Astro Records & Filmworks (Germany)

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Background

Astro Records & Filmworks is a German distributor that distributed many classic horror movies.

1st Logo (1997-1999)

Nicknames: "The Vortex"

Logo: First we get to see a spinning vertex in which meteors get sucked in. Then the viewer also gets sucked into it. Then the viewer gets to see a saturn-shaped planet while a light flash passes by and light shines into the viewer. Then there is a zoom-in on the planet and we get to see a spaceship that shoots at it. Then we are on the surface where there is a walking tank that is being shot at. Then a tank shoots in space the logo mark "ASTRO FILMS RECORDS & FILMWORKS PRESENTS" and we get a zoom-in on the title. Then the logo is getting shot at and a FSK warning appears on the back of the tank that is flying into the air.

FX/SFX: All CGI.

Music/Sounds: First we hear a bell theme with swooshing sounds. This is followed by an upbeat synth theme.

Availability: Seen on some of their earlier horror releases.

Editor's Note: This is a really long logo, longer than Hendring.

2nd Logo (1999)

Nicknames: “The Submarines”

Logo: There are 2 small submarines and a larger submarine. The two smaller submarines home in on the larger one. Once in vision they each shoot on the larger submarine with a missile. The larger submarine homes its missiles on them, destroying the missiles. It then homes in two missiles of its own onto the two smaller ones, the submarines explodes, and reveal the text "AstrO" in red and "Records & Filmworks" in black.

FX/SFX: TBA

Music: A very threatening dark fanfare.

Availability: Seen on the 1999 German VHS of Cannibal Holocaust among others.

Editor's Note: TBA

3rd Logo (2000)

Logo: We see two branches holding a shining orb. It then zooms in, revealing a full moon.

Music: Synth, swooshing sounds and some background noise.

Availability: On their latest releases.

Editor's Note: TBA