Background: Largo Entertainment was a production company founded in 1989. It was ran by movie producers and brothers Lawrence and Charles Gordon and was backed by Japanese electronics firm JVC/Victor in an investment that cost more than $100 million. The production company released their first film,Point Break, in 1991. In 1992, they formed "Largo International N.V.", a short-lived international division of Largo Entertainment that was established shortly after Largo itself was founded. Largo went out of business in 1999, and their film library was acquired by InterMedia in 2001. Warner Bros. Entertainment holds video rights to most of the InterMedia owned Largo Entertainment library, with a few exceptions.
(July 12, 1991-September 10, 1999) Logo: On a black background, a red line scrolls down. As it does this, the word "LARGO" rises up. They both rest in the middle of the screen. Then the word "ENTERTAINMENT" crawls down from below the red line and stops. Then the byline "IN ASSOCIATION WITH JVC ENTERTAINMENT, INC." with the JVClogo in its corporate font, between "WITH" and "JVC" fades in below.
- From February 7-November 18, 1992, the word "ENTERTAINMENT" is replaced with the words "INTERNATIONAL N.V." on international prints of some films.
- A still version of this logo was seen at the end credits of John Carpenter's Vampires.
FX/SFX: The red line, the "LARGO" rising, "ENTERTAINMENT" crawling down, the appearance of the JVC byline.
Music/Sounds: A synthesized theme with jingles throughout the piece. Sometimes, the opening theme of the movie is heard.
Availability: Rare. Seen on films from Largo Entertainment such as Point Break, The Super, Dr. Giggles, Judgment Night, Timecop, The Getaway (the 1994 remake starring Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger), Mulholland Falls, Meet Wally Sparks and John Carpenter's Vampires. On current prints of some of these, with examples being Timecop and films on double feature DVDs by Warner Home Video, this is replaced by the current InterMedia logo but leaves the original distributors logo (the 1981 20th Century Fox and 1991 Universal Pictures logos, for example) intact; thus, resulting in the most unusual logo combos ever. The "INTERNATIONAL N.V." variant was seen on Back in the U.S.S.R. and international prints of Malcolm X. The last film to use this logo is Grey Owl, starring Pierce Brosnan.
Scare Factor: Low. The music and the dark nature of this logo may give some the chills.