WarnerVision Entertainment (Warning Screens)

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U.S. Warning Screens

1st Warning (1990-1997)


Visuals: It's almost the same as the Aries Video warning screen, except it is on a red gradient background with extra text and no line. It looks like this:

LEGAL WARNING

FOR PRIVATE HOME USE ONLY
ALL OTHER RIGHTS RESERVED


ANY UNAUTHORIZED COPYING OF, EDITING,
EXHIBITING, RENTING, EXCHANGING, PUBLIC
PERFORMANCE, RADIO OR TELEVISION
BROADCASTING OF THIS VIDEO PROGRAM OR
ANY PART THERE OF, IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

CRIMINAL COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT IS
INVESTIGATED BY THE FBI AND MAY CONSTITUTE A
FELONY WITH A MAXIMUM PENALTY OF UP TO FIVE
YEARS IN PRISON AND OR A $250,000 FINE.

Variants:

  • On Real Wheels: There Goes a Truck, the gradient runs in the other direction.
  • On Real Wheels: There Goes a Monster Truck, the background is black.
  • On Real Animals: A Day with Monkeys and Apes and Jane Fonda's Workout: Abs, Buns & Thighs, the size of the text differs.
  • On Real Wheels: There Goes a Police Car, the warning fades in and cuts out.
  • On Jenny Craig: Let's Get Moving, the text is thinner and partially rearranged.

Technique: A still, computerized graphic.

Audio: None.

Audio Variant: On Real Animals: A Day with Monkeys and Apes, a monkey sound is heard.

Availability:

  • Seen on most releases from WarnerVision, KidVision, BodyVision and A-Vision, such as Gumby: The Movie and Last Gasp.
  • Also seen on Atlantic/Kushner-Locke video releases. Also seen on Troma Team Video tapes, such as Toxic Avengers and Bugged!.
  • On Naked Souls, Nemesis 3: Time Lapse, and Hostile Intentions, this appears before the trailers rather than after.

2nd Warning (1995, 1997-2002)

Visuals: Same as the 2nd Warner Home Video warning screen at the time.

Variant: On the 1995 VHS of Making Candy, the corners are rounded, "WARNING" is shifted off more to the right, the bottom text is different, and the warning fades in and out.

Technique: A still, computerized graphic.

Audio: None.

Availability:

  • Seen on later releases from WarnerVision, KidVision, BodyVision and A-Vision. [Examples?]
  • Also seen on video releases from other Time Warner subsidiaries, including Warner Home Video. [Examples?]

International Warning Screens
(as WarnerVision International)

United Kingdom and Australia

1st Warning (Mid-Late 1990's)

Visuals: On a black background is the following text in white scrolling up:

Warning - the copyright proprietor
has licensed the film, including
it's[sic] soundtrack. Comprised in the
video cassette for home use only.
All other rights are reserved. Any
unauthorised copying, editing,
exhibition, renting, exchanging,
hiring, lending, public performance,
diffusion, and or broadcast of
this video cassette or any part
thereof is strictly prohibited.

Technique: 2D animation.

Audio: None.

Availability: Seen on British and Australian WarnerVision and KidVision releases. [Examples?]

2nd Warning (Mid 1990's-Early 2000's)

Visuals: Same as the 1997-2017 HIT Entertainment international warning, except the text is arranged and the font is bolded.

Technique: A still, computerized graphic.

Audio: None.

Availability: Seen on the 1999 British VHS of South Park: Series 2, Volume 2 and the 2000 Australian VHS of The Opening Ceremony of the 2000 Olympic Games: A Sydney Celebration VHS. [Examples?]

Japan

Screen (Late 1990's-Early 2000's)

Visuals: On a black background is the following text in white:

このビデオは、一般家庭における私的再生
に用途を限って販売されております。従っ
て著作権者の事前の承認を得ずに各種の複
軸(コピー)、家庭内の個人使用以外での再
生又は上映、レンタル目的などの利用及び
有線放送や無線放送などの公衆送信を行な
うことは法律で衰じられております。

Technique: A still, computerized graphic.

Audio: None.

Availability: Seen on Japanese WarnerVision releases. [Examples?]

Germany

Screen (Early 2000's)

Visuals: On a dark teal background is the following text in white:

Das auf diesem Bildtonträger enthaltene
Programm ist urheberrechtlich geschützt
und darf nur privat und zu Hause vor-
geführt werden. Unerlaubte Kopierung,
Vervielfältigung oder Überspielung, Tausch,
öffentliche Vorführung oder Sendung,
Verleih, Vermietung oder sonstige gewerb-
liche Nutzung, auch in Ausschnitten, ist
untersagt. Jegliche unautorisierte Nutzung
wird straf- und zivilrechtlich verfolgt.

Technique: A still, computerized graphic.

Audio: None.

Availability: Seen on German WarnerVision releases, such as the Tiny Planets series.

France

Screen (Mid-Late 1990's)

Visuals: On a blue background is the following text in white scrolling up:

ATTENTION !

Cette vidéocassette et les oeuvres
qui y sont reproduites sont destinées
exclusivement à l'usage privé.
Tous les autres droits sont réservés.

Sauf autorisation expresse
des propriétaires des oeuvres,
la reproduction, l'édition, l'échange,
le prêt, l'exécution publique et
la télédiffusion, totale ou partielle,
sont formellement interdits.

Tout contrevenant s'expose à des
sanctions pénales et/ou civiles.

Cette vidéocassette ne peut être
exportée, cédée ou louée en dehors
des pays de la communauté
européenne, sans l'autorisation
préalable de Warner Vision France.

CNC/EDV 110

Technique: 2D computer animation.

Audio: None.

Availability: Seen on European French WarnerVision releases, such as Élie Kakou au Cirque d'Hiver.