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BumpersEdit

1983-1985 (RCA/Columbia) (A)Edit

Nickname: "If It Isn't Red, It Isn't Real"

Bumper: On a white background is a red open big box with an RCA/Columbia VHS cassette inside, mainly showing the red spine with the words "RCA/COLUMBIA PICTURES INTERNATIONAL VIDEO" surrounded by two copies of the company's logo. On the bottom is the red text:

If it isn't red,

it isn't real.

As the voiceover gets to the hotline number part, "01-636 8373" appears underneath the text.

FX/SFX: Just the hotline number appearing.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: A British announcer says "You should have noticed a red leading edge bearing the RCA/Columbia Pictures logo on the cassette you're now watching. If you didn't, have a quick look now before the film starts. You see, this unique packaging is our guarantee of quality. It means you'll see a top quality film on top quality tape, and it means this copy will have been taken straight up a master tape. So whatever film you watch, the picture you see will be sharp, and the sound you hear will always be clear. If this video cassette hasn't got a red leading edge, we'd like to hear about it. So call us on 01-636 8373 right now. Because if it isn't red, it isn't real."

Availability: Extremely rare, seen on some pre-cert RCA/Columbia releases from the era.

Scare Factor: None to minimal.

1983-1985 (RCA/Columbia) (B)Edit

Nickname: "If It Isn't Red, It Isn't Real II"

Bumper: On a white background, a VHS cassette appears sitting with a Beta cassette, both of them sporting red spines. Thirty-two seconds later, this cuts to a still shot showing the front of the VHS cassette, which sports an RCA/Columbia tape label (The Dark Crystal) and a white RCA/Columbia logo that was printed on the left reel side, then it cuts to the VHS's red spine facing us (actually the same one from the previous bumper), and finally a camera zoom-in on the white logo. Afterwards, it cuts to the front of the Beta cassette, sporting another RCA/Columbia label (Death Wish II) and a red trapezoid-shaped sticker on the reel shield that only has the logo's RCA and Columbia Pictures parts, omitting the Torch Lady. This cuts to the Beta's red spine facing us (also the same one), and finally another camera zoom-in on the red trapezoid sticker. Then finally, it cuts back to the VHS cassette and the Beta cassette sitting together, with the text "If it isn't red, it isn't real" shown underneath them, now in a single line and in a different font. As the voiceover gets to the hotline number part, "01-636 8373" fades in underneath the text.

FX/SFX: The camera zoom-ins, and the hotline number appearing.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: The same announcer from the previous bumper says "You should have noticed a red leading edge bearing the RCA/Columbia Pictures logo on the cassette you're now watching. If you didn't, have a quick look now before the film starts. You see, this unique packaging is our guarantee of quality. It means you'll see a top quality film on top quality tape, and it means this copy will have been taken straight off a master tape. So whatever film you watch, the picture you see will be sharp, and the sound you hear will always be clear. If your cassette is VHS format, it should look like this, with a red leading edge bearing the RCA/Columbia Pictures logo, and the logo also engraved on the cassette window. If your cassette is Beta format, it should look like this, with a red leading edge bearing the RCA/Columbia Pictures logo, and the logo printed in red on the wheel spring visible through the window. If this video cassette is not like this, then we'd like to hear about it. So call us on 01-636 8373 right now. Because if it isn't red, it isn't real."

Availability: Even rarer than the previous bumper, serving as its alternative. Seen on Conan the Destroyer and Jabberwocky.

Scare Factor: None to minimal.

1985-1990 (RCA/Columbia) (C)Edit

Bumper: On a white background, we see both a Beta and VHS cassette sporting an RCA/Columbia label and the same red spine from the previous bumper sitting beside each other. It cuts to the front of the VHS cassette with a camera zoom-in on a white RCA/Columbia logo that was printed on the left reel side, which then cuts to the front of the Beta cassette with a camera zoom-in on a red trapezoid-shaped sticker on the reel shield that only has the logo's RCA and Columbia Pictures parts, omitting the Torch Lady. Then it goes back to the same still of the two cassettes sitting together. As we get to the contact part of the voiceover, we fade to the RCA/Columbia Pictures International Video logo itself on a white background with the hotline number "01-636 8373" fading in below.

Variants:

  • From 1988 to 1989, the white background is changed to the still picture of the 1985 Spinning Cube on a blue background and the text is white and typed in.
  • From 1989 to 1990, the Beta front zoom-in and the repeat of the first shot were cut out, and the standard RCA/Columbia logo on the white background was replaced by the ending freeze frame of the Spinning Cube with "01-636 8373" in white appearing via a wipe effect.

FX/SFX: Same as the second bumper.

Cheesy Factor: On the 1988 version, the finished bumper looked like it was on an Amiga computer.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: An announcer with a full-on English RP accent says "The red spine on the cassette you are now watching is your assurance of first class audio and video presentation, guaranteed by RCA/Columbia Pictures Video. If your cassette does not look like this, if it's a VHS format - or a Beta format like this - it is likely to be a pirate copy, and you won't be getting your money's worth in either picture quality or sound. In that case, phone RCA/Columbia Pictures on: 01-636 8373. We'd like to hear from you."

Music/Sounds/Voiceover Variants:

  • On some tapes such as Cromwell, as well as in the 1988 version, the part at the end of the voiceover with the announcer saying "We'd like to hear from you" was cut out.
  • In the 1989 version, the voiceover was shortened to "The red spine on the cassette you are now watching is your assurance of first class audio and video presentation, guaranteed by RCA/Columbia Pictures Video. If your cassette does not look like this, phone RCA/Columbia Pictures on: 01-636 8373."

Availability: Rare, seen on some old RCA/Columbia Beta and VHS rental releases from 1985 to 1990. Examples include Macbeth, Mr. North, Eat the Peach, R.O.T.O.R., The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Desert Bloom, Daddy's Boys, and Hope and Glory. Later tapes used the RCA/Columbia variant of the 1991 bumper.

Scare Factor: None to minimal.

1988 (CIC Video) (A)Edit

Bumper: On the same space background as the 1986 CIC Video logo, we see the film's logo zoom in as revealed by a lens flare, and then, the film's logo zooms into a comfortable distance for the text to fade in. The text reads:

CIC Video's cassette of "E.T. - The Extra-
Terrestrial" reproduces the high quality of
picture and sound insisted upon by the
producers of this exceptional film

Afterwards, the text fades out for some more text to fade in. The text on the top space reads:

BEWARE OF ILLEGAL VIDEO CASSETTES OF
"E.T. - THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL"

And the text on the bottom space reads:

Check whether the video cassette of
"E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial"
provided to you carries the

CIC VIDEO POLAROID STICKER

The text fades out and the film's logo zooms in to cover the whole screen retaining the space background, revealing a shining polarized hologram (with many copies of the CIC Video logo on it), and then, a video cassette fades in behind it and they zoom out, revealing that the hologram is on the front end of the cassette. The text above and below the cassette read:

All legal video cassettes of
"E.T. - THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL"
have the polaroid sticker attached

(cassette)

VIDEO PIRACY IS A CRIME DO NOT ACCEPT IT
DEMAND A GENUINE CIC VIDEO CASSETTE
FROM YOUR DEALER

Poor quality, illegal video cassettes reduce your viewing
pleasure and jeopardise future film production

FX/SFX: The film's logo zooming in and zooming into a comfortable distance, the reveal of the cassette, the text fading in.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Only seen on the rental release of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

Scare Factor: None.

1989-1991 (CIC Video) (B)Edit

Bumper: On the same space background as the previous piracy warning and the 1986 CIC Video logo, we see the text:

BEWARE OF ILLEGAL
VIDEO CASSETTES

CHECK WHETHER THIS
VIDEO CASSETTE CARRIES
THE CIC VIDEO
SECURITY STICKER

Then a shining polarized hologram (which is same as the previous bumper) appears. Then a video cassette fades in behind it and they zoom out, which has the same look as the previous bumper. The text above and below the cassette read:

VIDEO PIRACY IS A CRIME
DO NOT ACCEPT IT.

(cassette)

DEMAND A GENUINE CIC VIDEO CASSETTE
FROM YOUR DEALER.
POOR QUALITY ILLEGAL VIDEO CASSETTES
REDUCE YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE AND
JEOPARDIZE FUTURE FILM PRODUCTION.

FX/SFX: The shining of the hologram, the reveal of the cassette, the text fading in.

Variant: There is a rare version used on later Australian releases such as Tom and Jerry: The Movie and True Lies, which plays after the 1991-1997 variant of the CIC logo, which is on a black background, with the same text, the same hologram image & the same video zoom out on the blue gradient. The same text appears but in lowercases.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Rare, used on rental releases by CIC Video in the UK. Appears on Crocodile Dundee 2, Twins, Ghost, Fat Man and Little Boy (known as Shadow Makers in the UK), Internal Affairs, King Ralph, Back to the Future: Part III, Child's Play II, and Black Rain. Also on Australian releases. The variant is used on the Australian copies of Tom and Jerry: The Movie and True Lies.

Scare Factor: None.

1989-1993 (Silver Vision) (A)Edit

Bumper: After the Silver Vision logo fades in, a VHS cassette with a blue spine is shown on a brick red background. This zooms out, and the text "VIDEO PIRACY IS THEFT", along with the text reading "TO IDENTIFY THIS VIDEO TAPE AS AN ORIGINAL COPY, WE HAVE INCORPORATED A SPECIAL BLUE SPINE WITH OUR SILVERVISION LOGO ONTO EACH CASSETTE. IF THIS VIDEOCASSETTE DOES NOT HAVE THIS IDENTIFICATION, IT IS NOT AN ORIGINAL AND MAY BE AN ILLEGAL COPY." fades in. This remains for 20 seconds, before, via a blinds effect, fading out to reveal the FACT hotline.

FX/SFX: The text fading, the zoom out of the VHS cassette, the blinds transition to hotline.

Cheesy Factor: Way, way, simple '80s computer graphics.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Rare, on most '80s and 90's WWF wrestling retail VHS's with a blue spine, like WWF WrestleMania IV. This is the first anti-piracy bumper to use the FACT hotline.

Scare Factor: Minimal, but the silence of the warning may creep out some.

1991-1994Edit

Bumper: On a gray background appears a shining polarized hologram coloured in silver and red and the warning text shown above reading:

BEWARE OF ILLEGAL
VIDEO CASETTES

(hologram)

CHECK WHETHER THIS VIDEO CASSETTE
CARRIES A GENUINE SECURITY STICKER

Then a video cassette fades in behind it and both zoom out, revealing that the hologram is on the front end of the cassette. The same text appears reading:

VIDEO PIRACY IS A CRIME!
DO NOT ACCEPT IT
DEMAND A GENUINE CASSETTE
FROM YOUR VIDEO STORE!

And the text underneath the cassette reads:

POOR QUALITY ILLEGAL VIDEO CASSETTES
REDUCE YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE AND
JEOPARIDISE FUTURE FILM PRODUCTION

Then the text underneath fades out and the text fades in reading:

WHEN IN DOUBT TELEPHONE
THE FEDERATION AGAINST COPYRIGHT THEFT
(FACT)

081 568 6646

Depending on the hologram, the following print logos are:

  • Warner Home Video (The "Cheesy Shield" print logo with "WARNER HOME VIDEO" below)
  • Fox Video (A modified version of the 20th Century Fox print logo with "FOX VIDEO" replacing "20th CENTURY FOX")
  • Buena Vista Home Video (The Disney stylized, segmented castle with an arc around it and "Buena Vista Home Video Ltd." below)
  • CIC Video (The 1970-1981 CIC chain logo with the words "CIC" with "VIDEO" below)
  • Entertainment in Video (The 1987 "V" triangle on a blank rectangle with two lines and "ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO" on it)
  • Guild Home Video (The 1980 "G" wordmark with "GUILD Home Video" below)
  • First Independent (The 1991-1999 print logo with "FIRST INDEPENDENT" below)
  • 20:20 Vision (The 1990-1997 20:20 Vision bird on the box with "20·20 VISION" below the bird)
  • RCA/Columbia Pictures International Video (The 1981-1993 Columbia Torch Lady logo on a dome, and on an outlined box with 3 box sections with the 1968 RCA wordmark on top and with "Columbia Pictures VIDEO U.K." below)

Variant: On early releases, it has a brownish animated background, different text in a Times New Roman Font, and no voiceover. It is apparently like this:

BEWARE OF ILLEGAL
VIDEO CASSETTES

The hologram fades in, and the text also fading in:

CHECK WHETEHER THIS VIDEO CASSETTE
CARRIES THE FACT SECURITY STICKER

The rest plays like normal and the text reads:

VIDEO PIRACY IS A CRIME!
DO NOT ACCEPT IT.
DEMAND A GENIUNE VIDEO CASSETTE
FROM YOUR DEALER

and below the tape reads:

POOR QUALITY ILLEGAL VIDEO CASSETTES
REDUCE YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE AND
JEOPARDIZE FUTURE FILM PRODUCTION.

and the bottom text fades out and the text below the tape:

WHEN IN DOBUT RING

081-568 6646

FX/SFX: The shining of the hologram, the reveal of the cassette.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: A man says "BEWARE of illegal video cassettes. Check whether this video cassette carries a genuine security sticker. Video piracy is a crime. Do not accept it. Demand a genuine cassette from your video store. Poor quality illegal video cassettes reduce your viewing pleasure and jeopardize future film production. When in doubt, telephone the Federation Against Copyright Theft, F.A.C.T., on 081-568-double 646."

Music/Sounds/Voiceover Variant: On early releases, the bumper is silent.

Availability: Used on rental releases by Warner Home Video / MGM/UA Home Video, Fox Video, Buena Vista/Walt Disney/Touchstone/Hollywood Pictures Home Video, CIC Video, Entertainment in Video, Guild Home Video, First Independent, and 20:20 Vision in the UK. Examples of where to find each of them:

  • Warner Home Video/MGM/UA Home Video: Thelma and Louise, White Sands, Teen Agent, Power Play, Carry on Columbus, The Bodyguard
  • Fox Video: The Commitments, Point Break, Home Alone II: Lost In New York, Alien 3, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the movie, not the TV show), Hot Shots, Jack the Bear, For the Boys, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze
  • Buena Vista: Straight Talk, Blood in Blood Out, Tina: What's Love Got To Do With It, Shipwrecked, Sister Act, One Good Cop, As You Like It, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
  • CIC Video: Child's Play 3, A Kiss Before Dying, Problem Child 2, A Scent of a Woman
  • Entertainment in Video: Super Mario Bros, Wild Orchid: The Red Shoe Diary, Live Wire, Peter's Friends
  • Guild Home Video: Universal Soldier, Light Sleeper, Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
  • First Independent: Deadbolt, Wild West, The Lawnmower Man, Carnosaur
  • 20:20 Vision: Rock-A-Doodle, Bugsy, Drop Dead Fred
  • RCA/Columbia/Columbia TriStar: The Addams Family, F/X2: The Deadly Art of Illusion
  • The silent variant is seen on Highlander II: The Quickening, Predator 2, The Silence of the Lambs, The Pope Must Die, and The Naked Gun 2 1/2.

Scare Factor: Minimal. The voiceover might creep some out. None for the variant.

1993-2005Edit


Bumper: On a blue gradient background appears a shining polarized hologram. The text is the same except it mentions a label hologram instead of a security sticker. The text reads:

BEWARE OF ILLEGAL
VIDEO CASSETTES

(Hologram)

CHECK WHETHER THIS VIDEO CASSETTE
CARRIES A GENUINE LABEL HOLOGRAM.

A tape label with the BBFC U rating fades in behind it and both zoom out revealing a video cassette. The text fades in and reads:

VIDEO PIRACY IS A CRIME!
DO NOT ACCEPT IT
DEMAND A GENUINE CASSETTE
FROM YOUR VIDEO STORE!

The text under the video cassette reads:

POOR QUALITY ILLEGAL VIDEO CASSETTES
REDUCE YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE AND
JEOPARDISE FUTURE FILM PRODUCTION.

The text at the bottom fades out and the text fades in reads:

WHEN IN DOUBT TELEPHONE THE FEDERATION
AGANIST COPYRIGHT THEFT (FACT)
081 568 6646

(1995-1998) 0181 568 6646

(post-1998) 020 8568 6646

Then the FACT hotline fades out and the INFACT hotline fades in reading:

OR IN THE CASE OF
THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
(01) 6777 071

Depending on the hologram and tape label, the following logos are:

  • Columbia TriStar Home Video (The print logo appears on the hologram along with the wording "COLUMBIA TRISTAR HOME VIDEO" fading in and out, the hologram animation repeats, and the full color print logo appears on the label, while the label is colored orange, using the BBFC 18 rating.)
  • Warner Home Video (The "Cheesy Shield" print logo appears on the hologram while the tape label is blue with the shield in a bunch of clouds. Used until 2002.)
  • Fox Video (The 1991 print logo appears on the hologram, while the tape label is nearly blank but it uses the BBFC PG rating, and the spine on the tape is white. Used until 1996.)
  • MGM/UA Home Video (The hologram's print logo is same as Warner Home Video's, while the tape label is white with duplicates of MGM/UA's print logo. Used until 2000.)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (The 1968 Paramount print logo with "A Paramount Communications Company" below on the hologram, while the tape label is nearly blank. Used until 2003.)
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (The 1990 Universal print globe with "AN MCA COMPANY" below on the hologram, while the tape label is the same as Paramount Home Entertainment. Used until 1999.)
  • DreamWorks Home Entertainment (The "DREAMWORKS" text with a stacked "HOME ENTERTAINMENT" below on the hologram, while the tape label is the same as Paramount Home Entertainment and Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Used from 1998 to 1999.)
  • 20:20 Vision (The print logo appears on the hologram while the tape label is white and the spine is either silver or metallic, using the BBFC 15 rating. Used until 1997.)

Variants:

  • Throughout the decade, the FACT and INFACT hotline numbers changed multiple times.
  • On rare occasions, the bumper would be customized. For example on 1997-2003 Paramount rental and retail releases and 1997-1999 Universal and DreamWorks rental releases, the background is the same aurora background from the 1997 CIC Video logo, and the text is in the same font as the CIC Video 1997-2001 warning screen. Also the hologram shrinks down to reveal the background and the text and the video cassette fades in and the bumper goes as normal (but on the 1993-1997 rental and retail releases, the regular background and font are used).
  • On early Columbia TriStar Home Video releases, the hologram looks like the full color movie print versions of the Torch Lady and Pegasus logos, while the tape label is pink, using the BBFC 15 rating and the spine on the tape is red.
  • On 1993-1994 releases, the bumper fades out early after the FACT hotline fading in.
  • On Columbia TriStar releases, the "A" in "AGAINST" isn't big.
  • On post-1994 Columbia TriStar releases, it links to the BBFC rating bumper after its done. Some tapes such as Sleepless in Seattle get the bumper fade out early.
  • On 1994-1996 Fox Video releases, it cuts to the same background with a different INFACT address, fading in and out. It's like this:

OR ALTERNATIVELY,
IF YOU LIVE IN EIRE, PLEASE CONTACT:

IN FACT
SUFFOLK CHAMBERS
1 SUFFOLK STREET
DUBLIN 2
EIRE

TEL № 01 6777071


  • On 1997-1998 Columbia TriStar releases, The INFACT hotline changed. It's like this:

(01) 678 9022


  • On 1998-2001 Columbia TriStar releases, the bluish-purple caption covers the FACT and the INFACT hotlines to place in the new hotlines.
    • FACT Hotline: 020 85686646
    • INFACT Hotline: (01) 6789022
  • On Warner, MGM/UA and pre-1997 Paramount and Universal releases, the top text is spaced.
  • On post-1998 CIC Video releases, The blurred dark purple caption covers up the INFACT hotline to place in the new hotline. It's like this:

(01) 678 9022


  • On post-2001 Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment releases, the bumper was slightly redone, the font in the text has been changed and the hotline numbers have the captions removed.
  • On post-2001 Warner Home Video releases, The INFACT hotline changed. It's like this:

00353 1678 9022

FX/SFX: The shining of the hologram, the reveal of the cassette.

Cheesy Factor:

  • On the post-2001 Warner Home Video variants, the INFACT hotline is set in Arial Narrow.
  • On the 1994-1996 Fox Video variant, the INFACT address is very cheap.
  • For the 2000-2003 Paramount Home Entertainment releases, there is a bad grammar error, the FACT hotline should be "020 8568 6646" after being left unchanged.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: A stoic man says "Beware of illegal video cassettes. Check whether this video cassette carries a genuine label hologram. Video piracy is a crime. Do not accept it. Demand a genuine cassette from your video store. Poor quality illegal video cassettes reduce your viewing pleasure and jeopardize future film production." Then, the same stoic man says the last sentence. It changed multiple times:

  • 1993-1996 (Paramount, Universal, MGM/UA, WB, 20:20 Vision, and CTHV stopped in 1994, although Fox Video continued until 1996): "When in doubt, telephone the Federation Against Copyright Theft, F.A.C.T., on 081-568-6646"
  • 1994-1995: "When in doubt, telephone the Federation Against Copyright Theft, F.A.C.T., on 081-568-6646. Or in the case of the Republic of Ireland telephone 01-6777-071"
  • 1995-2001 (Stopped in 1997 for other companies, although Warner Home Video and MGM/UA continued until 2001 and Paramount, and Universal continued until 1998): "When in doubt, telephone the Federation Against Copyright Theft, F.A.C.T., on 0181-568-6646. Or in the case of the Republic of Ireland, 01-6777-071."
  • 1997-1998 (Columbia TriStar Only): "When in doubt, telephone the Federation Against Copyright Theft, F.A.C.T., on 0181-568-6646. Or in the case of the Republic of Ireland 01-678-9022"
  • 1998-2005 (Columbia TriStar Only): "When in doubt, telephone the Federation Against Copyright Theft... or in the case of the Republic of Ireland..."
  • 1998-2003 (DreamWorks/Universal/Paramount Only although DreamWorks and Universal stopped in 2000 with the Paramount Version remaining): "When in doubt, telephone the Federation Against Copyright Theft, F.A.C.T., on 0181-568-6646"
  • 2001-2002 (Warner Home Video Only): None.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover Variants:

  • On Fox Video releases, such as Once Upon a Forest, early 20:20 Vision releases like The Dark Half, and early Columbia TriStar Home Video releases like Groundhog Day, the voiceover has been lowered down.
  • On early Warner Home Video releases, MGM/UA Home Video releases, Paramount Pictures releases, Universal Studios releases and some early Columbia TriStar releases, the voiceover is quicker.
  • On post-1997 Columbia TriStar Home Video and 20:20 Vision releases, the voiceover has a different accent and a bit deeper in tone.

Availability: Used by several VHS companies in the UK. Examples of where to find each of them:

  • Columbia TriStar: The Best of The Muppet Show, Universal Soldier: The Return, The Net, Charlie's Angels, Kermit's Swamp Years, The Pagemaster, Legends of the Fall, Street Fighter, The Net, Evolution, Never Talk to Strangers, Jerry Maigure, Hollow Man, In Pursuit of Honor, Tomcats, xXx, Dick, Desperado, Muppets from Space, The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, Seeing Double, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, The Cable Guy, The 6th Day, What Planet Are You From?, China Moon, Bicentennial Man, The Thirteenth Floor, Godzilla, The Patriot, The Trumpet of the Swan, The Rundown (also known as Welcome to the Jungle in the UK and some other terrorties), Cruel Intentions, Wishmaster, Urban Legend, Urban Legends: Final Cut, Double Team, Maximum Risk, Bad Boys, First Knight, Call Me Claus, Jumanji, Matilda, The Mask of Zorro, Stuart Little, The Swan Princess, The Swan Princess and the Secret of the Castle, Bear in the Big Blue House videos, The Swan Princess Sing-Along, The Swan Princess and the Mystery of the Enchanted Kingdom, Men in Black II, Spider-Man, Sense & Sensibility, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Sleepless in Seattle (retail), Spider-Man 2, The Bone Collector
  • Columbia TriStar (early variant): Groundhog Day (rental), Philadelphia, In the Line of Fire, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Backbeat
  • Fox Video/20th Century Fox Home Entertainment: Once Upon a Forest, Mrs. Dobutfire, Potitically Correct Party Animals, The X-Files: Tooms
  • Warner Home Video/Icon Film Distribution/Redbus Film Distribution/Helkon SK Video: The Lord of the Rings (1978), You've Got Mail, The Gift, Free Willy, The Man Who Knew Too Little, A Clockwork Orange, Executive Decision, Eraser, Vegas Vacaiton, Three Kings, Eyes Wide Shut, Mars Attacks, Bless the Child, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (rental), Thumbelina (rental), The Specialist, L.A. Confidential, GoldenEye, Thinner, What Women Want, Under Suspicion, A Time to Kill, The NeverEnding Story III, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, Three to Tango, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  • MGM/UA Home Video: The Man in the Iron Mask, Tomorrow Never Dies (rental), Get Shorty, Species, Species II, Red Corner
  • 20:20 Vision: Mixed Nuts, The Dark Half, All Shook Up! (Hexed), Sleepless in Seattle (rental), Last Action Hero, It Could Happen to You, Striptease
  • Paramount: Tomb Raider, Twilight (1998), In and Out, Primal Force, Save the Last Dance, Harriet the Spy, The Education of Little Tree, Escape from L.A., Drop Zone
  • Universal: Junior, Apollo 13, The Chamber, Schindler's List, Jurassic Park (rental)
  • DreamWorks: Deep Impact, In Dreams

Scare Factor: Minimal (Regular version, the animation is a bit creepy and the announcer looks less scary); Medium to nightmare (Lowered down voiceover, the announcer and the animation might have a bit chilling tones, but it's a scary bumper); None to low (Version with the quicker voiceover, the announcer looks so sad); Medium to high (Post-1997 Columbia TriStar and 20:20 Vision variants, the different accent and deeper voiceover may startle some).

1993-1996 (Silver Vision) (B)Edit

Bumper: Over a blue shiny background, we see the blue spine from the first Silver Vision bumper, but with the tape label showing the WWF logo and the Silver Vision logo and a very small copyright notice. The same text as the first Silver Vision bumper as appears. Then, the FACT hotline appears, but now in lowercase.

FX/SFX: Fading in of the text and the hotline numbers.

Cheesy Factor: It's very, very simple.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on retail WWF videos by Silver Vision from the '90s, such as UK Rampage 1993.

Scare Factor: None.

1993-1995 (Guild) (A)Edit

Bumper: On a blue marble background, we see a darker blue polarized hologram that uses a yellow version of the 1985-1998 Guild Home Video print logo that shines and the warning text reads:

BEWARE OF ILLEGAL VIDEO CASSETTES
CHECK WHETHER THIS VIDEO CASSETTE
CARRIES A GENUINE LABEL HOLOGRAM

(hologram)

VIDEO PIRACY IS A CRIME
DO NOT ACCEPT IT
DEMAND A GENUINE CASSETTE
FROM YOUR VIDEO STORE

After that, it shrinks and a tape cassette fades in behind it, with the hologram residing on the label part, using the BBFC 15 rating. The bottom text changes to the text below reads:

POOR QUALITY ILLEGAL VIDEO
CASSETTES REDUCE YOUR VIEWING
PLEASURE AND JEOPARDISE
FUTURE FILM PRODUCTION

The bottom text changes. It reads:

WHEN IN DOUBT TELEPHONE THE
FEDERATION AGAINST COPYRIGHT THEFT
(F.A.C.T.) 081-568-6646

FX/SFX: The hologram shining, shrinking, the fade in of the cassette.

Cheesy Factor: Where's the underline in "GENUINE"?

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: A man, who sounds more enthusiastic this time, says "Beware of illegal video cassettes. Check whether this video cassette carries a genuine label hologram. Video piracy is a crime. Do not accept it. Demand a genuine cassette from your video store. Poor quality illegal video cassettes reduce your viewing pleasure and jeopardize future film production. When in doubt, telephone the Federation Against Copyright Theft, F.A.C.T., on 081-568-double 646."

Availability: Used on early Guild Home Video releases with the 1993-1997 logo. Seen on Man's Best Friend and The Shawshank Redemption.

Scare Factor: Minimal to low. Despite its hologram animation and the voiceover, however, compared to the next bumper, it's nothing.

1994-1998 (Guild) (B)Edit

Bumper: On a green background with lens flare circles, we see the Guild Home Video hologram, having the shining animation from the previous version, along with some white text. The text reads:

BEWARE OF ILLEGAL VIDEO CASSETTES
CHECK WHETHER THIS VIDEO CASSETTE
CARRIES A GENUINE LABEL HOLOGRAM

(hologram)

VIDEO PIRACY IS A CRIME
DO NOT ACCEPT IT
DEMAND A GENUINE CASSETTE
FROM YOUR VIDEO STORE

Afterwards, it fades to two VHS cassettes using the same hologram and the same label from the previous bumper, with the one on the left using the BBFC 15 rating on its label and the other using the IFCO 15 rating. The bottom text changes to the text below that reads:

POOR QUALITY ILLEGAL VIDEO
CASSETTES REDUCE YOUR VIEWING
PLEASURE AND JEOPARDISE
FUTURE FILM PRODUCTION

Afterwards, the bottom text changes to the text below that reads:

WHEN IN DOUBT TELEPHONE THE
FEDERATION AGAINST COPYRIGHT THEFT
(F.A.C.T.) (I.N.F.A.C.T.)
081 568 6646 (1) 677 7071 (S. IRELAND)

FX/SFX: The shining of the hologram, the reveal of the two cassettes.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: The enthusiastic announcer from the company's previous warning says "Beware of illegal video cassettes. Check whether this video cassette carries a genuine label hologram. Video piracy is a crime. Do not accept it. Demand a genuine cassette from your video store. Poor quality illegal video cassettes reduce your viewing pleasure and jeopardize future film production. When in doubt, telephone the Federation Against Copyright Theft, F.A.C.T., on 081-568-double 646. Or in southern Ireland, I.N.F.A.C.T., on (1) 6 triple 7071."

Availability: Used by Guild Home Video during this era. Seen on North, Judge Dredd, and James and the Giant Peach. Also seen on early Pathe titles distributed by 20th Century Fox, such as the original rental release of Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.

Scare Factor: None to medium, because of the animation and the enthusiastic voiceover, but it's not a 100% bumper, but it's bright and not weird nature and the creepiness might startle you.

1994-1995 (Disney) (A)Edit

Nickname: The Disney Animations From the Underworld.

Bumper: On a black/blue gradient background, we see a VHS cassette with the BBFC U rating, with a sticker label depending on the Disney movie, and a gray polarized hologram. On the bottom "BEWARE OF ILLEGAL VIDEO CASSETTES" fades in and fades out, "POOR QUALITY ILLEGAL CASSETTES" fades in at the top and "REDUCE YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE" at the bottom fades in. "JEOPARDISE FUTURE FILM PRODUCTION" appears along with "AND CAN DAMAGE YOUR VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER" after it. The texts wipe out to reveal "CHECK IF THIS VIDEO CASSETTE CARRIES THIS GENUINE SECURITY STICKER" and the circle fades in around the hologram which turns to shining green and grows to the screen for clarification. Then it shrinks down back on the label and changes back to gray. The text at the bottom wipes out and "TELEPHONE THE FEDERATION AGAINST COPYRIGHT THEFT (FACT)" wipes in from the side on each row. The hotline, "081 568 6646" appears after each column. The text wipes out to reveal "VIDEO PIRACY IS A CRIME" as the circle around the hologram fades out and "DO NOT ACCEPT IT" appears. The text disappears as "ENSURE YOU PURCHASE OR RENT A GENUINE COPY FROM YOUR VIDEO RETAILER" slides up.

Variant: There is an early version on Aladdin where the hologram is colored silver with changing multicolored grain grows up to the screen for clarification and shrinks back down, and also the VHS cassette looks different.

FX/SFX: The changing text, the zooming in animated hologram.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: An unknown voiceover (more or less likely Rupert Farley) says "Beware of illegal video cassettes. Poor quality illegal cassettes reduce your viewing pleasure, jeopardize future film production and could also damage your video cassette recorder. Check If this video cassette carries a genuine security sticker. If your video cassette does not have this security sticker, telephone the Federation Against Copyright Theft, F.A.C.T., on 081-568-6646. Video piracy is a crime. Do not accept it. Ensure you purchase or rent a genuine copy from your video retailer.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover Variant: On early 1995 releases like The Return of Jafar, John Sachs says the same script as before, but there's one change to it "081-568-double 646".

Availability: Seen on retail releases of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Aladdin (at least the early version) as well with the John Sachs voiceover seen on The Return of Jafar. Might also possibly seen on rental releases too.

Scare Factor:

  • Medium to nightmare, because of the animations.
  • None to low for the John Sachs voiceover.

1995-1996 (Disney) (B)Edit


Bumper: On a black/blue gradient background, we see a VHS cassette with the BBFC U rating, with a sticker label depending on the Disney movie, and a gray polarized hologram. On the top, "Poor quality, illegal video cassettes..." fades in, and at the bottom, "...available from sources other than reputable retailers" fades in as well, then fades to "reduce the sound and picture quality", and finally to "may also damage your video cassette recorder". After that, it fades out and the text on the above fades to "The genuine product" and a circle fades in around the polarized hologram on the label, which turns shining green and grows to the screen for clarification, while the bottom text fades back in reading "check for this security sticker on the cassette" and then "ensure you purchase your videos from a reputable retailer" before fading out again. Then, the hologram shrinks back down onto the label and changes back to gray, and the circle around it fades out. Finally, the F.A.C.T. contact information using the same font fades in on the bottom, followed by "Video piracy is a crime".

Variants:

  • On post-1995 releases starting with The Lion King, it shows the INFACT address fading in as the FACT address fades out and before "Video piracy is a crime." fades in.
  • On other Disney labels like Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures and Miramax, the tape label uses the PG, 12, 15, and 18 ratings instead of the standard U rating. A known example of where this can be seen is on the VHS release of The Nightmare Before Christmas, where the variant of the later version of this warning can be seen. The version with the PG rating is also seen on some Disney releases.

FX/SFX: The changing text, the zooming in animated hologram.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: The same voiceover (Rupert Farley) says "We want you to enjoy this video as much as possible. Unfortunately, there are many poor quality, illegal video cassettes now available to buy or rent from sources other than reputable retailers. Not only do these reduce the sound and picture quality of the film, but they may also damage your video cassette recorder. To make sure you're watching the genuine product, check for this security sticker on the cassette, and ensure you purchase your videos from a reputable retailer. If you can't find this sticker on your video cassette, telephone the Federation Against Copyright Theft, on 0181-568-double 646. Video piracy is a crime, please help us to fight it."

Music/Sounds/Voiceover Variant: On post-late 1995 tapes beginning with The Lion King, John Sachs says the same script as before but with "Or in the Republic of Ireland, on 353-16 double 7-7071" added into it.

Availability: Seen on retail Disney VHS releases from 1995-1996 in the UK. The current "INFACT hotline" variant is seen on The Lion King, Pocahontas, Sleeping Beauty, The Fox and the Hound, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and other releases, whereas the regular variant is seen on The Aristocats and Pinocchio. May also appear on rental releases too.

Scare Factor:

  • Minimal, but this warning may surprise some people coming suddenly after the usual warnings.
  • None for the John Sachs voiceover.

1995-1997 (BBC)Edit

Bumper: This is completely the same as the 1991 BBC Video warning screen. Over a black background, we see some text scrolling up in a Futura typeface. It's like this:

A MESSAGE FROM THE
BRITISH VIDEO ASSOCIATION
AND THE FEDERATION
AGAINST COPYRIGHT THEFT

It fades out before linking to the Market PIF (see below for details).

Variant: There was an alternative variant where the text is set in an italicized serif font and it just fades in and fades out.

FX/SFX: The scrolling up.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Extremely rare. It's found on retail BBC Video releases, such as They Think Its All Over - No Holds Barred. The variant is seen on Comic Relief: The Pick of the Nose.

Scare Factor: None. It's just boring.

1996-2002 (Disney) (C)Edit


Disney Videos (UK) - Piracy Warning - VHS UK 199600:56

Disney Videos (UK) - Piracy Warning - VHS UK 1996

Bumper: The UK Disney Videos logo is shown for one second and then it cuts to the clips of the Disney movies, The clip of Dumbo appears with the other half which is a pirate copy example wipes in while the captions appear reading: "PIRATE COPY" and "DISNEY COPY" in two of the boxes. Then It cuts to the clip from 101 Dalmatians (1961) in pirate copy format then another one in the normal format. And then, it cuts to the VHS cover with the BBFC U rating and the closed-captioning symbol (Depending on which film) on the blue and green gradient background from the Disney Videos logo, it tilts to reveal the holograms. The Camera hologram (A standard film camera on a tripod with duplicates of BVHV in rows) zooms up to the top right corner and the Mickey Mouse hologram (Sorcerer Mickey in a TV screen with multicolored swirls on the outside) zooms up to the bottom right corner for clarification. They fade out and the tape with the BBFC U rating fades in with the label and hologram (depending on which film). The hologram zooms up to the top right corner for clarification, finally, it cuts back to the clips and it fades to black and the FACT number in a white Helvetica font reads:

(UK) FEDERATION AGAINST
COPYRIGHT THEFT
0181 568 6646

fades in on a blue background with the INFACT number in the same font fades in reads:

(EIRE) INFACT
(00) 353 1677 7071

and then they fade out and the still UK Disney Videos logo fades in and fades out.

Cheesy Factor:

  • The VHS cover, the holograms and the VHS tape looks like if was done in motion control graphics.
  • In the late 1998 and early 1999 VHS releases, The font for "0208 568 6646" is set in a different font.
  • On Monsters, Inc. (One of the last releases to use this bumper) The new Mickey Mouse VHS hologram is cropped and slightly off-center downwards.

Variants:

  • Some releases like Toy Story, Aladdin and the King of Thieves, and Peter Pan have the still Disney Videos logo omitted from the end of the bumper.
  • Post-2001 releases now have the last seconds of the Walt Disney Home Entertainment logo in place of the Disney Videos logo before the piracy warning starts and the still Disney Videos logo is now removed from the end of the bumper.
  • The FACT and the INFACT hotlines changes in 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000:

(FACT Hotline) (Late 1998 and 1999) 0208 568 6646 (2000) 020 8568 6646

(INFACT Hotline) (1997) 01 678 9022


  • On 1996-1997 releases, the holograms look different, The Camera hologram has a higher tripod (Though the Camera hologram has the standard lower tripod when the bumper was first seen on 101 Dalmatians (1961) as a prototype version) and the Mickey Mouse hologram has Sorcerer Mickey on a gradient background with duplicates of "Disney" in its trademark script font, all around it and the tape cover used the 101 Dalmatians (1961) cover.
  • On some releases, the holograms can be either in the middle, bottom or the top on the spine of the cover.
  • On Monsters, Inc., the new Mickey Mouse hologram as seen in the next bumper is seen on the tape label.
  • On Toy Story, The tape label has a BBFC PG rating.
  • On some releases, The bumper can sometimes be reused from the previous Disney VHS release (the tape label can sometimes be changed depending on which film).
  • On Toy Story 2, the still Disney Videos logo at the end of the bumper is replaced by the full Disney Videos logo.

FX/SFX: The clips of Disney movies shown, The cover tilting and The holograms appearing, clips shown again and fading in of the Hotline numbers.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: Silence, when the Disney Videos is shown for one second, then "Disney is Magic" plays in the background as John Sachs says "Welcome to a world of fantasy, music and magical entertainment, the Disney video collection! But don't be tempted to buy a cheaper illegal pirate copy or you might just hear about it from your children." At the Dumbo clip, the boy says "Mum, It's no good! The picture's all funny!" then at the muffled Cruella De Vil song from 101 Dalmatians (1961), the boy says again "I can't hear it!" John Sachs then continues with the normal Cruella De Vil song in the background "For the best equality entertainment, people looked to Disney. You can recognize an authentic Disney video, either by the camera, or the new Mickey Mouse hologram on the spine of the video cover, or by the logo hologram on the cassette. It's your guarantee of buying a true Disney original with the quality of our standards that you and your family deserves." with "Disney is Magic" resuming in the background. And finally the music finishes, and John Sachs concludes: "If you have any worries concerning pirate videos, call one of these numbers now."

Music/Sounds/Voiceover Variant: Starting on post-2001 releases, the shortened fanfare of the Walt Disney Home Entertainment logo is heard at the start before the piracy warning starts.

Availability: Seen on rental and retail Disney VHS releases from 1996-2002 in the UK, including 101 Dalmatians (1961), Fantasia 2000, Toy Story, Tarzan, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Dinosaur (2000), Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., The Emperor's New Groove, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins, Flubber, 101 Dalmatians (1996), A Bug's Life, Hercules, Mulan, Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas, Peter Pan (1953), The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh's Most Grand Adventures, The Black Cauldron, Oliver & Company, Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World, the 1997 reprint of Cinderella, the 2001 reprint of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Atlantis: The Lost Empire.

Scare Factor: Minimal. The clips might catch you off-guard.

1996-2003 (Fox/Pathé) Edit

Bumper: On a dark teal grainy spotlight like background, a shining polarized hologram (Uses either the 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (The 1987 20th Century Fox print logo with the stacked "HOME ENTERTAINMENT" below) or Pathé (The standard 1999 Pathé logo) print logos, depending on the hologram) fades in with the text reads:

BEWARE OF ILLEGAL VIDEO CASSETTES

(hologram)

CHECK WHETHER THIS VIDEO CASSETTE
CARRIES A GENUINE HOLOGRAM

After that, it shrinks and a tape cassette, with the completely blank label zooms in behind it, with the hologram residing on the label part or on the front end. The text fades in and it reads:

VIDEO PIRACY IS A CRIME.
DO NOT ACCEPT IT.
DEMAND A GENUINE CASSETTE
FROM YOUR VIDEO STORE.

And the text underneath the tape reads:

POOR QUALITY, ILLEGAL VIDEO CASSETTES
REDUCE YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE AND
JEOPARDISE FUTURE FILM PRODUCTION.

Both texts fades out and the another pair of texts fade in. They read:

WHEN IN DOUBT, TELEPHONE
THE FEDERATION AGAINST COPYRIGHT THEFT
(F.A.C.T.)

and underneath the tape, the hotline reads:

0181 568 6646

(Later in post-2000 releases) 020 8568 6646

The text and the tape fade out and the text fades in reads:

OR, ALTERNATIVELY, IF YOU LIVE
IN EIRE, PLEASE CONTACT

IN FACT,
SUFFOLK CHAMBERS,
1, SUFFOLK STREET,
DUBLIN, 2,
EIRE

TELEPHONE 01 6777071

Variants:

  • There is an early version where the tape cassette is rotating and in 3-D, also the hologram was enlarged, and when tape cassette rotates, the hologram shrinks down to the front end of the tape which is also enlarged.
  • On 1996-2000 tapes with the early version, The tape fades in with a white label which has a BBFC PG rating and a copyright notice.
  • On some Pathé tapes like Sleepy Hollow, The Blair Witch Project, and Love's Labour's Lost, the prototype version had the 1993-1997 Pathé logo shown on the hologram and the tape label which is colored in yellow.

FX/SFX: The shining of the hologram, the reveal of the cassette.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: The same enthusiastic announcer from the Guild Home Video warnings says "Beware of illegal video cassettes. Check whether this video cassette carries a genuine hologram. Video piracy is a crime. Do not accept it. Demand a genuine cassette from your video store. Poor quality illegal video cassettes reduce your viewing pleasure and jeopardize future film production." Then the same enthusiastic voiceover saying the FACT Hotline sentence reading:

  • 1996-2000: "When in doubt, telephone the Federation Against Copyright Theft, F.A.C.T., on 0181-568-double 646."
  • 2000-2003: "When in doubt, telephone the Federation Against Copyright Theft, F.A.C.T., on 020-8568-double 646."

Then, the same enthusiastic voiceover continues: "Or alternatively, if you live in Eire, please contact In FACT, Suffolk Chambers, 1 Suffolk Street, Dublin 2, Eire. Telephone 01-6 triple 7071."

Availability: Used by Fox Pathé Home Entertainment, such as on 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment titles in the UK and on post-1998 Guild Home Video/Pathé releases in the UK. Appears on Chicken Run, Titanic, Sleepy Hollow, Star Wars videos, What Lies Beneath, Planet of the Apes (2001), Speed 2: Cruise Control, The X-Files videos, Casper Meets Wendy, Big's Momma House, The Blair Witch Project, Office Space, X-Men, Black Knight, Love's Labour's Lost, Moulin Rogue, Memento, Full Monty, Talk to Her, Independence Day, Romeo + Juliet and Thunderpants.

Scare Factor: Minimal, but the darkness of the warning and the announcer may be very intimidating to some.

2002-2005 (Disney) (D)Edit

Nickname: The Revenge Of the Clips.

Bumper: The last seconds of the Walt Disney Home Entertainment logo is shown before it starts. Same as before but is a new version of the 1996 piracy warning featuring clips from Peter Pan, Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Monsters Inc. and House of Mouse with the "Pirate Copy" and "Disney Original" demonstrators. After the clips, the giant tiled TV screen from Monsters Inc. is shown. The Disney VHS cassettes appear in each tile and the Monsters Inc. VHS cover with the BBFC U rating and the closed-captioning symbol is shown in two tiles which fades to a starry blue background in which the same Mickey Mouse hologram grows to the side of the screen for clarification and shrinks back down, the tape with the U rating slides in next to the cover and the new Mickey Mouse hologram on the tape grows to the screen and shrinks back down. It cuts back to the clips before cutting to the hotline numbers appear reading:

(UK) FEDERATION AGAINST
COPYRIGHT THEFT
020 8568 6646

(EIRE) INFACT
01 882 8565

but in a gold, sans serif font zooming out on a starry blue background.

Trivia: The UK VHS tapes of the first two Bionicle movies used this bumper instead of the scary FACT advert.

Variant: On post-2004 releases, the information and the animations of the holograms are edited out.

FX/SFX: The clips, The cover zooming in, The holograms appearing, clips shown again and zooming out of the hotline numbers.

Music/Sounds: A different voiceover (Andrew Lincoln) says "Welcome to a world of fantasy, music and magical entertainment, the Disney collection! But the sound and picture quality will not be magical if you buy illegal pirate copies. For real entertainment it has to be original. Make sure you buy a true Disney Experience by looking for the Mickey Mouse hologram on the spine of the cover, and the new Mickey Hologram on the cassette. It's your only guarantee of buying Disney quality that you and your family deserve. If you have any worries concerning pirate videos call one of these numbers now"

Music/Sounds Variant: On post-2004 releases, the information about where to look for the holograms has been edited out.

Availability: Seen on rental, demo, timecode, and retail Disney and Buena Vista VHS releases from 2002 to 2005, including Freaky Friday, The Haunted Mansion, Return of Never Land, Power Rangers: The Ultimate Rangers, Lilo & Stitch, The Santa Clause 2, Mulan II, Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers, Brother Bear, Tarzan TV series, Piglet's Big Movie, Stitch!: The Movie, Inspector Gadget 2, the 2003 reprint of Pinocchio, and the 2002 reprint of The Muppet Christmas Carol. The only exceptions were some animated features released on VHS by Disney in the UK, like Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year and Teacher's Pet, as well as Action Man: Storm Front, and selected features like The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Snow Dogs used the regular FACT "The Pirates are Out to Get You" PIF (see below for details).

Scare Factor: Minimal to high, because of the clips.

2003-2005 (Paramount)Edit

Bumper: This is completely the same as the 2003-2005 Paramount Home Entertainment UK warning screen except "Piracy Warning" is added to the filmstrip and displays the text and the FACT hotline. (Which is a bit different as with the other ones.)

FX/SFX: The filmstrip spinning around the VCR heads which is the same as the 2003 Paramount Home Entertainment Warning Screen.

Cheesy Factor: Bad Grammar Error! The hotline number should be "020 8568 6646", and where's the INFACT hotline with "(01) 882 8565"?

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: Same music and sound effects as before with John Sachs saying the stock message "Beware of illegal video cassettes. Check whether this video cassette carries a genuine label hologram. Video piracy is a crime. Do not accept it. Demand a genuine cassette from your video store. Poor quality illegal video cassettes reduce your viewing pleasure and jeopardize future film production. When in doubt, telephone the Federation Against Copyright Theft Hotline, on 0845-6034567."

Availability: Seen on later Paramount rental releases such as The Core, Orange Country and Clockstoppers.

Scare Factor: None to minimal. It could be a bit intimidating to those who are not expecting the announcer.

2004-2009Edit

Bumper: TBA

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on some UK DVDs, such as The Day After Tomorrow. This was preceded by the 2002 Piracy Its A Crime bumper.

Scare Factor: None.

2005-present (Disney) (E)Edit

Bumper: A still image of an outlined skull and crossbones reading "DVD piracy is a crime" on a blue gradient background with the Mickey Mouse heads with Disney all over it appear before this bumper begins. The bumper begins with the last seconds of the Walt Disney Home Entertainment logo and an assortment of "Good Vs. Evil" Disney film clips, after which the skull and crossbones motif on the blue background reappears. This cuts in a "glitchy" style of a "pirated" DVD to a clip from Brother Bear, which is the demonstration of fake vs. real, in a very similar style to the previous VHS warnings, showing a crystal clear Disney DVD, and a "glitchy" Pirate DVD. Afterwards, a demonstration of where to locate the holograms on both DVD's and DVD cases in an almost identical style to the previous adverts with the BBFC U rating and the Disney DVD logo is shown on the same blue background as before. The clips play again before the FACT and INFACT hotlines appear reading:

(UK) FEDERATION AGAINST COPYRIGHT THEFT
020 8568 6646

(EIRE) INFACT
(00-353-1) 8828565

appears in a black font on the same blue background as before.

FX/SFX: The 3D holograms, tilting DVD case, animated sequences, and glitchy effect piracy demonstration.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: At the beginning, the song Hall Of The Mountain King plays as an announcer (The same one from the alternate VHS variant) says "In ever great Disney DVDs can give, there are heroes, and the villains. The good guys, and the bad guys. But with the pirated DVD copies there are only ever villains. DVD piracy is a crime that needs to be stopped, The inferior quality of these pirated DVDs will spoil the joy of watching the film. Only with the Disney DVD guarantee, It has a Disney hologram on the disc and the Mickey Mouse hologram on the spine of the case. Then you know you're bringing home all the wonder, All the magic, and all the fun that can a genuine Disney DVD can give. If you have any worries of concerning pirate DVD copies, please call of these numbers now".

Availability: On most retail Disney DVD's from 2005 onward, such as Chicken Little.

Scare Factor: Low, because of the clips and the hologram's animation.

2009-presentEdit

Nickname: "Thank You"

Bumper: TBA

FX/SFX: TBA

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: TBA

Availability: Seen on DVD's and Blu-rays from the era, such as Angry Birds Toons - Volume One and Blue Crush 2.

Scare Factor: Minimal.

Public Information FilmsEdit

1984-1989Edit

Nickname: "Stacking Tapes"

Bumper: TBA

FX/SFX: Aside from the trail effect, nothing special, really.

Cheesy Factor: The effects look very, very cheap.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: TBA

Availability: Can be found at the end of British VHS in the 1980s, such as the ones for Warner Home Video and on B-movie videos.

Scare Factor: Minimal.

1995-Early 1997Edit

Nicknames: "The Devil of Anti-Piracy", "It's not worth it"

Bumper: We see a man going off to work and before he sets off he gives his wife the video that his daughter Rebecca wanted. Later Rebecca watches the video, as it flashes to the black background with the Words appear on screen reading: "Video Pirates copy 50 million videos a year...", We cut back to Rebecca giggling and we flash back the same background with the words reading: "Video Pirates make 250 million a year..." We cut back to Rebecca giggling again and we flash back to same background with the words "Most of the money goes to organised crime..." We cut to Rebecca's mum outside watering and we flash back to the same background with the words reading: "Drug Dealers" We cut to the video is this going static and Rebecca looking in shock as we flash back to same background with the word reading: "Terrorism" we cut to Rebecca going over to her mum. Then we cut to a black background with a blue spotlight and he VCR falling and crashes, letting out dust as the words "VIDEO PIRACY" fades in and "It's not worth it" fades in underneath it.

FX/SFX: Live-action, the flash, the text zooming, the VCR falling the "VIDEO PIRACY/It's not worth it" fading in.

Cheesy Factor: The BBFC U Rating appears on the bottom right corner of the screen at the beginning.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: TBA

Availability: Can be seen on Columbia TriStar UK releases like First Knight, The Net, Street Fighter: The Movie, The Swan Princess, and In Pursuit of Honor. Also seen on 20/20 Vision releases in the UK, First Independent releases like Slam Dunk Ernest, TCFHE releases like Miracle on 34th Street (1994) and Manga Video releases in the UK, like Patlabor 2.

Scare Factor: High to nightmare, the flashing combined with the sound might catch-off guard.

Late 1996-Early 2002Edit

Nickname: "Market"

Bumper: We pan down to reveal a market, It cuts to a Man who is walking until he sees a seller, The man walks up the seller and tries to return the pirated Video Trainspotting and complains about the bad sound and the picture quality which the seller ignores. We cut to a flashback of the man with his mates looking in horror as they are watching the pirated video of Trainspotting. We cut back to The seller who then asks for the receipt which the man gets annoyed and walks off, as the seller tries to attract more customers by rapping two videos together (in style of Crime stoppers advertisement). We cut to a grey background with a black X behind two bars reading "Pirates Videos: Daylight Robbery".

Variant: There are two versions, one with the letterbox, the other without the letterbox.

FX/SFX: Live-action.

Cheesy Factor: On rare occasions, the PIF can be extended and the narrator has a different accent and a bit lower and deeper in tone.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: (This is a complete transcript of the Market PIF),

We hear a train coming down on the bridge and the bell on the bike, A man who is walking in a market can hear a seller nearby.

Seller: Here you are darling Four Weddings, Here you rookie four, five or six.

Man: Excuse me. I brought this video from you last Saturday.

Seller: So?

Man: Well I can't understand a word.

Seller: Trainspotting. Not Surprised. Don't get my scarf shaving eh?

Man: No. I mean It's. It's the sound. It's hopeless! Absolutely Hopeless!

Seller: Yeah, Yeah, Not trying to get it over. Not supposed to be my fault as well. Here you are darling, 4.99.

Man: Well the picture's rubbish as well!

Seller: Well that's your tracking mate.

Man: Well, It's alright on my other videos.

Seller: Hmmm, Tracking, Starching.

Narrator: Be careful! (We cut to a flashback of the Man and his mates watching in horror) Most pirates are unwatchable and there's no comeback.

(We cut back to the market)

Seller: Got a receipt eh? Got a receipt?

Man: But, you said last week-

Seller: Says no good, mate, Moral contract. Not worth the paper printed on. Here you are darling, Four Weddings. (The man walks off annoyed) Trainspotting. (He picks up two videos and raps them together several times to get everyone as he speaks) As advertised on Crime stoppers!

(We cut to the tagline)

Narrator: Pirate Videos, Daylight Robbery!

Availability: Seen on Columbia TriStar Home Video releases, like Call Me Claus, Evolution, Godzilla, The Patriot, Charlie's Angels, Still Crazy, Tomcats, The Mask of Zorro, and Hollowman, on some Warner Home Video releases like Mars Attacks, You've Got Mail, and The Man Who Knew Too Little, some MGM/UA releases like Species II, Tomorrow Never Dies, and The Man in the Iron Mask, later 20:20 Vision releases before the company got defunct, like Striptease, PolyGram releases like Bean, The Game, Jude, and Fargo, Manga Video releases like Blood The Last Vampire, Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah, Detonator Orgun, and Macross Plus: The Movie, First Independent releases like Mortal Kombat and White Squall, some Fox Guild Home Entertainment releases like James and the Giant Peach, and BBC Video releases like Comic Relief: The Pick of the Nose, and They Think Its All Over - No Holds Barred.

Scare Factor: Minimal. It is way better than before. But the scare factor rises again on the next bumper.

March 4, 2002-2008Edit

Nicknames: "The Devil of Anti-Piracy II", "The Pirates are out to get you"

Bumper: We start off with a scene where a man is seen heating something in a fire. The camera then changes its angle to point at the fire, and what is heating is removed by the man. The camera then suddenly changes angles again to show us that he had been frying an X all along. He shows a flaming red X to us. The camera then suddenly again changes angles to reveal a treasury of videocassettes. The camera then suddenly changes again to the flaming red X as the man moves it away from the camera. The camera then suddenly changes to the treasury of videocassettes, which now has the flaming red X with it's fork attached to it dropping on it. Then, there is a very large explosion, which dies down to reveal the treasury of videocassettes now destroyed. We then fade to a view of the man himself grinning with the camera, which zooms in suddenly. The camera then suddenly changes to another view of the fire, which is now frying another flaming red X. The camera suddenly changes to a view of the man, who is removing the flaming red X and setting it someplace else. Then, there is another very large explosion, which dies down to reveal a stash of compact discs now destroyed. The camera then again suddenly changes to another view of the man with flames reflecting in his eyes, and another sudden zoom in. The camera then suddenly changes again, and the scene before the first explosion plays. There is then a third very large explosion, which dies down to reveal a stash of other things now destroyed. We then fade into a view of a water bucket with the camera. The flaming red X is placed in that bucket of water, and suddenly, a huge amount of steam comes pouring out from the bucket. The flaming red X is removed to reveal that it had been changed to what appears to be the copyright symbol.The copyright symbol is then moved away from the water bucket, in which the camera then suddenly changes to another view. Once the copyright symbol is in a comfortable spot, it then turns white and lights itself on fire. The background then burns up to reveal a white background, the copyright symbol changes colors from white to sky blue, and two pieces of filmstrip come in from the left and right sides of the screen (one on the left and one on the right) The one on the left has the letters "F" and "A". The one on the right has the letter "T". The completed word zooms out, and the same letters, but in standard black and the normal "C" is added, appear above the word. Some more letters appear after the words to reveal the phrase "FEDERATION AGAINST COPYRIGHT THEFT". "HOTLINE" then appears below the word "FACT" in the same color as the copyright symbol. They both then move upward, and "HOTLINE" then turns yellow and lights itself on fire. "020 8568 6646 (UK)" then appears along with "(01) 882 8565 (EIRE)" below "HOTLINE". A flame then appears at the bottom of the screen, wiping out the completed bumper. When the flame has finished wiping out the bumper, it itself then disappears off of the top of the screen.

Variants:

  • On some tapes, it was stretched in 16:9 widescreen with black bars on top and bottom.
  • There is an alternative variant where the UK and Ireland hotlines fade out as the smoke from the burning "HOTLINE" disappears. The "AFVSO (Australia) Freecall 1800 251 996" fades in along with "NZFVSO (New Zealand) Freecall 0800 275002" before the flame wipes out the bumper.
  • On DVDs, the PIF is smoother, clearer in quality and looks more better.

FX/SFX: The man destroying many items with a X, then the fading in of the Hotline numbers, The flame wiping out the bumper.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: Some scary music is playing in the background along with three explosions as a man with a teenage like accent saying "The pirates are out to get you. Don’t let them brand you with their mark. Piracy funds organized crime and will destroy our film and video industry. Piracy costs jobs and will destroy our music and publishing industry. Piracy funds terrorism and will destroy our development and your future enjoyment. Don’t touch the hot stuff. Cool is copyright. Copyright is a matter of fact" Then a different man says "If you have any knowledge about the manufacture sale or counterfeit videos or related software, please call our UK Hotline on 020 8568 double 646 or in the Republic of Ireland 01 double 82 8565. Your support can end the distribution of poor quality products" Then the same man with the teenage like accent continues "Don't let the pirates burn a hole in your pocket" as the explosion sets off as the flame wipes out the bumper.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover Variant: After the UK and Ireland Hotlines The man continues "In Australia, You should call the Australian Film and Video Security Office on 18 hundred 251 double 96 or for New Zealand, The New Zealand Film and Video Security Office on 08 hundred 275 double 02, Your support will help end the distribution of poor quality products"

Availability: Seen on either the beginning or at the end of VHS tapes/DVDs in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. This can be seen on many releases by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Pathe, Universal Studios Home Entertainment, DreamWorks Home Entertainment, Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, Warner Home Video, Walt Disney Home Entertainment, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Icon Film Distribution, MGM Home Entertainment, Redbus Home Entertainment, and other home video companies. Examples include the UK VHS tapes of Like Mike, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The Powerpuff Girls Movie, And Your Mother Too, Somebody's Gotta Give, Queen of the Damned, Showtime (movie, not TV network), The Simpsons Film Festival, Signs, Slap Her, She's French!, Good Boy!, Cabin Fever, The Bourne Supermacy, Whale Rider, Minority Report, Murder by Numbers, Scooby-Doo, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, Talk to Her, The Salton Sea, Blood Work, Ghost Ship, Eight Legged Freaks, City by the Sea, The Others, Bringing Down the House, Legally Blonde, Sweet Home Alabama, Say It Isn't So, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, The Bourne Identity, The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Peter Pan (2003), The Majestic, X2 - X-Men United, Chicago, Minority Report, Cradle 2: The Grave, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Spider-Man 2, Thunderpants, The Merchant of Venice, Solaris, Snow Dogs, Die Another Day, 2 Fast 2 Furious, The X-Files videos, George of the Jungle 2, Ghost Ship, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and others and the UK DVDs of Battlestar Galactica and others. It debuted on Moulin Rouge. Suprisingly, it made an appearance at the beginning of the UK VHS of Action Man - Volume 2: Storm Front, and at the end of the 2008 UK DVD of Peter Kay's Special Kay.

Scare Factor:

  • High to nightmare. Some explosions may scare some, unlike people that are used to it. Could very easily frighten infants.
  • Medium for the DVD variant. We still have the creepy animation, but it's better than the original.

AustraliaEdit

1985-1988 (RCA/Columbia/Hoyts) (A)Edit

Bumper: In a white area, we see a VHS with a red spine (has the RCA/Columbia/Hoyts logo next to the words "RCA/COLUMBIA PICTURES/HOYTS VIDEO") on it, rotating. Later, it stops. Then we see a stack of these VHS tapes and on the top we see the front and we zoom to the plastic mark on the reel. The screen moves to the right to reveal another stack of VHS tapes in front of the other, but with a Beta cassette on top. The screen pivots to the left to a closeup of a different, rounded hologram seal on the Beta reel which is shown to be violet with the alternative version of the RCA/Columbia Pictures International Video logo in white. The screen flips to the blue-black gradient background, we see the RCA/Columbia Pictures/Hoyts print logo, then it moves to the top of the screen, and the AFaVSO phone number fades in below.

FX/SFX: Live action, the transitions.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: A quiet man says "RCA/Columbia Pictures/Hoyts has introduced an innovative concept to ensure that you receive full value each time you hire a video program. All VHS video cassettes carry a red spine; this is your guarantee of first class audio video presentation. If your VHS cassette does not look like this, then it's likely you're viewing an inferior pirated copy. Your Beta cassette does not carry a red spine, but a similar protection of your investment is guaranteed by the exclusive polarized seal, as shown here. If this is not the case, you're not getting your money's worth in picture, quality, and sound."

Availability: Extremely rare. Seen on early Australian RCA/Columbia VHS tapes that have a red spine on it, such as Cherry 2000. Later releases don't have this bumper and have a gray casing added.

Scare Factor: Minimal.

1988-1991 (RCA/Columbia/Hoyts) (B)Edit

Bumper: We start with a still of the 1985 RCA/Columbia/Hoyts cube logo, then on a black background, we see a gray VHS with a red spine, a pinkish tape label on the case, and an RCA/Columbia/Hoyts logo sticker on the left reel side. We start with the front, then it fades to the spine, and a diagonal version of the first shot, then it splits into 9 screens, all but the top right corner having the same shot. The top right corner has a shot of the front and spine, which has the same red spine as the previous bumper. (Alternatively, this would fade to the same still with the same angle as the last square of the tile.) Then on a white background, we see a Beta cassette that uses the same pinkish tape label as the VHS, and the same hologram as a bove. This fades to the reel where we can see the hologram on it for clarification, and the . Afterward, we see both of them on a black background. Finally, it cuts to the same AFaVSO screen from the previous bumper.

FX/SFX: The fading, the zooming.

Music/Sounds/Voiceovers:

  1. A deep, serious man says "RCA/Columbia Pictures/Hoyts Video has developed the special gray casing and red spine for all VHS cassettes, as your guarantee of first class audio and video presentation. Beta cassettes do not feature the gray case, but the exclusive polarized seal, as shown here, is a similar protection of your investment. If your cassettes do not have these safeguards of quality, it is likely you're viewing an inferior pirated copy. If you suspect your imposition of a pirated video cassette, please phone the Australasian Film and Video Security Office, on the toll free number: Double 08 251-double 96."
  2. Another voicover says "RCA/Columbia Pictures/Hoyts, in an effort to ensure that YOU receive full value each time you hire a video program, has introduced this special gray casing, and red spine, for all VHS video cassettes. This is your guarantee of first class audio video presentation. If your VHS cassette does not look like this, then it's likely you're viewing an inferior pirated copy. Your Beta cassette does not feature the gray case, but a similar protection of your investment is guaranteed by the exclusive polarized seal, as shown here. If this is not the case, you're not getting your money's worth in picture, quality, and sound."

Availability: Rare. Seen on Australian RCA/Columbia VHS tapes from 1988-1991 that have the gray casing and red spine on it, such as Death Wish IV. Early releases with only a red spine on the tape use the previous bumper instead.

Scare Factor: Minimal to low. The announcers on both variants may startle a few.

1988 (CBS-FOX Video) (A)Edit

Bumper: On a red gradient background with a yellow grid, we see a VHS with a blue spine, a white label (black text and CBS/Fox Video logo), and a CBS/Fox logo sticker on the left reel side. About 10 seconds later, the VHS and grid move up (revealing the CBS/Fox logo next to the words "CBS/FOX Video" on the spine) so we can only see the top. Then we see a Betamax tape (which has the same tape label as the VHS) on the same background (only without the grid), where we see a pink/red-tiled hologram seal with a transparent blue CBS/Fox logo shown on the reel, and the hologram zooms in for clarification. It goes back on the tape, then we see both of the tapes together on the same background, and the Australian Film and Video Security Office phone number is shown below.

FX/SFX: The cheap CGI of the VHS tape and the zooming in of the polarized seal.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: "To ensure you receive the best possible sound and picture quality in video entertainment, CBS/Fox Video have introduced a new blue spine on all VHS cassettes. If the VHS cassette you're watching does not look like this, it's possible you're viewing an inferior pirated copy. Beta cassettes do not have a blue spine; Beta program quality is guaranteed by this polarized seal. If your cassette does not carry these guarantees of quality, phone the Australian Film and Video Security Office. Help stop video pirates."

Availability: Rare. Seen on some Australian CBS/FOX VHS tapes that have a blue spine. Examples include Less Than Zero and The Pick-Up Artist. For tapes with a yellow spine, the next bumper is used.

Scare Factor: Low. The announcer might startle a few, but the CGI is cheap on the other hand.

1989-1990 (CBS-Fox Video) (B)Edit

Bumper: Same as last time, except it's on a blue gradient background with no grid, the VHS has a yellow spine, and the VHS starts from the top then moves down to the front.

FX/SFX: Same as before. Except the cheap CGI lines were removed from the previous bumper and the CGI of the VHS cassette is less cheap now.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: Mellow funky elevator music plays and a different stoic man says "If the VHS cassette you're watching does not look like this, it's possible you're viewing an inferior pirated copy. Beta cassettes do not have a yellow spine. Beta program quality is guaranteed by this polarized seal. If your cassette does not carry these guarantees of quality, phone the Australian Film and Video Security Office. Help stop video pirates."

Availability: Rare. It was mostly seen on some Australian CBS/FOX VHS Tapes that have a yellow spine. An example is Alien Nation. Later 1991 releases brought back the blue spine, so the next CBS/FOX Bumper is used.

Scare Factor: Minimal. With the less cheap CGI and the elevator music on it, this is slightly better than before.

1990-2005Edit

Nickname: "Have You Got What You Paid For"

Bumper: Against a background featuring a black waterproof silicone flooring, an upside-down VHS tape with a(n unrealistic) wavy sticker label on it reading the bold gold text "VIDEO PIRACY" shifts into view, and the "VIDEO PIRACY" sticker zooms in onto the screen. It then moves out of view to the text, bringing forth the following giant gold text with tiny white text below it:

HAVE (Have you ever been sold a Pirate Video?)
YOU (You may not have got what you paid for.)
GOT (Got a few moments? Make a visual check)
WHAT (What to look for - 1. Poor programme quality 2. Incorrect labels)
YOU (You probably wouldn't get this message on a Pirate Tape)
PAID (PAID A PIRATE?...If you think you may have, let us know)
FOR (For confidential assistance contact us now)

After all the text has slid in, some more text finally fades in, such as "PHONE", two phone numbers next to it, reading:

(1990-early 1993) 008 251996
999 78011

(1993-1996) 008 251996
or 02 997 8011

(1996-1999) 1008 251996
or 9997 8011

(post-1999) 1800 251 996
or (02) 9997 8011

And the address of the Australasian Film & Video Security Office.

Variant: The phone number changed multiple times.

Trivia: This bumper was designed to be read even when fast-forwarded through.

FX/SFX: The sliding, the fading.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: "Have you ever bought or rented a video tape that wasn't quite right? It may have been a pirated copy, an illegal and inferior copy for which you paid good money. Pirated tapes are recognizable by poorly presented or photocopied jack-heads, poor sound, and/or picture quality; the lack of sensor and other labels on the face and spine on the tape, and the absence of warnings, such as this at the beginning of the tape presentation. Pirated tapes rob artists and studios of their rightful income, and add to the cost of a video to the consumer. Video piracy is a major problem in Australia; please help us stop it. If you buy or rent a tape which you believe is not the genuine article, please phone the toll-free number for advice, or write to Post Office box 515 Mona Vale New South Wales, 2103. This message is brought to you by the Australasian Film and Video Security's Office."

Availability: Seen on various video companies in Australia, such as Warner Home Video, CIC Video, Roadshow Entertainment, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, and Columbia TriStar Home Video/Entertainment, and its subsidiaries Video Box Office and First Release Home Entertainment. Examples include Pokemon 3, Tom & Jerry: The Movie, Sleepless in Seattle, The Santa Clause 2, Murder by Numbers, America's Sweetharts, Daddy's Day Care, Banjo the Woodpile Cat, Flipper and Lopoka videos, Rules of Engagement (not the TV show, but the movie), Babylon 5 videos, Pokemon 2000, Charlie's Angels, Secret Window, and U-571.

Scare Factor: Low.

1991 (CBS-Fox Video) (C)Edit

Bumper: On a striped background similar to the Kartes Video Communications logo, we see a flashlight light move in from the bottom and highlights a VHS tape with a blue spine. The VHS has the same animation from the 3rd bumper. Then it turns into the animation for the 4th bumper and zooms out, where we see the AFaVSO number below in a serif font.

FX/SFX: The CGI of the VHS tape, the spotlighting of the tape, and the fading in of the phone number.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: "If the VHS cassette you're watching does not look like this, it's possible you're viewing an inferior pirated copy. All CBS/Fox Video VHS cassettes have a colored customized spine, which is your guarantee of audio and video quality. If your cassette does not carry this guarantee of quality, phone the Australian Film and Video Security Office. Help stop video pirates."

Availability: Rare. It can be seen on later Australian CBS/FOX Releases from 1991 that have a blue spine on it.

Scare Factor: Minimal to low. The announcer might startle some, but if you're expecting to see the Have You Got What You Paid For bumper, they might startle some.

1991-1993 (Fox Video)Edit

Bumper: On a blue marble background, we see two VHS's with a blue spine, one with its face down, and one with the front of it on top of it. One has a blue spine, the same CBS/Fox tape label (but with Fox Video's print logo replacing the CBS/Fox one), and a Fox Video logo sticker on the left reel side, and the other has a blue spine showing the Fox Video logo next to the word "FoxVideo". As the voiceover gets to the hotline part, the tapes zoom out to reveal the AFaVSO number in a different serif font.

FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: The zooming. Way too simple.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: Same as before, except the man says "All Fox Video VHS cassettes" instead of "All CBS/Fox Video VHS cassettes".

Availability: Same as before. This is the last anti-piracy bumper produced by AFaVSO. Seen on And You Thought Your Parents are Weird!, Hot Shots, and Alien 3.

Scare Factor: Same as before.

AsiaEdit

2008?-????Edit

Nicknames: "Why should we buy the Gold Disc and not the Purple Disc?", "Gold Disc VS. Purple Disc"

Bumper: On a black background, we see a purple disc zooming out. It then slides to the right, while a gold disc behind it slides to the left. Two arrows joined together (with VS. in the center) zoom out. Then "GOLD DISC (Original)" appears below the gold disc and "PURPLE DISC (DVD-R)" appears below the purple one, and the following text appears at the top:

Why should we buy
the GOLD DISC (Original)
and
NOT the PURPLE DISC (DVD-R)?

The words then fade to the following Chinese text:

为何要购买原装光碟 (金碟)
不是
刻录版光碟 (紫碟)?

Everything fades to a new screen, where we see two white-outlined frames at the left of the screen, each with a disc (purple on the first screen and gold on the second), along with a green-outlined rectangle on them. Under the first frame is "DVD-R" and under the second is "Original DVD". At the left is text saying "Can you see the different between the DVD-R and Original DVD?" and a Chinese translation. The two green-outlined rectangles disappear, and the screens at the left get a close up of where the green outlined rectangle was on, revealing that the purple disc has scratches on it and the gold disc has none. The text at the right changes to "DVD-R is easily scratched and this will affect the image and sound quality" and a Chinese translation, then the discs in the boxes at the left change to the car chase scene from the 2008 film Quantum of Solace, except the clip in the first box is affected. A spinning purple disc appears behind the "DVD-R" text and a gold spinning disc appears behind "Original DVD". Under the text at the left appears "And this wont happens to Original DVD" and a Chinese translation. Later, the text fades to "In conclusion, Original DVD has better quality than DVD-R" and a Chinese translation.

FX/SFX: The discs zooming out, the clip playing.

Cheesy Factor: OFF THE CHARTS! The grammar is very poor, e.g. "Can you see the different" should be "Can you see the difference", not to mention "And this wont happens" should be "And this won't happen".

Music/Sounds: We hear some mellow AC-radio-ready rock music with a woman saying "Why should we buy the gold disc, original, and not the purple disc, DVD-R?", then saying the same thing in Chinese. Also the sound in the movie clip.

Availability: Seen on some Asian DVDs, most notably Chinese ones. Various YouTube users claimed it was also on bootleg DVDs.

Scare Factor: Minimal to low, the woman may startle some who weren't expecting it, especially in Chinese. But you will laugh because of the bad grammar.

New ZealandEdit

1990s-2000sEdit

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Video Piracy New Zealand

Nickname: "It's ILLEGAL to Copy This TAPE"

Bumper: The stacked words "VIDEO PIRACY" zoom in on a black background, which turns into a blue diamond floor background. The text then moves out of view, bringing forth the following giant text with white italicized text appearing below it via wipe up effects:

IT'S (A World-wide problem and its happening here)
ILLEGAL
ILLEGAL
ILLEGAL
(It's illegal to copy a pre-recorded tape without authorisation)
TO (to copy a pre-recorded tape can result in severe penalties)
COPY (A Copy for home use only means just that)
THIS (This problem affects you, please help us stop it)
TAPE

After all the text has slid in, it slides away and pulls in a phone number, which reads:

FREE PHONE
0800 275 0020

Finally, the address of the New Zealand Film and Video Security Office (with "or write to:" above it) appears in italics, with each paragraph wiping up.

FX/SFX: TBA

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: Four seconds of silence, then an announcer says "Video pirates. They're costing you money. In particular, the illegal duplication of pre-recorded video cassettes is causing great concern. The artists lose; the studios lose; and you, the consumer loses. Deauthorized copying of video tape programs is illegal, and carries with the guilty defies of imprisonment. Remember, tapes bought or rented, for home use only, cannot be played in locations such as crowds, motels, schools or prisons. Video piracy is a major problem in New Zealand; please help us stop it. If you buy or rent a tape which you believe is not the genuine article, please ring this number for advice. Or write to Post Office Box 68041 Newton, Auckland. This message is finished by the New Zealand Film and Video Security Office."

Availability: TBA

Scare Factor: TBA

BrazilEdit

1991-1998Edit

Bumper: On a gray/black gradient space background, a VHS cassette zooms in and stays for a while. Afterwards, the tape label flashes. Next, the tape label stops flashing and the end label flashes. The VHS cassette then pauses.

Variant: On Disney tapes, the end label stops flashing and the Mickey Mouse hologram zooms in for clarification. The gray bar on the front end is absent.

FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: Very motion graphic animation.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: TBA

Availability: The normal variant is seen on tapes from the era, such as many Abril tapes. The Disney version is seen on Disney tapes such as Bambi, Aladdin, The Lion King, A Goofy Movie, and Toy Story.

Scare Factor: Minimal.

SpainEdit

1990s-2000s (Disney/Buena Vista)Edit

Bumper: On a light green background with copies of the Disney Castle with the words "Buena Vista" under it, a VHS cassette flies into the screen, and the hologram is shown in for clarification. and then, the hologram comes back into the VHS cassette, revealing it's on the front end, and the VHS cassette flies away. Some Spanish text types in, reading:

Exija videocassettes originales.
Las copias ilegales tienen
mala calidad de visionado
y son un fraude al consumidor,
que además ponen en peligro
la continuidad del mercado
del cine.

Afterwards, more Spanish text types in, reading:

Evite el fraude, que perjudica
tanto al consumidor como
a las compañías distribuidoras
y a los legítimos propietarios
de los derechos de autor.

Finally, the warning text types in.

Variants:

  • There is an early variant where it used motion control graphics. It was set on a light blue background with copies of the Disney Castle. After the second part of the Spanish text is finished typing in, it fades out, seguing via fade in to the warning screen.
  • Depending on the variant, this would use either the Camera hologram or the Disney Castle hologram.

FX/SFX: All CGI animation. In the early variant, it used motion control graphics.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: TBA

Availability: Seen in some Disney tapes from Spain, such as Pinocchio.

Scare Factor: Minimal.

1990s-2000s (Warner Home Video)Edit

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Opening To Veggie Tales Larry Boy And The Fib From Outer Space Spanish VHS

Bumper: On a dark blue gradient background with stars, the word "ATENCION" flashes three times and the text "ESTA PELICULA DEBE LLEVAR UN SELLO QUE GARANTIZA SU LEGALIDAD" fades in at the center of the screen. Then it fades out and a CGI VHS cassette flips in while a silver CGI hologram with a metallic version of the 1986 Warner Home Video print logo flies in and places itself on the left reel window of the VHS and "COMPRUBE QUE SU VIDEOCASSETTE LLEVA EL AUTENTICO HOLOGRAMA DE WARNER HOME VIDEO" fades in below it, followed by "EN LA CINTA Y EN LA CARATULA", "LA PIRATERIA VIDEOGRAFICA ES UN FRAUDE AL CONSUMIDOR QUE PERJUDICA GRAVEMENTE", and "PONIENDO EN PELIGRO LA CONTINUIDAD DEL MUNDO DEL CINE". Afterwards, both the VHS and the text fade out and the same WHV hologram flips in and shines between silver and gold while "EXIJA SIEMPRE PELICULAS LEGALES NO PERMITA EL FRAUDE SOLO BENEFICA A QUIEN LO REALIZA." fades in below it.

FX/SFX: TBA

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: A man reads the white Spanish text out loud.

Availability: Seen on Warner Home Video releases in Spain, such as A Clockwork Orange and presumably several VeggieTales tapes.

Scare Factor: TBA

ItalyEdit

1991-2000 (Disney)Edit

Bumper: On a black/blue gradient background, we see a VHS cover, depending on the film where it's on. Then, the VHS cover tilts to reveal the hologram. Next, it fades to the Univideo security sticker. After it shines, the Univideo security sticker zooms to the left side for the hologram to fade in, with the company's logo underneath. Finally, it fades to the text shown here.

Variants:

  • From 1991 to 1994, the Camera hologram is used.
  • Up to 1995, it has the Walt Disney Home Video white logo underneath the holograms and the text reads "Non accettate i falsi, esigete sempre e solo videocassette originali Walt Disney Home Video".
  • From 1994 to 2000, the Mickey Mouse hologram is used.
  • Starting in 1995, the Disney Video logo is used below but stays on the screen and no fade-out effect and the text reads "Non accettate i falsi, esigete sempre e solo videocassette originali Disney Video".

FX/SFX: All motion control graphics.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: (1991-1995 version) "È un vero Walt Disney solo se ha la garanzia di autenticità e qualità dell'ologramma argentato ed il marchio Univideo presenti sulla confezione. Non accettate i falsi, esigete sempre e solo videocassette originali Walt Disney Home Video." (1995-2000 version) "È un vero Walt Disney solo se ha la garanzia di autenticità e qualità dell'ologramma argentato ed il marchio Univideo presenti sulla confezione." Despite the text coming after the "Univideo/Hologram/Disney Video logo" screen,the narrator is mute. In both versions,few sound effects are included (two swooshes and a ding) but there's no background music.

Availability: Seen on Italian Disney tapes from the era, such as Cinderella, The Jungle Book, Robin Hood, The Lion King, 101 Dalmatians, The Aristocats, and The Lion King II.

Scare Factor: Minimal.

South KoreaEdit

Late 1980s-Early 1990s (CIC Video)Edit

Bumper: On a blue background, we see a bunch of Korean text on the top half of the screen. On the bottom half of the screen, we see the top of a VHS with a blue spine which has the print CIC Video logo in white in the middle. Next to it is two other VHS tapes with blue spines too. We then zoom out from the VHS tapes which reveals the print CIC Video logo on not only the top of them, but on the left and right corners on the front of the spine too. On the front tape, there's a front label with the print CIC Video logo in blue too. When all three cassettes a revealed, we stop zooming out from the cassettes. The bumper then fades out.

FX/SFX: The zooming out from the videocassettes.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on old CIC Video tapes from South Korea.

Scare Factor: None.

PhilippinesEdit

1996-2001 (Disney)Edit

Bumper: The last seconds of the Disney Videos logo animating is shown, and it cuts to the clips of Disney animated films, and we cut to demonstrations of the "glitchy" and normal clips of the Disney films before we fade to the same blue/green gradient background from the Disney Videos logo with a VHS cover tilting to reveal the hologram which then zooms up to the side for clarification and shrinks back down, then the cover tilts back to its position and it fades to the last seconds of the Disney Videos logo animating.

FX/SFX: The clips and cheap CGI of the VHS tape.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: Brian Cummings says "Welcome to a world of fantasy, music, and magical entertainment, the Disney video collection! A collection of videos that will bring your family countless hours of fun and excitement. But be sure that you get the Disney original when you buy, or you just might hear about it from your family." At the Dumbo clip, the girl says "Mom, the picture's all fuzzy and the video isn't working!", and the girl's mom replies "Oh, no! That's terrible!" Afterwards, Jim Cummings continues "Because seeing is believing. But just listen to the difference!" At the Cinderella clip, the girl says "Mom, I can't hear what she's saying! How come the video doesn't work?", and the girl's mom replies, "Oh, not again!" At the 101 Dalmatians (1961) clip, the girl says "I can't watch this! This is no good!" Afterwards, Jim Cummings continues again, "For the best in quality entertainment, people look to Disney. To recognize it's authenticity, look for the Disney brand name on the video cover, and the Mickey hologram on the spine. It's your only guarantee of buying a true Disney original, featuring the quality and high standards that you and your family deserve. Your family will thank you for it." with "Disney is Magic" playing in the background.

Availability: Can be seen on the VHS of Toy Story and the VCD of Walt Disney Cartoon Classics: Starring Donald and Daisy.

Scare Factor: Minimal.

Latin AmericaEdit

1992-2001 (Disney)Edit

Bumper: The last seconds of the Disney Videos logo animating is shown, and then, it cuts to the clips from the Disney films. After the last clip, it fades to the same blue/green gradient background from the Disney Videos logo, which the Disney Videos print logo and the 5 VHS covers are shown. Two VHS covers fade in after the 5 VHS covers and the Disney Videos print logo fade out. Afterwards, the two VHS covers tilt to reveal the holograms and the "Walt Disney" and "Disney" logos come out from the front covers and zoom in to a comfortable distance. The logos shine, and two copies of the Mickey Mouse hologram zoom in for clarification. Afterwards, the logos and the copies of the two holograms return to their respective places.

Variants:

  • The video cover may change through the years.
  • From 1992 to 1995, the Disney Videos logo is presented austerely on a grey-white gradient background and shadow floor on the bottom background. Also, after the last clip, it fades to a magenta background, which the Disney Videos print logo and the 5 VHS covers are shown. Two VHS covers fade in after the 5 VHS covers and the Disney Videos print logo fade out. Afterwards, the two VHS covers tilt to reveal the holograms and the "Walt Disney: Los Clasicos" and "Disney" logos come out from the front cover and zoom in to a comfortable distance.

FX/SFX: Just about everything.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: The "Disney is Magic" theme with a Spanish announcer.

Music/Sounds Voiceover Variant: On Argentina tapes, the Spanish announcer has a deeper tone and a different accent and voiceover is different.

Availability: Seen on Latin American Disney releases. For Disney releases in Chile, it's seen on Aladdin, The Lion King, Mickey ama a Minnie, and Toy Story, and for Venezuela, it's seen on Winnie the Pooh videos. Also seen on Argentina releases distributed by Gativideo.

Scare Factor: Minimal.

InternationalEdit

2002-presentEdit

Nickname: "Stealing..."

Bumper: We see a woman on a computer downloading a film, then it cuts to the animated stripes background with the words "YOU WOULDN'T STEAL A CAR" in a thin grungy font, then it cuts to a man carjacking a car in a street, then it cuts to the same background with the words "YOU WOULDN'T STEAL A HANDBAG", then it cuts to the same man stealing a woman's handbag, then it cuts to the same background "YOU WOULDN'T STEAL A TELEVISION" then it cuts to a guy handing the man a television before he walks off with it, then it cuts to the same background with the words "YOU WOULDN'T STEAL A MOVIE" then it cuts to the man stealing a DVD, Then the clips reverse until it cuts to the same background with the words "DOWNLOADING", "PIRATED", "FILMS" and "IS STEALING" appearing one at a time. Then it cuts to the same woman waiting for the film downloading, then it cuts to the same background with the word "STEALING" and it cuts to the woman canceling the download, then it cuts to the same background with the words "IS AGAINST", then it cuts to the close up of the computer, then it cuts to the same background with the words "THE LAW" then it cuts to the woman canceled the download and grabs her bag and walks out of her bedroom, then it cuts to the same background with the words "PIRACY IS A CRIME" until it cuts to black.

Trivia:

  • Among the top 10 list in the download catalog were:
  1. Return Of The King
  2. The Cat In The Hat
  3. The Matrix Revolutions
  4. Paycheck
  5. Cheaper By The Dozen
  6. Peter Pan
  7. Cold Mountain
  8. Master And Commander
  9. The Last Samurai
  10. Mona Lisa Smile
  • Among the new releases in the download catalog were:
  1. The Matrix Revolutions
  2. Return Of The King
  3. Cold Mountain
  • The celebrity spotlight in the download section was Nicole Kidman.
  • Among in the list of Download Your Favorites were:
  1. Trailers
  2. Featurettes
  3. Movie Posters
  4. Celebrity Photos
  • Here's the list in the Celebrity Poll:
  1. Steven Spielberg
  2. Martin Scorsese
  3. Clint Eastwood
  • Here's the list in the Genre category:
  1. Drama
  2. Comedy
  3. Action
  4. Horror
  5. Western
  6. Thriller
  • This was parodied in a episode of The IT Crowd.

Variants:

  • The bumper would translate into other languages.
  • On US DVDs/VHS tapes, "YOU WOULDN'T STEAL A MOVIE" is replaced with either "YOU WOULDN'T STEAL A VHS", or "YOU WOULDN'T STEAL A DVD".
  • On some UK or Australian tapes/DVDs, "DOWNLOADING PIRATED FILMS" is replaced by "MOVIE PIRACY".
  • Sometimes the bumper is sped up with the music out of sync and the bumper ends with a dark grey static background.
  • On US prints, the MPAA Illegal Download logo appears after the bumper is finished.

FX/SFX: Live-action, the animations of the letters.

Music/Sounds: A rock theme.

Availability: Uncommon. Can be seen on releases globally, such as USA, UK, Spain, Germany, Philippines, Italy, Poland, Netherlands, and Japan. The examples are the UK VHS tapes of Catch That Kid, and I Heart Huckabees, the UK DVDs of Open Season, Zathura, The Day After Tomorrow, Spider-Man 3, The Benchwarmers, Meet Dave, and The Pink Panther, and the US DVDs of Barnyard, Fat Albert, Yours, Mine, and Ours, Weekend at Bernie's, Roll Bounce, Because of Winn-Dixie, Five Weeks in a Balloon, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Jesse James, The Outer Limits (1995): Season One, Decision Before Dawn, Fever Pitch, The Simpsons: The Complete Sixth Season, Immortal Sergeant, Emperor of the North, David and Bathsheba, The Dolly Sisters, The Princess in the Pirate, Nigara, The Sound of Music, Garfield & Friends: Volume Five, Rikky and Pete, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, Puss in Boots (live-action), Teen Witch, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Hawaii, Beauty Shop, C.H.O.M.P.S., The Naked Truth, Throw Mamma from the Train, Dimples, Harry and Tonto, The Thin Blue Line, Huckleberry Finn, The Siege at Ruby Ridge, Gates of Heaven, Stormy Weather, Escort West, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Moonstruck, The Missouri Breaks, I Wake Up Screaming, Tristan & Isolde, My Blue Heaven, Separate Lies, The Dead Cert, Lucky 13, Bad News Bears, Four Brothers, Get Rich or Die Tryin' Jackass Number Two, Making Love, Two for the Road, The Longest Yard (2005), No Way Out, Gentleman Prefer Bodies, The Best of Everything, Hour of the Gun, In Her Shoes, The Rains Came, State Fair (1945 & 1962), Blizzard, Stormy Weather, Oklahoma!, Kingdom of Heaven, River of No Return, Daddy Long Legs, The Little Colonel, Orchestra Wives, The Siege at Ruby Ridge, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Pin-Up Girl, Come See the Paradise, The House of 92nd Street, Lifeboat, South Pacific, The Robe, Millions, An Unmarried Woman, Little Miss Broadway, Weekend in Havana, Little Manhattan, Sideways, Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation, Forty Guns, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, and Family Guy Presents: Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story, The Weather Man, and various Paramount High Definition HD-DVD/Blu-ray releases in US from 2006-2007.

Scare Factor: Minimal.

2003-presentEdit

Nickname: "Stealing... v2"

Bumper: We start off with a close-up of a couple of people walking outside including teen girls, mostly the woman is the same one from the previous one. Then, it cuts to the the same people getting a treasury of video discs. This cuts to the animation from the previous bumper, with a few differences:

  • "YOU WOULDN'T STEAL A TELEVISION" is replaced by "YOU WOULDN'T STEAL A MOBILE PHONE".
  • We pan up to see a things on the wood, then a mobile phone appears, the hand gets the mobile phone, then we cut to an extreme close-up of the mobile phone and it reveals a full table instead.
  • "DOWNLOADING" is replaced by "BUYING".
  • Instead of the woman waiting for the download, we pan up to see a treasury of video discs.
  • After the word "STEALING", we see another zoom-out of a treasury of video discs instead.
  • After the word "IS AGAINST", we see see another zoom-out of another set of a treasury of video discs instead.
  • After the word "THE LAW", we see a full set of a treasury of video discs, then flashes into a close-up of a treasury of video discs, then flashes into the full set again, then it flashes, and the two people walk off.

Variants:

  • As with the previous bumper, on some UK or Australian tapes/DVDs, "BUYING PIRATED FILMS" is replaced by "MOVIE PIRACY".
  • Like before, the bumper would translate into other languages.
  • As with the previous bumper, on US releases, "YOU WOULDN'T STEAL A MOVIE" is replaced by "YOU WOULDN'T STEAL A DVD".
  • As with before, the MPAA Illegal Download logo appears on US prints.

FX/SFX: Same as above.

Music/Sounds: Same as above.

Availability: Rare, bordering on uncommon. Can be seen on some releases globally such as the Philippines, United Kingdom, United States, Germany, Russia, Netherlands, and Asia. The examples are the Philippine VCDs of Mulan II and Bionicle 2: Legends of Metru Nui, the US DVDs of Keeping Up With the Steins, Planet of the Apes, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, Rebound, Drums Along the Mohawk, Beyond the Gates of Splendor, Fantastic Four, Transporter 2, Walk the Line, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, The Transporter, Robots, Kinsey, Young Frankenstein, The Purple Plain, Walk the Line, The Family Stone, Annapolis, Fightplan, What's New Pussycat?, Kiss of Death, Fallen Angel, Step Up, Goal!: The Dream Begins, The Seven-Year Itch, The Best of Everything, The Adventures of Oocie Nash, The Black Swan, Attack on the Iron Coast, Flight of the Phoenix, Stick It, Hotel, F.I.S.T., The Sandlot 2, The Thief Lord, Heidi, The Man Who Never Was, Next Stop: Greenwich Village, Hustle & Flow, Grandma's Boy, The Queen, The Four Feathers, Deja Vu, The Naked Truth, Team America: World Police, Love Me Tender, Wild Hogs, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, Jiminy Glick in Lalawood, The Fugitive Kind, Island in the Sun, The Heart of the Game, Hotel Rwanda, Undertow, and The Invisible, US Buena Vista Home Entertainment Blu-rays, and the UK DVDs of King Kong, Hot Fuzz and Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie.

Scare Factor: Same as above.

2005-presentEdit

Bumper: TBA

Variant: The languages may vary depending on the country.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on some DVDs, like the UK DVD of Rio, and the Australia DVD of Robots.

Scare Factor: None.

North AmericaEdit

(2007-2009, Warner Home Video)Edit

Nickname: "Casablanca"

Bumper: Rick Blaine turns on a light, and then it pans to Ilsa Lund. The scene cuts to a black background with sliding text that reads "RICK IS REALLY UPSET". Ilsa then walks with Rick, and then they have a talk with each other. It then cuts to the same black background with sliding text that reads "THE WOMAN HE LOVES IS PIRATING DVDS". The scene then continues, and Rick walks away afterwards. It cuts to the same black background with sliding text that reads "NO MATTER HOW YOU SAY IT...". and then "PIRATING IS STEALING" slides in. It then cuts to a mugshot of Ilsa talking. It cuts to the same black background with sliding text that reads "RICK'S FEELINGS TELL HIM PIRACY IS WRONG." It cuts to Rick saying someting to Ilsa. Ilsa weeps. It then cuts to the same black background with sliding text that reads "DEEP DOWN ILSA FEELS IT TOO." Ilsa continues weeping and then walks away. It then cuts to the same black background with sliding text that reads "MAKING TIME WITH THE VICTOR'S GIRL: GOOD". Ilsa and Rick kiss each other. It cuts to the same black background with sliding text that reads "PIRATING DVDS: BAD". It then fades out, for the copyright screen to fade in.

FX/SFX: Sliding of the text, and live-action.

Music/Sounds: A pop jingle played over the dialogue.

Availability: Seen on Warner, HBO, BBC, and New Line releases on DVD, like The Dark Knight, Fool's Gold, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Body of Lies.

Scare Factor: Minimal. The cheesy synth pop tune might catch off guard.

(2007-2009, Warner Home Video, Alternate)Edit

Nickname: "The Wizard of Oz"

Bumper: The throne of the Emerald City Castle is shown, complete with flame effects. The reflection in the wall is revealed to be Oz. Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Lion and the Scarecrow are shocked. The scene cuts to a black background with sliding text that reads "THEY'RE THE ONES PIRATING DVDS". Dorothy then talks. It then cuts to the same black background with sliding text that reads "IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU'RE SMALL OR MEEK". Dorothy continues talking. Oz becomes angry, which shocks Dorothy. It cuts to the same black background with sliding text that reads "PIRATING DVDS IS STEALING". Oz continues his speech. It cuts to the same black background with sliding text that reads "SO PLEASE DON'T ANGER THE WIZARD". The Lion faints. It then cuts to the same black background with sliding text that reads "REMEMBER..." and then "MELTING THE WICKED WITCH: GOOD" slides in. Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Lion, the Scarecrow and the guards melt the Wicked Witch of the West. It cuts to the same black background with sliding text that reads "PIRATING DVDS: BAD". It then fades out, for the copyright screen to fade in.

FX/SFX: Same as above, but different.

Music/Sounds: A different pop jingle played over the dialogue.

Availability: Seen on some Warner Bros. releases on DVD like the Charlie Brown specials, Jack Frost, and Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!.

Scare Factor: High to nightmare, because of the text coming into place, the scenes were scary, and the music is fairly loud. Minimal if you're used to it.

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