Beyond Home Entertainment (Australia)

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
Logo descriptions by
AnimeTVLogos, AaronReturn2004 and RSX-798


Logo captures by
RSX-798


Background

Beyond Home Entertainment (formerly Force Video/Entertainment) is an Australian home entertainment company. They distribute TV show, movies and documentaries (examples being Daria, Rugrats, The Wild Thornberrys, etc.). In 2012, they merged with Magna Home Entertainment.

Force Video

1st Logo (1991?-1995?)

Logo: On a black background, we see a yellow-orange-red gradient circular arch, making it look like a circle. Below it was the words "FORCE VIDEO" in a serif font. Below it was the text "PRESENTS" with a white box inside the logo.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None or the same as the later version of the 2nd Seven Keys Video logo.

Availability: Seen on early Force Video releases from the era.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo (1995?-1999)

Logo: On a time-lapse footage of a sea with trees behind the logo, the Force Video logo from the previous logo zooms in and settles in the center.

FX/SFX: The zooming of the logo.

Music/Sounds: A triumphant fanfare which continues from the preceding warning, then the rating screen.

Availability: Seen on B-movie releases from Force Video from the mid-1990s.

Editor's Note: None.

3rd Logo (1999-2005)

Logo: On a red-orange-yellow moving cloudy sky background, we see the Force Video logo from the last two logos pan toward the screen, and the cloud background fades in over the sun. The text is also in silver.

FX/SFX: The zooming out of the logo.

Music/Sounds: A whoosh sound.

Availability: Can be seen on releases from this period, which were mostly B-movies. Also appears on early Force Entertainment releases despite having the Force Entertainment logo on the packaging.

Editor's Note: None.


Force Entertainment

1st Logo (2005)

Logo: On a black background, we see the connected metal letters "F" and "E" connect together. The logo then fades out, and then the text "FORCE ENTERTAINMENT" fades into the center.

FX/SFX: The cross fading of the logo.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on very early Force Entertainment releases from the era.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo (2005-2008)

Logo: On a red cloudy sky background, the letters from the previous logo flies up and settle to the center. Then the logo shines, and the same Force Entertainment text from the previous logo zooms out from below the logo. A light shines over the logo.

FX/SFX: The letters flying, the text zooming out

Music/Sounds: Whooshing sounds, ending in a synth theme.

Availability: Can be seen on releases from this period. A example is The Librarian: Quest For The Spear.

Editor's Note: None.

Beyond Home Entertainment

1st Logo (2008-2013)

Logo: On a black background we see the silver words "BEYOND", the O containing a red spinning star zoom out, once they settle into the middle of the screen the spinning star stops, then the words home entertainment fade in below, the logo shines twice.

FX/SFX: Everything in the logo.

Music/Sounds: A synth-string like tune.

Availability: Common. Can be seen on Daria: The Complete Animated Series and other releases of the time.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo (2013-)

Logo: On a black background, we see a red star zooms out. A streak draws in from the star, and then the star rotates. The background turns white and the text "BEYOND" zooms out, and lines draw in. The logo shines, and some red lines disappear. The word "HOME ENTERTAINMENT" fades in on the bottom right of the word.

FX/SFX: CGI animation with the star turning.

Music/Sounds: A piano tune, ending in a string.

Availability: Common. Seen on Beyond Home Entertainment DVDs and Blu-rays from the era.

Editor's Note: None.

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