Concorde is a Los Angeles-based B-movie company founded in 1983 by Roger Corman, who previously started New World Pictures in 1970. The company was originally named "Concorde-New Horizons", as Corman combined his new companies Concorde Pictures and New Horizons Pictures. In early 2000, the company was renamed to New Concorde, and the New Horizons branch was sold out.
In 2005, New Concorde signed a 12-year deal with Buena Vista Home Entertainment, giving BVHE distribution rights to the more than 400-film Roger Corman library. Buena Vista ended the deal early in 2008, largely due to poor sales and poor masters for many of the titles. In 2010, Shout! Factory signed a large package deal with the company for nearly all the Concorde-New Horizons and pre-1984 New World Pictures catalog. In March 2018, Shout! Factory acquired New Concorde from Roger Corman, giving them complete ownership of the aforementioned libraries. Soon afterwards, Roger Corman and his wife, Julie Corman were sued by their sons, Roger and Brian, for ownership of the film library.
1st Logo (September 7, 1984-October 1993)
Logo: On a black background, we see the gradient glowing word "CONCORDE" wipe in, which starts out as dimming before the text turns to a blue-yellow gradient (or blue-pink gradient, depending on the film quality), representing the time when it turns from night to morning. "PRESENTS" fades in beneath everything else, and is surrounded by a blue glow, which later dims out.
Variant: On some films, "A" appears with a blue glow, followed by the blue-white gradient word "CONCORDE" which wipes in like the usual logo, then the word "RELEASE" appears with a blue glow. Everything else is in a different font and unitalicized.
Technique: Analog computer animation.
Availability: Uncommon. Seen on various Concorde/New Horizons films from the time period, such as Crime Zone, Deathstalker II, Homicidal Impulse, Watchers, Chopping Mall, Fire on the Amazon, Hunter's Blood and Munchies.
2nd Logo (February 24, 1993-June 30, 2001)
Logo: On a blue marble background, as the camera pans away, several golden-orange or yellow 3D lines belonging to a dashed half circle with a circle inside quickly fly to the bottom one at a time and bounce a bit before resting. Then "NEW HORIZONS" or "CONCORDE" flies down and bounces a bit before resting as the camera pans upwards to the logo. The circular arc-like logo is an outline of the sun inside the dashed lines of the half circle.
Technique: CGI animation.
Music/Sounds: None, or the opening/closing theme of the movie. One film did have a lush orchestrated theme.
Availability: Uncommon, but numerous films from the '90s keep the logo, such as Vampirella, Watchers III, The Crazysitter, Munchie Strikes Back, A Bucket of Blood, Stepmonster, Carnosuar and the unreleased Fantastic Four movie. It’s also seen on the TV show The Black Scorpion.
1st Logo (2000-2006)
Logo: On a black background, we see the segmented circular logo from the previous logo rising up and wiping in (like when the sun rises up in the morning) and the circle has an air flight sequence inside, which is panning up from the clouds. Below it is the text "NEW CONCORDE", which occurs at the same time while the logo fades in.
Technique: A combination of 2D and live-action.
Availability: Rather common on budget titles from the 2000s, such as Slaughter Studios and Dinocroc. It sometimes plasters over previous logos on reprints of its old titles. This is also used as a de-facto logo on home video releases of the era.
2nd Logo (July 14, 2007-)
Logo: A red explosion occurs over a dark background, with light effects behind the logo, which turns out to be the sun, revealing the arc drawing in from the light, and an orange glow appears behind the arc while it draws. The word "NEW HORIZONS" in a Futura font then zooms down from the logo, and the sun flash from the arc shines with a ray effect.
Technique: CGI effects.
Music/Sounds: A whoosh and a series of sparkling sounds. Sometimes, none or the opening theme of the movie.
Availability: Seen on current movies from the era, like Supergator, Death Race 2050 and Dinocroc vs. Supergator.