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1st Warning (1984-1985, 1986)

Warning: On a black background, we see the white Warning text scrolling up.

FX/SFX: The scrolling of the text.

Music/Sounds: A chipmunk song.

Availability: Rare, as it was seen on MPI tapes of the era. Also makes a surprise appeareance on How to Party. Some 1984-85 tapes skip this warning, like Trilogy of Terror.

Scare Factor: Low, due to the chipmunks.


2nd Warning (1985-1986)

Warning: Same as the 1978-1981 Warner Home Video warning.

FX/SFX: None. 

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on MPI Home Video releases of the time.

Scare Factor: Low to medium, like most warnings in this format. The font for "FBI" wasn't usual to see either.

3rd Warning (1986-1987)

Warning: Same as the 1983-1991 New Line Home Entertainment warning.

FX/SFX: None. 

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on MPI Home Video releases of the time.

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

4th Warning (1987-1992, 1985)

Warning: Same as the 1982-1987 New Line Home Entertainment warning.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on MPI Home Video releases of the time.

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

5th Warning

(1992-1999)


Warning: Same as the 1981-2004 Warner Home Video warning, except "WARNING" is in Gil Sans font and the background is a purple shade with "FBI" in the backgrounds.

FX/SFX: None. 

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on MPI Home Video releases of the time.


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

6th Warning (1999-2005)

Warning: Same as the Strand Releasing warning, except the FBI seal is solid, not gradient.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on MPI Home Video releases of the time.

Scare Factor: Like most warnings in this format, low to medium. The ugly FBI letters and seal may surprise you.

7th Warning

(2005-2012)

Warning: On a black screen, we see the FBI Anti-Piracy Warning seal, and the words "WARNING FBI" on the right. The FBI Anti-Piracy warning text is below.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on MPI Home Video releases of the time.

Scare Factor: None.

8th Warning

(2012-present)


Warning: Same as the 2012-present Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment warning screen, except it is on a blue/white gradient background.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on current MPI Home Video releases.

Scare Factor: None.

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