Lauren Films (Spain)

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Logo descriptions by bigladiesman, Unnepad

Logo pictures by Eric S. and bigladiesman

Videos by bigladiesman and ElMuvimaiker

Background: Lauren Films is a production, distribution, and film company founded in 1980 and based in Barcelona. It started as the exclusive distributor of Golden Harvest, and later Orion Pictures, in Spain, expanding itself and entering the production world (its major feature being Pedro Almodóvar's Mujeres al Borde de un Ataque de Nervios, nominated for an Academy Award in 1989). Nowadays they hold the theatrical distribution rights of Miramax, Summit, Good Machine, Artisan, and some Hong Kong companies, as well as all Walt Disney films dubbed in the Catalan language. Formerly, they handled United Artists and New Line rights as well. Lauren Films is nowadays centered in the theatrical distribution, leaving the home video distribution to Filmax due to a business agreement between the two companies, signed in 2006. The company's website: http://www.laurenfilm.es/

1st Logo

(1984-1980's)


Nicknames: "Eagle in the Space?", "Rectangle G in Spain", "Rectange G-Eagle Transformation"

Logo: On a space background, some white "stars" zoom to the screen and fly out. Eventually, the Golden Harvest "Rectangle G" flies in from the left, pulsing in the process. The logo then twirls to the left and morphsinto a stylized eagle with six sprocket holes on the tail. Inside the eagle, ''LAUREN FILMS" fades in, and then "presenta" on the right fades in.

FX/SFX: The background, the balls, the morphing G to eagle.

Music/Sounds: The 1978 Golden Harvest theme.

Availability: Scarce

Editor's Note: The logo has really outdated animation, and the dark atmosphere along with the logo design can get someone.

2nd (known) Logo

(1980's-1995)


Nicknames: "Lauren's Showcase", "The Good-Natured Filmstrip"

Logo: On a grey background, a shining silver filmstrip shows multiple screens featuring clips of some of the company's films, 26 in total. After showing them, the filmstrip fades out to make place to a logo another filmstrip, forming some kind of incomplete triangle/teardrop shape in yellow,which strongly resembles the top half of Screen Gems' "S From Hell" logo (minus the center dot), accompanied by segmented letters reading "LAUREN VIDEO HOGAR". The whole thing zooms in and shines.

The 26 Films: Remo Williams, Wheels on Meals, Terminator, and The Woman in Red are among the 26 clips used in this logo. If anyone recognizes more of them, please put them in this section.

FX/SFX: The zoom in.

Music/Sounds: A very catchy '80s pop theme, played with an organ, electric guitar, and beatbox. This is actually a music library piece as it has also been used in an Australian commercial.

Availability: Scarce; only found on old VHS tapes by the company.

Editor's Note: The logo hassome pretty cheesy effects, and moreover, all the clips shown SCREAM '80s!!!Despite it's slight cheesiness and length, both the uplifting music and trying to recognize all the films shown make it an enjoyable logo.

3rd Logo

(1995-2006)


Nickname: "Spacial Gold"

Logo: On a space background, a golden comet flies towards the back of the screen, followed by a golden filmstrip with rotating letters on it. The strip turns left and suddenly folds, causing the letters to jump and take their place at the bottom of the strip to form the words "LAUREN FILMS". The filmstrip keeps on folding until it forms the finished logo from before. The letters shine.

DVD Variant: On DVDs, the official DVD logo in gold fades in under the logo after the whole thing is complete.

FX/SFX: Very professional CGI animation.

Music/Sounds: A whooshing sound when the comet appears, then an excerpt from Johann Strauss II's "Perpetuum Mobile. Ein musikalischer Scherz op. 257", ending with a louder whoosh when the letters shine.

Availability: Common.

Editor's Note: Despite the nice music and good animation, the whooshing sounds could scare most first-time viewers.

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