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Background[]

Vidmark Entertainment was formed in 1984 by Vidmark, Inc. as a home video distribution company to distribute various low-budget movies, especially from the Trimark library.

Vidmark Entertainment[]

1st Logo (July 1, 1985-1987; August 2, 1989)[]

Vidmark Entertainment (1984)

Nickname: "Vidmark in Space"

Logo: On a zooming blue space background, we see the Vidmark logo colored in fuchsia, with "VID" in a solid form and "MARK" in a segmented form, all on a thinly striped pendant shape. It flies in from the top right, swiveling itself in. As it rests in the near-center, the word "ENTERTAINMENT" later fades-in below.

FX/SFX: The Vidmark logo flying in, "ENTERTAINMENT" fading in.

Music/Sounds: A 3-note horn tune, followed by 3 drumbeats, combined with 3 horn notes, an electric guitar, and a synth flourish.

Music/Sounds Variant: On Fishing Tuna, the second half of the 1988 theme is used.

Availability: Very rare. Tapes that may have this logo include The New York Ripper, early prints of Killing Cars (AKA Blitz), Midnight, Bloodstalkers, and Izzy and Moe, among others.

Editor's Note: Dated effects for its era. The swiveling is just the logo being squashed and stretched the same way, rather than actually flipping. The space background is not the best quality, and the whole thing resembles a TV show intro from the 70's.

2nd Logo (1987-May 6, 1997)[]

Nickname: "Colored Lasers"

Logo: On a black background with a "trail" effect, the Vidmark logo, now mauve gradient, flies down from the top. Lasers colored neon green, pink, gold, and aquamarine, etch the grooves in "MARK". The word "ENTERTAINMENT" wipes in from the left to the right via a light effect. The logo shines and then zooms toward the screen.

Variants:

  • One version of the logo is more centered, and the logo doesn't zoom towards the screen at the end.
    • On the 1996 VHS of A Reason to Believe, just before a PSA for the RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) hotline, this variant plays, but it starts with the lasers.
  • On the 1994 VHS of Silent Tongue, during its second appearance, the very end of the logo is cut off.

FX/SFX: The zooming effects, the trail, the "lasers". Much more effort here.

Music/Sounds: A disco fanfare.

Music/Sounds Variant: The short version is silent.

Availability: Much more common than the previous logo, but still uncommon. Examples of tapes to have this logo include Interceptor, Trading Mom, Hong Kong '97, Teresa's Tattoo, The Little Patriot (it is preserved on the Echo Bridge DVD of that film, under the title of Sign of the Otter: The Little Patriot), Freefall, Deadfall, the first two Warlock movies, and Silent Tongue, among others. It was also spotted on VUDU and Tubi's prints of American Kickboxer 2 and the Amazon Prime and Tubi prints of The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James. The final releases to use it are Crimetime and Invasion of Privacy.

Trimark Home Video[]

(May 13, 1997-September 11, 2001)[]

Trimark Home Video (1999)

Nickname: "Lion Triangle", "The Trimark Lion"

Logo: Same as the movie counterpart, except the logo starts at the lion's formation. We then see a gold comet like streak fly from the left below "T R I M A R K" to bring in the words "HOME VIDEO," replacing "PICTURES."

FX/SFX: The zooming effects, the trail, the shine.

Music/Sounds: A jungle-like synthesized score.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • On the Canadian LGHE DVD release of All of Me, the opening song starts halfway into the logo. This may be because it plastered the shortened Kings Road Entertainment logo that the film originally opened with.
  • On the trailer for Romance, its opening theme plays.

Availability: Seen on Trimark videos and some DVDs such as Meet Wally Sparks, Cube, Chairman of the Board, The Peacekeeper, All of Me, the Saturday Night Live best of compilations, Mean Guns, Hercules in New York, Warlock III: The End of Innocence, and Romance, among others. Also appeared on a VHS-sourced print of Black Magic Woman on Amazon Instant Video, the 2003 Lions Gate DVD of Kickboxer 2: The Road Back (before the Kings Road logo), and Amazon Prime Video's print of Heaven's Burning. The final release to use it and the below logo was 100 Girls, despite its being branded as a Lions Gate release.

Trimark DVD[]

(March 24, 1998-September 11, 2001) []

Trimark DVD (1998)

Nickname: "The DVD Triangle"

Logo: We see a black background, with purple triangles moving onto it. Then a flat orange pyramid zooms in segments. It backs through the wall of triangles to end up on another one. We see the words "TRIMARK PICTURES" below the triangle, while the purple text "DVD" moves onto the pyramid, letter-by-letter.

Variant: On the 2000 DVDs of Natural Born Killers: The Director's Cut, Family of Cops II and III, and The St. Francisville Experiment, the names of various Trimark titles are shown, followed by what appears to be a sped-up version of the logo animation.

FX/SFX: The lightning speed zoom in, and the word "DVD" by one.

Music/Sounds: A chime sound, and then a zoom noise, followed by soft chimes.

Availability: Rare, as it was only used for about three years before Trimark was acquired by Lions Gate, and some releases have the Trimark Home Video logo instead (however, Shriek if You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th, Heaven's Burning, and 100 Girls have both this and the THV logo, as well as Chairman of the Board, which puts THV after the movie). Discs with this logo include The TommyknockersThe Shadow Riders, CubeThe Big Easy, Going Overboard, An Occasional Hell, and Better Than Chocolate.

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