Four Star-Excelsior Releasing Company

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Four Star-Excelsior Releasing Company was the short-lived theatrical division of Four Star International. It mainly released horror and exploitation films. Four Star was put under New World Entertainment's ownership in 1989 after it was folded by Andrew's Group. New World was acquired by News Corporation on January 22, 1997. Most of Four Star-Excelsior's films are long out of print, however one film, The Brotherhood of Satan, was released and retained by Columbia Pictures and is distributed by Sony Pictures Television.

Logo (December 1970-1971)

Visuals: On the same background as the TV counterpart of this logo used, there are four gold stars appear one by one on thin green lines, then in a golden slab serif we see the words "FOUR STAR EXCELSIOR" appear on screen. Then a red line in the middle of the screen and the red text "Releasing Company" in Edwardian Bold, appear suddenly.

Technique: Traditional animation.

Audio: The opening theme of the film.

Availability: Last seen on old VHS releases of FSE movies, such as Madron and The Brotherhood of Satan.

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