NTA Home Entertainment/Republic Pictures Home Video (Warning Screens)

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum

1st Warning (1982-1998)

Visuals: On a red/coral pink background, there is a large black square on the left with the standard FBI logo in white, and the generic Title 17 501 & 506 text in a large white box on the right with the red word "WARNING" on the top. Similar to the second Warner Home Video warning.

Technique: None. It should be noted that DVDs use a screen-freeze of this warning.

Audio: None.

Audio Variations:

  • On the 1983 VHS of All-Star Cartoon Parade, the warning starts of silent, but then the 1968 Commonwealth United jingle starts to play (and continues into the NTA Home Entertainment logo).
  • On 1980s releases of Hoppity Goes to Town, this warning, and the NTA Home Entertainment/Republic Pictures Home Video logo that follows it, plaster over the 5th NTA logo, leaving its music to play over both.

Availability: Seen on NTA Home Entertainment and Republic Pictures Home Video releases before Artisan Entertainment took over the video rights in 1998, although the 1998 DVD of It's a Wonderful Life shows this after the THX logo. Makes a surprise appearance on Roku Channel's print of Highlander II: The Quickening, which is a 4:3 pan-and-scan master of the original theatrical cut. This also appears on Harmony Gold's Macross Vol. 1, as well as the 1991 Warner Home Video release (and 2000 reprint) of Chariots of Fire.

2nd Warning (1997-1998)

Visuals: Same as the 4th PolyGram Video warning screen.

Technique: A digital graphic.

Audio: None.

Availability: Seen on Republic Pictures DVDs, including Thinner.

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