IFD Films and Arts (Hong Kong)

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
Logo descriptions by
Lazlow and MegaAveron25


Logo captures by
Lazlow, MegaAveron25, and DreamMechanic


Editions by
DreamMechanic


Video captures courtesy of
Peakpasha

Background

IFD Films and Arts Limited is a company from Hong Kong, founded in 1973 by Joseph Lai, which specialized in B-movies, especially the movies of Godfrey Ho.


1st Logo (Mid 1980s)

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Nickname: "Hong Kong Torch Lady"

Logo: On the top of a cliff, we see a woman in white pants and top, with a long white veil on her head, holding a torch with a bright light at the end. The sky is very dark. The camera zooms in and the words, that are in orange and in the art-deco font:

IFD Films and Arts Limited

presents

a Joseph Lai release

slide in from the bottom, and the last line slides in from the left.

Trivia: The footage from this logo comes from the 1982 film Pink Force Commando.

FX/SFX: The zooming in and the sliding in of the text. The woman is in live action.

Music/Sounds: The music is directly taken from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (from the part when the Devastator, Darth Vader's Star Destroyer, first appears), with the end cut of and replaced with some different fanfare, closed by some drums.

Availability: Very rare. Mostly seen on movies made by Godfrey Ho. It's preserved on Ninja the Protector and Ninja of the Magnificence.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo (1980s-2000s?)

Nicknames: "Focus Features' Ancestor", "IFD Bokeh"

Logo: On an animated black background with a bokeh effect, the purple words:

IFD Films and Arts Limited

presents

a Joseph Lai release

fade in with the company name in Chinese below it. After a while, the text fades out, leaving us with the bokeh background before the logo ends.

FX/SFX: The animated bokeh background, text fading in and out.

Music/Sounds: A triumphant fanfare.

Availability: Common, it can be found on copies of the infamous Space Thunder Kids, Beauty & Warrior, and Ali Baba and the Gold Raiders.

Editor's Note: None.

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