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1988-1994Edit

Cannon Video logo

Nickname: The Cannon Hexagon

Logo: On a black background, a blue flash occurs, and the words "CANNON VIDEO" and the Cannon logo, both in blue, zoom-out and in simultaneously, respectively. The logo shines, and the words turn gold. Then, the words and logo fly toward the screen, with the logo separating and "folding" away.

FX/SFX: The flash, the words zooming out, the logo shining.

Cheesy Factor: The blue flash at the beginning is cheap and the animation of the logo flying away looks rather poorly done. Also, the menacing tune does not fit with the logo.

Music/Sounds:

  1. A dreamy tune ending with a synth horn fanfare, which sounds similar to the Cannon Group jingle.
  2. Later films used a much more menacing tune.

Availability: Rare. It's seen on old tapes from The Cannon Group, which were distributed by Warner Home Video, but the only way you could tell is the label (striped), and a mention on the back of the box. The "Cheesy Shield" does not make an appearance on any of these tapes, although it does appear before this logo on Brazilian VHS releases of The Borrower and Midnight Ride.

Scare Factor: It depends on the variant.

  1. Low for the earlier music. It's soothing.
  2. Medium to high for the later music. The evil sounding music is sure to get to some.
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