RKO Home Video

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


RKO General operated a home video division in the early 1980s, releasing primarily the RKO Pictures library. On December 10, 1987, RKO dismantled its video division after Ted Turner acquired distribution rights to the library. Several RKO videos were later reprinted by Turner Home Entertainment, with some released with RKO's original packaging.

Logo (1983?-1987)

Visuals: On a black background, the 1983-1992 RKO Pictures/Television logo is seen still, but with "HOMEVIDEO" instead on the right with a slightly larger "V".

Technique: A still, printed image.

Audio: None.

Availability: Videos have been long out of print, with most titles being re-released on Turner Home Entertainment/Warner Home Video. One of the few ways to find this logo is on "Double Feature" releases put out by the company at the time.

  • It makes a surprise appearance on the 1986 Image Entertainment Laserdisc of Mighty Joe Young despite no mention of the RKO Home Video logo on the cover.
  • It is featured on a 1983 distribution of "Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music" as a joint release with the Nederlander Organization.[1]
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