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1st Logo
(June 6-September 19, 1986)

Nicknames: "The Lion Statue", "The 2-D Lion"

Logo: On a gray background, a lion as seen in the second logo flies from the bottom to the top of the screen. Then the letters "DEG", with four lines in black and white respectively above and below it, slowly spins and flips into the screen with "DE LAURENTIIS ENTERTAINMENT GROUP" underneath the letters. The copyright information fades in below the logo.

Variant: Depending on the film quality, the background color will range from gray to olive orange.

FX/SFX: 2-D animation.

Music/Sounds: A thirteen-note dramatic synth fanfare. On some films, it is silent or (on a rare occasion) it has the films opening score play over the logo.

Music/Sounds Variant: On North American prints of Transformers: The Movie, the gong sounds from The Rank Organisation logo are heard (due to a plastering error; as international rights went with the former company while North American rights went with the latter). Some releases of the film, such as the 1987 FHE VHS and the Australian Blu-ray, its silent.

Availability: Rare. Seen on films such as Manhunter, Raw Deal, North American prints of Transformers: The Movie, Maximum Overdrive, and Blue Velvet, among others. Usually preceded by an MGM or StudioCanal logo.

Scare Factor: None.


2nd Logo
(October 24, 1986-1989)

Nickname: "The Lion Statue II"

Logo: On a black background, we see three still images of a lion statue close-up. We then zoom out to see that is the gold abstract lion, from the first logo, in 3D, as the background turns red. Underneath the lion, we see the gold letters "DEG" (with two black lines above and below it) and we have the name "DE LAURENTIIS ENTERTAINMENT GROUP" in white appearing underneath. The "G" in "DEG" then shines.

Variant: There is a short version of this logo on later releases.

FX/SFX: The close-up of the lion, the zoom-out to show the abstract lion, the letter "G" in "DEG" shines.

Music/Sounds: A beautiful and dramatic fanfare, composed by Maurice Jarre. Again, sometimes it is silent or has the film's opening theme heard over it. The short version is silent, but some films have the last half of the theme or the film's opening score.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • On The Other Side, it uses the music from the last logo.
  • On the MGM DVD of First Amendment, it uses the theme from the 2nd StudioCanal logo.

Availability: Rare. This logo can be found on Tai-Pan, Trick or Treat, Crimes of the Heart, and King Kong Lives, among others. The short version was seen on later releases circa 1987-89 such as Near Dark, Hiding Out, Date With an Angel, Dracula's Widow, The Bedroom Window, Traxx, and Collision Course. Like the last logo, expect an MGM or StudioCanal logo to precede this.

Scare Factor: None.

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