Mr. Video

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum

1st Logo (United Kingdom) (1982?-April 1985)

Visuals: There is a blue-violet glow form on a black background. After this, "Mr. Video" then appears on said blob in a yellow-outlined cursive font. "PRESENTS" appears under this. They, along with visual feedback copies of them from behind, keep flashing for awhile. The text stops flashing after about 20 seconds, and then continues flashing again.

Technique: Primitive computer animation.

Audio: An '80s synth pop tune. It might be stock music.

Availability: Seen on pre-cert releases of The B**ch Wants Blood, Blake's Marauders, Blood and Grit, Come Die with Me, The Con-Man and the Koala, Franklin, High Plains Killer, Love in the Sun, Manchurian Massacre, Nightmare, Oh, What a Lovely Sting, Peter, Satan's Altar, Tearing Jaws, The Throne of Fire, Tough to Kill, Track Killer, Undercurrent, Vigilante II, and Widow.

Legacy: This logo has proven unpopular within the logo community, with the repetitive animation and lengthy runtime being cited as points of contention by detractors.

2nd Logo (Greece) (1986-1990)

Visuals: On a white background, there is a grey disk emitting an aura. In the middle of it is a grayscale version of the man from the Polish logo, but with the "Mr. Video" text from the UK logo. Surrounding the border of the circle is what appears to be an address and a phone number. After a bit, a yellow square then flips in with the Mr. Video logo left intact.

Technique: Computer animation.

Audio: A soft rock tune, which is actually "Street Thunder" by Foreigner.

Availability: Can be seen on adult tapes from them. [Examples?]

3rd Logo (Poland) (1980s)

Visuals: On a space background with a red planet on the upper left corner, after a few seconds, a white outlined man with a top hat and monocle holding a VHS-shaped object zooms in. The letters zoom separately to the left, spelling out "Mr. VIdeo" in yellow, then the same words, but with the gray square behind, flips above the text and covers the center of the videotape. After a few seconds later, it goes in reverse, then the logo fades out.

Technique: Computer animation.

Audio: The theme song of Dallas.

Availability: Unknown. Can be seen on vintage adult titles for the time in Poland. [Examples?]

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