Belga Home Video (Belgium)
Belga Home Video is the video distribution branch of Belga Films, based in Brussels, Belgium. It is mostly specialized in video distribution in the French-speaking parts of Belgium and Luxembourg, including most of the Lionsgate catalogue and the films by EuropaCorp. The company, along with its cinema division, was purchased in 2010 by AFAS Belgium.
1st Logo (1990s-2010)
Nickname: "The Trophy", "CGI Statue", "Cheesy Emmy Statue"
Logo: On a orange/blue gradient/spotlight background, we see a pair of feet descending from the top of the screen. A filmcell goes off the water and surrounds the legs, and it is later revealed to be a woman with an arced body holding a cube behind her. The filmcell is then surrounding the trademark hot air balloon of RTL. The statue, balloon and filmcell move to the right of the screen. Finally, the words "BELGAhome video" appear in a flash.
Trivia: This logo was also used, in a slightly different version, as the intro of "Les Grandes Premières" on Luxembourg TV channel RTL-TVI, from 1994 to 2002. It also had a different music until 1999, were it started to use a slightly lower-pitched version of the Belga Home Video jingle.
- Early VHS and DVD's also had "in association with RTL-TVI and Club RTL" written under "BELGA home video"
- A still version exists.
FX/SFX: The statue, the filmcell, the "ocean" background and the words, all in CGI.
Music/Sounds: A synthetized score that begins with a buildup, and ends with an orchestral hit.
Availability: Uncommon, as it was only seen between Wallonia (French-speaking part of Belgium) and Luxembourg. You can find on the Belgian DVD releases of films like Farinelli, The Scarlet Letter, Deep Rising, House on Haunted Hill, Crash, Resident Evil, The Mothman Prophecies, The Jacket or Arthur and the Invisibles. The "in association" variant can be found on VHS/DVD releases of U-571, The Piano and Le Roi Danse. It was last seen on a DVD release of Twilight: Eclipse.
Editor's Note: None.
2nd Logo (2010-)
Nickname: "Mr. Belga"
Logo: Last seconds of its movie counterpart, with "FILMS" replaced by "HOME VIDEO", of course. Also there is no blue glow behind the logo.
FX/SFX: The man, the filmcell disc, and the text.
Music/Sounds: A calm, 3-note piano tune, with a film projector sound playing under it.
Availability: Current. Seen on DVD/Blu-Ray releases from the company since 2010. It first appeared on the DVD release of The Fourth Kind, and is also seen on titles like The Runaways, The Three Next Days, Unknown, Source Code, The Hunger Games and its sequels or Inside Llewyn Davis.
Editor's Note: None.