Breil Home Entertainment

Background: The home entertainment division of Breil was formed as Breil Video through it's acquisition of Marine Video Corp. which was distributing Breil movies and TV shows on video. In 1986, Breil teamed up with Star Media to form Star/Breil Video, also opening two sub-labels, Sail Video (now Sail Entertainment) and Railroad Home Video (now owned by KB Charge as Railroad Films), in 1983 and 1987 respectively. In 1991, Star/Breil Video was renamed to Breil Home Video alternating with the Star/Breil name until 1994 when Breil Entertainment Group acquired Star Media's interest in Star/Breil. The company was renamed to it's current name, Breil Home Entertainment in 1995, alternating with the Breil Home Video name until 1996. In 2009,they changed its name to Breil Films Entertainment,but reverted back into after 5 months.


Breil Video

1980?-1986

1981

Logo: A still version of the Breil Films logo of the era, sans trails and "FILMS" with no video mention whatsoever,zooming in.

FX: The zooming.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: Same as the Breil Films logo of the era (a remix of the 1954 Paramount Vistavision jingle) accompanied (presumably) by the same male voiceover from the 1981-1982 20th Century Fox Video logo, indicating the studio:


  • On Eyriesink or XYZ films, he said "The following [company name] presentation is bought to you by Breil Video.".
  • On CCT or Avery, he said "The following presentation is bought to you by Breil Video.".


Availability: Extremely rarer than Marine releases, but your best bet is old non-Breil releases (which are packaged in oversized clamshell cases).

Scare Factor: Minimal.

Star/Breil Video

1st Logo
(1986-1990)



Nickname: "Another City"
1989
Logo: Over a white background, we see lines in different colors going to the top, then morph into this:

STAR/BREIL
STAR/BREIL
STAR/BREIL
STAR/BREIL
STAR/BREIL
STAR/BREIL
STAR/BREIL
STAR/BREIL
STAR/BREIL

which then merge into STAR/BREIL which moves to the left. VIDEO then fades in.

Variants:

  • A still version was spotted on the original release of Cynthia's Choice.
  • A different version is used on PAL releases. All the "BUG/BREIL"'s are blue, and 5 red "VIDEO"'s stacked similarly merge into a black "BUG BREIL VIDEO".
  • Another variant was used on college videos. It starts out as "THIS VIDEO IS MADE EXCLUSIVELY FOR YOUR COLLEGE", then fade to a white "BUG/BREIL VIDEO", all on a red/blue gradient background.

FX: Same as the early 1985 Breil Entertainment logo,except,the fading of "VIDEO".


Music/Sounds: None.


Music/Sounds/Voiceover Variants:

  • On PAL releases, the same remixed jingle from the Breil Video logo was used.
  • On the college variant, there is a female voiceover saying: "This BUG/BREIL video has been made for your college.".
  • On some international tapes,the same Breil Entertainment "The City" jingle is used.

Availability: TBA


Scare Factor: Low.




3rd Logo
(1990-1994)
1994
Nickname: "The Arrow"

Logo: On a black background, a blue arrow comes into view, then flips into STAR/BREIL VIDEO one letter at a time. The whole thing shines.

Variants: This logo has had a few variants:

  • A B&W version was used on VHS re-releases of classic 1960's-1973 movies by Breil Films.
  • A special variant was used on widescreen releases. The logo is in a box on a green/orange gradient background. Below the box is "WIDESCREEN".On stereo widescreen releases,"WIDESCREEN" is replaced by "IN STEREO WIDESCREEN".
  • Sometimes, "STEREO" , "SURROUND SOUND", the Dolby Digital logo or the Chace Surround Sound logo may appear at the bottom right of the screen.
  • On late 1980's releases, a still version of this logo (but white on blue) appeared twice during the warning screen.

FX: The arrow, the morphing.

Music/Sounds: Same as the 1st logo.


Music/Sounds/Voiceover Variants:

  • On the widescreen version, it was a remix of the 1987 MTE jingle.
  • At the end of some PAL releases (at least in Australia and South Africa) a male person with a British accent says "Please rewind this tape before returning it to your local video library." at the end.


Availability: TBA


Scare Factor: Low.


Breil Home Video

1st Logo
(1994-1998?)

1991
Nickname: "Gold Globe"

Logo: The famous globe design of the time flies in and spins, gold in color against a blue background. Then "BREIL HOME VIDEO" fades in below it, also gold. A bar of light moves through, shimmering the logo (Touchstone style).

FX: The zoom-in and spin, the shimmer.

Cheesy Factor: Medium, the whole logo looks like it was made out of pure gold.

Music/Sounds: None, but on PAL tapes the same music as on the Breil Films logo of the time (remix of the 1980's Vin Di Bona jingle, but longer) is used.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover Variant: There was a closing variant seen on some PAL tapes which, instead of the remixed jingle, the same "rewind the tape" voiceover from the 3rd BUG/BREIL Video logo was used.

Availability: Scarce, seen on Breil tapes of the time.

Scare Factor: None. Though you can't say the same for the 3rd logo...



2nd Logo
(1990's, Alternate)

1990's

Logo: Same as the 1987-1998 Breil Films logo, except "HOME VIDEO" replaces "FILMS",and its enclosed in a outlined-gold box.

FX: Same as the Breil Films logo of the era.


Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the trailer.


Availability: Rare; only seen on the trailer for the Three Stooges collector's VHS box set that can be seen on the VHS release of FDNY Red.


Scare Factor: None.



3rd Logo
(September 1995-January 1996)

1993

Logo: On a dark purple background, we see "BREIL HOME VIDEO" in yellow.

FX: None.

Cheesy Factor: Cheese Me

Music/Sounds: None

Availability: Rare


Scare Factor: Low




4th Logo
(1996-2005?)
1995
Nicknames: "Orange Star", "Garfield and the Star"

Logo: Same as the 1985-present Breil Entertainment logo, but "HOME VIDEO" replaces "ENTERTAINMENT".

Variant:From March 1996,the logo is exactly the same as the 1985 Breil Entertainment logo.

FX: Same as the 1985-present Breil Entertainment logo.

Cheesy Factor: Low, same as the 1985-present Breil Entertainment logo.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Uncommon; This logo always came after the logo below.

Scare Factor: Low to medium, same as the 1985-present Breil Entertainment logo.

Breil Home Entertainment

Domestic (North America,South America and Canada) Logos

1st Logo
(2001-)
2001
Logo: We see the end of the 1985-present Breil Entertainment logo. We then zoom out a little,and "HOME" in green moves from the left into "ENTERTAINMENT"

Variant: There was an extremely rare variant used in 2004 on a trailer where the logo was completely green.
.

FX: Just the zoom-out and the moving of "HOME". Nothing too complex here.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: No longer current. Only available in the USA and Canada, and still common in those areas.

Scare Factor: None.




2nd Logo
(2009)
2009
Logo: The end of the Breil Films logo is seen,and it zooms out,revealing it is a box in another box(which is orange). The orange box has text reading "ENTERTAINMENT".

FX: The zoom-out is the only FX here.

Cheesy Factor: None.


Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: No longer current. Seen on the top DVD's and Blu-Ray Discs of this company in 2009.

Scare Factor: None.




3rd Logo
(August 13,2009-)
2009
Logo: We see the end of the 1985-present Breil Entertainment logo, except the Breil Entertainment text is missing but the Linux Productions byline is still there. Then rays come out and "BREIL HOME ENTERTAINMENT" appears.

The complete product:


(shooting star)
BREIL HOME ENTERTAINMENT
A LINUX PRODUCTIONS/THE BREIL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP COMPANY


Then the whole thing shines.

FX: The rays, the shining.

Trivia: This logo was originally the Breil Blu-ray Disc logo.

Music/Sounds: A starry tune.


Availability: Current, can be seen on DVD's of Breil and Sail Entertainment releases since 2009.


Scare Factor: None.


International Logos

1st Logo
(1995-1996,1998)
1995
Logo: Two different variants were used; one for VHS and one for DVD:

VHS Variant: We see the 1985-present Breil Entertainment logo normally until 7-8 seconds in, when it is revealed to be inside a box which is in another box on a blue/white gradient background. In the outer box:


(globe design used from 1954-1999) BREIL
HOME ENTERTAINMENT
is below the inner box (containing the logo).

DVD Variant: A short version of the above logo is used, starting where (in the inner box) Garfield shoots the star.


FX: Same as the 1985-present Breil Entertainment logo, coupled with the revealing.

Music/Sounds: For the VHS version,a whoosh throughout the logo,but on the DVD version,its a different whoosh

Availability: You won't find it anywhere in North America, but is easy to find if you are in another country such as the UK.

Scare Factor: Same as the 1985-present Breil Entertainment logo.



2nd Logo
(1996-1998,2000-)
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Logo: Same as the 1985-present Breil Entertainment logo, but there are many streaks of orange and green placed over it, which animate on and off the screen. At the end, "HOME ENTERTAINMENT" replaces "ENTERTAINMENT".

FX: Same as the 1985-present Breil Entertainment logo, coupled with the CGI "streaks".


Music/Sounds: Same as the 1985-present Breil Entertainment logo.

Availability: Again, this is only used outside North America.

Scare Factor: Same as the 1985-present Breil Entertainment logo. Unless you hate streaks.




3rd Logo
(2009-)
2009
Logo: Same as the prevous logo, but the current globe design (1999-) appears next to "BREIL HOME ENTERTAINMENT", the Linux Productions/Breil Entertainment Group byline is there and there are no streaks.

FX: Same as the previous logo.

Music/Sounds: Same as the previous logo.

Availability: Once again, only used outside North America.

Scare Factor: Same as the previous logo.

Breil Blu-ray Disc

(2007-)
20062009
Nickname: "CGI Shooting Star"

Logo: We see the end of the 1985-present Breil Entertainment logo, except the Breil Entertainment text is missing but the Linux Productions byline is still there. Then rays come out and "BREIL HOME ENTERTAINMENT" appears. Then a blue bar of light changes "HOME ENTERTAINMENT" to "Blu-ray Disc" in the Blu-ray Disc logo font.

Variant: Starting in 2009 the logo has the byline "A LINUX PRODUCTIONS/THE BREIL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP COMPANY" in white

FX: The rays, the shining, the bar of light changing the words.

Music/Sounds: A different starry tune, with a laser sound during the time the bar of light changes the words.

Availability: Current, can be seen on every Breil release on Blu-ray Disc. It can be also seen on Sail Entertainment releases on Blu-ray Disc.

Scare Factor: None.