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These are the warning screens from Thorn EMI, Thorn EMI/HBO Video, HBO/Cannon Video, HBO Video, HBO Home Video and HBO Home Entertainment.


Thorn EMI Warning 1

Thorn EMI Warning Screen #1

The warning is the same as the MCA/Universal warning, but in black and white, "WARNING" is lighter and different, smaller text below.

As seen on The Tubes Video, April Wine Live in London, I Am a Dancer, Can't Stop the Music, Times Square, Death on the Nile, The Cruel Sea, The Day the Earth Caught Fire, The Mirror Crack'd, The Best of Benny Hill, Scars of Dracula, Sophia Loren: Her Own Story, and S.O.S. Titanic.


Thorn EMI Warning 2

Thorn EMI Warning Screen #2

The warning is the same as the Sony warning, but with different text and extra line on the second line. "LEGAL WARNING" is shown in place of "WARNING".

As seen on Queen's Greatest Flix, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ready, Steady, Go, The Lord of the Rings, Rockshow, The Burning, Heartland, The Evil Dead, First Blood, Fat Albert, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Best of Benny Hill (subsequent volumes), The Osterman Weekend, The Dark Crystal, Body Rock, Angel, Xtro, The Terminator, The Being and Powaqqatsi: Life in Transformation.


HBO Warning -1

Thorn EMI/HBO/Cannon Warning Screen

The warning is the same as the Aries Video Corporation warning from 1984.

As seen on The Sleeping Beauty, Manon Lescaut, Ready, Steady, Go, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Fat Albert (subsequent volumes), Manchurian Avenger, Code of Silence, Act of Vengeance, Fraggle Rock, Reno Williams: The Adventure Begins, Black Sabbath, Maxie, Plenty, Alakazam the Great, Night of the Creeps, Head Office, Back to School, Something Wild, Touch n Go, F/X, Absolute Beginners: The Movie, The Manhattan Project, Nothing in Common, Mona Lisa, Highlander, Three Amigos, Platoon, Hoosiers, Making Mr. Right and Creator.


HBO Warning -2

HBO Video Warning Screen #1

The warning is a dodger-blue gradient with the same text as above.

As seen on Dreamscape, Cross Creek, Carly Simon: Live from Martha's Vineyard, Hiding Out, Kickboxer, Mr. and Mrs. Bridge, Ricochet, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead and Mom and Dad Saves the World.


HBO Warning -3

HBO Video Warning Screen #2

The warning are still shots of HBO Video logo with same generic text as above, but with "LEGAL WARNING" in a Helvetica typeface and in red.

As seen on Rock-a-Doodle and Godzilla vs. Biollante.


HBO Warning -4

HBO Video Warning Screen #3

The warning is a curtain BG with copies of HBO logo on it with the same text as above.

As seen on A Bronx Tale, Against the Wall, And the Band Played On, Shadowlands, The Last Outlaw, Serial Mom, The Apostate, Cannonball Run, Gepiti and more.


The warning is the same as the Columbia TriStar (now Sony) FBI and Interpol warnings.

As seen on a lot of early HBO DVDs.


HBO Warning -5

HBO DVD Warning Screen

The warning is the same as the PBS warning.

As seen on DVDs such as Flashpoint and more.

PBS Kids DVD such as Teletubbies, Sagwa, Caillou, Theodore Tugboat and more.

As seen only PBS DVD Video such as Sesame Street Seasons 27-35, Baseball, American Experience: the Presidents: Democrats and Republicans, Stephen's Hawking Universe, American President, Life Beyond Earth, 50 Years War: Israel and the Arabs, Jazz, Empires: Greeks, Ocean Wilds, Frank Lloyd Wright, Thomas Jefferson, Journey of Discovery with Lewis and Clark, Frontline: Clinton of Years, Secret life of the Brain, Benjamin Franklin, American Experience Chicago, Horatio's Drive, American Photography: A Century of Images, Wonders of the African World with Henry Louis Gates Jr., Jackie: Behind the Myth, John Paul II: The Millennial Pope, Forgetting the Portrait of Alzheimer's, and more...

Only seen on HBO programs.


MGM-UA Warning 2

The HBO DVD Warning Screen.

The warning is the same as the MGM warning.

As seen on DVDs of shows and movies from HBO like Everybody Loves Raymond, The Sopranos: Complete Season One, Dawg, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and more.

1998-present Edit

The warning is the same as the Universal warning.

As seen on DVDs.

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