Background: DEJ Productions was founded in 1998 as a Blockbuster Entertainment's distribution company, but soon expanded into global distribution. Its name derived from the first name initials of Blockbuster's three top executives at the time. In 2005 it was announced that First Look Studios purchased the company.
1st Logo (1998-2003)
Nicknames: "The Ancient Babylonian Statue", "Shedu"
Logo: The yellow relief of ancient Babylonian statue fades in. The statue depicts a Shedu, a winged bull or lion with the head of a man, and there is a name below: DEJ PRODUCTIONS. The logo then fades out.
FX/SFX: Only the fading.
Music/Sounds: None. Availability: Extremely Rare, can be found on Windfall and Savage Messiah. More common on trailers.
Scare Factor: None.
2nd Logo (2002-2004)
Nicknames: "The Ancient Statue Returns", "3D Ancient Babylonian Statue", "3D Shedu" Logo: We see the golden statue again, but now it's made in higher quality and 3D. Also the logo shines.
FX/SFX: The logo shining.
Music/Sounds: Presumably none.
Availability: More common that the previous one, but still rare. Was seen on Curse of the Forty-Niner, Blessed, andKing of the Ants. Also appeared on the trailers.
Scare Factor: None.
3rd Logo (2005-2006)
Nickname: "The Darkened Shield"
Logo: We move backwards over a darkened shield surface, which looks like a distorted filmstrip. When the shield comes to the center, two components of it appear from top and bottom and join the logo. The letters DEJ uncover from beyond each other, with PRODUCTION below. All logo is made in rusty browncolors.
FX/SFX: Moving shields and letters.
Cheesy Factor: It's so dark that you can hardly see the logo.
Music/Sounds: Generally none.
Availability: Was seen on the release of Crash after the Lionsgate logo. Also seen on Return to Sender, Direct Action, Blast and Dirty Love. The name was ceased after the acquisition by First Look in 2005.
Scare Factor: Minimal, the darkness can be frightening, but it's unlikely.