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The Discovery Channel Video Library Edit

J2 Communications Edit

RBC Films Edit

YES! Entertainment Edit

SVE & Churchill Media Edit

Clearvue Edit

Troma Entertainment Edit

Monarch Home Video Edit

BWE Video Edit

Chronicle Videocassettes Edit

Alpha Omega Publications Edit

A&E Home Video Edit

1995-2000 Edit

Warning: It's almost the same as the 1978-2004 Warner Home Video Warning Screen, except the background is blue-textured, the FBI box is transparent blue and the font is in white Impact.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on early A&E VHS and DVD releases.

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

2000-present Edit

Warning: It's almost the same as the 1990-1993 Hanna-Barbera Home Video Warning Screen, except the color is inverted and different warning text.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on later A&E VHS and DVD releases.

Scare Factor: Minimal.

Academy (Home) Entertainment Edit

1985-1996 Edit

Warning: It's almost the same as the 1979-1986 United/VCI Home Video Warning Screen, except it is in a different font and the word "And" is lowercased.

Variant: Starting in 1988, the background is black-blue gradient and all in capitals with Courier font.

FX/SFX: The scrolling of the text.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on Academy (Home) Entertainment releases.

Scare Factor: Minimum.

ADV Films Edit

1992-1997 Edit

Warning: Same as the blue background variant of 1982-1987 Embassy Home Entertainment warning.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on early A.D. Vision releases.

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

1997-2006 Edit

Warning: Same as the 1997-1998 Maverick Entertainment warning.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on later A.D. Vision and early ADV Films releases.

Scare Factor: Minimal.

2006-2009 Edit

Warning: It's almost the same as the 1997-2005, 2007-2009 Goodtimes Home Entertainment Warning Screen, except the font is different, different warning text and it reads "COPYRIGHT WARNING".

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on later ADV Films releases.

Scare Factor: Low.

Artist View Entertainment Edit

1990s-present Edit

Warning: It's almost the same as the 1980s-2000s Alpha Omega Publications Warning Screen, except it has Artist View logos and the warning text is in red.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on Artist View tapes.

Scare Factor: Low.

Bandai Entertainment Edit

1998-2001 Edit

Warning: Same as the 1997-2012 DiC Home Entertainment warning.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on early Bandai Entertainment releases and AnimeVillage.com Home Entertainment titles.

Scare Factor: Low.

2001-2010 Edit

Warning: Same as the 1997, 1999-2007 Pioneer/Genon Entertainment warning.

Variant: On later releases, the word "FBI" is bold while the warning text is altered.

FX/SFX: None.

Cheesy Factor: Off the charts. The whole thing feels cheap, looking like it was done in MS Paint in a few minutes, and "FBI" and the seal look cheaply pasted into the picture.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on most Bandai releases, including the Haruhi Suzumiya series and early DVDs of Lucky Star.

Scare Factor: Minimal. The awkward-looking "FBI" text may surprise some, especially those who were previously freaked out by the 4th Hanna-Barbera Home Video warning.

2010-present Edit

Warning: Same as the 2005-2008, 2009 Warner Home Video warning.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Rare. Seen on the last releases in America by Bandai, including The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya and later DVDs of Lucky Star.

Scare Factor: None.

Best Film and Video Corp. Edit

1982-1991 Edit

Warning: On a blue background, we see the white warning text.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Rare. Seen on early Best Film and Video Corp. releases.

Scare Factor: None.

1991-1998 Edit

Warning: Same as the early variant of 1982-1991 Vestron Video warning.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Rare. Seen on later Best Film and Video Corp. releases.

Scare Factor: None.

Cabin Fever Entertainment Edit

1989-1998 Edit

Warning A: It's almost the same as 1988-1993 Thorn-EMI/HBO Video Warning Screen, except instead we see the words "FBI WARNING" in a yellow Times New Roman font at the top of the screen, underlined in red. Below it is the generic warning text in white, which takes up most of the screen.

Warning B: On a black background, we see the copyright text with a red line in a center.

Variants:

  • On some 1989-1993 releases, the copyright notice doesn't here.
  • Starting in 1993, the background is shady cadet blue/light pink gradient with the different font.
  • On most 1993-1998 reieases, the font is in Harlenschwetter.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Appears on Cabin Fever Entertainment releases.

Scare Factor: None.

Camp Video Edit

1983-1989 Edit

Warning: It's almost the same as the 1982-1990 FHE/USA/Vidmark/IVE/Live/Avid/Trimark/Artisan/Lionsgate Warning Screen, except the box is removed, the top part has a white background, the "FBI WARNING" text is outlined and when "WARNING" blinks, the text turns white, and the bottom part has a grey background with the text in pink with a white outline.

FX/SFX: The blinking of "WARNING".

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on Camp Video releases.

Scare Factor: Low, unlike the logo that follows.

Continental Video/Comet Video/VCL/Cinema Group Home Video Edit

1983-1987 Edit

Warning: It's almost the same as the 1978-2004 Warner Home Video Warning Screen, except the background is teal, the FBI seal is colorized and also, the word "FBI" is in Impact font.

FX/SFX: None.

Cheesy Factor: The design is totally "off."

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on Continental Video, Comet Video (its sister label) and VCL releases.

Scare Factor: Low to medium. The design of the FBI seal can catch you off guard. 

1985-1987 Edit

Warning: Same as the 1979-1986 United/VCI Home Video warning. 

Variant: Some releases have the text in a different font. 

FX/SFX: The scroll up of the Warning.

Cheesy Factor: The graphics are very early 1980s. Also, the word "and" is misspelled on some releases.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on Continental Video, Comet Video (its sister label) and VCL releases.

Scare Factor: Minimal.

1985-1988 Edit

Warning: Same as the 1978-2004 Warner Home Video warning.

Variants:

  • On Continental Video releases, it pages flip into the Continental Video logo.
  • On later Cinema Group Home Video releases, the warning transitions to the standard logo via a checkerboard effect.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on later Continental Video tapes and all Cinema Group Home Video releases.

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

1987-1988 Edit

Warning: On a black background, we see white warning text in a computerized font.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on some Cinema Group Home Video releases.

Scare Factor: Low.

DiC Home Entertainment Edit

NOTE: Titles from other companies with tapes produced by DiC used their companies warning screens, like Golden Book Video.

1997-2012 Edit

Warning: It's almost the same as the 1986-present Buena Vista/Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment Warning Screen, except the font is in an Arial font and the fadings are faster.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on DiC Home Entertainment releases.

Scare Factor: Low.

Elvis DVDs Edit

2010s-present Edit

Warning: On a zoomed FBI Anti-Piracy Warning seal background, we see the FBI Anti-Piracy Warning seal and the warning text.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on Elvis DVDs products.

Scare Factor: None.

Everland Entertainment/Word Inc. Edit

1993-1997 Edit

Warning: It's almost the same as the 1988-2013 FHE/USA/Vidmark/IVE/Live/Avid/Trimark/Artisan/Lionsgate Warning Screen, the word "WARNING" is in an American Typewriter font and different warning text.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on some VHS releases of Adventures in Oddyssey.

Scare Factor: None.

1993-1997 (Alternate) Edit

Warning: Same as the 1986-present Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment warning, except the background is blue.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Rare. Seen on the VHS of VeggieTales: Are You My Neighbor?

Scare Factor: Low.

1997-2005 Edit

Warning: It's almost the same as the 1982-2004 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Warning Screen, background is purple while the warning text is white with black outlines.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on some VHS releases of VeggieTales and Psalty tapes by Everland/Word Entertainment. They occasionally borrow Lyrick Studios' warnings on VeggieTales tapes.

Scare Factor: None.

Feature Films for Families Edit

1986-2000 Edit

Warning: Same as the 1978-2004 Warner Home Video warning, but it has the "Title 17" info rather than the "$250,000 fine" info.

Variants:

  • On most releases, the word "WARNING" is slightly bold.
  • On later releases, the warning text is slightly different.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on early Feature Films for Families products.

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

2000-presentEdit

Warning A: Same as the 1997-2008 DiC Home Entertainment warning, except the text is in a different font.

Warning B: Same as the 1997-2008 DiC Home Entertainment warning, except the text lining is different.

Warning C: Same as the 1997-2008 DiC Home Entertainment warning.

Variant: On later releases, the Feature Films for Families logo (minus the text) is in the background and "VIDEOCASSETTE/DVD" is replaced with "PRODUCTION".

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on Feature Films for Families products.

Scare Factor: Low.

HPG Home Video Edit

1980s Edit

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

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None, but at the end, the HPG Home Video theme is heard.

Music/Sounds Variant: On some videos, there was no music.

Availability: Rare. Appeared on a golf video.

Scare Factor: Depends on the following:

Original variant: None to low. The music at the end may catch some viewers off-guard.

Silent variant: None.

Kartes Video Communications/KVC Home Video Edit

1984-1990 Edit

Warning: On a black background, the words "-FBI WARNING-" (with hyphens surrounding them) scroll up. Underneath them is generic white text, which also scrolls up. Both of them are in a white Arial text.

FX/SFX: The scrolling of the text.

Cheesy Factor: It is worth mentioning that Section 505 of Title 17 of the US Code is mentioned when other warnings reference Sections 501 and/or 506. Also, why there is no FBI seal?

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Found on early releases from KVC Home Video.

Scare Factor: Minimum.

1984-1989, 1990-1993 (MCA eras) Edit

Warning: Same as the 1980-1991 Universal Studios Home Entertainment warning.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Found on later releases from KVC Home Video.

Scare Factor: Medium, the word "WARNING" is an eyesore to look at.

King of Video/Paragon Video Productions Edit

1979-1981 Edit

Warning: Same as the 1979-1982 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment warning, except it is in reversed order, and the "These films are sold" screen is already formed.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on the 1979 King of Video VHS of Night of the Living Dead.

Scare Factor: Depends on the following:

Warning A: Like most warnings in this format, low to medium.

Warning B: Minimal.

1981-1985 Edit

Warning: On a black background, we see the red words "WARNING!" with a white shadow. On the bottom, we see the warning text also in white.

Variant: On rare occasions, the word "FBI WARNING" is in purple.

FX/SFX: None.

Cheesy Factor: Everything is very cheap looking, plus the red "WARNING!" seems to be duplicated.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on Paragon Video Productions and King of Video releases.

Scare Factor: Low. The word "WARNING!" with the exclomation mark may unsettling to some viewers.

Labatt Brewing Corp. Edit

1987 Edit

Warning: On a violet background, we see "WARNING:" text in red and the warning text below in white.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None

Availability: Seen on the 1987 release of Labatt's Blades of Summer: Hockey Highlights.

Scare Factor: Minimal.

Scare Factor: None

Madacy Lifestyle Marketing Edit

Early 1990s Edit

Warning: Same as the early variant of 1990-2005 MGM Home Entertainment warning.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None

Availability: Seen on early Madacy releases.

Scare Factor: Low.

1998-1999 Edit

Warning: Same as the blue background variant of 1982-1987 Embassy Home Entertainment warning.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None

Availability: Seen on Madacy releases.

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

Early-Late 2000s Edit

Warning: Same as the 1999-2006 Echo Bridge Home Entertainment warning.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None

Availability: Seen on later Madacy releases.

Scare Factor: None.

Maier Group Edit

1980s-2000s Edit

Warning: It's almost the same as the 1980s Congress Video Warning Screen, except the word "WARNING!" is very bold and the copyright is below the screen.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None

Availability: Seen on Maier Group releases.

Scare Factor: Low, because of the exclomation.

Maverick Entertainment Edit

1997-1998 Edit

Warning: It's almost the same as the 1982-1992 PolyGram Video/USA Home Entertainment Warning Screens, except it reads "FBI WARNING:" and the white warning text is in lowercases.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on early Maverick VHS and DVD releases.

Scare Factor: Minimal.

1998-present Edit

Warning: It's almost the same as the 1997-2005, 2007-2009 Goodtimes Home Entertainment Warning Screen, except the bar is very larger.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on later Maverick VHS and DVD releases.

Scare Factor: Low.

Misteria Zvuka (Russia) Edit

2006-present Edit

Warning: On a computerized blue background, we see the word "WARNING!" in Russian and the white warning text in the same language below it. There are two small logos of the distributor and the Blu-ray Disc in the corners. 

FX/SFX: The background shining.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on local Blu-rays in Russia only.

Scare Factor: None. This is a nice-looking screen, actually.

Monterey (Home) VideoEdit

1982-1986 Edit

Nicknames: "Blinking FBI", "The FBI of Doom", "FBI Warning of Doom", "The Warning That Gives People Nightmares", "Ominous FBI", "The Headlight"

Warning: Same as the 1982-1990 FHE/USA/Vidmark/IVE/Live/Avid/Trimark/Artisan/Lionsgate warning.

Variants:

  • On some releases, the warning faded in from black rather than cutting from black.
  • Early tapes with this logo had slightly different warning text that was capped off with the copyright year and was in all caps. It's also more compressed to make room for "CABALLERO CONTROL CORPORATION" at the bottom of the black box. Also, "WARNING" blinked at a faster rate and by the time the screen fades to black it had blinked 23 times.

FX/SFX: The word "WARNING" blinking.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on early Monterey Home Video releases distributed by U.S.A. Home Video and International Video Entertainment.

Scare Factor: Low, because of the word "WARNING" blinking on and off, including the two box to Monterey Home Video logo.

1986-1993 Edit

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

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on Monterey Home Video releases distributed by Fries Home Video.

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

1993-1997 Edit

Warning: Same as the blue background variant of 1982-1987 Embassy Home Entertainment warning.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on Monterey Home Video releases.

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

1997-present Edit

Warning: Same as the 1997-2008 DiC Home Entertainment warning, the only difference being that the background is blue.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on later Monterey Home Video releases and Monterey Video releases.

Scare Factor: Low.

New Star Video Edit

1986-1989 Edit

Warning: Same as the 1981-1987 Media Home Entertainment warning, the only difference being that the background is bright maroon.

Variant: On some releases, the warning faded in from black rather than cutting in from black.

FX/SFX: None.

Cheesy Factor: The bright maroon makes it look quite cheap.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on New Star Video/Entertainment releases of the time.

Scare Factor: Depends on the following:

Warning A: Like most warnings in this format, low to medium.

Warning B: Medium; the rather large "WARNING" and its font may surprise some.

Newvideo Edit

1991-present Edit

Warning: It's almost the same as the 1990-2005 MGM Home Entertainment Warning Screen, except the warning text has no shadows.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on NewVideo releases of the era.

Scare Factor: None.

NFL Films Video Library Edit

1987 Edit

Warning: On a violet/orange gradient background, we see white warning text in capitals. Below it is the copyright text "(c) 1987 NFL FILMS Inc." in the same font.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on NFL Films video releases distributed by Heron Communications.

Scare Factor: None.

Palm Beach Entertainment Edit

1983-2000 Edit

Warning: It's almost the same as the 1982-1990 FHE/USA/Vidmark/IVE/Live/Avid/Trimark/Artisan/Lionsgate Warning Screen, except the text is in Times New Roman, it doesn't blink and the warning text is aligned to the center.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on Palm Beach Entertainment releases.

Scare Factor: None.

2000-2006 Edit

Warning: Same as the 1999-2006 Echo Bridge Home Entertainment warning.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on Palm Beach Entertainment releases.

Scare Factor: None.

Palm Pictures Edit

1997-2010 Edit

Warning: Same as the 1993-2006 Columbia Music Video warning.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on some Palm Pictures DVDs.

Scare Factor: None.

Parade Video/PPI Entertainment (Group) Edit

1986-1990 Edit

Warning: On a black/blue gradient background, we see the words "FBI WARNING" in red, and white warning text below. Everything is italicized and the "FBI WARNING" words flash. 

FX/SFX: The "FBI WARNING" text flashing.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on Parade Video releases.

Scare Factor: Minimal.

1990-2000 Edit

Warning: On a blue background is white warning text in italics. 

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on PPI Entertainment Group releases.

Scare Factor: None.

2000-2006 Edit

Warning: On a blue background is white warning text. 

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on PPI Entertainment Group releases.

Scare Factor: None.

Phillips Interactive Media Edit

1993-1998 Edit

Warning: It's almost the same as the 1978-2004 Warner Home Video Warning Screen, but "FBI" is red and "WARNING" in black. The right side has a white background. It's also the same as the 1984-present Buena Vista/Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment Warning Screen.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Rare. Found on a CD-i VCD of Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

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

PorchLight Home Entertainment Edit

1997-1999 Edit

Warning: Same as the blue background variant of 1982-1987 Embassy Home Entertainment warning.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Rare.

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

1999-2008 Edit

Warning: It's almost the same as the 1999-2006 First Look Home Entertainment Warning Screen, except the word "FBI" and the FBI seal is thin, the word "WARNING" is very bolder and the warning text is in Arial font.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Rare.

Scare Factor: Low.

1999-2008 Edit

Warning: Same as the 1979-present Sony Pictures Home Entertainment warning, but it starts at the second screen.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Rare.

Scare Factor: None.

1999-2008 (Alternate) Edit

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

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Rare.

Scare Factor: None.

2008-present Edit

Warning: Same as the 2005-2009 Brentwood Home Video warning, the only difference being that the background is red.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Rare.

Scare Factor: Low, the FBI seal may surprise you.

Prism Entertainment Edit

1984 Edit

Warning: Same as the white background variant of 1978-2004 Warner Home Video warning screen.

FX/SFX: None

Music/Sounds: None

Availability: Seen on Prism Entertainment releases up until 1984.

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

1984-1992 Edit

Warning: It's almost the same as the 1978-2004 Warner Home Video Warning Screen, exceptional t it is on a blue background and the word "WARNING" is in grey. Also, it was made out of graininess.

FX/SFX: None.

Cheesy Factor: The entire logo is badly grainy. 

Music/Sounds: None

Availability: Seen on Prism Entertainment releases up until 1992. Also makes a surprise appearance on a New World VHS of Fraternity Vacation, a Western-World VHS of Kicks, a J2 VHS of Dorf on Golf and a Rhino Video VHS of Commercial Mania: Special Edition. It is also seen on Program Hunters releases.

Scare Factor: Like most warnings in this format, low to medium. The cheap graininess of the logo may also unnerve some.

1990-1992 (Paramount era) Edit

Warning: Same as the Paramount Communications variant of the 1989 Paramount Home Media Distribution warning.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None

Availability: Seen on Prism Entertainment releases co-distributed by Paramount. 

Scare Factor: None, unless you want to count the transformation from the "FEATURE PRESENTATION" to the Warning. The font of the text on the Paramount Communications variant can also creep some out.

1992-1996 Edit

Warning: On a grey marble background, we see "WARNING" in red, with white text below.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on Prism Entertainment releases up until 1996. 

Scare Factor: None.

Regal Video/Planet Video Edit

1986-1991 Edit

Warning: It's almost the same as the 1986-2000 Feature Films for Families Warning Screen, but the warning text is poorly filmed. And also, it precedes by Regal Video logo and follows by Feature Presentation.

Variant: On Planet Video releases, the background has shadings and it is completely still.

FX/SFX: The flying. None for the Planet Video variant.

Music/Sounds: The Magnavox Magnavision theme. None for the Planet Video variant.

Availability: Seen on Regal Video and Planet Video releases

Scare Factor: Like most warnings in this format, low to medium. The music on the Regal Video variant can catch some blatants.

Respond2 Entertainment Edit

2010s-present Edit

Warning: It's almost the same as the 1980s Young Generation Video Warning Screen, except the FBI Anti-Piracy Warning seal replaces it.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on Respond2 public domain DVDs.

Scare Factor: Low, the FBI seal may surprise you.

Rock 'N Learn Edit

1997-2000 Edit

Warning: On a blue background, we see the words "PLEASE NOTE" (with a ":" at the end) in white at the top of the screen. Below it is the warning text below.

Variant: On the 2000 VHS of Addition & Subtraction Rock, the "PLEASE NOTE" (with a ":" at the end) text was replaced with copyright info at the top of the screen. Along with the modified warning text below.

FX/SFX: None

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on Rock 'N Learn tapes from 1997-2000.

Scare Factor: None.

2000-present Edit

Warning: On a sky blue background (similar to before), we see copyright info at the top of the screen. Below it is the warning text below.

Variants:

  • On VHS releases as well as early DVD releases, The word "original video" replaces "DVD".
  • On the 2005 DVD of Alphabet Exercise, The screen fades to a exercise notice.

FX/SFX: None, unless you count the first screen fading to the second on the Alphabet Excercise variant.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on Rock 'N Learn VHS releases from 2000-2005 as well as DVD releases. Also seen on newer Rock 'N Learn DVDs.

Scare Factor: None.

Screen Media FilmsEdit

2002-2004 Edit

Warning: Same as the 1993-2002 PolyGram Video warning.

FX/SFX: None.

Cheesy Factor: The "G" in "WARNING" looks off center.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on early Screen Media Films products.

Scare Factor: Minimal.

2004-2008 Edit

Warning: It's almost the same as the 1991-present Newvideo Warning Screen, except the warning text is slightly different. It's also the same as the 1990-2005 MGM Home Entertainment Warning Screen.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on Screen Media Films products.

Scare Factor: Low.

2008-present Edit

Warning: Same as the 1998-2005 DreamWorks Home Entertainment warning.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on later Screen Media Films products.

Scare Factor: Minimal to low.

Silver Vision Edit

1993-2000s Edit

Warning: Same as the 1981-1985 Thorn EMI Video warning, but with a blue shiny background.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on Silver Vision videos from the era, such as WWF UK Rampage 1993.

Scare Factor: None.

Strand Releasing Edit

1997-present Edit

Warning: It's almost the same as the 1978-2004 Warner Home Video Warning Screen, except the FBI seal is colorized, the warning text altered, the word "WARNING" is very bolder and the word "FBI" is not blocky.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Likely found on DVD's produced by this company.

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

Timeless Media Group Edit

2012-present Edit

Warning: On a black background, we see the red word "WARNING" and below is the white warning text.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on Timeless Media Group releases.

Scare Factor: None.

Time-Life Video Edit

1978-present Edit

Warning: On a blue background, we see the red word "WARNING" at the top and the white warning text at the bottom.

Variants:

  • On some releases, the background is red and the warning text is in white.
  • Starting in 1980, the background is black and the word "WARNING" is blue.
  • Starting in 1992, the background is blue gradient and the word "WARNING" is red.
  • Starting in 2001, the blue gradient background is blacked out.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on Time Life Video releases from its inception in 1978 to the present day.

Scare Factor: None.

1992-1993 (Starmaker era) Edit

Warning: Same as the 1988-1995 Starmaker Entertainment warning.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on some Best of Saturday Night Live tapes co-distributed with Starmaker Entertainment.

Scare Factor: Low.

1992-1993 (Barney era) Edit

Warning: Same as the 1987-1992 Media Home Entertainment warning.

Variant: On some releases, the screen fades instead.

FX/SFX: None, except for the fading of the INTERPOL text.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on some Barney & Friends tapes co-distributed with Barney Home Video.

Scare Factor: None.

2007 (Deal-a-Meal era) Edit

Warning: Same as the 1992 Deal-a-Meal warning.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on some Sweatin to the Oldies' DVDs.

Scare Factor: None. It's a funny warning.

Trans World Entertainment Edit

1984-1987 Edit

Warning: Same as the 1981 Media Home Entertainment warning.

Variant: On some releases, the warning faded in from black rather than cutting in from black.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on early Trans World Entertainment releases.

Scare Factor: Depends on the following:

Warning A: Like most warnings in this format, low to medium.

Warning B: Medium; the rather large "WARNING" and its font may surprise some.

1987-1989 Edit

Warning: Same as the 1987 Media Home Entertainment warning.

Variant: On some releases, the screen fades instead.

FX/SFX: None, except for the fading of the INTERPOL text.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on later Trans World Entertainment releases.

Scare Factor: None.

United/VCI Home Video Edit

1979-1986 Edit

Warning: We see the warning screen scrolling up. On a blue background, we see the following text in white:

WARNING

The motion picture contained

in this video cassette is

protected under the copyright

laws of the United States

and other countries. This

cassette is sold for home

use only and all other

rights are expressly

reserved by the copyright

owner of such motion

picture. Any copying or

public performance of

such motion picture is

strictly prohibited and may

subject the offender

to civil liability and severe

criminal penalties.

TITLE 17

UNITED STATES CODE

SECTIONS 501 AND 506

Variants:

  • Some releases have the text in a different font.
  • On United Home Video releases, the background takes place in space, the red border and it zooms out.

FX/SFX: The scroll up of the warning.

Cheesy Factor: The graphics are very early 1980s. Also, the word "and" is mispelled on some releases.

Music/Sounds: None.

Music/Sounds Variant: On United Home Video releases, the first part of the music is heard.

Availability: Seen on United Home Video and early Video Communications Inc. releases.

Scare Factor: Minimal.

1986-1992 Edit

Warning: On a blue background, we see the red bar with the word "WARNING" and below is the warning text. A few seconds later, it fades out.

FX/SFX: The fading in of the warning.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on Video Communications Inc. releases.

Scare Factor: None.

1992-2002 Edit

Warning: Same as the green background variant of 1986-present Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment warning.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on Video Communications Inc. releases.

Scare Factor: Low.

2002-present Edit

Warning: It's almost the same as the 1982-2004 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Warning Screen, except it has no bar, the seal is in the left, the warning text is different, behind is the seal and it reads "FBI WARNING".

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on later Video Communications Inc. releases.

Scare Factor: Low.

VidAmerica Edit

1979-1985 Edit

Warning: On a black background, we see the words "COPYRIGHT NOTICE" and warning text in yellow.

Variant: There is a variant with dark orange text.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on releases by VidAmerica from 1979 to 1985

Scare Factor: None.

1985-1992 Edit

Warning: On a lilac-colored background, we see the white words "COPYRIGHT NOTICE" in italics with a long yellow line below. Below is the first half of the white warning text. Then everything fades out and goes to the second half of the text on the same background.

Variant: On some releases, the second half of the text then fades away, leaving only the background until the second VidAmerica logo animates.

FX/SFX: None, unless you count the first screen fading to the second.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on releases by VidAmerica from 1985 to 1992

Scare Factor: Minimal.

Video City Productions Edit

1982-1991 Edit

Warning: On a heliotrope background, we see the generic warning text, written in a butter yellow Times-esque font.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Can be found on Video City Productions releases, which are evidently far out of print.

Scare Factor: None.

Virgin Video/Vision Video Edit

United States Edit

1983-1986 Edit

Warning: Same as the early variant of the 1983 Image Entertainment warning.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on early Virgin releases in US.

Scare Factor: None.

1986-1992 Edit

Warning: Same as the blue background variant of the 1982 Embassy Home Entertainment warning.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on later Virgin releases in US and M.C.E.G. Virgin Home Entertainment releases.

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

International Edit

1982-1986 Edit

Warning: Same as the blue background variant of the Palace Video warning.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on early Virgin releases in UK.

Scare Factor: None.

1986-1997 Edit

Warning: On a blue background, we see the following white text:

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: The copyright proprietors

have licensed the material contained in this video-

cassette for private and domestic use only and any

other use or reproduction in whole or in part

including the making copies of the material or

causing to to be transmitted to subscribers to a

diffusion service or selling, letting or hire or other-

wise dealing with it in whole or in part is strictly

prohibited.

Variants:

  • Starting in 1992, the text is in Times New Roman and the background is black.
  • Starting in 1996, the text is the same as above.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on later Virgin Video and early Vision Video releases.

Scare Factor: None.

1997-2002 Edit

Warning: Same as the 1997-2002 PolyGram warning.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None..

Availability: Seen on later Vision Video releases.

Scare Factor: None.

Vista Home Video Edit

1985-1988 Edit

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

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on Vista Home Video tapes.

Scare Factor: None.

Westlake Entertainment Edit

2001-2003 Edit

Warning A: Same as the 1999-2006 First Look Home Entertainment warning.

Warning B: Same as the later variant of 1986-present Buena Vista/Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment warning.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on Westlake Video releases.

Scare Factor: Low.

2003-2009 Edit

Warning A: It's almost the same as 1982-2004 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Warning Screen, except it takes place on a blue background, the FBI seal is colorized, the word "FBI" is larger and the warning text is aligned to the left.

Warning B: It's almost the same as 1986-present Buena Vista/Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment Warning Screen, except it has Westlake logos with lines.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on Westlake Entertainment releases.

Scare Factor: Depends on the following:

Warning A: Low. The ugly FBI letters and seal may surprise you.

Warning B: None.

York Entertainment Edit

1994-1996 Edit

Warning: Same as the 1978-2004 Warner Home Video warning.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Rare. Seen on the VHS of Trapped.

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

1996-2001 Edit

Warning: It's almost the same as the 1978-2004 Warner Home Video Warning Screen, except the FBI text/logo and seal is removed, leaving just the white square, with the word "WARNING" "blinks" on and off. Then, three seconds later, the black warning text in a different font appears below "WARNING". It's also the same as the 1982-1990 FHE/USA/Vidmark/IVE/Live/Avid/Trimark/Artisan/Lionsgate Warning Screen.

Variant: Some releases have the text in a different font.

FX/SFX: The word "WARNING" blinking and the text appearing.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Rare. Seen on the VHS of Red Ink.

Scare Factor: Medium, the silence and flashing word can scare some.

1997-2004 Edit

Warning: Same as the 1997-1999 and 1999-present Maverick Entertainment warning.

Variant: There are variants. The first is the 1997 one and last, but NOT least is the 1999 one.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Rare. Seen on the VHS of Red Ink.

Scare Factor: Minimal for the 1997 variant and low for the 1999 variant.

2001-2004 Edit

Warning: Same as the 1997, 1999-2007 Pioneer/Geneon Entertainment warning.

Variant: On later releases, the word "FBI" is bold while the warning text is altered.

FX/SFX: None.

Cheesy Factor: Off the charts. The whole thing feels cheap, looking like it was done in MS Paint in a few minutes, and "FBI" and the seal look cheaply pasted into the picture.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Rare. Seen on the VHS of Nikita Blues.

Scare Factor: Minimal. The awkward-looking "FBI" text may surprise some, especially those who were previously freaked out by the 4th Hanna-Barbera Home Video warning.

Young Generation Video Edit

1980s Edit

Warning: It's almost the same as theBuena Vista/Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment Warning Screen, except the background is black and the font is different.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Rare.

Scare Factor: Low.

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