Logo descriptions by V of Doom and Mr.Logo
Logo captures by V of Doom, Logophile and StephenCezar15
Editions by Logophile and Shadeed A. Kelly
Video captures courtesy of Eric S., SSVAM, osdatabase, EnormousRat, AaronTLenc2, and Peggy Sue'
Background: New Line Cinema established its own video label as "New Line Home Video" (now "New Line Home Entertainment") in 1990 and started releasing its videos the following year through RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, which became Columbia TriStar Home Video (now "Sony Pictures Home Entertainment") and later Turner Home Entertainment after Turner acquired NLC on January 28, 1994. Laserdisc releases were distributed by Image Entertainment. New Line's acquisition of Nelson Entertainment in 1991 enhanced its home video library, and distributed some Castle Rock Entertainment films and reissued several former Embassy Home Entertainment titles in addition to the main studio's selections. In 2008, it was made a division of Warner Home Video, and was folded into the latter two years later.
New Line Home Entertainment
Nicknames: "The Filmbox", "Box and Filmstrips", "The Ladder", "New Line Filmbox"
Logo: Same as the 1987 movie logo, but "NEW LINE HOME VIDEO" fades in under the ladder.
- On RCA/Columbia, Columbia TriStar, and 1994-1995 Turner releases, there is a still version of the logo before going to the Warning screen.
- There is a widescreen version of this logo that's seen on such releases like Escape from New York.
FX/SFX: Same as the 1987 movie logo.
Music/Sounds: Same as the 1987 movie logo, though on some tapes, it will have the beginning of the movie's theme playing with this logo. Examples of this are Late for Dinner, which plastered the 1989 Columbia Pictures logo and National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1, where the opening of the soundtrack begins at the end of the logo before going into the New Line Cinema logo. The screener VHS of Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins has part of the "Mortal Kombat" song by The Immortals. It has been rumored the 1994 theme has been used late in the logo's life.
Availability: Scarce. It's seen on New Line/Castle Rock releases by Columbia TriStar/Turner Home Entertainment on VHS and Image Entertainment on Laserdisc. Titles with this logo include City Slickers, Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, Mr. Saturday Night, Late for Dinner, National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1, Above the Rim, and North. This can also be spotted on Comedy Central's print of the film Honeymoon in Vegas and Starz/Encore's print of Year of the Comet. Strangely, on MGM Home Entertainment's 2000 VHS release of Honeymoon in Vegas, this is retained. This also appeared on the VHS screener retailer of Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins (the actual video release of this would use the next logo).
Scare Factor: Same as the 1987 movie logo.
Nicknames: "The CGI Filmbox", "The Filmbox II", "Box and Filmstrips II", "The CGI Ladder", "The Ladder II", "New Line Filmbox II"
Logo: Same as the 1994 movie logo, but "NEW LINE HOME VIDEO" (later "NEW LINE HOME ENTERTAINMENT" since 2001) zooms out from below. The respective company byline fades in underneath. It's also videotaped.
- 1994-1997: "A Turner Company"
- 1997-2001, November, 2003-2010: "A Time Warner Company"
- 2001-2003: "An AOL Time Warner Company"
- 2004-2008: "A TimeWarner Company"
- Sometimes, this logo is bylineless.
- On VHS tapes, there is a still of this logo seen before the Warning screen.
- The logos (except for the 2004-2010 version) use Vert- field of view which leaves the widescreen to where there isn't any futher left and right like most logos. The last variant uses hortizontal cropping between 16x9 and 4x3. Most 4:3 versions play the logo at 30fps first then 60 frames per second when the text zooms out from below. Two of the widescreen logos for the 2001 and 2004 variants play the logo with rougher animation.
- On some New Line Home Video releases, The Time Warner byline is in bold and in all caps. So far, this has been spotted on the DVD release of Gummo.
FX/SFX: Same as the 1994 movie logo.
Music/Sounds: Same as the 1994 movie logo, though sometimes it can be silent.
Music Variant: On Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins, it has part of the "Mortal Kombat" song by The Immortals.
Availability: Uncommon. Used from New Line's purchase by Turner Broadcasting to about two years, when New Line Home Entertainment was folded into Warner Home Video. One of the last releases to use this logo was The Final Destination.
Scare Factor: Same as the 1994 movie logo.
New Line High Definition
Nicknames: "The Filmbox III", "Box and Filmstrips III", "The Ladder III", "HD Filmbox", "HD Ladder", "HD Box and Filmstrips", "New Line Filmbox III", "New Line HD Filmbox"
Logo: We see the New Line logo forming as usual, but the details are quality improved, and the background light consists of many rays. The words are in Bank Gothic MD BT font, appears more silver and 3D. When the logo is formed, a very bright light flash occurs, making the words change to "HIGH DEFINITION".
FX/SFX: Same as the theatrical and home entertainment logos and using all capacities of the Blu-ray discs.
Music/Sounds: An extended version of the New Line fanfare, accompanied by a light flash sound.
Availability: Common. Can be seen on all New Line Home Entertainment High Definition releases until 2010.
Scare Factor: Minimal to low. The flash will scare some.