February 26, 1992-January 19, 1995 Edit

ID: On a black background, we see an announcement telling us that a new movie is coming soon to theaters, or coming soon from New Line Home Video, etc, etc.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Common. Seen on New Line Home Video VHS releases from its inception in 1992 to 1995.

Scare Factor: None.

February 7, 1995-March 14, 2006 Edit

ID: On a black background, we see the New Line Home Video filmbox. Superimposed over it is either of the following words:

  • Coming Soon To A Motion Picture Theatre Near You
  • Now Playing At A Motion Picture Theatre Near You
  • Coming Soon From New Line Home Video/Entertainment
  • Now Available from New Line Home Video/Entertainment

FX/SFX: None, but on the "Coming Soon To A Motion Picture Theatre Near You" variant, the ID suddenly fades out and cuts to the preview screen (Wendell Craig is finished by the time the ID is completely faded away), which is usually seen before certain sets of previews.

Music/Sounds: Wendell Craig says the on-screen text.

Music/Sounds Variant: Starting in 2001, the bumper was silent.

Availability: Seen on New Line Home Video/Entertainment VHS releases from the era. The last tape to use this was A History of Violence, widely regarded as the last VHS ever released (though some titles would be released on analog tape as far as a 2007 pressing of Eragon, albeit in smaller runs).

Scare Factor: None to low. Wendell can startle you on the earlier variant if you are not expecting him. The scale lowers for the later and silent variant.

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