Sterrenbeeld Video (Belgium)

Logo descriptions by SnowflakesOmega


1st Logo
(1988-1992)

Logo: The screen is pitch black at the beginning, but it lights up so we can see a logo of a black rectangle with two bold white borders on the vertical sides. In the black part, there's a computer-renderized drawing of a yellow star leaving a line trail. In the white borders there's the words "STERRENBEELD" and "VIDEO" (the latter is spaced out).

FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: The lights turning on, which is obviously live action. The logo is also added on a wall. Seriously, could they at least had some effort?

Music/Sounds: A disco-sounding fanfare that's part from a music library.

Availability: Extremely rare. This is the most rarest of all the company's logos, due to copies being produced rarely at the time because of budget limitations. Would be still seen on any Dutch VHSs they've distributed in Belgium at the time.

Scare Factor: None. The theme is dark, but the whole logo overall is boring.



2nd Logo
(1992-1995)

Logo: On a blue background, we see the Sterrenbeeld logo from before zooming in, but without the star. Then the star of the logo slides in and forms the line trail. The logo shines.

FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: The computer effects are an improvement from the previous logo, but they're way too simple.

Music/Sounds: A news-like fanfare.

Availability: Rare. Found on various VHSs from the company, ranging from titles from companies like MGM, Columbia (including Tristar), and 20th Century Fox.

Scare Factor: None, especially when compared to the next logo. The boredom factor has decreased a little.



3rd Logo
(1995-1999)

Nicknames: "The Star Logo From Hell", "Burning Star Logo"

Logo: On a black background, we see fire engulfing the screen. We cut into another angle and see the star rectangle logo from before being attacked by the fire. Then more cuts of fire moving and burning the logo are seen. On the last cut, the lights turn on, revealing the logo and it's colors, and a platform in which the logo is seen standing at. The black part of the logo is now purple and there's a yellow border on the star. The fire then stops burning the logo, and is now seen behind it.

FX/SFX: Everything was made with live-action. The concept is a major improvement compared from before.

Music/Sounds: Loud sounds of fire with a battle drum theme and men shouting.

Availability: Uncommon. This is where Sterrenbeeld releases became more common, distributing more titles from the companies mentioned in the above logo. Can be found mostly on Belgian VHSs but also appeared on a few ones from the Netherlands.

Scare Factor: High to nightmare. The whole logo has an infernal feel on it, and the loud theme doesn't help it to be friendly. For those who are used to it, low.



4th Logo
(1999-2006)
TBA



5th Logo
(2006-)

Logo: The concept is the same as the previous logo, but there are a few improvements, including the quality. TBA

FX/SFX: TBA, outstanding animation like before.

Music/Sounds: A majestic fanfare.

Availability: Common. Can be found on lots of DVDs and Blu-Rays from various titles, including blockbuster titles and foreign ones, distributed in Belgium and the Netherlands.

Scare Factor: None.

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