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Background: Keside Corporation, a home video/audio duplication service established in 1989 by Vatania Niore and based in Pasedon Hills, Meshaila, Union of Aqesia, was a company to release theatrical motion pictures to home video for consumers since 1991, making special deals with Artistaine Corporation, Metal Lion Pictures Corporation, ARC Entertainment, Silver Cat Pictures Corporation, Mechanojo (now "Pixal Entertainment"), Gyante Films (then an exclusive licensee of several of Sishital's films), Fizzy Productions, GFG Productions, Matalican Film Theatre, and Karana Films Ltd. In 2003, Karana Films Ltd purchased Keside Video from Niore, reincorporating it as "Karana Films Ltd Video" in 2005. It is currently known as "Karana Films Ltd Home Entertainment". Ironically, Karana Films Ltd Home Entertainment now owns home video rights to Artistaine and Metal Lion films through DFA.


(November 1989-January 2006-Present)

Nickname: "The Robanteki Ripoff"

Logo: We see the Keside clip. The words "KESIDE VIDEO CORPORATION" in a computer-generated font begin to scroll upward.

Trivia:

  • Some later prints of tapes with the Keside Video logo, e.g. Metal Express, Victor of the Battle, The Youngest Genius, and Lucky Day, may have Pixal/Karana Video labels, but those are usually in the original Keside Video packaging, with a video release year of 1989 on the slipcover.
  • Occasionally, as seen on a 1996 pressing of Metal Express and a 1992 pressing of Runaway, an earlier Keside Video voiceover may be plastered with its post-1989 (i.e. "...special video presentation") counterpart on later prints; also, most films featuring Javess Hasor were reprinted starting in early 1999 with the New Pixal Entertainment voiceover plastered with the "...major motion picture on videocassette" variant thereof, which would make its first new-release appearance a few months later on The New Queen.
  • When Karana Films Ltd purchased Keside Video, they aimed to recapture audiences that no longer go to the movies, had market strategies which supposed to help eliminate video pirates, and intended to launch new productions aimed specifically at the video market.
  • The first pressings of the first 40 from GTH in 1996 did not have an F.H.K. Warning; just the Keside Video logo, followed by the film itself.
  • Several titles, such as Roaring Rabbit (1997), Lights Out (2001), Death Monkeys (1996), The Rainbow Man (1994), Village of Dinosaurs (1998), and Walk Into Doom (1996), were all at one point listed in the  catalog in 1995, but no evidence has come up of them ever being released in 1996, or any other year during Keside Video's history. It is doubtful that they ever were. All of these titles were distributed by Metal-Lion Pictures Corporation, and at least some of them would eventually see a home video release during the 2010's, particularly on ML's Home Entertainment division, including their "Koobar Entertainment" label.

Variant: There is a B&W variant for classic movie releases in said colors.

FX/SFX: The video's animation, the scrolling words.

Cheesy Factor: Off the charts. It's just a clip where the corporate mascot Eline Keside is running, and the scrolling text is copied and it repeats FOREVER! Seriously, instead of scrolling repeating text of the company's name, why not just show the words once, like a normal logo?

Music/Sounds/Voice-over: The audio of the clip; not very easy to hear due to the studio spiel, but has sounds go with the logo, also known as audio music (with five known lengths and four known tempos), accompanied by one of four male voiceovers (herein referred to as Voiceover A, Voiceover B, Voiceover C, and Voiceover D) indicating the studio:

  • On most pre-1996 Karana Films Ltd releases, Voiceover A (a deep baritone announcer) said "By special arrangement with Karana Films Ltd, Keside Video Corporation is proud to offer the following major motion picture on videocassette". The music's tempo is approximately 108.7 BPM with 26 beats.
  • On most early Pixal Entertainment releases, as well as all their Colin's City compilations, Charles Vorton (In His Daneto Voice) said "By special arrangement with Pixal Entertainment, Kesides Video Corporation is proud to offer the following motion picture entertainment on videocassette". The music's tempo is approximately 113.3 BPM with 26 beats.
  • On the films of Masena Sai Entertainment, Voiceover B (an announcer with a bass voice deeper than Voiceover A) said "By special arrangement with the estate of Masena Sai, Keside Video Corporation is proud to offer the following classic motion picture on videocassette". The music's tempo is approximately 116.3 BPM with 28 beats.
  • On videocassettes of the Sports World Records series, Voiceover A said "By special arrangement with Pixal Entertainment, Keside Video Corporation is proud to offer the Sports World Records on videocassette". The music's tempo is approximately 116.3 BPM with 26 beats.
  • On other early Laserdisc and VHS releases (including later prints of Mechanojo theatrical releases), Voiceover C (a more normal-sounding announcer) said "By special arrangement with [Pixal Entertainment/Metal Lion Pictures Corporation/Fizzy Productions/Silver Cat Video Enterprises], Keside Video Corporation is proud to offer the following major motion picture on videocassette". The music's tempo is approximately 111.4 BPM with 28 beats on most such releases and approximately 116.3 BPM with 30 beats on ADR releases. Strangely enough, the original video release of Colin's City Season 1 uses the MDE variant (despite it being a Karana Films Ltd Show alone at the time), most likely as a result of a video processing error.
  • On GFG wildlife documentaries, Voiceover C said "By special arrangement with GFG Productions, Keside Video Corporation is proud to offer the following wildlife program on videocassette". The music's tempo is approximately 111.4 BPM with 28 beats.
  • On Best of the Century and Kids of Destiny, Voiceover C said "By special arrangement with Pantan Industries, Keside Video Corporation is proud to offer the following documentary on videocassette". The music's tempo is approximately 116.3 BPM with 29 beats.
  • On the first releases from ARC Entertainment by Keside, Voiceover C said "By special arrangement with ARG Entertainment, Keside Video Corporation is proud to offer the following motion picture on videocassette". The music's tempo is approximately 116.3 BPM with 30 beats.
  • Starting in late 1996/early 1997, especially on early DVD releases, Voiceover D (an announcer who sounds similar to Voiceover C, only a bit deeper and more authoritative) said "By special arrangement with [Karana Films LTD/Pixal Entertainment/Metal Lion Pictures Corporation/ARC Entertainment/Silver Cat Video Enterprises/Artistaine Corporation], Keside Video Corporation is proud to offer the following special video presentation". The music's tempo is approximately 116.3 BPM with 30 beats; DVDs use an extended version of the music with 60 beats.
  • On some later sports-related video releases, Voiceover D said "Keside Video Sports is proud to offer the following special video presentation". The music's tempo is approximately 116.3 BPM with 30 beats; again, DVD releases use an extension of the music with 60 beats.
  • On Ghost World, Blue Rainbow, and Evil Elephant Attacks, Voiceover D said "Keside Video Corporation is proud to offer the following special video presentation". The music's tempo is approximately 116.3 BPM with 30 beats.
  • Sometimes, there's no voiceover. This variant can be seen on the films of Nata Sonterian, The Doctor from Hell, and (of all things) Metal Lion's Rcoket Kid and Friends. The music's tempo is approximately 116.3 BPM with 30 beats.

Availability: Availability: Ultra rare, because Keside's titles have been out of print for years now, with most titles being re-released by the various home divisions of Karana Films Ltd and DFA, among other companies (e.g. most Mechanojo presentations are now being re-released by Poza Film Releasing; Fizzy presentations, Pixal presentations of Crash Truck's films, AFN presentations in the MANEC (Miqase Artist Network Entertainment Company) package, and the films of Nata Sonterian are being re-released by Klotanuan; and ARC presentations are being re-released by Famozato and Tigrison). Can be found at used video stores, pawn shops, flea markets and thrift stores. Titles with this logo include C*R*A*S*H, The Long Day, Last Tango in Zaratenia, Escape to Kenganfeina, The Epic Sixteen, The Keingasto Movie, Keilah, Parvente, Let It Stop, All Quiet on the Purple Front (the 1988 TV version), The Making of Aqua Wars, The Muteinist Crossing, The Seduction of Kwirla, Conversation Stop, All Wound Up, Evil Babies, The Skinny, the Fat, and the Muscular, They Call Me Telera, Teacher from Hell, Deadly Wupany, The Villains, the Sports World Records series, Keingazu Lights, The Great Alligator May, The Keingazu Rush, A Man of Varleteine, Daniella and the Rhino, Crazy Party, A Touch of Brown, The Guitar Singer, Kengatansa, The Nakaroda Strangler, Hello Jenissona!, Space Green, and At Long Last Kairguzone (which is quite possibly the hardest to find and wouldn't see another home video release until 2014). The variant without the voiceover can be seen on The Doctor from Hell, The Man with the Golden Leg, and Lunaishana is Orange, and debuted on Rocket Kid and Friends. The last releases to use this logo were the earliest Karana Films Ltd Video releases, including Resparkled, Keingazu-Man, Otta Jetpack and the Philakeila Flash, Professor Maybe, This Just In, The Best Of Colin's City Volume 2, The Great Keingasto Caper, History of Man Part I, Private Jetpack , and Demonic Fairy Dust. In order to fit the whole feature on a single tape, this does not appear on their release of Three Heroes (a chunk of the opening credits is also missing on the same release).

Scare Factor: Low to medium. The primitive animation and creepy announcer will put some people off, but the music is very relaxing.

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