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HBO Cannon Video logo

Logo: Similar to the 1985 Thorn-EMI/HBO Video logo (wall of lights, comets, blue background and the logo itself is similar), but there's a lot more action. A wall of blue lights opens, much like the Thorn-EMI/HBO logo. Against these walls, a chrome "HBO" (in its corporate font) logo slides down one, and the word "CANNON" rotating from the bottom to face us. The logos zoom back to become smaller than the white box containing "CANNON", as "VIDEO" zooms out (in an effect similar to the 1980 Telepictures Corporation "Shadows" logo). Two comets streak above and below the logo to form lines, like in the 1982 Thorn-EMI Video logo.

FX/SFX: The lights, comets, and sliding.

Music/Sounds: The 1982 Thorn-EMI Video logo theme.

Availability: By far the rarest of all HBO-related video logos. In addition to HBO and The Cannon Group material, they also released Hemdale Film Corporation, Orion Pictures and Tri-Star Pictures material. Releases include Back to School, Night of the Creeps, Something Wild, and Touch and Go, among others.

Scare Factor: Same as the 1982 Thorn-EMI Video logo.

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