Logo description by Reactor37654

Video capture courtesy of DudeThatLogo

Background: Charter Entertainment was a genre and low-budget division of Embassy Home Entertainment It was shut down by Nelson Holdings International, when Nelson Entertainment reissued a number of Embassy/Charter releases.


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Charter Entertainment VHS

Nickname: "The Color Bars"

Logo: On a black background, we go through 9 bars which are in various shades of green, blue, and purple. As the bars spin around (like in the first Vidmark logo), a 3-D steel gray "Charter" in Haettenschweiler font, appears from the bottom of the screen and covers the top seven of the bars as they stop moving. A steel gray rounded rectangle with a black border appears and the gray dissolves to reveal "ENTERTAINMENT" in the same color. The rounded rectangle turns deep cerise afterwards. The logo "shines" a little before fading to black.

FX/SFX: The bars spinning and the shining, which are all CGI (and looks rather similar to the CGI in the 4th Embassy Home Entertainment logo).

Music/Sounds: A warm synthesized pad sound, ending with a synth strumming sound when "Entertainment" appears. Interestingly, Hanna-Barbera Poland used its theme (minus the synth strum sound).

Availability: Seen on tapes by this company from the era, such as The TerronautsThe Quest (1986), Kiss of the Spider WomanCrimewaveBombs AwayGod Told Me ToCame a Hot FridayI Was a Teenage Zombie,SlaughterhouseRolling VengeanceFair GameToby McTeagueHot Rod, and The 2nd Best Secret Agent among others. You can recognize them by a huge Charter logo at the top of those tape covers.

Scare Factor: Low. The music might scare some, but this is tame compared to other logos of the era.

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