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Background: Ritek Digital Studios was the DVD replication and authoring division of Ritek Global Media, the U.S. and European division of the Taiwanese company Ritek Corporation. The division was formed on June 19, 2001, and had offices in Glendale, California, Moosic, Pennsylvania, Ontario, California, and Cork, Ireland. In August 2002, Ritek's U.S. and European divisions merged with Deluxe to form Deluxe Global Media Services.

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(June 10, 2001-September 24, 2002)

Logo: On an animated blue gradient background, we see a spiral which is slowly rotating counter-clockwise throughout. In front of the spiral, there are blue changing numbers "00:00:00:00" As it fades in, there is a waving shining logo, which consists of the same spiral in light blue but with a light green "R" in it, the light green words:

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at the right and a light blue byline "A DIVISION OF RITEK GLOBAL MEDIA" at the bottom. It waves for 4 seconds before it settles back to normal. A lightwipe shines the logo's outline and byline as the changing numbers fade out. Immediately following the shining, the changing numbers fade back in, but they are black.

Variant: On Universal DVD releases, a still version is used.

FX/SFX: CGI.

Music/Sounds: A gradually-rising electronic hum. The still version is silent.

Availability: Rare.

  • So far, the animated version is seen at the end on the 2001 Artisan Entertainment DVDs of Total Recall, Basic Instinct, the 2002 Special Editions of the first three Rambo movies, and some Universal PAL DVDs.
  • The still version is more common, appearing on most Universal DVDs such as the 2001 PAL DVDs of Jurassic Park III (the NTSC release uses the next logo) and American Pie 2, the NA/UK issues of Beethoven's 4th, and the 2001-02 North American DVDs of Midway, MacArthur, Balto, The Land Before Time: The Big Freeze, Cape Fear (1991), Halloween II, The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings, the first two Balto and Slap Shot movies, The Man Who Cried, and Big Fat Liar (the last DVD to use this logo).

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(December 11, 2001-September 9, 2003)

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Logo: On a white-ish grainy filmed background, the spiral "R" from the previous logo spins in from the right with its shadow at the bottom-right. The "R" spins in an S-curve and rests at the left. Next to the "R" at the right, the words:

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sketch themselves in. After that, the "R" leans right to poke the text. The light shines in at the right side of the "R" and moves out to the right, changing the text's color to green. The text is also now in 3D. As the shine occurs, the background turns black with the same byline as before, "A DIVISION OF RITEK GLOBAL MEDIA" (in a slightly different font; slightly less spaced) in silver gradient at the bottom.

Variant: On some DVDs, a still version is used.

FX/SFX: The "R" moving, the text sketching, and the shining.

Music/Sounds: Several whooshes, followed by a sketching sound and a synthesized tune.

Availability: Ultra rare.

  • It was used in tandem with the previous logo, and appears at the end on the 2001-02 DVDs of Jurassic Park III, Spy Game, and A Beautiful Mind.
  • It was also seen on the 2002 MGM DVDs of Coming Home, Khartoum, and The Longshot/They Went That-a-Way & That-a-Way, the 2002-03 Anchor Bay Entertainment DVDs of Return of the Killer Tomatoes!, Return to Horror High, To the Devil... a Daughter, and A Man, a Woman and a Bank, and Republic/Artisan's DVD of Twin Peaks: The First Season.
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