Fries Home Video

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
Descriptions by
wisp2007 and Shadeed A. Kelly

Editions by
Shadeed A. Kelly and Kyrongenius1‎

Background

Fries Home Video was the home video division of Fries Entertainment, formed in March 1987 and headed by former IVE executive Len Levy. The company primarily distributed Fries movies but also released some licensed material from other companies. From 1986 to 1993, Fries also distributed and reissued Monterey Video releases. The company stopped issuing new products in 1993.

(1987-1993)

Logo: Same as the filmed 1984 Fries Distribution Company logo, but it's videotaped and the words "FRIES HOME VIDEO" this time in 3D, zoom in below the logo, rotating towards the screen as they do. The byline "a subsidiary of Fries Entertainment Inc." fades-in below.

Variants:

  • On some tapes, the logo is bylineless.
  • At the end of each Lamb Chop's Sing-Along Song tape, the logo starts when the diamond starts to flip in.

Technique: Same as above.

Music/Sounds: Same as the 1986 Fries Distribution Company logo.

Music/Sounds Voice-over Variants:

  • Sometimes, an announcer says: "We also invite your attention to these other outstanding videocassette programs, available from Fries Home Video".
  • At the end of each Lamb Chop's Sing-Along Song tape, after the screen fades to black, we hear Lamb Chop say "Ooh, it's dark." and when the Fries Home Video logo plays, she says "Oh, look, it's Fries Home Video". Shari Lewis then corrects the pronunciation of the name "Fre-ees". Lamb Chop then says "Freeze? I'm not even chilly."

Availability: Rare. Seen on all Fries releases on VHS, such as Fast Food, Diplomatic Immunity, True Blood, The Winds of Kitty Hawk, and a reissue of Quip With Yip & Friends, among others. Also seen on reprints of early Monterey Home Video releases.

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies.