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Logo description by StephenCezar15
Logo capture and editions by robatsea2009 and Livin'


Background: Andre Blay Corporation was a video software company founded in 1981 by the titular former head honcho of Magnetic Video. Under the "Blay Video" brand, videocassettes were released. In early 1982, Blay Video was acquired by Embassy Communications, and Blay was appointed chairman/CEO of Embassy Home Entertainment.

(1981-1982)

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Logo: A neon orange circle surrounded by white glitter zooms out on a black background. After it zooms out, two red/orange/white gradient comets fly by the circle all at once, with one on the top edge and one on the bottom edge. We suddenly cut to the circle that now has a curved rectangle on top of it that says "Blay VIDEO" on it. The object then flashes, and becomes a bronze pendant. Glowing an orange aura, it shines from left to right.

FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: Typical early 1980s effects. Also, after the comets streak through the circle, it jarringly cuts to the glowing orange version of the finished product, which automatically ruins the logo.

Music/Sounds: A synth orchestra fanfare.

Availability: Extremely rare, as the company barely lasted a year. It can be found on its releases, which are so hard to find, you can consider going on a treasure hunt for any of them. The above image was captured from their release of the Joan Collins film Revenge. Some Blay videos might have the Embassy logo at the beginning of the tape.

Scare Factor: Low. The effects may get to some.

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