Closing Logo Group

Background: Established in 1985, Republic Pictures Home Video was the home entertainment division of Republic Pictures, and the successor to NTA Home Entertainment. From the late 1990s all the way until Republic was folded into Paramount Pictures in 2010, Artisan/Lionsgate Home Entertainment distributed their releases. Paramount are the current owners of the Republic library, with much of it having been licensed to Olive Films in the early 2010s. Melange Pictures, LLC is the copyright holder for Republic's films.


(April 10, 1985-1987)

Nickname: "The Bald Eagle in the Sky"

Logo: It's basically the same as the 1986 Republic Pictures logo, except a few seconds later, "HOME VIDEO" fades in below the company name.

Variant: On early Betamax releases, such as The Men and Adventures of Captain Marvel, the text is in a thinner font and zooms into view from behind the mountain.

FX/SFX: Same as the 1986 Republic Pictures logo, with the text "HOME VIDEO" fading-in.

Music/Sounds: None.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • On some video releases, a light synth tune was heard.
  • On the 1985 Betamax of Adventures of Captain Marvel, the fanfare from the Republic Pictures logo that this plastered was heard.

Availability: Appears on Republic Pictures videos from the Eighties.



Republic Pictures Home Video (1989)

Nickname: "The Chyron Bald Eagle"

Logo: On a grey gradient background, we see the Republic Pictures print logo on the left. The eagle and the mountain are in monochrome, and the sky is in Turkish blue. The words "REPUBLIC PICTURES HOME VIDEO" appears in orange and seen in its usual font.

FX/SFX/Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Scarce. It's seen on Republic Pictures Home Video tapes from the period, though it doesn't appear on the 1988 VHS of Marjorie Morningstar.



Republic 3

Nickname: "The Restored Bald Eagle"

Logo: On a blue sky background, we see the Republic Pictures eagle, perched on a volcano, but this time "REPUBLIC PICTURES HOME VIDEO" appears in a plain white Times New Roman font.


  • On the 1992 VHS and Laserdisc releases of The Quiet Man and Beauty and the Beast: Though Lovers Be Lost, we see just the eagle and volcano at first, and a few seconds later the text appears.
  • A shortened version of the above variant was found on a screener VHS of Mission of Justice, where the text fades in about half a second after the logo does.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None usually.

Music/Sounds Variant: On the Anniversary Editions of The Quiet Man and High Noon, the introduction starts over the logo.

Availability: Seen on prints of some Republic Pictures videos from the early 1990s (although it strangely doesn't appear on Cadence). Though Republic Pictures replaced this ID with the next logo on video releases in 1994, this logo continued to appear on trailers for another few years. This also is preserved on some Artisan and Lionsgate DVDs of Republic Pictures films, such as the first edition of The Quiet Man (which uses the variant). Surprisingly, it appears on TCM's prints of The Fabulous Dorseys and Venus in Furs.




Nickname: "CGI Bald Eagle"

Logo: It's basically the same as the standard Republic Pictures logo with no video indicator whatsoever.


  • In 1997, a slightly shorter version appeared which cuts the fade-in from white in the first few seconds of the logo. This was used in tandem with the standard version.
  • Some Artisan DVDs used an extremely short version that fades in when the "REPUBLIC PICTURES" text appears.
  • Some tapes, such as Beyond Forgiveness, have small black bars on the top and bottom of the logo, with "An Unit of Spelling Entertainment Group Inc." fading in at the bottom.

FX/SFX: Same as the standard Republic Pictures logo.

Music/Sounds: Same as the standard Republic Pictures logo.

Music/Sounds Variant: On the 1994 30th Anniversary Edition VHS of The Pawnbroker, the tape intro starts over the very end of the logo.

Availability: Rare. Seen on Hallmark Hall of Fame tapes from the era, as well as a few Highlander VHS releases. It was also seen on Republic's DVD releases, such as Bound, Freeway, and Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Usually saved in future releases after the Lionsgate logo. It's also seen on the VHS print of The Tin Soldier. On the 2002-04 DVDs of Rio Grande and Force of Evil, the short version is used at the start of the disc, while the full version is seen at the end. Strangely, this doesn't appear on the 2001 Artisan DVDs of Cujo and Stephen King's The Langoliers.