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Background: Vestron Pictures was a motion picture arm of Vestron Video, set up in January 1986. Today, the Vestron library is owned by Lionsgate Films via their acquisition of Artisan Entertainment (except for Blue Steel, which was produced by Lightning Pictures and was owned by MGM before being acquired by Lionsgate; a print version of Vestron's logo appears at the end of the movie).

(1987-1992)

Nickname: "The Red Circle-V"

Logo: Same as the Vestron Video logo, except "VIDEO" is replaced by "PICTURES".

Variants:

  • On the 1991 and 1998 VHS releases of Young Guns, the logo is sped-up slightly to plaster the 20th Century Fox logo.
  • There exists a 2.35:1 scope version stretched from 4:3. This was believed to be seen on films such as Earth Girls Are Easy.
  • At the end of some films, the logo exists as a 2D print logo.
  • Some movies have a purple tinted version of this logo.
  • On the 2021 Ultra-HD Blu-ray release of Dirty Dancing, the logo was enhanced. It plastered the Lionsgate logo that began the print.

FX/SFX: Same as the Vestron Video logo.

Music/Sounds: The triumphant synth horn fanfare of its video counterpart. On some films such as Dirty Dancing, it's silent or has the film's opening theme over it.

Music/Sounds Variants: On some films like Cat Chaser, the VHS release of Over Her Dead Body (AKA Enid is Sleeping), Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College, and, strangely, at the end of the 1991 LIVE/Vestron VHS of Ian Woosnam's Power Game, it uses the same jingle as the Vestron Television logo.

Availability: Uncommon to rare. It can be seen on the original home video or LaserDisc releases of films from this company. On some DVD releases from Artisan Entertainment or Lionsgate, either logos from the aforementioned companies plaster it. Bravo's earlier print (after the LIVE Entertainment logo), the original 1997 LIVE DVD, and the 2007 Lionsgate 20th Anniversary DVD of Dirty Dancing have this logo, but the 2001 Artisan Special Edition release plasters it with the Vestron Video logo, while the 2007 Blu-ray, the 2010 Limited Keepsake Edition DVD and current TV airings plaster it with the 2006 Lionsgate logo. The 1998 Artisan Special Edition DVD of Earth Girls Are Easy edits this out and goes directly to the movie. Other Lionsgate/Artisan releases with this logo are Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College, The Unholy, C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud, and Waxwork, which were released on a Lionsgate 8 Horror Movie DVD set in March 2012, as well as Cat Chaser.

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