Chace Surround Sound

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum

1st Logo (1986-1988?)

Visuals: On a blue background, the following text is seen as shown below:



The logo is a lined figure of the letters "CP" (which resembles the New Century Entertainment logo), and the text is all in Arial except for "CHACE PRODUCTIONS, INC.", which is in a computer typeface.

Technique: A still, printed image.

Audio: None.

Availability: Seen on older films that use Chace Surround Stereo, such as The Maltese Falcon.

2nd Logo (1989-)

Visuals: On a blue marble background that slowly zooms in, a pink gold, multi-lined figure, which is a wider-lined version of the logo from before, is drawn in while straightening out from an angle. It then zooms out and splits in two, moving toward opposite sides of the screen, and the words "CHACE SURROUND STEREO" in a futuristic font, zooms in between them with a trail effect, stacked on top of each other and flanked with lines. Both Chace logos shine with a ping.


  • Sometimes, the words "PRESENTED IN" appears above.
  • Sometimes, that variant also has "WHERE AVAILABLE" below, respectively.
  • There is a short variant that starts when the company name appears. This can be seen on Video Treasures and UAV releases of Pacific International Enterprises movies.
  • There is an early placeholder variant that simply shows a white version of the finished product on a black screen.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: A calm three-note synth tune ending in two "pings", both increasing in pitch. One "ping" is directed towards the left speaker, the other towards the right, showing off its stereo capabilities. A high-pitched version exists.

Availability: Seen on certain videos and DVDs that employ Chace Surround Stereo, such as HBO Home Video tapes of Samuel Goldwyn movies and several colorized MGM and RKO features such as Fort Apache. This logo is still in use today, particularly on some MPI Home Video releases.

3rd Logo (1998-2000s)

Visuals: Over a softly-rippling ocean, a thunderstorm is seen actively above it, with visible lightning bolts and flashes in the rolling clouds. 5 crystal orbs, each reflective of the ocean below, zoom past the screen one-by-one as well. From the ocean itself, the text "CHACE digital STEREO" rises up with a dark blue trail behind it as a wall of mist forms and bursts out around it. The text is in a similar font to before, except for "digital" which is in a unique outlined font, and the text is right aligned. The logo shines.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: The sounds of the ocean, wind, and thunder, while whirring and whooshing noises play when the orbs fly by with stereo sound. A slight variant is heard on The THX Ultimate Demo Disc.

Audio Variant: On some releases, such as the 1999 DVD of Halloween, a seven-note guitar jingle is heard when the text rises out of the ocean.

Availability: Seen at the beginning of Anchor Bay DVD releases (namely THX-certified ones). Also appears at the end of The THX Ultimate Demo Disc.

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