Rolling Thunder

From Audiovisual Identity Database

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This was a distribution company operated by Quentin Tarantino which released and reissued exploitation films.


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Logo: On a black background, the words: "A ROLLING THUNDER PICTURE" are displayed in an orange art-deco font (ITC Busorama). Suddenly, almost completely out of nowhere, an animated meat hook swiftly comes in from the right and snags itself on the open counter of the "A" at the top and strenuously pulls up, causing the "A" to ultimately get ripped in the half, disfigured and jagged. After the hook leaves, the "A" seems to be bleeding, with the blood dripping on top of the "T" and into the space inside the "U".

Technique: The animation of the meat hook, the "A" getting mutilated, and the drops of blood spilling onto the other letters.

Music/Sounds: A sort of metallic scraping sound when the meat hook latches onto the "A" and when it eventually pulls through it.

Availability: Uncommon. Can be found on The Mighty Peking Man, The Beyond, and Switchblade Sisters, among others released by the company, but due to the studio's short length of existence, this logo was not used on a whole lot of films.

Legacy: The sudden appearance of the meat hook, metallic scraping sound, the disfigurement of the "A", and the bloody piece may frighten and/or scare many. It can be increased to those who are queasy to blood, though it might be intentional due to it being a Quentin Tarantino company.

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