Background: Cinergi was a production company formed by Andrew G. Vajna in 1989, after he left Carolco. It produced very few successes, eventually closing in 1998. Most of Cinergi's library assets were acquired by Buena Vista/The Walt Disney Company, which distributed most of Cinergi's productions. However, 20th Century Fox owns the North American and Japanese distribution rights to Die Hard: With a Vengeance, while Buena Vista controls distribution in all other territories. The other assets were to be merged into CPEI Acquisition, Inc., a joint venture between Vajna and the Valdina Corporation. Cinergi's first release was Medicine Man in 1992, which had the print logo on the poster and trailers, though no logo was used in the film itself. However, the animated onscreen logo made its first appearance on Tombstone. In 2003, Cinergi would make a revival when Vajna bought video game company Games Unlimited and renamed it Cinergi Interactive. The company would operate until 2007.
(December 24, 1993-February 20, 1998)
Logo: On a blue/black background, a transparent "C"-like figure appears and rotates as it zooms-out. The beginning has the company name reflected on the "C". When it's finished, the word "CINERGI" appears in blue below the logo.
- Nixon has a shortened version, starting at the zoom-out.
- On the Scud video games, a still gold version of the logo is used.
- On Evita, the logo is in black & white.
- There is a closing credits logo with the 3-D "C" with "DISTRIBUTED BY" above and below "CINERGI PRODUCTIONS N.V. INC.".
FX/SFX: The "C" rotating and the appearance of "CINERGI". Music/Sounds: A 12-note horn stinger followed by an uplifting orchestral finish, composed by Jerry Goldsmith. On films such as Evita, Renaissance Man,Nixon, and Deep Rising, it would be silent or have the films respective opening themes. Availability: Seen on several of Cinergi's films including Tombstone, Evita, Renaissance Man, Shadow Conspiracy, The Color of Night, The Scarlet Letter,Judge Dredd, Die Hard With a Vengeance, and An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (the last release from the company). Also seen on the Scudgames. It also appears on the international versions of Deep Rising and Up Close & Personal (domestic releases of the mentioned two have the Hollywood Pictures and Touchstone Pictures logos respectively). The closing credits logo is only seen on international prints of films. Scare Factor: Minimal. You'll like it if you liked Carolco's logos.