Playaround Video (Australia)

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(Early 1980s)

Nickname: "Pink Cursive", "Laser Circle"

Logo: Against a black background, lights wipe in the words "Playaround VIDEO", with "Playaround" in a cursive font, and "VIDEO" in the Eurostile font, both colored lilac pink with a blue glow. A couple of stars blink on the logo, which then zooms out, and another light draws in a pink circle, extending from the "d" and with the text now on the bottom of the circle when it finishes. After it finishes, a flash can be seen and the logo shines all over.

Variant: At the end of tapes, the logo is completely still, surrounded by a bright aura covering the circle barring the text.

FX/SFX: The lights wiping in the text, the circle drawing, the logo shining... pretty much '80s computer effects, although it's not too bad.

Music/Sounds: A burbly synth sound, then a synth-keyboard tune that sounds like the old Oregon Educational PBS (now Oregon Public Broadcasting) jingle, complete with a "twinkle" as the circle is drawn, and then, one final laser zap sound.

Music/Sounds Variant: On the November 1983 release of Lady Grey there is a male announcer (from the PBV logo) that says "Welcome to Playaround Video's brand new releases for November '83"

Availability: Extremely rare, can be seen on old PBV tapes. This was apparently used mainly for horror films. Tapes that had this include Slaughter in San Francisco and Lady Grey.

Editor's Note: None.

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