Audio Visual Home Video Warning Screen
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1st Warning (1990's-2000's)
Warning: On a black background, we see the following text scroll up:
Variant: The Greek VHS release of The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina (Οι Περιπέτειες του Τοσοδούλη και της Τοσοδούλας) adds the word "ΠΡΟΣΟΧΗ" ("WARNING"), and replaces the text "Αυτή η κασσέτα παραχωρείται από την AUDIO VISUAL HOME VIDEO" with "Αυτή η κασσέτα παραχωρείται από τη VILLAGE ROADSHOW και διανέμεται από την AUDIO VISUAL ENTERPRISES" ("This tape is provided by VILLAGE ROADSHOW and distributed by AUDIO VISUAL ENTERPRISES") and the words "χρηματική ποινή ενός εώς είκοσι εκατομμυρίων δραχμών" with "χρηματική ποινή 2.900 ΕΥΡΩ εώς 59.000 ΕΥΡΩ" ("a fine of 2.900 EUROS to 59.000 EUROS").
Trivia: This warning screen was the basis for the Greek warning screens of Walt Disney Home Video, CBS/FOX Video and Warner Home Video (by replacing the Audio Visual Home Video name with their respective names).
Technique: The text scrolling.
Availability: Rare. Found on the Greek releases of The Magic Voyage and The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina (Οι Περιπέτειες του Τοσοδούλη και της Τοσοδούλας).
2nd Warning (2000's)
Warning: On a black background, we see the following text:
'This product, including its soundtrack, which is provided by VILLAGE FILMS S.A. and distributed by AUDIO VISUAL ENTERPRISES S.A., may only be used for private use. Any other use such as, demonstratively, copying, public exhibition or other commercial use, partially or wholly, any export, reproduction, exhibition, repurchase and/or commercial distribution or television broadcast, without the written consent of the holder of the relevant right is strictly prohibited. Any violation of the above is punishable under the copyright law (Article 66 of Law 2121/1993) with imprisonment and a fine.'
'WARNING: This versatile digital disc (DVD) is licensed by Village Roadshow Film Distributors and distributed by Audio Visual Enterprises S.A. for private use only. Any other use such as copying, publicity and television broadcasting by any means, without the written consent of the holder of the relevant rights, is strictly prohibited. Any violation of the above is punishable under the copyright law (Article 66 of Law 2121/93) with imprisonment of one to ten years and a fine of one to twenty million drachmas.'
Variant: The Greek DVD release of The Little Polar Bear - Lars and the Little Tiger (Το Άσπρο Αρκουδάκι - ο Λάρς και ο Τίγρης) replaces the text with the following:
Availability: Uncommon. Found mostly on Village Films DVDs, but occassionally also found on other Audio Visual-distributed releases.