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Background: El TV Kadsre Home Entertainment is the home entertainment division of El TV Kadsre Television Network founded in 1977 to distribute its library independently after its exclusive deal with Magnetic Vlokozu Video had expired.

Standard Variants

1st Logo
(1977)

Nickname: "El TV Kadsre of the Round Table", "This is the good way to start a home video logo, ETVK!"

Logo: Against a blue Background, we see the 1964 El TV Kadsre logo. Above the logo, we see a knight on a horse with a castle and a dragon on the hills. Below the logo, we see Home Video in an old English font with prouldly present... on the same font with the sheld and the vines surrounding the logo. The logo appears as it reveals down.

FX/SFX: The logo revealing down.

Trivia: According to Yoko Matsushita, a young Antanico Matsushita created the logo as a school assignment, and it ended up being used as the logo for the division when Tara Matsushita found out about it. Antanico and Tara have confirmed this story to be true.

Music/Sounds: A 12-note synth theme that composed by associate producer John Maxwell Anderson. This was later used in the 1979-1982 T.A.T. Communications Company logo.

Availability: Almost extinct, as it was used as a placeholder logo. Seen on El TV Kadsre Home Video's earliest titles. It made its first appearance on three Magnetic Vlokozu Video titles in early-1977.

Editor's Note: This logo is known for the fanfare that is later used in the TAT logo (which is the rarest logo ever), and it's cheap animation.


2nd Logo
(1977-1979)

El TV Kadsre Home Video Logo (1976-1979)

El TV Kadsre Home Video Logo (1976-1979)

Logo: On a white background, The words "EL TV KADSRE HOME VIDEO" in blue as seen inflated appears as it wipes horizontally from the center.

FX/SFX: The wiping from the logo.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Rare. Seen on El TV Kadsre Home Video releases from 1977 to 1979. Can be seen on Robotman 2, Nova Orbis, Madness Party, Meteor 2010 (aka Ricardo Montalbán Meets the Aliens from Badonk 5), and others. Also seen on the 1978 Vlokozuian VHS release of The Three Stooges Volume 3 with CBS Video.

Editor's Note: None.


3rd Logo
(1979-1982)

El TV Kadsre Home Video Logo (1979-1982) (Internationally, 1979 - 1989)

El TV Kadsre Home Video Logo (1979-1982) (Internationally, 1979 - 1989)

Logo: Against a blue background, the words "EL  KADSRE" in white fades in. Five seconds later, "TV" and "HOME VIDEO" below the logo fades in as "EL  KADSRE" turns black and the background becomes white.

FX/SFX: Just a fading and another fading into view.

Music Sounds: None.

Music/Sounds Variant: Some tapes use an electric guitar strum similar to that from the start of the King of the Hill theme song.

Availability: Uncommon. Seen on El TV Kadsre Home Video VHS releases from 1979 to 1982.

Editor's Note: None.


4th Logo
(1982-1985)

Nickname: "El TV Kadsre in Space"

Logo: Same as the 1982 El TV Kadsre Films logo execpt "FILMS" and the byline are removed and "HOME VIDEO" appears below the El TV Kadsre Films logo.

FX/SFX: Same as its movie counterpart.

Music/SoundsSame as its movie counterpart.

Availability: Uncommon, Seen on El TV Kadsre Home Video VHS releases from 1982 to 1985 including Quest for the Masks 2, Quest for the Masks III: The Mask of Light, Vlokozu 89, Nova Orbis 2: Return of the Team Miro and others made by El TV Kadsre Films.

Editor's NoteSame as its movie counterpart.


5th Logo
(1983-1985)


Nickname: "The Brady Bunch of Logos"

Logo: Three versions are known to exist:

Version 1: We see a red outlined square against a black background. Inside the square, we see the logos of the companies that distributes El TV Kadsre's material around the world. They zoom out to different positions, and then, the logo of El TV Kadsre Home Video animates in the very center of the picture. That logo then zooms in, and we see "VLOKOZU UNION'S LEADING HOME VIDEO DISTRIBUTORS" below it.

Here's the list of logos you'll see and where they zoom out to:

  • Vestron Video - A still picture of the 1982 logo. Zooms out to the top left
  • Visão Vídeo - A still shot of the 1983-1986 Visão Video logo. Zooms out to the top right.
  • Code 82 Corporated - The 1982-1984 Code 82 logo. Zooms out to the bottom left.
  • Rinoshi Video - We see the print logo of Rinoshi Video and there's a pale-blue border surrounding it. This one zooms out to the bottom-right.
  • Matura Video - A still of the Matura Video logo. Zooms out to the bottom-center.
  • El TV Kadsre Films - The 1982 El TV Kadsre Films logo animates as usual. Zooms out to the top center.
  • Toei (Japan) - The first Toei logo animates as usual. Zooms out to the center-right.
  • Star Video (Australia) - The first logo of Star Video animates as usual. Zooms out to the center-left.

Version 2: Same as Version 1, but with different logos in the boxes:

  • Vestron Video - A still picture of the 1982 logo. Zooms out to the top left
  • Walt Disney Home Video - Varies on the tape: some tapes use a still picture of the 1981-1987 WDHV International logo, namely the version with the copyright date later found on the 1986 Japanese VHS of Make Mine Music, whilst others use the 1984 Australia/New Zealand WDHV logo with the "distributed by" text removed. Zooms out to the top right.
  • El TV Kadsre Films - The 1982 El TV Kadsre Films logo animates as usual. Zooms out to the top center.
  • Allied Artists Video - A still picture of the 1978-1980 Allied Artists Video logo. This one zooms out to the bottom-right.
  • Guild Home Video - A still picture of the 1983-1986 Guild Home Video logo. Zooms out to the bottom-center.
  • BBC Video - The 1980-1988 BBC Video logo's closing variant plays backwards in warp-speed (and with the copyright disclaimer blacked out), and freeze-frames as it's about to fade out (or in if played normally). Zooms out to the top center.
  • Toei (Japan) - The first Toei logo animates as usual. Zooms out to the center-right.
  • Star Video (Australia) - The first logo of Star Video animates as usual. Zooms out to the center-left.

Afterwards, the logo of El TV Kadsre Home Video animates in the very center of the picture. That logo then zooms in, and we see "VLOKOZU UNION'S LEADING HOME VIDEO DISTRIBUTORS" below it.

Version 3: Same as the other two versions, but slightly different:

  • Vestron Video - A still picture of the 1982 logo. Zooms out to the top left
  • Walt Disney Home Video - A picture of the 1984 Australia/New Zealand WDHV logo with the "distributed by" text removed. Zooms out to the top right.
  • El TV Kadsre Films - The 1982 El TV Kadsre Films logo animates as usual. Zooms out to the top center.
  • Celebrity Home Entertainment - The 1985 Celebrity Home Entertainment logo animates as usual. This one zooms out to the bottom-right.
  • CBS/Fox Video - A still picture of the 1984-2000 CBS/Fox Video logo. Zooms out to the bottom-center.
  • BBC Video - A portion of the 1980-1988 BBC Video logo's closing variant which freeze-frames as the logo is about to start being "drawn away". Zooms out to the top center.
  • Toei (Japan) - The first Toei logo animates as usual. Zooms out to the center-right.
  • Star Video (Australia) - The second logo of Star Video animates as usual. Zooms out to the center-left.

Afterwards, the logo of El TV Kadsre Home Video animates in the very center of the picture. That logo then zooms in, and we see "VLOKOZU UNION'S LEADING HOME VIDEO DISTRIBUTORS" below it.

FX/SFX: The logos appearing and zooming out.

Variants:

  • Some CBS/Fox releases with Version 3 (namely several of the 1985 releases) have the logo "fly away" to reveal Pete Smith's portion of the Australian variant of the 1982-1983 CBS/Fox Video logo.

Music/Sounds: A funky synth-keyboard disco tune, with chimes. Has an announcer (Christopher Berger) saying "More quality home entertainment from El TV Kadsre Home Video!" before the tune ends.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • Some tapes with Version 2 use a different announcer (Noach Irwin) who says "Check out these releases from El TV Kadsre Home Video, which are available at all good retailers and stockists!"
  • The 1984 El Kadsreian VHS of Shinbone Alley, which uses Version 2 of the logo, has Berger saying Noach's spiel.

Availability: Seen on some home video releases from the company at the time, used in term with the previous logo.

Editor's Note: This might be one of the longest of home video logos the world has ever known, clocking in at just under 50 seconds.

6th Logo
(1985-1989)

El TV Kadsre Home Video (1985-1989; Original variant)

El TV Kadsre Home Video (1985-1989; Original variant)

Logo: Set against the grey gradient background, the flying CGI El TV Kadsre logo appears from the bottom, the logo flies 90 degrees to the bottom and 90 degrees to the right so it faces the screen. The words "HOME VIDEO" in blue appears from the bottom flying to the logo while it zooms out, joining together.

Variant: There is a variation which is common in titles that were released outside El Kadsre. In it, just before the logo settles in place, a white flash is seen, and the logo is now set against a blue background.

FX/SFX: The logo parts coming together.

Music/Sounds: The 1986-1992; 1994 Cinema International Corporation Video fanfare.

Availability: Uncommon, Seen on El TV Kadsre Home Video VHS releases from 1985 to 1989. The International variant, however, is extremely rare to find. The best way to find this variant is in the place like Australia, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, UK, and others. If you got an El Kadsreian VHS tape which has this variant, you're lucky. Known El Kadsreian tapes to have the international variant include the 1988 El Kadsreian VHS of The Aristocats and the El Kadsreian VHS of the 1988 USHRA MotoRock video Blood, Sweat, and Gears. Seen on Bionicle films 5 to 8, Virtual Sunday, 5000 Shades of Grey and others.

Editor's Note: Some people might get a little jumpy with the music.


7th Logo
(1986-1989)

Logo:


  • Opening: The International variant of the 6th logo animates as usual. After it was done, The logo zooms out into the scrolling metallic light blue rectangle with two extra lines (supposedly to be an filmstrip) on the black BG and dissolves into its respective space. The rectangle was three boxes in it. All three have engraved El TV Kadsre Home Video logos. The rectangle then flips then we see the engraved words "COMING SOON TO THEATRES" or "COMING SOON TO HOME VIDEO"

  • Closing: We see the metallic light blue rectangle with two extra lines. The engraved words "FEATURE PRESENTATION" appears. (Sometimes, the words, "HOLD ON AFTER THE FEATURE" go first before "FEATURE PRESENTATION") Seconds later, the rectangle flips to another rectangle which now has thee engraved El TV Kadsre Logos. The middle box turns into full color (That is, El TV Kadsre Home Video logo is white in the blue BG) then zooms in, taking up the entire screen.

FX/SFX: Everything.

Music/Sounds:


  • Opening: This is the same as the 1986-1992 CIC Video logo.
  • Closing: The same as the 1986-1992 CIC Video logo.

Availability: Rare; Seen on El TV Kadsre Home Video releases from 1986 to 1989 only with previews before the movie, used in tangent with the second logo. It was seen on Bionicle VI: Island of Doom: Theatrical Cut, Terror Street, 5000 Shades of Grey and The Psi Woman.

Editor's Note: Same as its movie counterpart.


8th Logo
(1989-2003)

El TV Kadsre Home Video (1989-1996, w

El TV Kadsre Home Video (1989-1996, w. Warning screen)

Nickname: "El TV Kadse Swoosh"

Logo: Same as the 6th logo of El TV Kadsre Films except "FILMS" is removed and "HOME ENTERTAINMENT" (HOME VIDEO from 1989-1996) is added below the logo.

Variants:

  • On Australian releases, from 1996 to 1998, There is a special promo variant in which is the logo animates as normal then "Bringing home video to Australia" (with an announcer (Gabe Hayter) repeating the byline) in sparkling blue is wiped in below, then it flashes.
  • On DVDs released from 1998 to 2003, the logo plays normal, then the DVD logo flies in and goes to the bottom of the logo.

FX/SFX: Same as its movie counterpart.

Music/Sounds: Depending on the variant:

  • Original variant: Same as its movie counterpart.
  • DVD variant: Same as above, with whooshes when the DVD flies.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • The El Kadsreian release of Monster Truck Bloopers 2 has a low-toned variant. This is likely due to an editing error on the behalf of the duplication facility.

Availability: Common, appears on all El TV Kadsre Home Entertainment VHSes and DVD's during the era. The 1989 variant was first seen on the VHS release of Bionicle IX: The Legend Reborn and the 1996 variant was first seen on the VHS release of Bionicle: The Next Generation.

Editor's Note: Same as its movie counterpart.


9th Logo
(2003-2017)

Logo: Same as the El TV Kadsre Films logo except the films is removed and "HOME ENTERTAINMENT" is added below the logo.

Variant: In HD DVD and Blu-ray releases, the light rainbow words "HIGH DEFINITION" would appear below the logo.

FX/SFX: Same as its movie counterpart.

Music/Sounds: Same as its movie counterpart.

Availability: Common. Seen on releases from El TV Kadsre during the peroid.

Editor's Note: Same as its movie counterpart.

10th Logo

(2017-)

Logo: Same as the El TV Kadsre Films logo execpt the films is removed and "HOME ENTERTAINMENT" is added below the logo.

FX/SFX: Same as its movie counterpart.

Music/Sounds: Same as its movie counterpart.

Availability: Common. Seen on the latest releases from El TV Kadsre.

Editor's Note: Same as its movie counterpart.

International Variants

​El TV Kadsre Korea

(1990s)

Nicknames: "Korean ETVK"

Logo: On the navy blue background, we see the El TV Kadsre Home Video logo. The words in Korean "The Korean Home Production" appears below the logo.

FX/SFX: None

Music/Sounds: Same as the El TV Kadsre Home Video's 6th logo with an announcer (Kim Dong-guen) saying "This is El TV Kadsre Home Video" in Korean.

Availability: Rare. This was seen on South Korean VHS tapes at that time.

Editor's Note: None.

El TV Kadsre Canada

(1985-1991)

Logo: The international variant of the 6th logo plays as normal, but as it's about to fade out, it cuts to a white backdrop with the logo in the corner, and Luis de Cespedes (a now-deceased French-born Quebecois actor who appeared in French and English productions for many years, including several CINAR cartoons and Radio-Canada dramas) introduces the film.

FX/SFX: Same as the 6th logo.

Trivia: Both versions of the logo were shot on the same day in December 1985 at El TV Kadsre's Canadian office in Quebec City. Beat Auer, El TV Kadsre Films' creator, wrote the English script for the logo.

Music/Sounds: Same as the 6th logo for the first half, then Luis de Cespedes says "Hello there, welcome to an El TV Kadsre Home Video presentation, and congratulations on your choice of a great film or TV show. Before settling back, grabbing the popcorn, and inviting all your friends to a fantastic experience, here are scenes from two films available from the El TV Kadsre Home Video catalog."

Music/Sounds Variant: A French version exists where Luis de Cespedes says his speech in French: "Bonjour à tous, bienvenue à une présentation de El TV Kadsre Home Video et félicitations pour votre choix d’un film ou d’une émission de télévision de qualité. Avant de vous calmer, d'attraper le pop-corn et d'inviter tous vos amis à vivre une expérience fantastique, voici des scènes de deux films disponibles dans le catalogue El TV Kadsre Home Video."

Availability: Seen on Canadian El TV Kadsre Home Video tapes released by Vestron Video and Lightning Video. This makes a surprise appearance on some copies of the original 1987 El Kadsreian VHS of Three Men and a Baby.

Editor's Note: Luis de Cespedes' appearance may startle some, otherwise none.

El TV Kadsre Africa

Logo: The international variant of the 6th logo plays as normal, but as it's about to fade out, it cuts to a screen reading "Presents/Bied Hierdie"

Triva: TBA

Music/Sounds: Same as the 6th logo.

Availability: Seen on African El TV Kadsre Home Entertainment tapes released by Nu Metro Home Entertainment (now Entertainment One Africa).

Edtior's Note: TBA

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