Background: Saturn Films is a production company owned by Nicholas Cage.
1st Logo (May 15, 2000)
Logo: On a black background, a yellow model of Saturn zooms in, while one ring swirls around it. Before it stops, the company name appears below it, also in yellow. Then the logo fades out.
FX/SFX: The moving planet and the ring.
Music/Sounds: A dramatic choir tune.
Availability: Only seen on Shadow of the Vampire.
Scare Factor: Low.
2nd Logo (December 22, 2000- )
Logo: A blue ring, which looks like a recording disc, zooms in, as does a planet with a camera ring atop it. The structure stands into usual position, then multiple words SATURN slide from right, forming the company name with FILMS in smaller font below. Then the logo goes in reverse with three still-shot effects, and during the still-shot everything flashes inverted gold.
- Sometimes the Saturn logo just fades out.
- On Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, a still print version was used.
- On The Life of David Gale,the logo is in black and white.
FX/SFX: The whole animation of the planet, the rings moving, the name sliding.
Music/Sounds: We start off with a metallic clang, then a higher-pitched version, then an electronic whirring sound with some whooshes held out till the end of the logo.
Availability: Common. Seen on every film produced by Saturn, starting with The Family Man.
Scare Factor: Low. The reverse effect could unnerve some.