Background: Cinram International was a Toronto, Canada-based manufacturer of pre-recorded Blu-ray Discs, DVDs, CD-Audio, CD-ROMs, VHS tapes and audio cassettes. The company was an affiliate of the Arizona-based Najafi Companies. The company's fortunes began to decline with the rise of online streaming services. In 2010, Cinram lost its major contract for distributing Warner Bros. movies, and its stock began to fall. In 2012, the company sought bankruptcy protection from its creditors in the United States. The company was bought by private investment firm Najafi Companies. In 2014, the company ended its manufacturing operations in Toronto. That year, the company bought JVC America from JVC Kenwood. In 2015, the company shut its Tuscaloosa, Alabama manufacturing plant. On November 3, 2015, Paris-based Technicolor SA announced the acquisition of Cinram that same month.

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Cinram DVD Center Pop (1997)

Cinram DVD Center Pop (1997)

Logo: TBA.

FX/SFX: The fading of the logo. The logo text slowly zooming in and fading. The streak of the website byline. All 2D animation.

Music/Sounds: A synth swipe, then a synth choir, combined with a synth slash.

Availability: Very rare. It appears on a couple Live Entertainment and Artisan Entertainment releases like L.A. Story and The Stand, among others.

Scare Factor: Low.