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1st Warning
(1990)
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Warning: On a gray background, we see the Macrovision logo, which consists of a tall triangle with the thin text "MACROVISION" (the "A" and the "V" respectively replaced by triangles) next to it. Above it reads "In order to ensure that the program you are viewing is an original and of the highest quality, this videocassette has been protected by the Macrovision anticopy process." 

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Rare. It exclusively appeared on the 1990 VHS of Total Recall.

Scare Factor: None.


2nd Warning
(1991-1999)
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Warning: Same as the previous warning, but the background is navy blue, the Macrovision logo is white and bigger than before, "MACROVISION" is less thin than before, the warning text is in a different font, "you are viewing" is modified into "you are watching", and "has been protected" is modified into "is protected".

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Rare. It was seen on HBO Video releases from 1991-1999, the 1992 Live/Carolco VHS of Basic Instinct, some Barney & the Backyard Gang/Barney & Friends tapes, and the 1991 VHS of TMNT II: The Secret of the Ooze.

Scare Factor: None.


3rd Warning
(1992-1994)
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Warning: On a white background, we see the Macrovision logo at the top of the screen, with all the triangles in blue and all the regular text in gray. It is in the original text style from the 1st warning. Below it reads "To ensure that the programme you are viewing is an original recording, this videocassette has been protected by the Macrovision®Copy Protection Process."


FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Rare. This mostly pops up on First Independent UK rental VHS releases from 1992-1993, including Deadbolt, Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead, Naked Lunch and Mr. Saturday Night. The logo strangely appears at the end of the Warner Home Video UK VHS release of Maverick.

Scare Factor: None.

4th Warning
(1996)
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Logo: On a purple liquid background, a spinning triangle pops up from the top-left, and goes to the right to reveal squares that become the text "MACROVISION". The triangle stops spinning and an M fades into the triangle. The triangle is in a circle that says "Certified Original". The video label has a white border fade in, and so does a rectangle that surrounds the logo and circle. The text "In order to ensure that the program you are about to watch is an original, and of the highest quality, this videocassette incorporates the exclusive Macrovision encoding process." fades into the rectangle.

FX/SFX: The background, the triangle, the revealing, the fade-ins.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Rare. Can be found at the beginning of The Beatles Anthology and some New Line Home Video releases from 1996.

Scare Factor: None.

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