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1982-1985Edit

Bumper: We see the still shot of the Australia from the 1979 Roadshow Films logo. The words:

SNEAK
PREVIEWS
FROM
OUR
CATALOGUE

in yellow. The text zooms out.

Variants:

  • In its early years of its life, the text is red and there is no announcer.
  • On very early tapes, such as The Fifth Musketeer, and the very first release of Mad Max, the animation from the 1979 Roadshow Films logo plays, but it freezes and the text zooms out.
  • On Palace Video titles, the background is blue and just reads "SNEAK PREVIEWS". The bumper is still image. There is no music at all.
  • On Palace Family Video titles, a blue background is used with the words "take a peek" and white kids slide in. A Female announcer said "We have a bundle of surprises. Let's take a peek". Like the aformentioned Palace Video variant, there is no music at all.
  • There is also a variant without an announcer.

FX/SFX: The text zooming out.

Music/Sounds: The 1979 Roadshow Films theme with the announcer saying "Before the movie, we'd like to show you previews of some of our films."

Availability: Rare. Seen on Australian tapes in the early '80s, including First Blood, Mad Max, Gallipoli, and Cujo. The very first Roadshow Home Video release was Scanners.

Scare Factor: None.

1985-1993Edit

Bumper: We see the finished product, then a flip page effect occurs. On a black screen, we see the text:

SNEAK
PREVIEWS
FROM OUR
MOVIES

in brown with a white drop shadow.

Variants:

  • On Premiere Home Entertainment tapes, the text is in white with no drop shadow effects and the text zooms in after the Premiere Home Entertainment logo zooms out.
  • On tapes with the 1992 Roadshow Home Video logo, the bumper is still.
  • On Applause Home Video titles, the text is blue, in 3D and a different font is used. The Applause Home Video logo zooms out.

FX/SFX: Aside from the effects, its a still picture.

Music/Sounds:

  • Roadshow Home Video: A laser zap portion from the 1985-1992 Roadshow Home Video logo.
  • Premiere Home Entertainment: The last part of the Premiere Home Eentertainment jingle.
  • Later Roadshow Home Video and Applause Home Video Variants: Silent.

Availability: Rare. Seen on Australian tapes in the late '80s and early '90s, Titles include The Terminator, Short Circuit, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie, and RoboCop II. It also appears on Premiere Home Entertainment titles such as The Women in Red.

Scare Factor: Low for the Roadshow variant as it countless to precede a scary logo, none for the Premiere Home Entertainment, Applause Home Video, and later Roadshow Home Video variants.

1993-1995Edit

Bumper: On a dark background, we see the orange and blue stripes wipe away and the words word "COMING SOON" in orange zooms out.

Variant: On 1991-1996 Premiere Home Entertainment titles, the text is blue on a space background and a different font and there's no animation.

FX/SFX: The stripes and the text zooms out.

Music/Sounds: An extended version of the last notes of the 1992-1995 Roadshow Entertainment theme with whooshes. For Premiere Home Entertainment, the last part of the Premiere jingle plays.

Availability: Shown on 1993-1995 Roadshow VHS releases such as Loaded Weapon 1 and the first Ace Ventura movie.

Scare Factor: None.

1996-2000sEdit

Bumper: On a B&W silk background with the words "COMING SOON" sliding, we see a black strip with the words "COMING SOON" with "C" in red. Another strip with the words "SOON" is shown.

FX/SFX: The sliding in the logo.

Music/Sounds: A choir tune with drumbeats. In its earliest years of its life, its silent.

Availability: Common. Appears on all Roadshow material during its era from 1996 to the 2000s.

Scare Factor: Low.

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