Allied Artists Video

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Logo descriptions by BenderRoblox and indycar
Logo captures by Eric S., robatsea2009 and indycar

Background

Allied Artists Video was the home video distribution counterpart to the Allied Artists Pictures Corporation, later renamed Monogram Pictures. Both companies still exist today, under Allied Artists International.

1st Logo (October 24, 1978-September 1980)

Nicknames: "The a's", "Mirrored A's" Allied Artists Video Corp. Logo: Just a blue screen with the 1970s Allied Artists Pictures Corporation "Mirrored A's" logo in the center in white, with "ALLIED ARTISTS VIDEO CORP." below.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Rare. Seen on the earliest releases of Allied Artists Pictures Corporation films on Betamax and VHS, including Papillon, The Man Who Would Be King, Cabaret, The Betsy, The Story of "O", Mitchell and Wild Geese.

Editor's Note: None.


2nd Logo (1980s)

Allied Artists Video

Nicknames: "Lunar Eclipse", "The 1980s: a Film Odyssey"

Logo: On a starry background, we see a lunar eclipse and then the Sun slowly hovers over the Moon and then a burst appears and then the Sun turns into a film reel and the Moon turns into a disc. Then they go onto a blue cube and the word "ALLIED" appears over the film reel and the word "ARTISTS" appears under the disc and then the word "VIDEO" appears at the bottom.

FX/SFX: The blue square, the words, the film reel and the disc appearing.

Music/Sounds: A synth tune that is short and soft at the beginning and when "ALLIED" and "ARTISTS" fly onto the screen there is a brief synth noise, along with a light projector-like sound. When "VIDEO" appears there is a long synth noise.

Availability: Rare. Seen on home media releases in the 1980s by Allied Artists Video, plus their YouTube channel alliedartists.

Editor's Note: None.


3rd Logo (2000s?- )

2000s Allied Artists Video logo

Nicknames: "DVD of Doom", "Allied Artists DVD"

Logo: On a black background, the words "ALLIED ARTISTS" appear in 3 dimensional text along with a film strip to the right and a red line at the bottom. Then, a DVD comes in from the background and goes under the line and then the logo zooms in.

FX/SFX: The words, film strip and line flipping upwards and the DVD sliding into it.

Music/Sounds: A loud, descending string section (like you hear in cartoon scores these days when a character falls), fading into a deep choir harmonizing, both which are typical, possibly APM-rooted pieces of music or musical sounds for score.

Availability: Uncommon. Seen on modern DVDs by the company. This can also be seen on the YouTube channel alliedartists (the official YouTube channel of Allied Artists International).

Editor's Note: None.