Background: Nu Image Films is a genre and low-to-mid budget film production and distribution company started in 1992 by Avi Lerner. It also launched a subsidiary, Millennium Films, which now handles most new releases from Nu Image and First Look Studios.
1st Logo (1992-1998)
Logo: On a black background, several blue lines rise from the screen and return to feature the words "N U--I M A G E", which stand on a surface with a reflection. Then the logo fades to a twisted filmstrip on a blue spotlight with the words "'NU' IMAGE" with both parts of the word on opposite sides.
FX/SFX: The movement of lines, fading to the other logo.
Cheesy Factor: Was the fading to the other logo REALLY necessary?
Music/Sounds: An odd windy sound followed with clang.
Availability: Rare. Seen on Hard Justice, the Cyborg Cop trilogy, Danger Zone, and Freefall, among others.
Scare Factor: Low to medium, mostly due to the music and dark atmosphere.
2nd Logo (1999-2008)
Logo: On a black background, the black words "N U--I M A G E" rapidly zoom, leaving endless light blue trails, and the light streak colors the silver letters. The logo shines and zooms on, leaving the screen.
FX/SFX: The streak passing by.
Music/Sounds: A "sss" sound when the logo zooms, loud wheezing when the streak appears. Then it's followed by strange wiggling orchestral sound with dramatic end. Also the humming is present.
Availability: Uncommon. Seen on Shark Attack 2 and 3 and Ticker, among others.
Scare Factor: Medium to high. Dramatic music, sudden animation and black backgrounds does not make for a clean mix.