United King Video

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum

1st Logo (1980's-1986)

Visuals: In a blue background is the text "יונײטד קינג וידאו" in script and a filmreel with two filmstrips sticking up, both in yellow.

Technique: A still graphic.

Audio: A trumpet fanfare.

Availability: Unknown. [Examples?]

2nd Logo (1986-late 1980s)

Visuals: There is the 1984 Cannon Films logo starting with the already formed logo, but the flash at the end is replaced by an explosion that reveals the 1957 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer logo. The logo cuts off to reveal the filmreel from the last logo on a space background. The filmreel starts to zoom in, and the screen cuts to the filmreel, tilted to the right. "יונײטד קינג וידאו" appears next to the filmreel.

Technique: Possibly chroma-key.

Audio: The sound of the Cannon logo, an explosion, the roar from the MGM logo, and a music track ("Breakin'... There's No Stopping Us" by Ollie & Jerry) continuing to the warning screen.

Availability: Seen on rare pre-cert VHS movies from this company. [Examples?]

3rd Logo (1980s-1995)

Visuals: There are two versions of this logo:

  • The Globus Group logo in blue (with "גולן גלובוס וידאו" under it) zooms in, then flies away to make room for the United King Video logo, which also makes room for "גולן גלובוס יונײטד קינג וידאו מציגים". The screen then fades to a blue background, where various screens showing videoclips of various films flip in. The last screen flips out to reveal the warning screen.
    • On a space background there is two flying screens (which initially show the Cannon logo before it burns off to reveal another movie) settle to the left and right parts of the screen. The Globus Group logo in magenta flips in before moving out of the screen to make room for the United King Video logo. The logo then makes room for "מציגים", which also moves away later. The Cannon Films logo then flips in, the segments of the hexagon fly toward the screen one by one, and the screens (the left now showing the warning screen and the right the Cannon logo) merge, with the warning screen covering the screen.
  • A variant of the above has the screens show movies from the beginning. After the United King Video logo moves away, the A.D. Matalon logo animates itself in, with the screens connecting and showing the 1981 Columbia Pictures logo when it's done. The logo then moves away and the left screen covers the screen.

Technique: 2D computer animation.

Audio: The music "Spacehunter - Adventures in the Forbidden Zone" playing in the PAL pitch, until it stops at the warning screen. The second variant has the A.D. Matalon music play after the United King Video logo moves away.


  • The Globus variant is known to have appeared on a VHS release of Ghostbusters.
  • Unknown for the other variants. [Examples?]

4th Logo (Portugal, 1980s)

Visuals: On a sunrise background, there is a blue version of the filmreel logo spinning as it zooms in to settle to the upper center of the screen. There is the text "united king video lda." zooming out before settling under the logo. The word "APRESENTA" ("PRESENTS" in Portuguese) wipes in.

Technique: 2D computer animation.

Audio: The music "Spacehunter - Adventures in the Forbidden Zone" playing in the PAL pitch, until it stops at the warning screen.

Availability: Seen on Portuguese United King tapes. [Examples?]

5th Logo (1995-1997)

Visuals: There is a light blue background with lighter blue and orange copies of the filmstrip moving on it (the former to the left, the latter downwards). The filmstrip, now in silver, slides down with the company name "יונײטד קינג וידאו" appears below.

Variant: A variant has the logo stretched with the Globus Group logo on the top.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: A peaceful synthesized theme.

Availability: Unknown. [Examples?]

6th Logo (1997-2003?)

Visuals: On a dark grey background, there is a white rectangle with rounded edges (the label on a VHS tape) showing the logos for United King (a film reel with two curved lines, surrounded by stars, coming from both ends) and Globus Group (a G shape with another G shape flipped horizontally to form one globe-like logo, also surrounded by stars). Below it is text in Hebrew, translating to "United King - Globus Group Video" (with "Video" spaced out slightly below the words). Then the image zooms out, revealing it is on a VHS tape as the camera angle lowers to show it is in zooming into a movie theater with the logo on a marquee and two squares on the sides of the theater as well as to the sides of the entrance. As the VHS flies into the cinema, there are cars passing by the building and the squares change to show various logos (including Warner Home Video, A.D. Matalon, Columbia TriStar Home Video, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Fox Kids, ABC Video, unknown company, Israeli Educational Television, MGM Home Entertainment, Nu Image, Regency, Saban, Shapira, Summit Entertainment, and United Artists). As the VHS reaches the entrance to the cinema, a set of doors opens, showing a glowing yellow light as the VHS zooms in and the camera follows it. Once the camera goes past the doorway, the glowing yellow changes to a red curtain that opens to reveal a black background (with a white spotlight in the upper-right corner) with a warning, in Hebrew, scrolling up as the tape zooms into to the top of the screen until it disappears. Eventually, the warning scrolls up to reveal the same logo from before which later fades to a message which includes the copyright date (1997) as well as what seems to be a phone number.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: A dramatic orchestral fanfare with whooshing sounds (such as when the tape zooms out).

Availability: It can be found on Israeli tapes of films/TV shows from any of the companies featured in the logo at the time. [Examples?]

7th Logo (1997-)

Visuals: On a blue background, there is a globus, with stars going around it. Then, some of the stars stop to go around the globus and start to make the stars on the logo then the camera zoom into the logo and on the screen it write GLOBUS-UNITED But in Hebrew and then the warning appears.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: A trumpet fanfare with a synthesizer background tune and laser zap sounds.

Availability: Possibly used as an alternative logo. It can be found on films that the company distributed such as The Prince of Egypt.

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