Sea Video Warning Screen
1st Warning (1983-1990)
Nickname: "Sea and Warning Screen"
Logo: Over a night background with many stars, water, rocks and mountains, we see these words scrolling up:
"WARNING The motion picture contained in this videocassette is protected under the copyright laws of the United Kingdom and other countries.
This cassette is sold for home use only and all other rights are expressly reversed by the copyright owner of such motion picture.
Any copying or public performance of such motion picture is strictly prohibited and may subject the offender to civil liability and severe criminal penalties.".
FX/SFX: The scrolling.
Availability: Unknown, check on eBay to see if there is tapes that have this warning screen.
Scare Factor: None.
2nd Warning (1990-2004)
Nickname: "Skulls and Crossbones"
Logo: On a black background, we see the Skull and Crossbones picture with the warning words scrolling.
FX/SFX: See Logo 1.
Music/Sounds: See Logo 1.
Availability: Stuff up there.
Scare Factor: Slightly higher than the 1st warning, due to the use of the Skulls and Crossbones picture.
3rd Warning (2004)
Nicknames: "FBI Warning of Doom", "The Warning That Gives People Nightmares", "DO NOT DESTROY!"
Logo: On a black background, we see the words:
"WARNING This DVD is only made for home use"
with the words "DO NOT DESTROY!" flashing on and off.
FX/SFX: The flashing.
Scare Factor: Medium to high, due to the flashing text, which can give everyone nightmares.