Eyriesink Video

Background: Eyeriesink Video is established in 1970 as a VHS tape-distributing home video arm of Eyriesink Films. It first distributed mystery films from 1970-1981, but soon distributed comedy, horror and romance films in 1981. It met its fate in 1999 when Malamite and the company merged, turning it into MalamiteInk Video. It is reserructed in 2004 as EyeLink Home Entertainment.

Eyriesink Video

1st Logo
(1970-1978)

Nicknames: "Cute Eye"

Logo: A yellow ball is shown spinning clockwise. The ball stops and then expands until it fills up the whole screen. A black box flies out of nowhere and fixes itself on the middle of the screen. A cartoon-like eye plasters itself on the box and fits snugly in it, continuously blinking. The logo shines for a while and the eye becomes black and stops blinking. It reveals the company's name.

FX: The ball zooming, the box and eye appearing and the shining.

Cheesy Factor: None, this logo is neat and simple.

Music/Sounds: A cheerful ascending harp tune.

Availability: Extremely Rare, most of its VHS tapes have been confiscated but it still can be found from the bought ones.

Scare Factor: None; it is cute!

2nd Logo
(1978-1988)

Nickname: "Home Video Gryphon"

Logo: The logo is as same as the 2nd Eyriesink Films logo, only that gryphon spins and spins until the golden pedestal forms and then stop, and the logo forms as usual

FX/SFX: Same as the 2nd Eyriesink Films logo, only the gryphon is spinning.

Cheesy Factor: Same
as the 2nd Eyriesink Films logo.

Sounds/Music: Same as the 2nd Eyriesink Films logo.

Availability: Same as the 2nd Eyriesink Films logo.

Scare Factor: Same as the 2nd Eyriesink Films logo. But is nothing compared to the next logo...


3rd Logo
(1988-1999)

Nickname: "The Various Effects Logo (of Doom)", "Epileptic Logo", "Shocking Colors"

Logo: First, various dots (a la NET's "Globe-like Birdhouse" and Screen Gems's "Dancing Sticks") appear and disappear. Then, thunderbolts appear and zaps (a la RKO Television) vertical strips. Various horses run over the strips vertically (as if like they're racing) and turn into brown, white and black patches of smoke. The smoke encompasses the entire screen and swirls into nothingness. Various colors flash into a moving circle and finally, a gryphon flies into the circle. The circle shines and zaps the gryphon into a silver statue. Then, the circle zaps the words:
Eyriesink
and then "Eyriesink" zaps the following words:
Home Entertainment

FX: The entire logo.

Cheesy Factor: The logo is spoofing various production companies and the colors can be a threat to people who are sensitive.

Music/Sounds: The Screen Gems tune played forward and reversed many times; the followed by the Tri-Star (now known as TriStar) Entertainment fanfare and finally the famous jazz tune used in Eyriesink logos.

Availability: Can be seen on still-bought VHS tapes.

Scare Factor: Medium to SUPER FREAKY, depends on how it affects you mentally and visually.

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EyeLink Home Entertainment

1st Logo
(2004-2006)

Nicknames: "Panning and Shining"

Logo: The logo shows a CGI black color€ed ball then it zooms out to reveal the entire logo. The logo then shines, ending with the "ball" (now the pupil) changing colors continuously.

FX: The ball panning out and the logo shining.

Cheesy Factor: The logo is quite cheap.

Music/Sounds: No music.

Availability: Common.

Scare Factor: Minimal, the logo is still neat anyway.

2nd Logo
(2006-)

Nicknames: "Reunion"

Logo: Lots of characters whose shows are distributed by the company gather around in a purple screen, doing various things before they zoom out of view. The following characters and stars featured are:
  • Stan, Francine, Hayley and Steve Smith from American Dad! playing a game of Simon before becoming zombies to the game. (added in 2008, before that it only shows Stan and Francine complaining.)
  • The Griffin family from Family Guy standing.
  • Bart Simpson from The Simpsons shooting against something with a slingshot.
  • Tara Gregson from United States of Tara. (added in 2009.)
  • Angelina Ballerina dancing from Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps. (added in 2009, before that it uses the 1st series's Angelina.)
  • Betty Suarez from Ugly Betty. (added in 2007.)
  • Tom & Jerry from Tom and Jerry Tales.
  • Melinda Gordon from Ghost Whisperer.
  • Winchester Brothers from Supernatural.
  • Samantha Newly from Samantha Who?. (added in 2007.)
  • All the main cast members from That '70s Show.
  • Hank Hill from King of the Hill.
Then the screen shows Peter Griffin spinning until he turns into lines. All the lines disappear except four of them, turning into a square. Since that the square is brown, green, black and white in color (Peter's clothing and body) it turns white and then an outline of Peter appears along with the words at the bottom:
EyeLink
Home Entertainment
The logo then zooms into Peter's eye.


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