Modified Screen: On a black background, we see the typical modified screen text, reading:

This film has been modified
as follows from it's original
version: it has been formatted
to fit your screen.


  • Sometimes, the text is bolded.
  • The font of the text may be changed.
  • Some films include additions to the text, to include references to the editions of the film to run in the time allotted. This may also include editions for content.

FX/SFX: None.

Cheesy Factor: If you listen closely on the regular variant, sometimes you can hear the end of the 1997 WHV logo at the beginning, meaning it must've been ripped from a release and crudely pasted on others.

Music/Sounds: None usually, but on Descriptive Video Service VHS's released by Warner Home Video, a narrator says "This film has been formatted to fit your screen" (sometimes preceded by either "A message appears" or simply "A message").

Availability: Seen on Warner Home Video VHS and fullscreen DVD releases, and the fullscreen sides of double-sided DVDs such as The Clan of the Cave Bear and Poltergeist. It can also be seen on Warner Bros. movies on TV channels like TV Land.

Scare Factor: None.