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Background: Hemdale Home Video was the Hemdale Film Corporation video releasing arm. Hemdale never had a home video arm until 1991. Most of their films were released by Thorn EMI Video (which later became HBO Video) and sometimes, Vestron, Embassy, and Nelson. Hemdale Home Video was closed in 1995 with Hemdale's demise. Hemdale Home Video was acquired by Starz, sold to Starz, brand revived by Starz in October 24, 1996, merged with Hemdale Home Entertainment and folded into Hemdale Home Entertainment.


(1991-1995)

Nicknames: "Golden Hemdale", "Majestic Hemdale", "Gold Bars of Doom"

Logo: On a black background, we see gold bars zooming out quickly. The gold bars turn, and we see the words:

HEMDALE
HOME--VIDEO,--INC.

A gold bar flies and crashes into the space where the "H" and "E" and the byline are separated.

FX/SFX: Everything. This is pretty good CGI for the time, but...

Cheesy Factor: ...when the gold bar flies, you can see it protrude a little. Also, there is visible pixelization when the gold bars zoom out.

Music/Sounds: A sudden synth, followed by whooshes and a drum.

Availability: Uncommon, but way more common than any Hemdale logo. Seen VHS releases of films such as The Little Engine That Could, Snow White Happily Ever After, Bed & Breakfast, Little Nemo: Adventure in Slumberland, Beautiful Dreamers, The Princess and the Goblin, Savage Land, The Magic Voyage, President's Target, Confessions of a Hitman, Hoosiers, Elves, Soultaker, The Cellar, The Return of the Living Dead, and post-1991 VHS releases of The Terminator. Also found on the 1998 Image Entertainment DVD of the latter, and the Goodtimes DVD release of Wrangler before the 4th Hemdale logo (indicating a VHS master was used), as well as the 2007 GT Media DVD of The Story of Christmas.

Scare Factor: Medium, bordering on high. The sudden synth and ominous nature of the logo are bound to scare some.