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1st Logo (2008-May 29, 2015)

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Nicknames: V of Gold, Aussie V of Doom, The Disappearing Byline

Logo: Same as the 1985 Roadshow Home Video logo at the time, but the golden 'V' is in a darker shade of gold, the text VILLAGE ROADSHOW PICTURES is farther from the golden V and the yellow lasers don't form VILLAGE ROADSHOW CORPORATION and disappear instead.

Trivia: That logo is based off the 1985 Roadshow Home Video logo of the era.

FX/SFX: Same as the 1985 Roadshow Home Video logo, minus the lasers forming the text.

Cheesy Factor: Pretty cheesy animation. Also, the VILLAGE ROADSHOW PICTURES text is cheaply inserted, and the lasers staying intact look like they don't belong in that logo, having no byline to form like in the 1985 Roadshow Home Video logo.

Music/Sounds: Same as the 1985 Roadshow Home Video logo of the era. But in some cases, it uses the opening theme of the movie or is silent.

Availability: Rare. Was last seen on San Andreas, released on May 29, 2015.

Scare Factor: Medium, bordering on high.


2nd Logo (December 26, 2015-)

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Nicknames: The Other V of Steel, V of Heaven, Aussie V of Steel

Logo: On a black background, a chrome curve comes from the right of screen. The chrome curve then moves down, turning out that's the large V, and several more chrome segments appear. They all zoom back to reveal the Roadshow Films logo, composed of 6 chrome V's. The text VILLAGE ROADSHOW PICTURES fades in underneath the 'V'.

FX/SFX: The curve and segments moving and zooming back. Village Roadshow Pictures fading in below.

Music/Sounds: A nice calm tune with an echoing 12-note electronic piano tune.

Availabilty: Recent, it debuted on In the Heart of the Sea, released on December 26, 2015, and has been seen on every Village Roadshow release since.

Scare Factor: None, that is much tamer than the first logo.

3rd Logo

(1998-present)

Logo: Sort of like the 1980s New World Pictures logo, we see rows of bars turning inward extremely close to the camera, from bottom to top. A spotlight lights up the background behind them. The spotlight fades as we zoom out to reveal the Roadshow logo in sky blue with a orange sheen on the left (different from the official logo). "VILLAGE ROADSHOW PICTURES" fades in below.

Later Variant: The font for "VILLAGE ROADSHOW PICTURES" is now in the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calibri" target="_self">Calibri</a> font instead of the corporate one, the entire logo was remade in higher quality, and the color was changed to silver. That variant was first used on Dark Shadows, released on May 11, 2012.

FX/SFX: The forming of the "V", in great CGI done by yU+Co.


Music/Sounds:

  • March 2, 2001-March 15, 2002: A shortened version of the Roadshow Films theme. First heard on See Spot Run.
  • February 10, 2006-April 20, 2012: The 1996 Roadshow Entertainment theme. First heard on Firewall.
  • February 24, 2016-: A nice orchestral tune. First heard on The Brothers Grimsby.
  • On Rogue, the 2006 theme is high-toned.
  • Most of the time, it's silent or it uses the film's opening soundtrack.


Availability: Very common. Appears on many movies produced by Village Roadshow since 1998 like Cats & Dogs, Three to Tango, Happy Feet, Zoolander, and No Reservations, among others. It first appeared on Practical Magic. The last film to use the original variant was The Lucky One, released on April 20, 2012.

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