Traditional Sound System (New Zealand/UK)

Logo descriptions by Wellmart3

Background: A short-lived sound system serving New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

1st Logo
(1975-1982)

Traditional Sound System (1975)
Logo: On a black background, we see "THIS FILM HAS SOUNDING HELP TO..." fade in. Suddenly, a thunder strike occurs, causing a huge "TSS" to flash in, and "TRADITIONAL SOUND SYSTEM" fades in shortly after.

FX/SFX: The fading in, the flash.

Cheesy Factor: The animation is a little good for 1975, but a little cheap.

Music/Sounds: A descending synth, then a thunder sound causing the synth to be ascended, which is abruptly ended by a gong hit.

Availability: Ultra rare. Of course extinct in theaters, but if you have any New Zealand/British VHS's, you'd be lucky to find this.

Scare Factor: Medium to nightmare. The music is scary enough, and the abrupt gong hit, darkness, and flash are sure to be unsettling to quite a number of people.


2nd Logo
(1982-1991)

Traditional Sound System (1982)
Logo: It happens on a blue/black gradient. The "TSS" from before zooms in slowly, and then it turns slightly. The company name fades in below.

FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: Early CGI, that is. It seems kinda simple.

Music/Sounds: A calm orchestra fanfare.

Availability: See the previous logo.

Scare Factor: None to minimal. It's tamer than before.

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