Astro Records & Filmworks

From Audiovisual Identity Database


Astro Records & Filmworks is a German distributor that distributed many classic horror movies.

1st Logo (1997-1999)

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Logo: On a black space background, we see a spinning light blue vortex which sucks 5 meteors in. We then zoom inside the vortex to then see a cyan Saturn-shaped planet in view, while a light passes by. Then, we zoom in on the planet to see a spaceship that shoots the planet. We then zoom in on the planet and inside the surface to see a walking tank. The tank then shoots white lights that form the letters "ASTRO" in red, one by one. The tank then shoots a single light that reveals the words "FILMS RECORDS & FILMWORKS" in blue. The blue words "PRESENTS" fades in below, and then the camera zooms in on the text. The wordmark then gets shot, causing the words to explode. Then, we zoom in on the back of the tank, which has a red square with German text reading:

ab 18 Jahren
gemäß §7

The robot then flies away, causing a red-orangish light to obscure the screen.

Technique: All in CGI.

Music/Sounds: First, we hear a bell theme with swooshing sounds. This is followed by an upbeat synth theme.

Availability: Seen on some of their earlier horror releases.

Legacy: This is one of the longest logos on this wiki, clocking in at around 2 minutes long.

2nd Logo (1999)

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Logo: There are 2 small submarines and a larger submarine. The two smaller submarines comes in on the larger one. Once in vision they each shoot on the larger submarine with a missile. The larger submarine homes its missiles on them, destroying the missiles. It then homes in two missiles of its own onto the two smaller ones, the submarines explodes to reveal the text "ASTRO" in red and "Records & Filmworks" in blue. Then, the words "PRESENTS" fade in, in black.

Technique: All in CGI.

Music/Sounds: A very threatening fanfare.

Availability: Seen on the 1999 German VHS of Cannibal Holocaust among others.

3rd Logo (2000)

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Logo: We see two branches holding a shining orb. We then zoom in to the orb, revealing a full moon and the words "ASTRO RECORDS + FILMWORKS" in a futuristic font. The moon moves away from the screen, and wipes in the words "presents" in the process.

Technique: All in CGI.

Music/Sounds: Synth, swooshing sounds and some background noise.

Availability: Seen on a release of Plankton.

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