Penthouse Video

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Descriptions by
RSX-798, gshowguy and Thisisanwer

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Penthouse Video is the home video arm of the British men's magazine Penthouse. It was originally distributed by Vestron Video, before switching to WarnerVision Entertainment in 1991.

1st Logo (1984-1985?)


Logo: On a gray background, we see the text "PENTHOUSE VIDEO" fades in. The word "PRESENTS" fades below the logo.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on early Penthouse Video releases from the era.

2nd Logo (1985?-1991)


Logo: On a dark blue background, "PENTHOUSE" in a gold Helvetica font, zooms out. Then, an object that looks like three pink keys (which is Penthouse's logo)glued together zooms out as sparks write in the word "Video" in a fuschia cursive font. Then the logo flashes bright orange and pink and shines a few times while what look like spotlight beams (like in the 20th Century Fox and 1989 King World logos) shine all over.

Technique: 80's computer animation, though not too bad for the time.

Music/Sounds: A catchy synth jingle, which was an excerpt of "Accentuated Energy" by Alan Hawkshaw, and also the same one used in the Viva Home Video logo.

Availability: Seen on Penthouse VHS releases from the 1980s, which are a tough find.

3rd Logo (1991-2001?)


Logo: On a waving black background, three golden circles come in from all side of the screen. They then converge into a straight line as a bar and three objects come in. The objects, circles, and bar then lock into place, zooming out as it reveals the three objects also have boxes with the male sex symbol, in which the other part is the female sex symbol, forming the Penthouse logo. The keys turn and we zoom through one of the holes. A burst of light happens as "PENTHOUSE" zooms in the same font as before. "VIDEO" then slides up as the keys then move up into place.

Technique: The circles moving, the keys appearing, the text zooming in, the sliding up.

Music/Sounds: A dark synth tune with dings that becomes a triumphant synth-violin fanfare.

Availability: Seen on Penthouse VHS releases from the 1990s,

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