Closing Logo Group

1st logo (1979-1988)

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VHS Companies From the 80's -130 - SELECT VIDEO

Logo: Against a black background, we see a white line drawing in what looks like a TV tube, but it drops down to write an "S", then writing out the word "Select" in a very fancy cursive font. As it finishes the "T", the line drops down to form an underline, then, a rainbow-colored "Video" in a font similar to the UK Palace Video logo, zooms out. Three stars blink on the logo. 


  • At the end of tapes, the logo is shown again, but it starts just before the first star blinks.
    • On some tapes, such as Space Sentinels, after the third star blinks, the first star blinks again before the logo fades out.
    • At the end of the 1985 UK VHS of Groovie Ghoulies, the full logo plays (or rather, starting a second into the animation) and fades out right after the third star blinks.

FX/SFX: The drawing in of the logo, "Video" zooming out, the stars blinking.

Music/Sounds: A very ominous Moog synthesizer jingle that sounds (a little) like the 1985 FHE "Writing Pad" jingle, then four synth dings as the three stars blink.

Music/Sounds Variants: 

  • On later tapes, a dramatic synth theme is used when the letters write out, followed by calm synth bells (again, four) when the three stars blink.
  • The closing variant is silent.

Availability: Can be found on old UK Popeye, Lassie, and Zorro videos distributed by Video Gems, as well as Filmation programs. Also found on a German Asterix VHS.

Editor's Note: The effects, while acceptable for 1979, had grown more dated over time. Also, why are there four dings as the three stars blink?

2nd logo (1988) Logo: On a white background, the same logo as before is shown again, this time with a sliding rainbow pattern and a registered trademark sign underneath "Select."

FX/SFX: The logo.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Rare.