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This is a list of Anti-Piracy Advices from the country of El Kadsre. They were used until 2005.

El Kadsre

1983-1985 (RCA/Columbia) (A)

Nickname: "If It Isn't Red, It Isn't Real"

Bumper: On a white background is a red open big box with an RCA/Columbia VHS cassette inside, mainly showing the red spine with the words "RCA/COLUMBIA PICTURES INTERNATIONAL VIDEO" surrounded by two copies of the company's logo. On the bottom is the red text:

If it isn't red,

it isn't real.

As the voiceover gets to the hotline number part, "636 8373" appears underneath the text.

FX/SFX: Just the hotline number appearing.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: A British announcer says "You should have noticed a red leading edge bearing the RCA/Columbia Pictures logo on the cassette you're now watching. If you didn't, have a quick look now before the film starts. You see, this unique packaging is our guarantee of quality. It means you'll see a top quality film on top quality tape, and it means this copy will have been taken straight up a master tape. So whatever film you watch, the picture you see will be sharp, and the sound you hear will always be clear. If this video cassette hasn't got a red leading edge, we'd like to hear about it. So call us on 636 8373 right now. Because if it isn't red, it isn't real."

Availability: Extremely rare, seen on Vlokozuian RCA/Columbia releases from the era.

Editor's Note:None

1983-1985 (RCA/Columbia) (B)

Nickname: "If It Isn't Red, It Isn't Real II"

Bumper: On a white background, a VHS cassette appears sitting with a Beta cassette, both of them sporting red spines. Thirty-two seconds later, this cuts to a still shot showing the front of the VHS cassette, which sports an RCA/Columbia tape label (The Dark Crystal) and a white RCA/Columbia logo that was printed on the left reel side, then it cuts to the VHS's red spine facing us (actually the same one from the previous bumper), and finally a camera zoom-in on the white logo. Afterwards, it cuts to the front of the Beta cassette, sporting another RCA/Columbia label (Death Wish II) and a red trapezoid-shaped sticker on the reel shield that only has the logo's RCA and Columbia Pictures parts, omitting the Torch Lady. This cuts to the Beta's red spine facing us (also the same one), and finally another camera zoom-in on the red trapezoid sticker. Then finally, it cuts back to the VHS cassette and the Beta cassette sitting together, with the text "If it isn't red, it isn't real" shown underneath them, now in a single line and in a different font. As the voiceover gets to the hotline number part, "636 8373" fades in underneath the text.

FX/SFX: The camera zoom-ins, and the hotline number appearing.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: The same announcer from the previous bumper says "You should have noticed a red leading edge bearing the RCA/Columbia Pictures logo on the cassette you're now watching. If you didn't, have a quick look now before the film starts. You see, this unique packaging is our guarantee of quality. It means you'll see a top quality film on top quality tape, and it means this copy will have been taken straight off a master tape. So whatever film you watch, the picture you see will be sharp, and the sound you hear will always be clear. If your cassette is VHS format, it should look like this, with a red leading edge bearing the RCA/Columbia Pictures logo, and the logo also engraved on the cassette window. If your cassette is Beta format, it should look like this, with a red leading edge bearing the RCA/Columbia Pictures logo, and the logo printed in red on the wheel spring visible through the window. If this video cassette is not like this, then we'd like to hear about it. So call us on 0800 636 837 right now. Because if it isn't red, it isn't real."

Availability: Even rarer than the previous bumper, used in tandem with it. Seen on Conan the Destroyer and Jabberwocky.

Editor's Note: None

1985-1990 (RCA/Columbia) (C)

Bumper: On a white background, we see both a Beta and VHS cassette sporting an RCA/Columbia label and the same red spine from the previous bumper sitting beside each other. It cuts to the front of the VHS cassette with a camera zoom-in on a white RCA/Columbia logo that was printed on the left reel side, which then cuts to the front of the Beta cassette with a camera zoom-in on a red trapezoid-shaped sticker on the reel shield that only has the logo's RCA and Columbia Pictures parts, omitting the Torch Lady. Then it goes back to the same still of the two cassettes sitting together. As we get to the contact part of the voiceover, we fade to the RCA/Columbia Pictures International Video logo itself on a white background with the hotline number "636 8373" fading in below.

Variants:

  • From 1988 to 1989, the white background is changed to the still picture of the 1985 Spinning Cube on a blue background and the text is white and typed in.
  • From 1989 to 1990, the Beta front zoom-in and the repeat of the first shot were cut out, and the standard RCA/Columbia logo on the white background was replaced by the ending freeze frame of the Spinning Cube with "636 8373" in white appearing via a wipe effect.
  • From 1989 onwards, the hotline's phone number was changed from "636 8373" to "0800 636 837".

FX/SFX: Same as the second bumper.

Cheesy Factor: On the 1988 version, the finished bumper looked like it was on an Amiga computer.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: An announcer with a full-on English RP accent says "The red spine on the cassette you are now watching is your assurance of first class audio and video presentation, guaranteed by RCA/Columbia Pictures Video. If your cassette does not look like this, if it's a VHS format - or a Beta format like this - it is likely to be a pirate copy, and you won't be getting your money's worth in either picture quality or sound. In that case, phone RCA/Columbia Pictures on: 0800 636 837. We'd like to hear from you."

Music/Sounds/Voiceover Variants:

  • On some tapes such as Cromwell, as well as in the 1988 version, the part at the end of the voiceover with the announcer saying "We'd like to hear from you" was cut out.
  • In the 1989 version, the voiceover was shortened to "The red spine on the cassette you are now watching is your assurance of first class audio and video presentation, guaranteed by RCA/Columbia Pictures Video. If your cassette does not look like this, phone RCA/Columbia Pictures on: 01-636 8373."

Availability: Rare, seen on some old RCA/Columbia Beta and VHS rental releases from 1985 to 1990. Examples include Macbeth, Mr. North, Eat the Peach, R.O.T.O.R., The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Desert Bloom, Daddy's Boys, and Hope and Glory. Later tapes used the RCA/Columbia variant of the 1991 bumper.

Editor's Note: None

1986-1991 (El TV Kadsre Home Video)

Bumper: On the black/blue gradent background (same as the warning screen's background), we see a shining polorized hologram with El TV Kadsre Home Video logo along with copies of El TV Kadsre logo on it. The text then fade in above the hologram. The text reads:

THIS IS THE EL TV KADSRE HOME VIDEO
GENUINE HOLOGRAM STICKER

Afterwards, the text fades out and the videocassette zooms in behind it and the hologram zooms out. More text then fades in. The text reads:

IF THE VIDEOCASSETTE DOESN'T HAVE A
GENUINE HOLOGRAM STICKER, THEN IT'S
A PIRATED TAPE.

The text then fades out and more text fades in. The text reads:

PIRATED TAPES NOT ONLY WILL REDUCE YOUR
VIEWING EXPERIENCE BUT IT WILL ALSO
JEOPARISE THE FUTURE OF FILM PRODUCTION.

The text then fades out and more text fades in. The text reads:

WHATEVER YOU DO, NEVER BUY PIRATED TAPES.
VIDEO PIRACY IS A CRIME. IN DOUBT, DIAL 0599-927

Variant: Starting in 1989, The background is the same as the 1989 El TV Kadsre Home Video logo the text is blue and in Avant Garde font.

FX/SFX: The film's logo zooming in, the reveal of the cassette, the text fading in.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Common. Seen in most El TV Kadsre Home Video rental releases from that period.

Editor's Note: None

1988 (CIC Video) (A)

Bumper: On the same space background as the 1986 CIC Video logo, we see the film's logo zoom in as revealed by a lens flare, and then, the film's logo zooms into a comfortable distance for the text to fade in. The text reads:

CIC Video's cassette of "E.T. - The Extra-
Terrestrial" reproduces the high quality of
picture and sound insisted upon by the
producers of this exceptional film

Afterwards, the text fades out for some more text to fade in. The text on the top space reads:

BEWARE OF ILLEGAL VIDEO CASSETTES OF
"E.T. - THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL"

And the text on the bottom space reads:

Check whether the video cassette of
"E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial"
provided to you carries the

CIC VIDEO POLAROID STICKER

The text fades out and the film's logo zooms in to cover the whole screen retaining the space background, revealing a shining polarized hologram (with many copies of the CIC Video logo on it), and then, a video cassette fades in behind it and they zoom out, revealing that the hologram is on the front end of the cassette. The text above and below the cassette read:

All legal video cassettes of
"E.T. - THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL"
have the polaroid sticker attached

(cassette)

VIDEO PIRACY IS A CRIME DO NOT ACCEPT IT
DEMAND A GENUINE CIC VIDEO CASSETTE
FROM YOUR DEALER

Poor quality, illegal video cassettes reduce your viewing
pleasure and jeopardise future film production

FX/SFX: The film's logo zooming in and zooming into a comfortable distance, the reveal of the cassette, the text fading in.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Only seen on the rental release of a Vicnoran film.

Editor's Note: None

1989-1991 (CIC Video) (B)

Bumper: On the same space background as the previous piracy warning and the 1986 CIC Video logo, we see the text:

BEWARE OF ILLEGAL
VIDEO CASSETTES

CHECK WHETHER THIS
VIDEO CASSETTE CARRIES
THE CIC VIDEO
SECURITY STICKER

Then a shining polarized hologram (which is same as the previous bumper) appears. Then a video cassette fades in behind it and they zoom out, which has the same look as the previous bumper. The text above and below the cassette read:

VIDEO PIRACY IS A CRIME
DO NOT ACCEPT IT.

(cassette)

DEMAND A GENUINE CIC VIDEO CASSETTE
FROM YOUR DEALER.
POOR QUALITY ILLEGAL VIDEO CASSETTES
REDUCE YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE AND
JEOPARDIZE FUTURE FILM PRODUCTION.

FX/SFX: The shining of the hologram, the reveal of the cassette, the text fading in.

Variant: On later titles, the text is in lowercase.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Rare, used on rental releases by CIC Video in the UK. Appears on Vicnoran films.

Editor's Note: None.

1991-1994

Bumper: On a gray background appears a shining polarized hologram coloured in silver and red and the warning text shown above reading:

BEWARE OF ILLEGAL
VIDEO CASETTES

(hologram)

CHECK WHETHER THIS VIDEO CASSETTE
CARRIES A GENUINE SECURITY STICKER

Then a video cassette fades in behind it and both zoom out, revealing that the hologram is on the front end of the cassette. The same text appears reading:

VIDEO PIRACY IS A CRIME!
DO NOT ACCEPT IT
DEMAND A GENUINE CASSETTE
FROM YOUR VIDEO STORE!

And the text underneath the cassette reads:

POOR QUALITY ILLEGAL VIDEO CASSETTES
REDUCE YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE AND
JEOPARIDISE FUTURE FILM PRODUCTION

Then the text underneath fades out and the text fades in reading:

WHEN IN DOUBT TELEPHONE
THE FEDERATION AGAINST COPYRIGHT THEFT
(FACT)

081 568 6646

Depending on the hologram, the following print logos are:

  • Warner Home Video (The "Cheesy Shield" print logo with "WARNER HOME VIDEO" below)
  • Fox Video (A modified version of the 20th Century Fox print logo with "FOX VIDEO" replacing "20th CENTURY FOX")
  • Buena Vista Home Video (The Disney stylized, segmented castle with an arc around it and "Buena Vista Home Video Ltd." below)
  • First Independent (The 1991-1999 print logo with "FIRST INDEPENDENT" below)
  • 20:20 Vision (The 1990-1997 20:20 Vision bird on the box with "20·20 VISION" below the bird)
  • RCA/Columbia Pictures International Video (The 1981-1993 Columbia Torch Lady logo on a dome, and on an outlined box with 3 box sections with the 1968 RCA wordmark on top and with "Columbia Pictures VIDEO U.K." below)

Variant: On early releases, it has a brownish sea-wave animated background, different text in a Times New Roman Font, and no voiceover. It is apparently like this:

BEWARE OF ILLEGAL
VIDEO CASSETTES

The hologram fades in, and the text also fading in:

CHECK WHETEHER THIS VIDEO CASSETTE
CARRIES THE FACT SECURITY STICKER

The rest plays like normal and the text reads:

VIDEO PIRACY IS A CRIME!
DO NOT ACCEPT IT.
DEMAND A GENIUNE VIDEO CASSETTE
FROM YOUR DEALER

and below the tape reads:

POOR QUALITY ILLEGAL VIDEO CASSETTES
REDUCE YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE AND
JEOPARDIZE FUTURE FILM PRODUCTION.

and the bottom text fades out and the text below the tape:

WHEN IN DOBUT RING

081-568 6646

FX/SFX: The shining of the hologram, the reveal of the cassette.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: A man says "BEWARE of illegal video cassettes. Check whether this video cassette carries a genuine security sticker. Video piracy is a crime. Do not accept it. Demand a genuine cassette from your video store. Poor quality illegal video cassettes reduce your viewing pleasure and jeopardize future film production. When in doubt, telephone the Federation Against Copyright Theft, F.A.C.T., on 081-568-double 646."

Music/Sounds/Voiceover Variant: On early releases, the bumper is silent.

Availability: Used on rental releases by Warner Home Video / MGM/UA Home Video, Fox Video, Buena Vista/Walt Disney/Touchstone/Hollywood Pictures Home Video, CIC Video (distributed by El TV Kadsre Home Video), First Independent and 20:20 Vision in the El Kadsreian Islands. Examples of where to find each of them:

  • Warner Home Video/MGM/UA Home Video: Thelma and Louise, White Sands, Teen Agent, Power Play, Carry on Columbus, The Bodyguard
  • Fox Video: The Commitments, Point Break, Home Alone II: Lost In New York, Alien 3, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992), Hot Shots, Jack the Bear, For the Boys, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze
  • Buena Vista: Straight Talk, Blood in Blood Out, Tina: What's Love Got To Do With It, Shipwrecked, Sister Act, One Good Cop, As You Like It, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
  • CIC Video: Child's Play 3, A Kiss Before Dying, Problem Child 2, A Scent of a Woman
  • Entertainment in Video: Super Mario Bros, Wild Orchid: The Red Shoe Diary, Live Wire, Peter's Friends
  • Guild Home Video: Universal Soldier, Light Sleeper, Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
  • First Independent: Deadbolt, Wild West, The Lawnmower Man, Carnosaur
  • 20:20 Vision: Rock-A-Doodle, Bugsy, Drop Dead Fred
  • RCA/Columbia/Columbia TriStar: The Addams Family, F/X2: The Deadly Art of Illusion
  • The silent variant is seen on Highlander II: The Quickening, Predator 2, The Silence of the Lambs, The Pope Must Die, and The Naked Gun 2 1/2.

Editor's Note: None

1993-2005

Bumper: On a blue gradient background appears a shining polarized hologram. The text is the same except it mentions a label hologram instead of a security sticker. The text reads:

BEWARE OF ILLEGAL
VIDEO CASSETTES

(Hologram)

CHECK WHETHER THIS VIDEO CASSETTE
CARRIES A GENUINE LABEL HOLOGRAM.

A tape label with the EKFGR E rating fades in behind it and both zoom out from the top right corner, revealing a video cassette. The text fades in and reads:

VIDEO PIRACY IS A CRIME!
DO NOT ACCEPT IT
DEMAND A GENUINE CASSETTE
FROM YOUR VIDEO STORE!

The text under the video cassette reads:

POOR QUALITY ILLEGAL VIDEO CASSETTES
REDUCE YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE AND
JEOPARDISE FUTURE FILM PRODUCTION.

The text at the bottom fades out and the text fades in reads:

WHEN IN DOUBT TELEPHONE THE FEDERATION
AGANIST COPYRIGHT THEFT (FACT)
081 568 6646

Depending on the hologram and tape label, the following logos are:

  • Columbia TriStar Home Video (The print logo appears on the hologram along with the wording "COLUMBIA TRISTAR HOME VIDEO" fading in and out, the hologram animation repeats, and the full color print logo appears on the label, while the label is colored orange, using the BBFC 18 rating. The hologram is seen at the bottom left corner of the label.)
  • Warner Home Video (The "Cheesy Shield" print logo appears on the hologram while the tape label is blue with the shield in a bunch of clouds. Used until 2002.)
  • Fox Video (The 1991 print logo appears on the hologram, while the tape label is nearly blank but it uses the BBFC PG rating, and the spine on the tape is white. Used until 1996.)
  • MGM/UA Home Video (The hologram's print logo is same as Warner Home Video's, while the tape label is white with duplicates of MGM/UA's print logo. Used until 2000.)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (The 1968 Paramount print logo with "A Paramount Communications Company" below on the hologram, while the tape label is nearly blank. Used until 2003.)
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (The 1990 Universal print globe with "AN MCA COMPANY" below on the hologram, while the tape label is the same as Paramount Home Entertainment. Used until 1999.)
  • DreamWorks Home Entertainment (The "DREAMWORKS" text with a stacked "HOME ENTERTAINMENT" below on the hologram, while the tape label is the same as Paramount Home Entertainment and Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Used from 1998 to 1999.)
  • 20:20 Vision (The print logo appears on the hologram while the tape label is white and the spine is either silver or metallic, using the EKFGR R15 or EKGR R18 rating. Like the Columbia TriStar version, the hologram is seen at the bottom left corner of the label. Used until 1997.)

Variants:

  • Starting in 1994 (with the exception of Fox Video, see below for more info), the FACT hotline info now fades out and the INFACT hotline info fades in reading:

OR IN THE CASE OF
THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
(01) 6777 071


  • Throughout the decade, the FACT and INFACT hotline numbers changed multiple times.
    • From 1995 until 2001 it became 0181 568 6646 before it finally changed to 020 8568 6646 (Columbia TriStar modified the bumper in 1999).
    • From 1997 (mid-1997 for CIC Video), the INFACT hotline became 01 678 9022. However, on post-2001 Warner Home Video releases, it was changed to 00353 1678 9022.
  • On the 1997-2003 Paramount rental and retail releases and 1997-1999 Universal and DreamWorks rental releases, the bumper is customized: the background is the same aurora background from the 1997 CIC Video logo, and the text is in the same font as the CIC Video 1997-2001 warning screen. Also the hologram shrinks down to reveal the background before the text and the video cassette fades in afterwards and the bumper goes on as normal (prior to 1997, the 1993-1997 rental and retail releases, the regular background and font are used). Rental releases, e.g. Mission Impossible had the original INFACT Hotline, before later in mid-1997, it was plastered over with the new hotline number.
  • On early Columbia TriStar Home Video releases, the hologram looks like the full color movie print versions of the Torch Lady and Pegasus logos, while the tape label is pink, using the BBFC 15 rating and the spine on the tape is red.
  • On early retail Columbia TriStar releases like In the Line of the Fire, the hologram still looks like the full color movie print versions of the Torch Lady, except it had a bright yellow label, using the BBFC PG rating.
  • On early DreamWorks rental releases e.g. The Peacemaker, the hologram looks like the regular DreamWorks print logo with the moon and fishing boy and the clouds.
  • On 1993-1994 releases, the bumper fades out early after the FACT hotline fading in.
  • On Columbia TriStar releases, the "A" in "AGAINST" isn't big.
  • On some post-1994 Columbia TriStar releases, it links to the BBFC rating bumper after its done. Some tapes such as Sleepless in Seattle get the bumper fade out early. This occurs mainly on rental releases and some retail releases.
  • On 1994-1996 Fox Video releases, it cuts to the same background with a different INFACT address, fading in and out. It's like this:

OR ALTERNATIVELY,
IF YOU LIVE IN EIRE, PLEASE CONTACT:

IN FACT
SUFFOLK CHAMBERS
1 SUFFOLK STREET
DUBLIN 2
EIRE

TEL № 01 6777071


  • On the 1999-2001 Columbia TriStar releases, the bluish-purple caption plasters over the previous FACT and the INFACT hotlines in order to place in the new hotlines.
  • On Warner, MGM/UA and pre-1997 Paramount and Universal releases, the top text is spaced.
  • On post-2001 Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment releases, the bumper was slightly redone, the font in the text has been changed and the hotline numbers have the captions removed.

FX/SFX: The shining of the hologram, the reveal of the cassette.

Cheesy Factor:

  • Though the Warner Home Video tape label changed to a representation of the 1996 logo by 1997, the tapes they released prior to the debut of the FACT "Pirates are Out to Get You" PIF still had the "Cheesy Shield"-era label!
    • On the post-2001 Warner Home Video variants, the INFACT hotline is set in Arial Narrow.
  • On the 1994-1996 Fox Video variant, the INFACT address is very cheap, along with the background. Even after 1995, the FACT Hotline number hasn't changed.
  • For most of the Paramount Home Video/Entertainment variant's existence, it still retained the Paramount Communications byline despite Paramount having been acquired by Viacom in 1995. From at least 2000 to 2003, the FACT hotline should be "020 8568 6646" after being left unchanged as well, and at least to trim out the voice over reading the FACT info out loud.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: A stoic man says "Beware of illegal video cassettes. Check whether this video cassette carries a genuine label hologram. Video piracy is a crime. Do not accept it. Demand a genuine cassette from your video store. Poor quality illegal video cassettes reduce your viewing pleasure and jeopardize future film production." Then, the same stoic man says the last sentence. It changed multiple times:

  • 1993-1996 (Paramount, Universal, MGM/UA, WB, 20:20 Vision, and CTHV stopped in 1994, although Fox Video continued until 1996): "When in doubt, telephone the Federation Against Copyright Theft, F.A.C.T., on 081-568-6646"
  • 1994-1995: "When in doubt, telephone the Federation Against Copyright Theft, F.A.C.T., on 081-568-6646. Or in the case of the Republic of Ireland, telephone 01-6777-071"
  • 1995-2001 (Stopped in 1997 for Columbia TriStar and 20:20 Vision, although Warner Home Video and MGM/UA continued until 2001 and Paramount, and Universal continued until mid-1997): "When in doubt, telephone the Federation Against Copyright Theft, F.A.C.T., on 0181-568-6646. Or in the case of the Republic of Ireland, 01-6777-071."
  • 1997-1999 (Columbia TriStar Only): "When in doubt, telephone the Federation Against Copyright Theft, F.A.C.T., on 0181-568-6646. Or in the case of the Republic of Ireland 01-678-9022"
  • Early 1999 (Columbia TriStar Only): "When in doubt, telephone the Federation Against Copyright Theft, F.A.C.T. ... or in the case of the Republic of Ireland..."
  • 1999-2005 (Columbia TriStar Only): "When in doubt, telephone the Federation Against Copyright Theft... or in the case of the Republic of Ireland..."
  • Mid-1997-2003 (DreamWorks/Universal/Paramount Only although DreamWorks and Universal stopped in 2000 with the Paramount Version remaining): "When in doubt, telephone the Federation Against Copyright Theft, F.A.C.T., on 0181-568-6646"
  • 2001-2002 (Warner Home Video Only): None.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover Variants:

  • On Fox Video releases, such as Once Upon a Forest, early 20:20 Vision releases like The Dark Half, and early Columbia TriStar Home Video releases like Groundhog Day, the voiceover has been lowered down.
  • On releases from MGM/UA Home Video, Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, and some early releases from Warner Home Video, Columbia TriStar, and 20:20 Vision, the voiceover is quicker.
  • On post-1997 Columbia TriStar Home Video and 20:20 Vision releases, the voiceover has a different accent and a bit deeper in tone.

Availability: Used by several VHS companies in the UK. Examples of where to find each of them:

  • Columbia TriStar: The Best of The Muppet Show, Universal Soldier: The Return, The Net, Charlie's Angels, Kermit's Swamp Years, The Pagemaster, Legends of the Fall, Street Fighter, The Net, Evolution, Never Talk to Strangers, Jerry Maigure, Hollow Man, In Pursuit of Honor, Tomcats, xXx, Dick, Desperado, Muppets from Space, The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, Seeing Double, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, The Cable Guy, The 6th Day, What Planet Are You From?, China Moon, Bicentennial Man, The Thirteenth Floor, Godzilla, The Patriot, The Trumpet of the Swan, The Rundown (also known as Welcome to the Jungle in the UK and some other terrorties), Cruel Intentions, Wishmaster, Urban Legend, Urban Legends: Final Cut, Double Team, Maximum Risk, Bad Boys, First Knight, Call Me Claus, Jumanji, Matilda, The Mask of Zorro, Stuart Little, The Swan Princess, The Swan Princess and the Secret of the Castle, Bear in the Big Blue House videos, The Swan Princess Sing-Along, The Swan Princess and the Mystery of the Enchanted Kingdom, Men in Black II, Spider-Man, Sense & Sensibility, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Sleepless in Seattle (retail), Spider-Man 2, The Bone Collector
  • Columbia TriStar (early variant): Groundhog Day (rental), Philadelphia, In the Line of Fire, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Backbeat
  • Fox Video/20th Century Fox Home Entertainment: Once Upon a Forest, Mrs. Dobutfire, Potitically Correct Party Animals, The X-Files: Tooms
  • Warner Home Video/Icon Film Distribution/Redbus Film Distribution/Helkon SK Video: The Lord of the Rings (1978), You've Got Mail, The Gift, Free Willy, The Man Who Knew Too Little, A Clockwork Orange, Executive Decision, Eraser, Vegas Vacaiton, Three Kings, Eyes Wide Shut, Mars Attacks, Bless the Child, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (rental), Thumbelina (rental), The Specialist, L.A. Confidential, GoldenEye, Thinner, What Women Want, Under Suspicion, A Time to Kill, The NeverEnding Story III, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, Three to Tango, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  • MGM/UA Home Video: The Man in the Iron Mask, Tomorrow Never Dies (rental), Get Shorty, Species, Species II, Red Corner
  • 20:20 Vision: Mixed Nuts, The Dark Half, All Shook Up! (Hexed), Sleepless in Seattle (rental), Last Action Hero, It Could Happen to You, Striptease
  • Paramount: Tomb Raider, Twilight (1998), In and Out, Primal Force, Save the Last Dance, Harriet the Spy, The Education of Little Tree, Escape from L.A., Drop Zone, Mission Impossible (rental)
  • Universal: Junior, Apollo 13, The Chamber, Schindler's List, Jurassic Park (rental)
  • DreamWorks: Deep Impact, In Dreams
  • DreamWorks (early): The Peacemaker

1993-2004

Nickname: "It's ILLEGAL to Copy This TAPE"

Bumper: The stacked words "VIDEO PIRACY" zoom in on a black background, which turns into a blue diamond floor background. The text then moves out of view, bringing forth the following giant text with white italicized text appearing below it via wipe up effects:

IT'S (A World-wide problem and its happening here)
ILLEGAL
ILLEGAL
ILLEGAL
(It's illegal to copy a pre-recorded tape without authorisation)
TO (to copy a pre-recorded tape can result in severe penalties)
COPY (A Copy for home use only means just that)
THIS (This problem affects you, please help us stop it)
TAPE

After all the text has slid in, it slides away and pulls in a phone number, which reads:

FREE PHONE
0800 275 0020

Finally, the address of the New Zealand Film and Video Security Office (with "or write to:" above it) appears in italics, with each paragraph wiping up.

Variant: An early version has a different phone number for the FACT:

(09) 575 7046

FX/SFX: TBA

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: Four seconds of silence, then an announcer says "Video pirates. They're costing you money. In particular, the illegal duplication of pre-recorded video cassettes is causing great concern. The artists lose; the studios lose; and you, the consumer loses. Deauthorized copying of video tape programs is illegal, and carries with the penalties of fines or imprisonment. Remember, tapes bought or rented, for home use only, cannot be played in locations such as clubs, motels, schools or prisons. Video piracy is a major problem in New Zealand; please help us stop it. If you buy or rent a tape which you believe is not the genuine article, please ring this number for advice. Or write to Post Office Box 68041 Newton, Auckland. This message is finished by the New Zealand Film and Video Security Office."

Music/Sounds/Voiceover Variant: On the early variant, the voiceover is longer, with the announcer saying the following: "Video pirates. They're costing you money. Worldwide, in 1991, more than a billion US dollars was lost in the industry, through all forms of piracy. In particular, the illegal duplication of pre-recorded video cassettes is causing great concern. The artists lose; the studios lose; and you, the consumer loses. Deauthorized copying of video tape programs is illegal, and carries with the penalties of fines or imprisonment. Remember, tapes bought or rented, for home use only, cannot be played in locations such as clubs, motels, schools or prisons. Video piracy is a major problem in New Zealand; please help us stop it. If you buy or rent a tape which you believe is not the genuine article, please ring this number collect for advice. Or write to Post Office Box 68041 San Isisza. This message is finished by the FACT."

Availability: It was used on releases by BTV Video and later El TV Kadsre Home Entertainment.

Editor's Note: None

1993-2004

Nickname: "It's ILLEGAL to Copy This TAPE"

Bumper: The stacked words "VIDEO PIRACY" zoom in on a black background, which turns into a blue diamond floor background. The text then moves out of view, bringing forth the following giant text with white italicized text appearing below it via wipe up effects:

IT'S (A World-wide problem and its happening here)
ILLEGAL
ILLEGAL
ILLEGAL
(It's illegal to copy a pre-recorded tape without authorisation)
TO (to copy a pre-recorded tape can result in severe penalties)
COPY (A Copy for home use only means just that)
THIS (This problem affects you, please help us stop it)
TAPE

After all the text has slid in, it slides away and pulls in a phone number, which reads:

FREE PHONE
0800 275 0020

Finally, the address of the New Zealand Film and Video Security Office (with "or write to:" above it) appears in italics, with each paragraph wiping up.

Variant: An early version has a different phone number for the FACT:

(09) 575 7046

FX/SFX: TBA

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: Four seconds of silence, then an announcer says "Video pirates. They're costing you money. In particular, the illegal duplication of pre-recorded video cassettes is causing great concern. The artists lose; the studios lose; and you, the consumer loses. Deauthorized copying of video tape programs is illegal, and carries with the penalties of fines or imprisonment. Remember, tapes bought or rented, for home use only, cannot be played in locations such as clubs, motels, schools or prisons. Video piracy is a major problem in New Zealand; please help us stop it. If you buy or rent a tape which you believe is not the genuine article, please ring this number for advice. Or write to Post Office Box 68041 Newton, Auckland. This message is finished by the New Zealand Film and Video Security Office."

Music/Sounds/Voiceover Variant: On the early variant, the voiceover is longer, with the announcer saying the following: "Video pirates. They're costing you money. Worldwide, in 1991, more than a billion US dollars was lost in the industry, through all forms of piracy. In particular, the illegal duplication of pre-recorded video cassettes is causing great concern. The artists lose; the studios lose; and you, the consumer loses. Deauthorized copying of video tape programs is illegal, and carries with the penalties of fines or imprisonment. Remember, tapes bought or rented, for home use only, cannot be played in locations such as clubs, motels, schools or prisons. Video piracy is a major problem in New Zealand; please help us stop it. If you buy or rent a tape which you believe is not the genuine article, please ring this number collect for advice. Or write to Post Office Box 68041 San Isisza. This message is finished by the FACT."

Availability: It was used on releases by BTV Video and later El TV Kadsre Home Entertainment.

Editor's Note: None


Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (1996-2001)

Bumper: The EK Disney Videos logo is shown for one second and then it cuts to the clips of the Disney movies, and we cut to demonstrations of the "glitchy" and normal clips of the Disney films. And then, it cuts to the VHS cover with the EKFGR E rating and the closed-captioning symbol (Depending on which film) on the blue and green gradient background from the Disney Videos logo, it tilts to reveal the holograms. The Camera hologram (A standard film camera on a tripod with duplicates of BVHV in rows) zooms up to the top right corner and the Mickey Mouse hologram (Sorcerer Mickey in a TV screen with multicolored swirls on the outside) zooms up to the bottom right corner for clarification. They fade out and the tape with the EKFGR E rating fades in with the label and hologram (depending on which film). The hologram zooms up to the top right corner for clarification, finally, it cuts back to the clips and it fades to black and the EKFACT number in a white Helvetica font reads:

EL KADSRE FEDERATION AGAINST

COPYRIGHT THEFT (EKFACT)

0800 704 398

fades in on a blue background with the EKFVSO number in the same font fades in reads:

THE EL KADSRE FILM

AND VIDEO SERCUITY OFFICE

(EKFVSO)

0800 284 183

and then they fade out.

FX/SFX: The clips and cheap CGI of the VHS tape.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: Silence, when the Disney Videos is shown for one second, then "Disney is Magic" instrumental plays in the background as Brian Cummings says "Welcome to a world of fantasy, music, and magical entertainment, the Disney video collection! A collection of videos that will bring your family countless hours of fun and excitement. But be sure that you get the Disney original when you buy, or you just might hear about it from your family." At the Dumbo clip, the girl says "Mom, the picture's all fuzzy and the video isn't working!" At the 101 Dalmatians (1961) clip, the boy says "I can't hear it! This is no good!" Afterwards, Brian Cummings continues again, "For the best in quality entertainment, people look to Disney. To recognize it's authenticity, look for the Disney brand name on the video cover, and the Mickey hologram on the spine. It's your only guarantee of buying a true Disney original, featuring the quality and high standards that you and your family deserve. Your family will thank you for it." with "Disney is Magic" instrumental playing in the background. And finally the music finishes, and Brian Cummings concludes: "If you have any worries concerning pirate videos, call one of these numbers now."

Availability: Seen on rental and retail Disney VHS releases from 1996-2001 in the El Kadsreian Islands, including 101 Dalmatians (1961), Fantasia 2000, Toy Story, Tarzan, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Dinosaur (2000), Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., The Emperor's New Groove, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins, Flubber, 101 Dalmatians (1996), A Bug's Life, Hercules, Mulan, Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas, Peter Pan (1953), The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh's Most Grand Adventures, The Black Cauldron, Oliver & Company, Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World, and the 1997 reprint of Cinderella.

Editor's Note: The VHS cover, holograms, and actual tape look as if they were rendered in motion control graphics.

2009-present (Thank You)

File:"By purchasing this Blu-ray disc, you are supporting your local film industry! THANK YOU"

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Nickname: "Thank You"

Bumper: On a light grey-blue gradient background with some clouds in the sky, we see a boy from a distance looking at a disc. He then turns to look at us as the disc shines once. He then looks up to notice something - the large gold-orange words "THANK YOU" falling down just next to him, that shine and twinkle. As it lands, the sky background colour changes to purple-pink-orange, with some stars seen in the sky. The camera slowly pulls back as the boy recovers, turning back to look at us.

FX/SFX: The kid holding the disc, "THANK YOU" falling down, the sky background changing colour. All CGI effects.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover (Blu-Ray version): A male announcer says "By purchasing this Blu-Ray Disc, you are supporting your local film industry. Thank you!". This is accompanied to the sound of birds tweeting, a loud whistling noise before "THANK YOU" falls onscreen, a loud thud as it lands, the sound of a crowd cheering, and a peaceful, dreamy synth hum with twinkling noises.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover (DVD version): A male announcer says "By purchasing this DVD, you are supporting your local film industry. Thank you!". This is accompanied to the sound of birds tweeting, a loud whistling noise before "THANK YOU" falls onscreen, a loud thud as it lands, the sound of a crowd cheering, and a peaceful, dreamy synth hum with twinkling noises.

Availability (as of 2020): Very common. Seen on El Kadsreian Islands Blu-rays/DVDs from the 2010s era.

2004-2020 (Piracy. It's a Crime)

Nicknames: "El Kadsre Piracy. It's a Crime"

Version 1:

Bumper: The viewer's screen suddenly starts the bumper off with a scene of a female teenager illegally downloading a movie from a feature films website. Then, it suddenly cuts to another screen, with lights rapidly moving past. The words "YOU WOULDN'T STEAL A CAR" appear, zoom out, and then act like a speaker. Then, a scene of someone trying to steal a car appears. "YOU WOULDN'T STEAL A HANDBAG" then appears and does the same animation as the first words, with the same background as before. Then, a man steals a woman's purse in yet another scene. "YOU WOULDN'T STEAL A TELEVISION" is the next few words to appear on the background and do the animation. Someone hands yet another man a television, and then the man walks off with it. Lastly, "YOU WOULDN'T STEAL A MOVIE" gets to do the animation and be on the background. Yet another man walks in, takes a DVD of a movie off of a shelf, and puts it in his pocket. After that, everything reverses, and then the sentence "DOWNLOADING PIRATED FILMS IS STEALING" (the words one by one, with the exception of "IS STEALING") appears, and then the bumper comes back to the scene of the female teenager illegally downloading the movie from the feature films website. Then, "STEALING IS AGAINST THE LAW" (two by two, with the exception of "STEALING") appears, as the background screen and the scene constantly change to each other. Then, the female teenager cancels the download, and walks away from the computer, picking up her backpack in the process. After that, the background screen appears, with the words "PIRACY. IT'S A CRIME." shaking on the center of the screen. The bumper then cuts to black.

Variants:

  • On El Kadsre cinemas, there is a version at the end, instead of cutting to black, there is a word saying "REPORT IT." and the piracy phone number and website.
  • Sometimes, there is a different thievery scene, and a cell phone being the item that you would not steal (this scene replaces the thievery scene for the television). "YOU WOULDN'T STEAL A MOBILE PHONE" replaces "YOU WOULDN'T STEAL A TELEVISION". Also, the beginning/end scene is replaced with people trying to sell pirated movies, and people trying to buy them, until they find that they are trying to buy pirated movies and therefore reject the offers, walking away in the process. Along with these things, "DOWNLOADING PIRATED FILMS IS STEALING" is replaced with "BUYING PIRATED FILMS IS STEALING".
  • "DOWNLOADING PIRATED FILMS IS STEALING" or "BUYING PIRATED FILMS IS STEALING" is replaced with "MOVIE PIRACY IS STEALING".
  • On some El Kadsreian Islands DVDs, the screen cuts to black slightly earlier, and some VHS static is slightly visible.
  • The translation of the text may vary, due to the languages of English and Japanese.
  • On Warner Bros. and Universal DVDs, the "Buying" variant is used, except there is a British U rating with "Trailer" underneath shown on the bottom right of the screen during the first scene.

FX/SFX: All the animation in this bumper.

Music/Sounds: An intense rock song with many different sound effects happening, including sirens, the sound of something being reversed, etc, until the song ends. The bumper itself actually ends with a thud, or, to be specific, the sound of a door closing and echoing across a room.

Music/Sounds Variant: In some international countries, the variant uses a different version of the ending sound effect.

2008-2020 (Cinemas)

Bumper: We start off with a close-up of a female teenager illegally downloading a pirated film on her computer. Then, it suddenly cuts to another screen, with lights rapidly moving past. The words "YOU WOULDN'T STEAL A CAR" appear, zoom out, and then act like a speaker. Then, a scene of someone trying to steal a car appears. "YOU WOULDN'T STEAL A HANDBAG" then appears and does the same animation as the first words, with the same background as before. Then, a man steals a woman's purse in yet another scene. "YOU WOUDLN'T STEAL A TELEVISION" is the next few words to appear in the background and do the animation. In the next scene, someone hands yet another man a television. Then, he runs away with it. Lastly, "YOU WOULDN'T STEAL A MOVIE" gets to do the animation and be in the background. Yet another man walks in, takes a DVD of a movie off of a shelf, and puts it in his pocket. After that, everything reverses, and then the sentence "MOVIE PIRACY IS STEALING" (the words one by one, with the exception of "IS STEALING") appears, and then the bumper comes back to the scene of the female teenager illegally downloading the movie from the feature films website. Then, "STEALING IS AGAINST THE LAW" (two by two, with the exception of "STEALING") appears, as the background screen and the scene constantly change to each other. Then, the female teenager cancels the download, and walks away from the computer, picking up her backpack in the process. After that, the background screen appears, with the words "PIRACY. IT'S A CRIME." shaking on the center of the screen. The bumper then cuts to black and fade in, there is a EKFACT logo and website.

Availability: In El Kadsreian Islands, both versions listed here were still used up until 2020, lasting Template:Age more years than it did in other countries. Some DVD reissues of releases with this bumper have plasted this with the "Thank You!" bumper.

2002-2004 (FACT: The pirates are out to get you)

Nicknames: "The Devil of Anti-Piracy", "The Pirates are out to get you", "The Devil of El Kadsre", "Welcome to the anti-piracy hell"

Bumper: We start off with a scene where a man is seen heating something in a fire. The camera then changes its angle to point at the fire, and what has been heated is removed by the man. The camera then suddenly changes angles again to show us that he had been frying an metal branding X. He shows a hot red X to us. The camera suddenly changes angles once again to reveal a treasury of videocassettes. The camera then suddenly changes again to the flaming red X as the man moves it away from the camera. The camera then suddenly changes to the treasury of videocassettes, which now has the flaming red X with its fork attached to it being lowered. Then, there is a very large explosion, which dies down to reveal the treasury of videocassettes now destroyed. We then fade to a view of the man himself grinning with the camera, which zooms in suddenly. The camera then suddenly changes to another view of the fire, which is now frying another flaming red X. The camera suddenly changes to a view of the man, who is removing the flaming red X and setting it someplace else. Then, there is another very large explosion, which dies down to reveal a stash of compact discs now destroyed. The camera then again suddenly changes to another view of the man with flames reflecting in his eyes, and another sudden zoom in. The camera then suddenly changes again, and the scene before the first explosion plays. Then, there is a third very large explosion, which dies down to reveal a stash of other things now destroyed. We then fade into a view of a water bucket with the camera. The flaming red X is placed in that bucket of water, and suddenly, a huge amount of steam comes pouring out from the bucket. The flaming red X is removed to reveal that it had been changed to what appears to be the copyright symbol.The copyright symbol is then moved away from the water bucket, in which the camera then suddenly changes to another view. Once the copyright symbol is in a comfortable spot, it then turns white and lights itself on fire. The clip then burns up to reveal a white background, the copyright symbol changes colours from white to sky blue, and two pieces of filmstrip come in from the left and right sides of the screen (one on the left and one on the right) The one on the left has the letters "F" and "A". The one on the right has the letter "T". The completed word zooms out, and the same letters, but in standard black and the normal "C" is added, appear above the word. Some more letters appear after the words to reveal the phrase "FEDERATION AGAINST COPYRIGHT THEFT". "HOTLINE" then appears below the word "FACT" in the same colour as the copyright symbol. They both then move upwards, and "HOTLINE" then turns yellow and lights itself on fire. "020 8568 6646 (UK)" then appears along with "(01) 882 8565 (EIRE)", then appears along with The "AFVSO (Australia) Freecall 1800 251 996" fades in along with "NZFVSO (New Zealand) Freecall 0800 275002", then appears along with "EKFVSO (El Kadsre) Freecall 0800 599927" below "HOTLINE". A flame then appears at the bottom of the screen, wiping out the completed bumper. When the flame has finished wiping out the bumper, the bumper itself then disappears off the top of the screen.

FX/SFX: Live action and CGI, The man destroying many items with an X, then the fading in of the Hotline numbers, The flame wiping out the bumper.

Music/Sounds/Voice-over: Some scary music is playing in the background along with three explosions as a man says "The pirates are out to get you. Don’t let them brand you with their mark. Piracy funds organised crime and will destroy our film and video industry. Piracy costs jobs and will destroy our music and publishing industry. Piracy funds terrorism and will destroy our development and your future enjoyment. Don’t touch the hot stuff. Cool is copyright. Copyright is a matter of fact" Then a different man says "If you have any knowledge about the manufacture sale or counterfeit videos or related software, please call our UK Hotline on 020 8568 double 646 or in the Republic of Ireland 01 double 82 8565. In Australia, You should call the Australasian Film and Video Security Office on 18 hundred 251 double 96 or for New Zealand, The New Zealand Film and Video Security Office on 08 hundred 275 double 02 or for El Kadsre, The El Kadsreian Film and Video Security Office on 08 hundred 284 183. Your support will help end the distribution of poor quality products" Then the same man at the start concludes "Don't let the pirates burn a hole in your pocket" as the explosion sets off as the flame wipes out the bumper.

Availability: Seen on either the beginning of the VHS tapes in the El Kadsreian Islands.

2008-2020 (What Are You Really Burning?)

Bumper: TBA

Voice-over (Hank Jeroem): "El Kadsreians make great films. And it's not just El Kadsreians saying that. But film piracy puts all this at risk. Burning, buying or downloading pirated films may seem harmless. In the end, what are you really burning is the future of film industry."

Voice-over (Hideki Hamasaki): "El Kadsreians make great films. But with film piracy now costing 230 million dollars a year. Expect to see a lot less. Burning, buying or downloading pirated films may seem harmless. But, what are you really burning is the future of El Kadsreians film industry."

Voice-over (Andrew Kayos): "10 of thousands El Kadsreians help bring great movies like this to you. But these jobs are not risk. Burning, buying or downloading pirated films may seem harmless. But in the end, what are you really burning is the future of El Kadsreians film industry."

Voice-over (Holly Gauthier-Frankel): "We all loved seeing a good El Kadsreian films. But with film piracy now costing 230 million dollars a year. Expect to see a lot less. Burning, buying or downloading pirated films may seem harmless. But, what are you really burning is the future of El Kadsreians film industry."

Availability: Very common. Seen on El Kadsreian Blu-rays/DVDs releases from Roadshow Entertainment and Warner Bros. And can only this seen from cinemas PSA.

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