Lionsgate Home Entertainment

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Credits
Logo descriptions by
Supermarty-o, EnormousRat, and Mr.Logo


Logo captures by
SubparMario63


Editions by
thehugetvfan, Muzzarino, Supermarty-o, and FrozenHater


Video captures courtesy of
JohnnyL80 and ItsBartman

[edit credits]

Background

Lionsgate Home Entertainment is the home video distribution arm of Lionsgate Films. At first most of their releases were only released by them in Canada, while in the United States, they licensed their films to Universal Pictures Home Entertainment for home video distribution, with the exception of Dogma being released by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. From 2008 to 2014, they were the American distributors for HiT Entertainment material.


1st Logo (1999-2004)

Nickname: "The Constellation"

Logo: Same as its film counterpart from 1998, but "HOME ENTERTAINMENT" is added below the line.

FX/SFX: Same as its film counterpart.

Music/Sounds: Same as its film counterpart. On the VHS releases of Stickin' Around: Volumes 2 and 3.as well as possibly other Canadian releases from that time period, it uses the music from the Avalanche Home Entertainment logo.

Availability: Uncommon. Appears on mainly Canadian DVD releases (and later US releases) of Lionsgate material (This does appear on VHS releases too) such as Strictly Ballroom and Breakin' the Law. Makes a strange appearance on the 2001 Platinum Disc DVDs of American Eagle and Merchants of War. All DIC Entertainment DVD releases distributed by the company use this logo, with the VHS versions using the 3rd logo.


2nd Logo (2001-2004?)

Nickname: "The Constellation II"

Logo: Same as the 1997 movie logo, except "FILMS" is replaced by "HOME ENTERTAINMENT" and "PRESENTS" is replaced by "A LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY". Another difference is that all the text fades in at the same time.

FX/SFX: Same as the 1997 movie logo.

Music/Sounds: Same as the first logo.

Availability: Extremely rare. Only known to appear on the 2 Sabrina: The Animated Series VHS releases - Sabrina in Love and Salem's World (the Sabrina's World DVD uses the previous logo) as well as Mummies Alive! (The DVD version also uses the previous logo) which both came out on the same day. It also appeared on the 2004 DVD releases of the horror movie Cement and Quicksand (even though the packaging for that release has Artisan Entertainment logos). It also appears after the DVD menu on the 2001 DVD of Bruiser (the previous logo appears before the menu).


3rd Logo (2001-2006)

Nickname: "The Constellation III"

Logo: On a black background, the words "LIONS GATE HOME ENTERTAINMENT" fly in one by one away from the viewer, with stars moving into place while a lion fades in. After that the byline "A LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY" fades in below and the logo shines.

FX/SFX: Words and stars moving into place, fading, and shining.

Variants:

  • A widescreen version exists. This can be seen on the DVD releases of Godsend and the Uncut Edition of Saw.
  • An in-credit still version was seen on Care Bears: Big Wish Movie.

Music/Sounds: Several loud whooshes, as well as sparkles and a warbling synth track. Sometimes, it's silent.

Availability: Common. Appears on Lions Gate Home Entertainment releases from the era, such as Saw, Saw II, Hail Caesar, ALF, Lil' Pimp, Beyond The Sea, The Devil's Rejects, Crash, The Punisher and several volumes of the 1980s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, among others. DIC Entertainment VHS releases from 2001-2002 also use this logo, with DVD versions using the 1st logo. Makes a surprise appearance on the Jakks Pacific one-episode disc of the SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Hall Monitor" if you look up the disc's files.

Editor's Note: It's a little bit odd how this logo was used until a year after Lionsgate changed their logo, but it's still a good logo nonetheless.


4th Logo (2004)

Nickname: "The Constellation IV"

Logo: A still version of the previous logo is shown, with the text in a slightly different font, and the constellation and byline are in green.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The end theme to the movie.

Availability: Only appears at the end of Care Bears: Journey to Joke-a-Lot.

Editor's Note: None.

Final Note: Since Lionsgate changed their logo in 2006, they have since used their standard logo as a de-facto home video logo.

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