Starz Home Entertainment

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Descriptions by
Kris Starring, Muzzarino, EnormousRat and Nameless_Guy

Captures by
DannyTheMuppetMan and Camenati

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In 2006, IDT was purchased by Liberty Media (the owner of the Starz cable network), and IDT became Starz Media (now Starz Distribution); the following year, Anchor Bay was renamed to "Starz Home Entertainment", only for it to revert back to its original name in 2008.

1st Logo (2006?)

Starz Home Entertainment (The rare logo).jpg

Logo: On a dark background with red smoke (or fire) in the middle, we see a logo similar to the Starz Productions and Starz Animation logos of the time, only black and with "HOME" and "ENTERTAINMENT" being seen below "STARZ". The logo slowly zooms out.

Technique: The background and the logo zooming out.

Music/Sounds: The opening theme of the trailer.

Availability: Near extinction. It has only been spotted so far in a trailer for Highlander: The Search for Vengeance, along with the Manga Entertainment logo.

2nd Logo (2007-2008)

Logo: Pretty much the same as the Starz Media logo, but the word "starz" is lowercase, the symbol is seen above the text, the text is centered, and "MEDIA" is replaced with "HOME ENTERTAINMENT" in a different font.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Rare.

  • Can be seen on a few British Manga Entertainment releases such as Naruto, Bleach, and Death Note. On some releases, the then-current Anchor Bay logo proceeds after that.
  • Also appears on the UK DVD of Inspector Gadget's Biggest Caper Ever!.
  • Very certain prints of a few Thomas and Friends DVDs around this time also had this logo
Anchor Bay Entertainment (1995-2006)
Starz Home Entertainment
Anchor Bay Entertainment (2008-2017)