Closing Logo Group

Background: Hollywood Pictures Home Entertainment (formerly "Hollywood Pictures Home Video") was the home entertainment arm of Hollywood Pictures that was established in 1990 to distribute all of the company's releases on video.

(October 2, 1991-September 25, 2012)[]

Nicknames: "The Sphinx", "The Egyptian Sphinx"

Logo: Same as its film counterpart, but with "HOME VIDEO" (later "HOME ENTERTAINMENT") added below and the three lines below the sphinx are shorter to fit the width of "HOLLYWOOD PICTURES". Also, it's videotaped.


  • On the 2002 VHS reissue of Tombstone (released to coincide with the film's Vista Series DVD reissue), the words "HOME ENTERTAINMENT" are smaller and are arranged the same as on the Home Video variant.
  • On some British rental releases from the early 2000s, such as Mystery, Alaska and Gone in 60 Seconds, the word "PRESENTS" in blue and in Optima font appears below the logo.

FX/SFX: Same as its film counterpart.

Music/Sounds: Same as its film counterpart.

Music/Sounds Variant: On British tapes and the U.S. demo VHS of The Air Up There, the music is higher-pitched.

Availability: Uncommon. Seen on Hollywood Pictures releases on VHS in the 1990s such as Super Mario Bros., Tombstone, The Rock, White Squall, While You Were Sleeping, and Before and After, among others. The Home Entertainment variant can also be seen on DVDs as well, and even on Blu-rays such as Crimson Tide and Arachnophobia (the final release with this logo, although a North American Blu-ray of While You Were Sleeping was at one point planned for early 2013 and likely would've had the logo as well). The first videos from the label, like Arachnophobia and Taking Care of Business, had no proper logo and just went straight to the previews. This plasters the film logo on the 2000 Australian VHS of The Sixth Sense. Surprisingly, the "PRESENTS" variant, as well as the film logo, appeared on the UK VHS of Scream 3, a Dimension Films production.