Goodtimes Home Entertainment/Warning Screens

From Audiovisual Identity Database

1st Warning (1984-1990)

Warning: On a white background, we see a black square on the left with the standard FBI logo in white, and the generic "Title 17. United States Code, sections 501 and 506" warning in a white box on the right with the red word "WARNING" on the top. The screen then fades to a black background with the following text in a white font with a drop shadow:

This compilation is under exclusive
and is protected by the copyright laws
of the United States.
Any unauthorized duplication is strictly

Technique: The transition.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Very rare. Seen on Goodtimes Home Video releases of the era.

2nd Warning (1980s-1990)

Warning: On a red background we see the large words "FBI" and "WARNING", as well as the FBI logo, on top. The warning text is below them. Everything is white and has a shadow effect.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: This was an alternative warning screen for Goodtimes Home Video. Seen on titles such as Silent Rage.

3rd Warning (1989-1997)

Warning: On a blue background we see the words "FBI WARNING" and the "501 & 506" warning text below in white and in a computerized font.

Variant: On earlier releases, "FBI" was larger than usual.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Rare. Seen on Goodtimes releases of the era like The Earthling.

4th Warning (1997-2008)

Warning: On a black background we see a red bar with the white words "FBI WARNING" and the "$250,000.000" & "any public... use is strictly prohibited" warning text, also in white, below.

Variant: On DVDs, the background is white with a GoodTimes Entertainment print logo wallpaper (a la the 1989 Paramount warning), the warning text is black, and the "FBI WARNING" text in the red bar is in black as well. The regular version is seen on GT Media titles.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Very rare. Seen on Goodtimes and GT Media releases of the era.

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