North American Pictures (Canada/Czech Republic)

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Logo descriptions by Gabriel Katikos and EnormousRat

Background: A Canadian-based company started by filmmaker Lloyd A. Simandl in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. When Lloyd was filming Chained Heat II, he relocated the company from Canada to his native Czech Republic in order to save money, and he has been making movies there ever since, although films from the company are occasionally shot in B.C..

1st Logo (1987-1990?)

Nicknames: "The Blue Torch Man"

Logo: TBA

FX/SFX: None. It's a still logo.

Cheesy Factor: TBA

Music/Sounds: Silent

Availability: Can be found on Possession: Until Death Do You Part (1987).

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo (1990s-1997)

Nicknames: "The Torch Man", "The Collision of Paramount and Columbia"

Logo: A pack of stars fly into the screen, moving to the center, where the man figure (now a silhouette standing on a big bell on one foot) appears. The statue rotates, and the stars place themselves around.

FX/SFX: The stars appearing and moving, the statue rotating.

Cheesy Factor: The animation is a bit rough.

Music/Sounds: The opening of the film's theme or a "whoosh" on some films. Sometimes, it will also be silent.

Availability: Can be found on Chained Heat II (1993), Time Runner (1993), Xtro 2: The Second Encounter (1990), Crackerjack (1994) and Crackerjack 2 (1997).

Editor's Note: Low.

3rd Logo (1998-2000s)

Nicknames: "The New and Improved Torch Man", "The OTHER OTHER Torch Lady Ripoff", " The Collision of Paramount and Columbia II"

Logo: A pack of stars fly into the screen, moving to the center, where the man figure standing on a big bell appears. The statue rotates, and the stars place themselves around.

FX/SFX: The flash, the logo zooming out, the stars appearing.

Cheesy Factor: The animation is a bit rough, and the whole thing looks like a rip-off of the Columbia Pictures and Paramount Pictures logos combined.

Music/Sounds: The opening of the film's theme.

Availability: Can be seen on Act of War (1998) and CrackerJack 3 (2000), among others.

Editor's Note: Low.

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