Dimension Films

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Credits
Logo descriptions by
Logoboy95


Logo captures by
V of Doom and Logophile


Editions by
V of Doom, CNViewer2006, and Jeff B.


Video captures courtesy of
Mojo Noah

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Background

Bob and Harvey Weinstein founded Dimension Films in 1991 as a genre film division of Miramax Films; it later became a part of The Weinstein Company after they left. Currently, Dimension Films is a genre film label of Lantern Entertainment, and its pre-October 2005 films are owned by Paramount Pictures through ViacomCBS's stake in Miramax.

(September 11, 1992-)

Logo: On a black background, a set of blueish lines zoom out in the left side of the screen. As it zooms out, it gradually lights up to reveal that it is the word "DIMENSION" in a bold, italic Eurostile font. When the logo reaches a comfortable distance, it lights up completely as "FILMS" wipes underneath it, in spaced-out letters.

Variants:

  • An earlier version exists. Below the word "DIMENSION", a byline "A DIVISION OF MIRAMAX FILMS" appears. In this version, the effect looks a bit smoother.
  • A 3-D version has the logo zooming in against a purple cloudy background, then bulging from the center, breaking letter by letter, and flying toward the screen.
  • A 3-D in-credit logo was used in the late 2000s.
  • On some films, such as Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth and Senseless, the "DIMENSION" text has a purple tint.
  • On an Italian HDTV airing of The Brothers Grimm (2005), the Dimension Films logo was repeated twice due to a sloppy editing mistake (and making matters weirder, that print had the 1987 Miramax logo at the front!).

FX/SFX: The zoom out and the lighting. Really good computer animation that still looks perfect over 25 years later.

Music/Sounds: None, or the opening sounds/music from any given soundtrack.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • On a few dubbed Jackie Chan movies, there's a gong sound and a whoosh when "DIMENSION" shines.
  • On The Longshots, a light string orchestra fanfare is heard.

Availability: Common. Seen on most Dimension titles like Spy Kids, Scary Movie, Cursed, Scream, and Mimic. The 3-D version appears on Spy Kids 3: Game Over and The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl. The early version with the Miramax byline is extremely rare, as on current releases of films such as Godzilla vs. Biolante, it is omitted. This logo is omitted on some versions of The Brothers Grimm that feature a Miramax International logo (though MGM's is kept). However, it can be seen on the Echo Bridge DVD releases of Dust Devil and the Arrow Video release of Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth within the Hellraiser UK Blu-Ray Trilogy Set (in addition to the U.S. limited edition Scarlet Box Blu-Ray set), though some prints of the latter have it plastered by the current Dimension Films logo alongside the 2011 Miramax logo, or with Lakeshore International on the Italian Koch Media Blu-Ray. The version with the gong sound can be seen on Supercop and Operation Condor, as well as the 2001 DVD of the reedited version of Jackie Chan's Project A.

Editor's Note: A very effective and stylish logo.

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