New City Releasing

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Background

New City Releasing is a film distribution outfit started in 1991 by Alan B. Bursteen.

(Mid 1990s-Early 2000s)

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Logo: On a black background, a salmon-pink colored marble bar comes in from the left, followed by a similar bar below the former, and later by two more similar bars, one at the top and one at the bottom. Then, a wall comes from the left as the camera starts panning, revealing that those bars are actually part of a structure consisting of a wide, curved wall framed by art-decó designs on each side, all in the same color as those lines we saw earlier, set in a dark blue starry night background with moving searchlights. As the camera pans and zooms back, the aqua-colored text "NEW-CITY", set in a stylish art-decó font, slides from the top and settles in front of the structure's wall, while a narrower, similarly colored "RELEASING" flies from the bottom and settles on the bottom part of the structure. The texts shine twice, then the logo suddenly cuts to black.

Technique: The camera panning, the text sliding into place, the searchlights.

Music/Sounds: A triumphant synth sounder.

Availability: Was at least found found on Cinemax airings of Beach Babes 2: Cave Girl Island and Blonde Heaven, presumably plastering the Torchlight Entertainment logo. It's also intact on the 2004 Shadow Entertainment DVD of Huntress: Spirit of the Night. It was also spotted on a Cinemax airing of the original Beach Babes from Beyond, with the Torchlight logo appearing after it.

Legacy: In spite of some faults in the CGI (such as one of the bars appearing at the left before it slides in), it's a nicely-animated logo for the time.

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