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1st Warning (1985-1989)

Warning: Same as the 1981 Media Home Entertainment FBI warning (see here for details).

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: This is a pretty easy one to spot; it can be found on every VHS release from the Video Treasures era.

Scare Factor: Like most warnings in this format, low to medium.

2nd Warning (1985-1989) (Alternate)

Warning: Same as the 1977 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment FBI warning (see here for details).

Trivia: This warning is shown in the Video Pirates segment of the 1987 Universal anthology comedyAmazon Women on the Moon. In the segment, a group of pirates who like to illegally bootleg VHS tapes (the leader is played by William Marshall) find a treasure trove of VHS tapes and laserdiscs. One of them puts one into a VCR, and it displays this warning. He then sarcastically says "Ooooh, I'm so scared!", and he and his crew break into laughter.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: This is a pretty easy one to spot; it can be found on every VHS release from the Video Treasures era.

Scare Factor: None.

3rd Warning (1989-1998) 

Warning: Same as the 1984 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment FBI warning (see here for details), but it has a rocky, black and white Video Treasures wallpaper background.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: This is a pretty easy one to spot; it can be found on every VHS release from the Video Treasures era. However, it does not appear on Video Treasures releases distributed by Media Home Entertainment; those releases feature Media's FBI warning screen instead. Also, it can be intact on 1997-1998 VHS releases from the Anchor Bay Entertainment era, including Zombie.

Scare Factor: Low.

4th Warning (Media Home Entertainment eras) (1990-1993)

Warning: Same as the 1987 Media Home Entertainment FBI warning (see here for details).

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: This is a pretty easy one to spot; it can be found on every VHS release from the Video Treasures era distributed by Media Home Entertainment.

Scare Factor: None.

5th Warning (Strand Home Video eras) (1995-1997)

Warning: Same as the 1983 New Line Home Entertainment FBI warning (see here for details).

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: This is a pretty easy one to spot; it can be found on every VHS release from the Video Treasures era distributed by Strand Home Video.

Scare Factor: Like most warnings in this format, low to medium, plus the exclamation point on the "WARNING!" could intimidate some.


6th Warning

(1998-2007)

Warning: This is more detailed than the previous Video Treasures FBI Warning screen. The background is blue but this time the classic Anchor Bay Entertainment logo was never shown. We see the ship, rocks, small island, and the clouds, all of which are colored in blue. On the top, we see the words "FBI WARNING", and underneath them is the warning text.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: No longer current, but it can be seen on every VHS release in the Anchor Bay Entertainment era. They can also be seen on most Anchor Bay DVDs prior to 2007, such as Me, Eloise.

Scare Factor: None. Much better than the previous warning.

7th Warning (2007-2011)

Warning: Same as the 1997 FHE/USA/Vidmark/IVE/Live/Avid/Trimark/Artisan/Lionsgate FBI warning (see here for details).

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on The Grand, newer Anchor Bay Entertainment releases, and the last DVDs of Thomas & Friends distributed by the company before Lionsgate took over distribution. Also seen on releases from Starz Home Entertainment from 2007-2008.

Scare Factor: None; this is simple and boring.

Final Note: In 2011, they went to use the warnings from The Weinstein Company Home Entertainment.

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