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For the unrelated American home media division of Video Collection International, see Strand Home Video.

Background[]

Strand Releasing is an American theatrical distribution company, founded in 1989 and based in Culver City, California. The company has distributed over 300 auteur-driven titles from acclaimed international and American directors such as Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Gregg Araki, François Ozon, Jean-Luc Godard, Catherine Breillat, Claire Denis, Fatih Akin, Aki Kaurismaki, Claude Miller, Manoel de Oliveira, Gaspar Noe, Andre Techine and Terence Davies. They were also the first home video distributors of Nicole Conn's debut feature, Claire of the Moon, which was subsequently re-released by Fox Lorber Films and Wolfe Video.

(1989?-)[]

WARNING!
This logo contains flashing images that may cause seizures in some viewers.
Please do not watch the videos of this logo if you are prone to seizures.

Logo: Fading in from black, the logo opens to a shot of smoke billowing from both corners of the screen. A black-and-white clip of the New York City skyline (with the Brooklyn Bridge) fades into view. As the smoke shot fades out, a red dot appears out of nowhere on the top left, flashing bigger and bigger, followed by alternating flashes of text placed horizontally on opposite sides of the screen. The shot of New York City soon disappears along with the red dot. The flashing text stops, and the finished product reads "STRAND RELEASING" in opposite colors ("STRAND" in white lettering on a long black rectangle placed on the white part of the background; "RELEASING" in black lettering on a long white rectangle placed on the black part of the background). Smoke appears again, and the logo fades out.

Variants

  • A still version of this logo can be seen on the website itself.
  • Some films have the logo slightly darker.
  • On early Strand Releasing Home Video titles, such as Psycho Beach Party and I Think I Do, an URL for Strand's website follows the logo.
  • On a couple films and trailers, the logo is brighter.
  • On the trailer for Psycho Beach Party, the logo slowly zooms in, and then wipes away.
  • On the trailer for Give Me Your Hand, the logo is faster.

FX/SFX: Flashing text, the smoke billowing in the background.

Music/Sounds: Muted trumpet with some bells thrown into the mix.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • Some films and trailers (such as My Worst Nightmare and Lovesong) feature a silent version.
  • Other trailers have the trailer's opening audio playing.

Availability: Uncommon. Seen on films produced and/or released by this company, like A Single Girl, Psycho Beach Party, Homo Promo, Mysterious Skin, The Prankster, Desire, Stranger by the Lake, Living is Easy with Eyes Closed, and Lovesong.

Editor's Note: The atmosphere of the logo is rather unsettling, and the flashing makes it unsuitable for those prone to epilepsy. Nonetheless, its longevity is pretty impressive.

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