Sony Pictures Releasing

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Descriptions by
Eric S., Logophile and TheLogoFan2004

Captures by
Eric S., Logophile, V of Doom and naxo-olé

Editions by


Sony Pictures Releasing is the successor of the Triumph Releasing Corporation and is the film distribution unit of Sony Pictures. The company distributes films from Sony's Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems and TriStar Pictures labels, among others. The company also operates Sony Pictures Releasing International, a international branch that handles distribution of titles from SPE in foreign markets.

1st Logo (1996-199?)

Nickname: "The Red Line"

Logo: On a black background, we see the text "SONY PICTURES RELEASING", with "SONY PICTURES" above and "RELEASING" below all in Garamond font. A red line separates the text (ala the first Alliance Atlantis logo).

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen before the trailer for The Last Supper, which can be seen on the 1996 VHS release of Heavy Metal. Don't expect this to appear on the film itself, since the Columbia logo appears instead.

2nd Logo (March 31, 2006)

Logo: Just an in-credit logo. On a black background in the middle are the words:


in white.

Technique: No effects, just a still in-credit logo.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Only seen at the end of Basic Instinct 2.

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