New Concorde

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Credits
Descriptions by
EnormousRat and PAV123

Video captures courtesy of
Eric S.

Background

Concorde is a Los Angeles-based B-movie company founded by Roger Corman, who previously started New World in 1970. The company was originally named Concorde-New Horizons, because Corman combined his new companies Concorde Pictures and New Horizons Pictures in 1983. In early 2000, the company was renamed to New Concorde, and the New Horizons branch was sold out. In 2010, Shout! Factory purchased the company.

Concorde

1st Logo (September 7, 1984-1993)

Logo: On a black background we see the blue gradient glowing italicized word "CONCORDE"wipes in which starts out as dimming before the text turns to a blue-yellow gradient (or blue-pink gradient, depending on the film quality) (which represents the time when it turns from night to morning). The blue word "PRESENTS" fades in beneath everything else, and the word is surrounded by a blue glow, which later dims out.

Variant: On some films, the word "A" appears with a blue glow, followed by the blue-white gradient word "CONCORDE" which wipes in like the usual logo, then the word "RELEASE" in blue appears with a blue glow. Everything else is in a different font. Plus it's not in italics.

Technique: The text animation.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Uncommon. Seen on various Concorde/New Horizons films from the time period, such as Crime Zone, Deathstalker II, Homicidal Impulse, Watchers, Chopping Mall, Fire on the Amazon, Hunter's Blood and Munchies.


2nd Logo (1993-2001)

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Logo: On a blue marble background, as the camera pans away, several golden-orange or yellow 3-D lines belonging to a dashed half circle with a circle inside quickly fly to the bottom one at a time and bounce a bit before resting. Then "NEW HORIZONS" or "CONCORDE" fly down and bounces a bit before resting as the camera pans upwards to the logo. The circular arc-like logo is an outline of the sun inside the dashed lines of the half circle.

Technique: The lines and company name flying to the marble. All is outstanding CGI for the 1990s!

Music/Sounds: Silent, or the opening/closing theme of the movie. One film did have a lush orchestrated theme

Availability: Uncommon, but numerous films from the '90s keep the logo, such as Vampirella, Watchers III, The Crazysitter, Munchie Strikes Back, A Bucket of Blood, Stepmonster, Carnosuar and the unreleased Fantastic Four movie. It’s also seen on the TV show The Black Scorpion.


New Concorde

(2000-2006)

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Logo: On a black background, we see the segmented circular logo from the previous logo rising up and wiping in (like when the sun rises up in the morning) and the circle has air flight sequence inside, which is panning up from the clouds. Below it is the words "NEW CONCORDE" in a orange Times New Roman font which occurs at the same time while the logo fades in.

Technique: The arc rising up, while the background was live action.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Rather common on budget titles from the 2000s, such as Slaughter Studios and Dinocroc. It sometimes plaster over previous logos on reprints of its old titles. This is also used as a de-facto logo on home video releases of the era.


4th Logo (2007- )

Logo: A red explosion occurs over a dark background, with light effects behind the logo, which turns out to be the sun, revealing the arc drawing in from light, and a orange glow behind the arc appears while it draws. The word "NEW HORIZONS" in a Futura font then zooms down from the logo, and then the sun flash from the arc shines with a ray effect.

Technique: The drawing, the flashing.

Music/Sounds: A whoosh and a series of sparkling sounds. Sometimes none or the opening theme of the movie.

Availability: Seen on current movies from the era, like Supergator, Death Race 2050 and Dinocroc vs. Supergator.

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