Rosebud Releasing Corporation

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Rosebud Releasing Corporation was a distribution company that only released one film, Evil Dead II, made by De Laurentiis Entertainment Group. Some sources believe that Rosebud might have been a shell corporation created by De Laurentiis solely to release it unrated after the Motion Picture Association of America classified it with an "X" (now equivalent to NC-17) rating.

(March 13, 1987)

Logo: We see a live action time lapse shot of a blooming yellow flower. The word "ROSEBUD" appears in an arch at the top of the screen and "RELEASING CORPORATION" is seen at the bottom.

Trivia: The logo was designed by Sam Raimi, director of the Evil Dead trilogy and founder of Raimi Productions.

Technique: Time lapse live action. 2D animation for the text.

Music/Sounds: None, but at the end of the film, a buzzing sound is heard.

Music/Sounds Trivia: The buzzing sound was lifted from the first Evil Dead film.

Availability: Only seen on Evil Dead II.