on a black background with lights moving toward the center of the background on the ceiling and the floor, after which we zoom into a grid that changes color from gold to purple and back regularly.

FX/SFX: The lights moving and the scrolling.

Music/Sounds: Same as the 1st logo.

Availability: Seen on The Osterman Weekend, The Dark Crystal, Body Rock, and Angel, among other titles. This is by far the most common of the "Also Available" logos of Thorn-EMI.

Scare Factor: Same as the 1st logo.

1985 Edit

Bumper: We see a list of Thorn-EMI releases under "ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THORN EMI HBO VIDEO" scrolling upward on a black background with lights moving toward the center of the background on the ceiling and the floor.

FX/SFX: The lights moving and the scrolling.

Music/Sounds: Same as the previous two.

Availability: Only seen on The Terminator.

Scare Factor: Same as the previous two.

1985-1986 Edit

Also Available from Thorn EMI-HBO Video

Bumper: On a black background we see the words "ALSO AVAILABLE FROM", and below it is the Thorn-EMI/HBO Video logo.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on tapes from the era, such as Rambo: First Blood Part II.

Scare Factor: None.

1986-1988 Edit

Bumper: On a gray background, "COMING SOON FROM HBO/CANNON VIDEO" slides up from the bottom and stops towards the screen after a few seconds.

Variants:

  • On HBO Video releases from 1987-88, "/CANNON" is removed.
  • A sub-variant of the 1987 variant exists, with the text appearing in a computerized font on a blue background. It also acts as a still version.

FX/SFX: The text coming up from the bottom and stopping.

Music/Sounds: A remixed, short instrumental of Duran Duran's 1984 hit single "The Wild Boys".

Availability: The first variant appears on on HBO/Cannon releases such as Raw Deal, Night of the Creeps, and Back to School, and the second version can be seen on HBO Video releases such as Three Amigos, Making Mr. Right, and Something Wild.

Scare Factor: Low.

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