Vision Video Ltd. Warning Screens

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American Warning Screens


Same as the 1st RLJE Films warning at the time.

Availability: Rare. Seen on a VHS of Lady in White.

British Warning Screens

1st Warning (1982-1984)


Warning: Same as the blue background variant of the Palace Video warning.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Extremely rare. Might have been seen on the very first Virgin Video tapes. One of these is the UK pre-cert tape of The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle.

2nd Warning (1984-1997)

Warning: On a blue background, we see the following white text:

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: The copyright proprietors
have licensed the material contained in this video-
cassette for private and domestic use only and any
other use or reproduction in whole or in part
including the making of copies of the material or
causing it to be transmitted to subscribers to a
diffusion service or selling, letting or hire or other-
wise dealing with it in whole or in part is strictly


  • On laserdiscs, the text is in a different font, and it was more smoother. Also, "video disc" replaces "video- cassette".
  • Starting in 1992, the background is black. Early Vision Video Ltd. tapes featured the text in a golden Times New Roman font.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None, although on some Virgin Music Video tapes, the start of the music for that logo plays as the warning fades out.

Availability: Seen on some Virgin Video and Vision Video Ltd. in the UK from 1984-1997, such as Harry Hill: First Class Scamp and various Billy Connolly and Eddie Izzard videos.

3rd Warning (1992-2003)


Same as the PolyGram and Universal warning screens at the time.

German Warning Screen



Warning: On a black background is the following text:

© [year] VVL Filmvertriebs-GmbH
Diese Kassette ist nur für private Vor-
führungen bestimmt. Alle Urheber-
und Leistungsschutzrechte vorbehal-
ten. Verleih, Vermietung, Tausch oder
Rückkauf sowie öffentliche Vorführung,
Sendung und Vervielfältigung sind
nicht gestattet. Zuwiderhandlungen
werden zivil-strafrechtlich verfolgt.

Attention: © [year] VVL Filmvertriebs-GmbH. This cassette is for private screenings only. All copyrights and ancillary copyrights reserved. Rental, rental, exchange or repurchase as well as public performance, broadcasting and duplication are not permitted. Violations will be prosecuted under civil criminal law.

Technique: None, unless you count the fade-in and the fade-out.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Extremely rare.

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