Nickname: Vidmark in Space
Logo: On a zooming blue space background, we see the Vidmark logo coloured in fuchsia, flies in from the top right, swivelling itself in. The word "ENTERTAINMENT" later fades-in below.
FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: The space background looks horrible. Plus, the animation is too simple.
Music/Sounds: A 3-note horn tune, followed by 3 drumbeats, combined with 3 horn notes, an electric guitar, and a synth flourish. On a fishing VHS, the fanfare from the 2nd logo was used.
Availability: Very rare. Tapes that may have this logo include Midnight (1981), Bloodstalkers, and Izzy and Moe, among others.
Editor's Note: None.
Nickname: Coloured Lasers
Logo: With a "trail" effect, the Vidmark logo, now mauve gradient, flies down from the top. Lasers coloured 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.
FX/SFX: The zooming effects, the trail, the "lasers". Much more effort here.
Music/Sounds: A disco fanfare. Sometimes it's silent.
Availability: Much more common than the previous logo, but still uncommon. Examples of tapes to have this logo include Interceptor, 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), and Freefall, among others. It was also spotted on a VUDU print of American Kickboxer 2.
Editor's None: None.
Trimark Home Video Edit
Nicknames: Lion Triangle, The Trimark Lion
Logo: The same as the movie counterpart, only difference is that the triangle is already formed. We later see a gold comet like streak fly from the left revealing the text "HOME VIDEO", replacing the word "PICTURES".
FX/SFX: The zooming effects, the trail, and the shine.
Music/Sounds: A jungle-like synthesized score.
Availability: Seen on Trimark videos and some DVDs such as Meet Wally Sparks, Cube, Chairman of the Board, and Hercules in New York, among others.
Editor's Note: None.
Trimark DVD Edit
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.
FX/SFX: The lightning speed zoom in, and the word "DVD" by one.
Cheesy Factor: The background seems a bit outdated.
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. Some releases that contain this logo are Cube, The War Room (1993), and Going Overboard, among others.
Editor's Note: Minimal to low. The zoom-in will surprise first-time viewers. But it is harmless.