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1980'sEdit

Bumper: On a light blue-blue gradient background we see a clapboard with the CBS/FOX logo (without the word "VIDEO") in it which later fades into the blue-light blue graduent italic words "HOME VIDEO PREVIEW". Then the clapboard claps and we fade out.

Variants:

  • There is a variant for Playhouse Video releases, which is set on a yellow-blue gradient background, the text is white, and the Playhouse Video logo is shown instead of the CBS/FOX Video logo. The announcer says "Playhouse Video presents a home video preview."
  • On Key Video releases such as History of the World Part 1, the logo is on a light blue-pink gradient background, and the Key Video logo is shown instead of the CBS/FOX Video logo. The announcer says "Key Video presents a home video preview."
  • A different version appears on the original 1988 VHS of Predator, where the clapperboard is blue and the words in cursive font: "Preview of Coming Attractions" wipes in. The announcer says "The following films will soon be available on videocassette, from CBS/FOX Video!".

FX/SFX: The shining and the clapping.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: An announcer says "CBS/Fox Video presents a home video preview.", followed by a clap. The announcer is Bill St. James.

Availability: Rare. It can be seen on certain CBS/FOX Video, Playhouse Video and Key Video tapes from the period such as the 1988 VHS of Overboard and the 1989 VHS of A Fish Called Wanda.

Scare Factor: Minimal.

1987 (Star Wars) Edit

Opening To Star Wars 1984 VHS (1987 reprint)02:48

Opening To Star Wars 1984 VHS (1987 reprint)

(The bumper appears at the beginning of the video)

Bumper: The 3rd CBS Fox Video logo animates as normal, but then once it finishes, it electrocutes, and then the viewer's screen goes to a space background. An X-Wing from the original Star Wars trilogy flies from the bottom of the screen, and centers itself on it, before doing a barrel roll and zooming off into the distance. Then, another X-Wing appears from the bottom left of the screen. It shoots at an asteroid that zooms in, also appearing, from the top right of the screen. The asteroid explodes, and then a white sphere comes in (again, from the top right) and positions itself on the center of the screen, while the Star Wars logo, in silver, zooms out and settles on it. A ring, also silver, with the words "THE FIRST TEN YEARS" appears, sparkling in the process. Then, two small rectangles (yet again silver) position themselves on both sides of the ring, with the one on the left containing the year that Star Wars was first released (1977), and the one on the right containing the year of the trilogy's 10th anniversary (1987). The completed Star Wars 10th Anniversary logo then sparkles, as the space background continues to slowly move past, before the bumper freezes, and then fades out.

FX/SFX: The animation.

Music/Sounds: Begins with a few notes of the trilogy's end credits theme, and then an electric zap sound. Then, there is a whooshing sound, followed by a note that is being held, along with other sound effects that accompany the actions. After that is an additional six notes of music, and then it ends with Bill St. James saying "CBS Fox Video is proud to present a preview of the complete Star Wars trilogy".

Availability: Rare. It was seen on the 1987 re-releases of the Star Wars trilogy.

Scare Factor: Low to medium, since the music and the sound effects can be loud. You also might not be expecting the announcer. This factor lowers for those who are used to both the music and the sound effects.

1988-1992Edit

Bumper: On a black background we see the words "CBS/FOX COLLECTOR'S PREVIEW" or "FOX VIDEO COLLECTOR'S PREVIEW" in a white Lydian font. At the end of the promo, we fade to a black background and the words "CHECK FOR TITLE AVAILABILITY WHEREVER VIDEOS ARE SOLD" in the same font.

Variant: There are a lot of different fonts that were used from tape to tape.

Music/Sounds: The announcer heard in most mid-1980s to early-1990s CBS/Fox promos says "CBS/Fox Video presents a collector's preview." The announcer is Bill St. James. On the "Check For Title Availability Wherever Videos Are Sold" screen, the announcer says the text.

Music/Sounds Variant: On some 1991-1992 Fox Video releases, the announcer says "Fox Video presents a collector's preview."

Availability: Seen on certain CBS/Fox Video and Fox Video releases from 1988-1992. For the last two years, it was used in tandem with the next bumper.

Scare Factor: Minimal.

1990-1999Edit

FoxVideo Home Video Preview

Bumper: On a black background, we see the words "HOME VIDEO PREVIEW" in a white Lydian font.

Variant: There are a lot of different fonts that were used from tape to tape.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: This can be found on the majority of 1990s Fox releases. For the first two years, this was used in lieu of the "CBS/Fox Collector's Preview" or "Fox Video Collector's Preview" bumper. Examples of this include the 1990 VHS of The Abyss and the 1991 VHS of Pacific Heights.

Scare Factor: Minimal.

1999-2001Edit

Bumper: On a black background, we see the words "Now on Video" or "Coming to Video" in a white Helvetica font.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Rare, as this was only used for a year before being replaced with the next one.

Scare Factor: None.

2001-2005Edit

Bumper: On a black background, we see one of the following clip-ons in the white Compacta font:

Clip-Ons:

  • NOW AVAILABLE ON VHS & DVD
  • COMING SOON TO VHS & DVD
  • COMING SOON TO THEATERS
  • NOW ON TELEVISION
  • PSA (This can be found on Cheaper by the Dozen)
  • COMING TO THEATERS
  • AVAILABLE TO OWN ON VHS & DVD
  • MUSIC VIDEO (This can be found on Like Mike)
  • NOW ON FOX (This can be found on Ice Age, Joe Somebody and Kung Pow! Enter the Fist)
  • COMING TO THEATERS
  • NOW AVAILABLE ON CD (This can be found on Like Mike)
  • SOUNDTRACK
  • SOUNDTRACK NOW AVAILABLE (This can be found on Super Troopers)
  • COMING TO VHS & DVD
  • NOW ON FOX TV (This can be found on One Hour Photo)

Variants:

  • In 2003, three of the clip-ons were changed to "NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD & VHS", "COMING SOON TO DVD & VHS" and "AVAILABLE TO OWN ON DVD & VHS".
  • There is a special variant that reads "STAY TUNED AFTER THE MOVIE FOR THE ERYKAH BADU AND MOS DEF MUSIC VIDEOS FROM THE CHART TOPPING SOUNDTRACK".

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Almost uncommon. This can be found on early 2000s Fox videocassettes such as Planet of the Apes (2001), Joe Somebody, Ice Age, Men of Honor, and Cheaper by the Dozen.

Scare Factor: None.

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