Closing Logo Group

1st Logo(?)



PAP Video (1986?)

Nicknames: "Cheap Video", "Cheesy Video", "This Is Serious! II: The Greek Massacre", "Stolen Countdown", "Failure Countdown", "The Final PAPdown" "Arena Video , Tutu Films , Standard Video and Video Biblioteket Cousin", "Not The Final Countdown", "The Cheap Countdown", "The Cheesy Countdown", "Sunrise Video's Brother"

Logo: After about a half second of black screen, the logo begins as a yellow "starburst" zooms away from the front of the screen and appears smaller, a trail made up of three lines showing the zooming effect. Quickly, viewers can see a white line coming diagonally from the top right corner and hitting the starburst just before a giant letter A appears. The A zooms in, starburst now out of sight, and the trail it leaves causes the A to appear rainbow before it "hits" the screen and is revealed to be white. Two letter P's zoom in the same fashion and appear on either side of the A, spelling PAP. The word "VIDEO" zooms in and appears slightly smaller beneath PAP, and as it zooms in, a chunky red outline fades in behind the words. The area surrounding the words fills in as a white box, and the rest of the background is still black. If you look very closely, you can see small frame (which appears to be a faded red or orange color) forms around the white. Soon after that, the logo gives way to a hefty wall of shaky, white Greek warning text on a black background.

FX/SFX: The zooming of the starburst, the white line flying in, the zooming of the words, the forming of the red outline, the filling of the white background, the forming of the small frame.

Music/Sounds: An over-saturated excerpt of the intro to Europe's "The Final Countdown." It sounds a bit distorted and off, probably due to tape deterioration.

Availability: Likely found on Greek tapes of the time.

Editor's Note: Besides the stolen music, the overall logo feels cold and uninviting.