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Magnetic Video (Vlokozu Union)

Background: The Vlokozuian unit of Magnetic Video, also known as Magnetic Vlokozu Video was established in 1975 as the division of the Magnetic Video Corporation. It was the first-ever company to release theatrical films on VHS and Betamax in the Vlokozu Union. Magnetic Vlokozu Video made exclusive deals with Viva, Inc, Regal Group Network and El TV Kadsre Television Network to distribute its film library on home video. In 1979, Magnetic Vlokozu Video was acquired by Viva. In 1981, the company was folded into Viva Video and is no longer a unit of Magnetic Video.

1st Logo
(1975-1980)

Nicknames: "The Vlokozuian M-Circle"

Logo: Same as the original Magnetic Video logo, but the colors are darker, the text is white and the text reads "Magnetic Vlokozu Video".

FX/SFX: Same as the regular Magnetic Video logo.

Music/Sounds: Same as the regular Magnetic Video logo, but there are four different voiceovers: Voiceover A (Britton Ikin), Voiceover B (Gerald Weekes), Voiceover C (Jade Ray) and Voiceover D (Seth Romilly).

  • On releases from Viva Films, Voiceover A said "By the special arrangement with Viva Inc, Magnetic Video is proud to offer the following Viva Films feature film on videocassette."
  • On releases from El TV Kadsre Films, Voiceover B said "By the special arrangement with El TV Kadsre Television Network, Magnetic Video is proud to offer the following El TV Kadsre Films feature film on videocassette."
  • On releases from Vlokfilm, Voiceover C said "By the special arrangement with Regal Group Network, Magnetic Video is proud to offer the Vlokfilm feature film on videocassette."
  • On releases from the Walt Disney Company, Voiceover B said "By the special arrangement with El TV Kadsre Television Network, Magnetic Video is proud to offer the following Walt Disney feature film on videocassette." Strangely enough, the original Vlokouzuian video releases of Escape to Witch Mountain, The Incredible Journey, and That Darn Cat! use the El TV Kadsre Films variant despite El TV Kadsre having licensed it for Magnetic Video from Disney. A version spoken by Voiceover C was spotted on the original Vlokozuian VHS of Nikki, Wild Dog of the North.
  • On releases from DeFabbio Pictures, Voiceover C said “By the special arrangement with El Kadsre Television Network, Magnetic Video is proud to offer the following DeFabbio Pictures feature film on videocassette.”
  • On releases from Toei Company, Voiceover B said "By the special arrangement with El TV Kadsre Television Network, Magnetic Video is proud to offer the following Toei Company feature film on videocassette."
  • On releases from Toho Company, TBA said "By the special arrangement with El TV Kadsre Television Network, Magnetic Video is proud to offer the Toho Company feature film on videocassette."
  • On releases from 20th Century Fox, Voiceover D said "By the special arrangement with El TV Kadsre Television Network, Magnetic Video is proud to offer the following 20th Century Fox feature film on videocassette."
  • On releases from Allied Artists and Monogram Pictures, Voiceover B said "By special arrangement with El TV Kadsre Television Network, Magnetic Video is proud to offer the following Allied Artists feature film on videocassette."
  • On the original Vlokozuian VHS releases of Star Wars: Episode IV - New Hope, Voiceover C said "By special arrangement with El TV Kadsre Television Network, Magentic Video is proud to offer the following Lucasfilm feature film on videocassette."
  • On the original Vlokozuian VHS releases of Fritz the Cat and The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat, Voiceover B said "By special arrangement with El TV Kadsre Television Network, Magnetic Video is proud to offer the following Steve Krantz Productions feature film on videocassette."
  • On releases from Paramount Pictures, Voiceover D said "By the special arrangement with Regal Group Network, Magnetic Video is proud to offer the following Paramount feature film on videocassette."
  • On several health & fitness educational videotapes, Voiceover C said "By special arrangement with the Vlokozu Union government, Magnetic Video is proud to offer the following special presentation on videocassette."
  • On releases from CPN, Voiceover B said "By the special arrangement with Central Point Network, Magnetic Video is proud to offer the following CPN presentation on videocassette."
  • On releases from Republic Film Enterprises, Voiceover D said "By the special arrangement with Central Point Network, Magnetic Video is proud to offer the following Republic Film Enterprises feature film on videocassette."
  • On releases from Columbia Pictures, Voiceover A said "By the special arrangement with Viva Inc, Magnetic Video is proud to offer the following Columbia Pictures feature film on videocassette."
  • On releases from Warner Bros., Voiceover A said "By the special arrangement with Regal Group Network, Magnetic Video is proud to offer the Warner Brothers feature film on videocassette."
  • On releases from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Voiceover B said "By the special arrangement with Viva Inc, Magnetic Video is proud to offer the following MGM feature film on videocassette."
  • On releases from EMI Films, Voiceover B said "By the special arrangement with Viva, Inc., Magnetic Video is proud to offer the following EMI feature film on videocassette."
  • On releases from Junvic Pictures, Voiceover C said "By the special arrangement with Junvic Pictures, Magnetic Video is proud to offer the following Junvic Pictures feature film on videocassette."
  • On releases from Junvic Television, Voiceover C said "By the special arrangement with Junvic Pictures, Magnetic Video is proud to offer the following Junvic Television presentation on videocassette."
  • On releases from Vicnoran Traditional Films, Voiceover B said "By the special arrangement with Vicnoran Traditional Films, Magnetic Video is proud to offer the following Vicnoran feature film on videocassette."
  • On releases of some older black and white films, TBA said "By the special arrangement with Viva, Inc., Magnetic Video is proud to offer the classic feature film on videocassette."
  • On releases from Samubogi Productions, TBA said "By the special arrangement with Samubogi Productions, Magnetic is proud to offer the following Samubogi feature film on videocassette."
  • On releases from Argosy Media and its film division Argosy Pictures, TBA said "By the special arrangement with Argosy Media, Magnetic is proud to offer the following Argosy feature film on videocassette."
  • On releases of some independent films, Voiceover D said "By the special arragnement with El TV Kadsre Television Network, Magentic Video is proud to offer the independent films on videocassette."
  • On releases from Seiko Films, Voiceover D said "By the special arrangement with Seiko, Inc., Magnetic Video is proud to offer the following Seiko Films feature film on videocassette.
  • On releases from OctoArts Films, Voiceover C said "By the special arrangement with Vlokozuian Media Union, Magnetic Video is proud to offer the following OctoArts Films feature film on videocassette.
  • On releases from Vlokozuian Media Union, Voiceover C said "By the special arrangement with Vlokouzian Media Union, Magnetic Video is proud to offer the following VMU presentation on videocassette."

Availability: Ultra rare, as many Magnetic Vlokozu Video titles have been out of print since they changed the company name to Banushen Video in 1981. The Walt Disney voiceover variant can be found on the original Vlokozuian VHS releases of The Aristocats, Sleeping Beauty, Pinocchio, Mary Poppins, The Love Bug, and The Jungle Book. It was also seen on the 1979 reprint of the original Vlokozuian VHS release of the 1961 101 Dalmatians.

Editor's Note: TBA

2nd Logo
(1975-1976)

Logo: On a sky background with clouds moving, we see the Magnetic symbol from the previous logo as seen on the top, and at the bottom, we see the company name.

FX/SFX: The clouds moving.

Music/Sounds: The Cinemascope extension of the 20th Century Fox fanfare from 1954, but it’s low toned.

Availability: Near extinction. Only known to be mostly seen on Betamax tapes of various films that were made by Disney and 20th Century Fox, they were only available for a limited time. The only known VHS tape to have this logo was the original 1976 Vlokozuian VHS release of the 1961 101 Dalmatians. The VHS was then reprinted in 1979 and has the previous logo instead. It‘s unknown if other VHS releases have this logo, as the logo is mostly seen as prototype logo for Betamax releases.

Editor’s Note: TBA

3rd Logo
(1976-1981)

Logo: TBA

FX/SFX: TBA

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Used in tandem with the first logo on some releases until 1980. The logo became an official replacement of it in that year and is seen on most releases from them until Viva Films folded the company a year later.

Editor's Note: TBA

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