Roadshow Entertainment Warning Screens

From Audiovisual Identity Database

1st Warning (May 10-December 1982)

Warning: On a pink background, we see "WARNING" in red. Some warning text in white scrolls up. The phrases "FOR PRIVATE HOME USE ONLY" and "IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED" are in a bolder font and in red.

Technique: The scrolling of the warning text.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on Roadshow Home Video releases of the period, including The Fifth Musketeer, Scanners, Mad Max, and Gallipoli.



2nd Warning (January 1983-1986)

Warning: On a yellow background, we see "WARNING" in red. Some different warning text scrolls up, in white. The text is then capped off with the big words, "STRICTLY PROHIBITED", in the same size, color, and font as "WARNING".

Variant: Later on, the background was changed to black, and "WARNING" and "STRICTLY PROHIBITED" is in yellow.

Technique: The scrolling of the warning text.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on Roadshow Home Video releases of the period, including First Blood, Heatwave, and The Terminator.



3rd Warning (1986-1988)

Warning: On a black background, we see a yellow rounded rectangle, resembling a TV monitor. The copyright notice appears within, rephrased to reflect the then-new NPCAA (New Penalties Copyright Amendment Act 1986). The word "WARNING" is placed at the top, in red.

Technique: None

Variants: There exists a pink version with the "WARNING" text in blue.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Uncommon, as it was used for a short period of time.



4th Warning (1988-1996)

TBA!


5th Warning (1996-2005, 2007)

TBA!


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