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Bumper: On a black background, the words "AVAILABLE SOON ON VIDEOCASSETTE" appear in the same font as the IVE logo.
Availability: Rare. It was seen on the 1989 VHS of Deep Star Six.
Scare Factor: TBA
Bumper: On a black background, the words "COMING SOON ON VIDEOCASSETTE" appear in a font that looks similar to the Souvenir font.
Availability: Rare. It was seen on the 1990 VHS of Dead Cold and the 1992 VHS of Drop Dead Fred.
Scare Factor: None, but the sudden appearance of any commercial following it may catch some off guard.
Bumper: On a blue background of light blue searchlights, the words "COMING SOON FROM LIVE ENTERTAINMENT", in a font similar to that of Fantasia, are seen shining and slowly zooming in towards the viewer.
Variant: There is a rare variant which has the words "COMING TO A THEATRE NEAR YOU" replacing "COMING SOON FROM LIVE ENTERTAINMENT".
FX/SFX: The shining, and the zooming.
Music/Sounds: A drumbeat is heard, followed by a revamped/re-arranged version of the first half of the rare Television Program Enterprises jingle. Brian Cummings says the text.
Music/Sounds Variant: The "Coming To A Theatre Near You" variant has Brian Cummings say "Coming soon to a theatre near you."
Availability: Common. It can be seen on several Family Home Entertainment VHS releases from the era, such as The Little Drummer Boy, The Littlest Angel, Bruno the Kid: The Animated Movie, and Jesus of Nazareth. The "Coming To A Theatre Near You" variant can be found on the 1996 VHS of Dead Cool.
Scare Factor: Low, as the second half of the music can unnerve some. Also, the announcer can be a bit startling, but it is a harmless bumper otherwise.
Bumper: On a blue/purple rippling background, two blurry silver lines zoom in, and then unblur to reveal themselves as the words "Coming Soon To Theatres" or "Coming Soon To Videocassette" in silver, and in a Times New Roman font, distorted. The words undistort themselves and settle, while the rippling background continues to animate.
FX/SFX: The rippling of the background, the zooming in and unbluring of the words, and those words undistorting.
Availability: Seen on Artisan Entertainment releases from the era, such as the 1998 VHS release of Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
Scare Factor: Low.
August 15, 2000-June 1, 2010 Edit
Bumper: On a black background, a white-bordered black frame with either the words "COMING SOON TO THEATRES", "COMING SOON TO VIDEO & DVD", "COMING SOON TO VIDEOCASSETTE" or "COMING SOON TO DVD" is backwards and turns to face the viewer. The words zoom slightly backwards, and remain still, until the black frame turns upward, flies forward, and disappears.
FX/SFX: The black frame turning, zooming backward, and flying. This is all computer animation.
Music/Sounds: A brief whoosh, a "clang", what sounds like a deep-pitched inhale, and then finally another whoosh. Also, a quiet note is held through it or sometimes no quiet note at all.
Music/Sounds Variant: A more common version has this bumper silent.
Availability: Seen on Artisan Entertainment VHS releases from 2000-2003. When Artisan folded in 2003, this bumper continued use on Lionsgate VHS releases until 2006 and Lionsgate DVD releases until 2010, when they abandoned the bumper altogether.
Scare Factor: Low, as the different sound effects and the quiet note can catch some off guard. This factor lowers for the silent version.