Closing Logo Group

Background: Emerald, S.A. was founded on May 24, 1991, editing low budget B-movies, which was a close cousin of Teleargentina S.A., which was founded by Hugo Antonio Tucci, and made up to 1 to 2 members. The company later founded labels like Erotika, Capital Hot Video and Eritoka. In the late 1990s, it was bought out by ECESA, and it also managed the Video Cine Independiente, which was later called as Emerald-VCI, before being reverted back to Emerald.

(1991-Late 1990s?)[]


Logo: On a black space background with many stars, we see a cubic, cracked and light grey block of stone float up from the bottom to cover the screen. Then, four sparkling, green right triangular prisms zoom out while tumbling, this being followed by four more right triangular prisms and a right rectangular prism. These shapes then assemble themselves to form an emerald cut, and the text "Emerald", in green, is written out in a cursive-like font, with an underline dash being drawn underneath it afterwards. Small text reading "VIDEO HOME", also in green, fades in underneath the logo.

FX/SFX: Computer-generated animation showing the block of stone floating up and covering the screen, the right triangular prisms and right rectangular prism zooming out and forming the emerald cut, and the text and dash being written and fading in.

Music/Sounds: A light, almost dreamy tune. After the music stops playing, there is a male announcer who says "Emerald Video Home! Presenta...".

Availability: Seen on at least three VHS tapes, which were Argentine VHS releases of Fire on the Amazon (1993), Xtro 3: Watch the Skies (1995) and DNA (1996).

Editor's Note: This logo is of noticeably higher quality compared to other Argentine logos of the time.