Shapiro Glickenhaus Home Video

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Shapiro Glickenhaus Entertainment released its output on VHS through Southgate Entertainment under the label Shapiro Glickenhaus Home Video (Also referred to as SGE Home Video) until 1991. In 1992, SGE shut down its home video unit and began releasing its content through MCA/Universal.

1st Logo (1989-1991)

Visuals: On a black/blue gradient background, a rotating silver film reel zooms out. It stops zooming and continues to rotate as a silver version of the SGE building flies upward and rotates. Then they zoom out as a silver version of the SGE palm tree appears, revealing they were on a silver pedestal. Two silver lines appear next to the building and the letters "SGE" in a silver futuristic font zooms out onto the lines via a blue trail effect and the silver words "HOME VIDEO" zoom out into the bottom of the logo via said effect.

Technique: Motion-controlled animation.

Variant: A still variant exists.

Audio: A majestic fanfare. Sometimes, a different but just as majestic fanfare will play instead.

Availability: Can be seen on movies released by this company such as Thunderground, Def by Temptation, Beverly Hills Bodysnatchers, Dr. Caligari, Frankenhooker, Cartel, Grave Secrets, The Wizard of Speed and Time, Shadow Dancing, Shock Troop, The Lost Idol, Forced March, Mob Story, Moontrap, Red Scorpion, and Basket Case 2, among other releases. On some Canadian VHS releases of films from this outfit, the Cineplex Odeon Home Video logo may appear before this logo.

2nd Logo (1991)

Visuals: Continuing from the space background of the warning screen, a clip from the last logo appears, flying and landing into the background. Just before the text is going to appear, a purple gradient box appears. The logo flashes, and turns into 2D on the space background. Then, silver-colored bars appear and cover the background, and then, the text "SGE Home Video" fades in below the logo.

Variant: There is also a preview version, which can be seen here.

Technique: Computer animation.

Audio: A humming synth with some whooshes.

Availability: Seen on British VHS releases such as Jezebel's Kiss, Mirror Mirror (1990), Last Call (1991) and Space Chase, among others.