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These are the warning screens of Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, Columbia TriStar Home Video/Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

1978-1984; 1993Edit

CTSP FBI Warning Screen 1a
Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment warning screen 1-1.
The details before the warning screen are "These films are sold for home use only. Any duplication, reproduction, public performance or commercial use is strictly prohibited." (especially all caps).
CTSP FBI Warning Screen 1b
Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment warning screen 1-2.
The details have followed by the FBI warning screen, which looks similar to NTA Home Entertainment/Republic Pictures Home Video Warning Screen. The details (which say "These Films Are Sold For Home Use Only") and the FBI warning screen has also been used for GoodTimes Home Entertainment for the Columbia Pictures eras, but instead, the FBI Warning Screen starts first and the details (which say "These Films Are Sold For Home Use Only") comes second.

As seen on VHS such as Shamus (1973), The Deep (1977), Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977), California Suite (1978), Midnight Express (1978), The Villain (1979), The Blue Lagoon (1980), Stir Crazy (1980), Union City (1980), Used Cars (1980), Rick Springfield: Platinum Videos (1984) The Three Stooges: A Plumbing We Will Go (1993; especially the black and white version) and others.







1982-2004Edit

These warning screens are from Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment (1982-1983), RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video (1983-1991), Columbia TriStar Home Video (1991-2001) and Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (2002-2005).

1982-1987Edit

CTSP FBI Warning Screen 2
RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video warning screen 1-1A
The details have said "These films are sold for home use only. Any duplication, reproduction, public performance or commercial use is strictly prohibited" (in most lowecase letters). This was also used for Magic Window (children's version of RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video) and MusicVision.

As seen on VHS, such as The Batty World of Baseball (1982), Dr. Strangelove (1964; B&W version), Absence of Malice (1981), Annie (1982), Tootsie (1982), Christine (1983), Krull (1983), The Natural (1984), Ghostbusters (1984), We are the World: The Video Event (1985), The Real Ghostbusters and others.







1982-1987 (Different Variant)Edit

CTSP FBI Warning Screen 2
RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video warning screen 2-1A
Same as the 1982-87 detail, along with the FBI Warning Screen, but in prototype version.

As seen on VHS, such as Funny Girl (1968), Easy Rider (1969), A Royal Pain in the A** (1984) and others.






CTSP FBI Warning Screen 3a
RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video warning screen 2-1B















1982-1984Edit

CTSP FBI Warning Screen 3a
RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video warning screen 1-1B
The details (which says "These films are sold for home use only") fade to the FBI Warning Screen (early variant), which has also been used for GoodTimes Home Entertainment for Columbia Pictures eras.

As seen on VHS, such as The Batty World of Baseball (1982), Dr. Strangelove (1964; B&W version), Annie (1982), Absence of Malice (1981), Tootsie (1982), Christine (1983) and others.





1984-2003Edit

CTSP FBI Warning Screen 3c
RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video warning screen 1-1C
The details (which says "These films are sold for home use only") fade to the FBI Warning Screen (late variant) especially two versions of this FBI Warning Screen, which has also been used for Magic Window (children's version of RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video), SVS/TriumphMusicVisionInterglobal VideoVidMark Entertainment (now Lions Gate Home Entertainment), DulaStar Video, New Line Home Video/Entertainment (DulaStar and New Line are both now owned by Warner Home Video) and Epic Home Video (for the early 1990s)
CTSP FBI Warning Screen 3b
Columbia TriStar Home Video Warning Screen
As seen on VHS and selected DVDs, such as Ghostbusters (1984), St. Elmo's Fire (1985), We are the World: The Video Event (1985), Fright Night (1985), About Last Night... (1986), Stand By Me (1986), Critters (1986), La Bamba (1987), Leonard Part 6 (1987), The Seventh Sign (1988), Critters 2: The Main Course (1988), Willow (1988; from MGM), The Adventures of Milo and Otis (1989), Ghostbusters II (1989), Steel Magnolias (1989), One Man Out (1989), Awakenings (1990), Loose Cannons (1990), Pump Up the Volume (1990), The Gate II: Trespassers (1990), My Girl (1991), Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991), Critters 3 (1991), Hangin' with the Homeboys (1991), City Slickers (1991), House Party 2 (1991), Suburban Commando (1991), Relentless 2: Dead On (1992), Candyman (1992), A Few Good Men (1992), Thunderheart (1992), Groundhog Day (1993), Lost in Yonkers (1993), Cliffhanger (1993), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), Geronimo: An American Legend (1993), Last Action Hero (1993), My Girl 2 (1994), First Knight (1995), Fly Away Home (1996), The Cable Guy (1996), The Craft (1996), Men in Black (1997), Godzilla (1998), The Mask of Zorro (1998), The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999), Arlington Road (1999), Baby Genuises (1999), Limbo (1999), The 6th Day (2000), Dogma (1999), Hollow Man (2000), Vertical Limit (2000), Joe Dirt (2001), Men in Black II (2002) and Spider Man (2002) and others.

2003-2005Edit

CTSP FBI Warning Screen 3d
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment Warning Screen (2003-2005).
The FBI warning screen is the same as the 1984 version but the FBI seal was colorized.

As seen on VHS, such as Eight Crazy Nights (2002), XXX (2002), Anger Management (2003), Darkness Falls (2003), The Medallion (2003), National Security (2003), Secret Window (2004), Spider Man 2 (2004) and others.

1997-2005Edit

CTSP FBI Warning Screen 3e
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment Warning Screen (1997-2005).
The FBI warning screen is the same but the text is different and the FBI seal is colorized. This was also used for Warner Home Video for DVDs.

As seen on DVDs, mostly from the THH era, such as Fly Away Home (1996), ​The Cable Guy (1996), The Craft (1996), Men in Black (1997), Godzilla (1998), The Mask of Zorro (1998), The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999), Arlington Road (1999), Baby Genuises (1999), Limbo (1999), The 6th Day (2000), , Dogma (1999), Hollow Man (2000), Vertical Limit (2000), Joe Dirt (2001), Men in Black II (2002) and Spider Man (2002), Eight Crazy Nights (2002), XXX (2002), Anger Management (2003), Darkness Falls (2003), The Medallion (2003), National Security (2003), Secret Window (2004), Spider Man 2 (2004) and others.

2005-2012Edit

CTSP FBI Anti-Piracy Warning Screen 1
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Warning Screen (with the FBI Anti-Piracy Warning seal).
The FBI Anti-Piracy Warning Screen was from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

As seen on VHS and DVD, such as 13 Going on 30 (2004), The Forgotten (2004), Are We There Yet? (2005), Boogeyman (2005), Zathura (2005), Talledega Nights: The Ballard of Ricky Bobby (2006), Are We Done Yet? (2007), Spider Man 3 (2007), Hancock (2008), 2012: The Movie (2009) and others.


2012-PresentEdit

CTSP FBI Anti Piracy Warning Screen 2a
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Warning Screen #1 (2012)
This is the Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Warning Screens. The first part was the details, which says "Piracy is not a victimless crime.", along with the "National Intelligence Property Rights Coordination Center" above the detail and the website below the detail. The second part was the warning screen detail along with FBI Anti-Piracy Warning Seal and US Homeland Security Investigations badge. This warning screen has also been used for Warner Home Video, Buena Vista/Walt Disney/Touchstone and Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
CTSP FBI Anti Piracy Warning Screen 2b
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Warning Screen #2 (2012)
As seen on DVD and Blue-Ray disc, such as The Amazing Spider Man (2012), Hotel Transylvania (2012), Men in Black 3 (2012) and others.

United kingdom Warning ScreensEdit

1st Logo

1990-1995








On a Black Background the white warning text scrolls up to the top of the screen.




As seen on 1990 UK Columbia Tristar VHS's to 1995



2nd logo


1995-2005







On the Blue gradient Black background the yellow Warning text scrolls up in Helvetica font


Variant: Some Early and Rental VHS's have the text in Futura Font


Seen on Columbia Tristar VHS's from 1995 to 2005 like Evolution.

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