Full Moon Features

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
Descriptions by
WizardDuck and CuriousGeorge60

Captures by
Prodigy012

Editions by
CuriousGeorge60 and BudTheChud1989

Background

Full Moon Entertainment was a movie production company founded by Charles Band after he shut down his previous company, Empire Pictures. Towards the end of 2002, Band later changed the company's name to Shadow Entertainment, justifying the move that Full Moon movies at the time no longer had the same feeling from prior. However, it returned in 2005 as "Full Moon Features". Full Moon movies were originally distributed onto video by Paramount until 1994.

Full Moon Entertainment

1st Logo (September 1990-February 16, 1994)

Logo: On a black background, we see the moon rising from the bottom until it gets to the center. The black clouds fade in on it, and the moon fades to a plain blue circle. The words, "FULL MOON" with "ENTERTAINMENT" below in yellow with a white line in between, fade in below.

Technique: 2D animation.

Music/Sounds: A choir, which is accompanied by a trumpet, then a "whoosh" with wind chimes heralding the company name. The theme is composed by Richard Band. Sometimes, the movie's opening theme is heard. A full-length version of this music can be found on the soundtrack for The Arrival (1991).

Availability: Appears on Puppet Master II-III, Trancers II-III, Crash and Burn, Bad Channels, Arcade (Original CGI Version only), Seedpeople, Demonic Toys, Netherworld, Doctor Mordrid, The Pit and the Pendulum, Robot Wars (Screener VHS only), Subspecies, and Dollman, among others. Crash and Burn (1990) was the first movie to have this logo. Though Puppet Master 4, Dollman vs. Demonic Toys, and Subspecies 3, among possible others use the next logo, this logo can be seen on their respective trailers. It also makes strange appearances on Screener VHS releases of Mandroid, Puppet Master 4, and Bloodlust: Subspecies III, despite that other copies use the next logo.

2nd Logo (August 18, 1993-October 22, 2002)

Logo: We see a night sky with hills below. The moon (now a different version from last time) rises from behind the hills. The clouds from last time drift to cover the moon. The screen fades to a black background with the Full Moon logo, already formed and surrounded by a red or white box ("ENTERTAINMENT" (1993-1995) or "PICTURES" (1995-2002) is in its own section of the box).

Variant: During the late 1990s, there was a variant in which "RELEASING" replaces "PICTURES" or "ENTERTAINMENT", and the logo is still. The very last half of the music from the 1st logo (the wind chime sounds) play here.

Technique: 2D animation.

Music/Sounds: Same as before.

Availability: Can be seen on Oblivion 1-2, Mandroid (its debut), Invisible, Puppet Master 4-5 (except on the screener VHS releases), Shrunken Heads, Trancers 4-5, Bloodlust: Subspecies III, Arcade, Lurking Fear, Dark Angel: The Ascent, among other movies. After Full Moon split from Paramount, some films, such as Curse of the Puppet Master, The Dead Hate the Living, Subspecies 4: Bloodstorm, and others used the "Pictures" byline. It makes a strange appearance on the 2011 DVD release of the Torchlight film, Virgin Hunters (AKA: Test Tube Teens from the Year 2000), before the Torchlight Entertainment logo. It also appears on the trailers for Puppet Master: The Legacy and Dr. Moreau's House of Pain, even though the films themselves don't use any logos.

Full Moon Features

(November 8, 2005- )



Logo: We start off with a dark reflection of the moon on the water. Then we pan up to see the dark blue moon with the black clouds covering it. Then many bats start to appear and are flying through as. As the moon reaches the center, the words, "FULL MOON" in the same font as before, appear while the moon fades into the plain blue circle, which now has the emboss effect. Then the word, "FEATURES" with a white line above it appears under it, along with the white rectangular outline around the logo.

Variants:

  • The logo has been updated with high definition CGI in 2016, enhancing the look of the logo.
  • On German Blu-Rays from WickedVision, "GERMANY" replaces "FEATURES."

Technique: CGI animation.

Music/Sounds: The sounds of the ocean shore, followed by the sounds of the bat colony, then an eerie tune.

Music/Sounds Variant: On the Blu-Ray of Trancers, it uses the theme from the 1st logo, preceded by some whooshes and bat sounds.

Availability: Can be found on the newer films, like The Gingerdead Man (which is believed to be the first film it debuted on), Petrified, Evil Bong, Dead Man's Hand, just to name a few, as well as at the end of Charlie Band's vidcasts. This may plaster the previous two logos on newer prints of older Full Moon films, and plasters the Moonbeam Entertainment logo on the Blu-Ray and Tubi prints of Prehysteria! and Pet Shop. It also plasters the Torchlight Entertainment logo on the Blu-Ray of Beach Babes from Beyond.

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