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1984-1991 Edit

  • Warlock (1989)
  • Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)

Nickname: The Sphere

Logo: On a black background, several 3-dimensional orange "slices" merge together to form a red-orange globe shape as the camera pulls back, as this occurs, a quick flash of light happens as each section passes. Once the abstract globe forms, the company me "NEW WORLD PICTURES" (or "NEW WORLD INTERNATIONAL" for international distribution) fades in below it.

Variants:

  • An early short version exists with just the sphere "wiping" in. This was seen on films such as Children of the Corn and The Philadelphia Experiment.
  • There's a version where the company name is "NEW WORLD" and under it "ENTERTAINMENT".
  • On Hellraiser II, the text is in red. Just like the television logo variant from Gladiators.

FX/SFX: The 3D sections merging into the globe. Very good animation, it still looks good today.

Music/Sounds: On occasion, it featured a new-age synth theme composed by Joel Altshuler. Other times, it would be silent or accompanied with the films opening theme play over it.

Music/Sounds Variant: On Angel 3: The Final Chapter, whooshes are heard from the slices, combined with the synth theme.

Availability: Common. Currently seen on Anchor Bay Entertainment and Image Entertainment DVD & Blu-ray releases of New World Pictures material. However, original New World Video VHS releases replaced this with the Home Video logo, so there is no chance of finding it there. However, it has been sighted on the Thorn EMI Video release of The Philadelphia Experiment, as well as VHS copies of C.H.U.D., Children of the Corn, The Applegates, and City of Blood, along with Malofilm releases of Hide and Go Shriek and Frankenstein General Hospital, and a Canadian Cineplex Odeon/MCA VHS of Making Contact (aka Joey). This is sometimes plastered by the Trans Atlantic Entertainment or Lakeshore International logo on older TV prints or International releases. The New World International logo can be found on Checkered Flag.

Scare Factor: Minimal to low. The flashing of the lines do not help with those susceptible to epileptic seizures, but this is among one of the most memorable logos from the 1980s.

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