Universal Eight

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Background

Castle Films (who had already been purchased United World Films, the non-theatrical division of Universal Studios) was renamed as Universal Eight in 1977. The company would go defunct in 1984 due to competition from the home video market.

1st (and only known) logo (1977-1984)

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Logo: On a black background, we see the text:

universal
Eight

in a 1950s font in front of an "8" that is blue on the inside and pink on the outside. Above five seconds later the word "PRESENTS" fades in below the "8". A few seconds later, the text dissolves into "EXCERPTS FROM" in the same typeface. It then immediately cuts into the program.

Variant: There is a version that has the byline "FROM UNIVERSAL 8 ALL TV AND THEATRICAL RIGHTS RESERVED."

FX/SFX: Unknown.

Music/Sounds: Presumably silent or used the opening or closing theme to the program.

Availability: Extremely rare. Can likely be seen on any program released by the company.

Editor's Note: None.

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