Logo descriptions by Nicholas Aczel and Sean Beard Logo capture by TheHugeTVFan
Background: RKO General operated a home video division in the early 1980s, releasing primarily the RKO Pictures library. On December 10, 1987, RKO dismantled its video division after Ted Turner acquired distribution rights to the library. Several RKO videos were later reprinted by Turner Home Entertainment, with some released with RKO's original packaging!
Nicknames: "The Thunderbolt", "Thunderbolt of Boredom"
Logo: Similar to the 1980s RKO Pictures/Television logo above, but with several differences:RKO Home Video (1981-1987) • The text "HOME VIDEO" replaces "PICTURES/TELEVISION". • No animation. • No music.
Cheesy Factor: Again, the cheap chyron used all over the logo.
Availability: Videos have been long out of print, with most titles being re-released on Turner Home Entertainment/Warner Home Video. Check your local used video stores. One of the few ways to find this logo is on "Double Feature" releases put out by the company at the time.
Scare Factor: Minimal; no music and no animation makes this logo much less creepy than the film and television counterparts.