Home Video Anti-Piracy Advices

Bumper descriptions by Nate Spidgewood, GETENT, TrickyMario7654 and Hb1290
Editions by XthebiglogofanX and GETENT



United Kingdom

1st Bumper (RCA/Columbia) (A)
(Early 1983)

RCA/Columbia Illegal Video Cassettes (1983) (Reuploaded)

Nickname: "If It Isn't Red, It Isn't Real"

Bumper
: On a white background is a red open big box with an RCA/Columbia tape cassette inside, mainly showing the red spine with the words "RCA/COLUMBIA PICTURES INTERNATIONAL VIDEO" surrounded by two duplicates of the company's logo. On the bottom is the red text:

If it isn't red,
it isn't real.

As the voiceover gets to the hotline number part, "01-636 8373" appears underneath the text.

FX/SFX
: Just the hotline number appearing.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover
: A British announcer says "You should have noticed a red leading edge bearing the RCA/Columbia Pictures logo on the cassette you're now watching. If you didn't, have a quick look now before the film starts. You see, this unique packaging is our guarantee of quality. It means you'll see a top quality film on top quality tape, and it means this copy will have been taken straight up a master tape. So whatever film you watch, the picture you see will be sharp, and the sound you hear will always be clear. If this video cassette hasn't got a red leading edge, we'd like to hear about it. So call us on
01-636 8373 right now. Because if it isn't red, it isn't real."

Availability
: Extremely rare, seen on some pre-cert RCA/Columbia releases from the era such as their releases of Fraggle Rock.

Editor's Note: None.


2nd Bumper (RCA/Columbia) (B)
(Early 1983-1985)

RCA/Columbia Illegal Video Cassettes (1983-1985)
Nickname: "If It Isn't Red, It Isn't Real II"

Bumper: On a white background, a VHS cassette appears sitting with a Beta cassette, both of them sporting red spines. Thirty-two seconds later, this cuts to a still shot showing the front of the VHS cassette, which sports an RCA/Columbia tape label (The Dark Crystal) and a white RCA/Columbia logo that was printed on the left reel side, then it cuts to the VHS's red spine facing us (actually the same one from the previous bumper), and finally a camera zoom-in on the white logo. Afterwards, it cuts to the front of the Beta cassette, sporting another RCA/Columbia label (Death Wish II) and a red trapezoid-shaped sticker on the reel shield that only has the logo's RCA and Columbia Pictures parts, omitting the Torch Lady. This cuts to the Beta's red spine facing us (also the same one), and finally another camera zoom-in on the red trapezoid sticker. Then finally, it cuts back to the VHS cassette and the Beta cassette sitting together, with the text "If it isn't red, it isn't real" shown underneath them, now in a single line and in a different font. As the voiceover gets to the hotline number part, "01-636 8373" fades in underneath the text.

FX/SFX
: The camera zoom-ins, and the hotline number appearing.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: The same announcer from the previous bumper says "You should have noticed a red leading edge bearing the RCA/Columbia Pictures logo on the cassette you're now watching. If you didn't, have a quick look now before the film starts. You see, this unique packaging is our guarantee of quality. It means you'll see a top quality film on top quality tape, and it means this copy will have been taken straight off a master tape. So whatever film you watch, the picture you see will be sharp, and the sound you hear will always be clear. If your cassette is VHS format, it should look like this, with a red leading edge bearing the RCA/Columbia Pictures logo, and the logo also engraved on the cassette window. If your cassette is Beta format, it should look like this, with a red leading edge bearing the RCA/Columbia Pictures logo, and the logo printed in red on the wheel spring visible through the window. If this video cassette is not like this, then we'd like to hear about it. So call us on 01-636 8373 right now. Because if it isn't red, it isn't real."

Availability: Even rarer than the previous bumper, serving as its alternative. Seen on Conan the Destroyer and Jabberwocky.

Editor's Note: None.



3rd Bumper (RCA/Columbia) (C)
(1985-1990)
RCA/Columbia Illegal Video Cassettes (1983-1992)RCA/Columbia Illegal Video Cassettes (1983-1992) Part 2RCA/Columbia Illegal Video Cassettes (1983-1992) #2 Part 1RCA/Columbia Illegal Video Cassettes (1983-1992) #2 Part 2RCA/Columbia Illegal Video Cassettes (1983-1992) #3 Part 1RCA/Columbia Illegal Video Cassettes (1983-1992) #3 Part 2

Bumper: On a white background, we see both a Beta and VHS cassette sporting an RCA/Columbia label and the same red spine from the previous bumper sitting beside each other. It cuts to the front of the VHS cassette with a camera zoom-in on a white RCA/Columbia logo that was printed on the left reel side, which then cuts to the front of the Beta cassette with a camera zoom-in on a red trapezoid-shaped sticker on the reel shield that only has the logo's RCA and Columbia Pictures parts, omitting the Torch Lady. Then it goes back to the same still of the two cassettes sitting together. As we get to the contact part of the voiceover, we fade to the RCA/Columbia Pictures International Video logo itself on a white background with the hotline number "01-636 8373" fading in below.

Variant
s:
  • From 1988 to 1989, the white background is changed to the still picture of the 1985 Spinning Cube on a blue background and the text is white and typed in.
  • In the later years with the 1985 Spinning Cube logo (1989 to 1990), the Beta front zoom-in and the repeat of the first shot were cut out, and the standard RCA/Columbia logo on the white background was replaced by the ending freeze frame of the Spinning Cube with "01-636 8373" in white appearing via a wipe effect.

FX/SFX
: The camera zoom-ins, and the hotline number appearing.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: An announcer with a heavy Irish (or British) accent says "The red spine on the cassette you are now watching is your assurance of first class audio and video presentation, guaranteed by RCA/Columbia Pictures Video. If your cassette does not look like this, if it's a VHS format - or a Beta format like this - it is likely to be a pirate copy, and you won't be getting your money's worth in either picture quality or sound. In that case, phone RCA/Columbia Pictures on: 01-636 8373. We'd like to hear from you."

Music/Sounds/Voiceover Variant
s:
  • In the 1988 version, the part at the end of the voiceover with the man whispering "We'd like to hear from you" was cut out.
  • In the 1989 version, the voiceover was shortened to "The red spine on the cassette you are now watching is your assurance of first class audio and video presentation, guaranteed by RCA/Columbia Pictures Video. If your cassette does not look like this, phone RCA/Columbia Pictures on: 01-636 8373."

Availability: Rare, seen on some old RCA/Columbia Beta and VHS rental releases. Examples include Macbeth, Mr. North, Eat the Peach, R.O.T.O.R., Daddy's Boys, and Hope and Glory. Later tapes used F.A.C.T. along with the 7th standard bumper instead.

Editor's None: None.



4th Bumper (CIC Video)
(1989-1993)

CIC Video Illegal Video Cassettes (1989)
(Skip to 1:01)
Bumper: On the same space background as the 1986-1992 CIC Video logo, we see the text:

BEWARE OF ILLEGAL
VIDEO CASSETTES
CHECK WHETHER THIS
VIDEO CASSETTE CARRIES
THE CIC VIDEO
SECURITY STICKER

Then a shining polarized hologram (with many copies of the CIC logo on it) appears. Then a video cassette fades in behind it and both zoom out, revealing that the hologram is on the front end of the cassette. Text above and below the cassette reads:

VIDEO PIRACY IS A CRIME
DO NOT ACCEPT IT.
(cassette)
DEMAND A GENUINE CIC VIDEO CASSETTE
FROM YOUR DEALER.
POOR QUALITY ILLEGAL VIDEO CASSETTES
REDUCE YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE AND
JEOPARDIZE FUTURE FILM PRODUCTION.

Variant: On later Australian tapes with this bumper,which plays after the 1991-1997 variant of the CIC logo, which is on a black background, with the same text, the same hologram image & the same video zoom out on the blue gradient. The same text appears but in lowercase.

FX/SFX: The shining of the hologram, the reveal of the cassette, the text fading in.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Rare, used on rental releases by CIC Video in the UK. Appears on Crocodile Dundee 2, Internal Affairs, King Ralph, Back to the Future: Part III, Child's Play II, and Black Rain. Also on Australian releases. The variant appears on later Australian CIC Video rental tapes.

Editor's Note: None.



5th Bumper (CIC Video) (E.T. variation)
(1988)

CIC Video Illegal Video Cassettes (E.T. variant)
Bumper: On the same space background as the 1986 CIC Video logo, we see the film's logo zoom in as revealed by a lens flare, and then, the film's logo zooms into a comfortable distance for the text to fade in. The text reads:

CIC Video's cassette of "E.T. - The Extra-
Terrestrial" reproduces the high quality of
picture and sound insisted upon by the
producers of this exceptional film

Afterwards, the text fades out for some more text to fade in. The text on the top space reads:

BEWARE OF ILLEGAL VIDEO CASSETTES OF
"E.T. - THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL"

And the text on the bottom space reads:

Check whether the video cassette of
"E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial"
provided to you carries the

CIC VIDEO POLAROID STICKER

The text fades out and the film's logo zooms in to cover the whole screen retaining the space background, revealing a shining polarized hologram (with many copies of the CIC Video logo on it), and then, a video cassette fades in behind it and they zoom out, revealing that the hologram is on the front end of the cassette. The text above and below the cassette read:

All legal video cassettes of
"E.T. - THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL"
have the polaroid sticker attached

(cassette)

VIDEO PIRACY IS A CRIME DO NOT ACCEPT IT
DEMAND A GENUINE CIC VIDEO CASSETTE
FROM YOUR DEALER

Poor quality, illegal video cassettes reduce your viewing
pleasure and jeopardise future film production

FX/SFX: The film's logo zooming in and zooming into a comfortable distance, the reveal of the cassette, the text fading in.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Only seen on the rental release of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

Editor's Note: None.


6th Bumper (Silver Vision) (A)
(1989-1995)
Silver Vision Illegal Video Cassettes
(Skip to 0:11)
Bumper: After the Silver Vision logo fades in, a VHS cassette with a blue spine is shown on a brick red background. This zooms out, and the warning text 'VIDEO PIRACY IS THEFT', along with the warning text reading 'To identify this video as a genuine copy, we have introduced a blue spine with the Silver Vision logo onto each cassette. If this videocassette does not have this identification, it is not an original and may be an illegal copy.' fades in. This remains for 20 seconds, before, via a blinds effect, fading out to reveal the FACT hotline.

FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: Very '80s computer animation.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Rare, on most '80s and 90's WWF wrestling VHS's with a blue spine, such as WWF WrestleMania IV. This is the first anti-piracy bumper to use the FACT hotline.

Editor's Note: None.



7th Bumper
(1991-1994)

Buena Vista Home Video Illegal Video Cassettes (1996)Entertainment in Video Illegal Video Cassettes (1993)Fox Video Illegal Video Cassettes (1991-1993) (Silent)RCA/Columbia Illegal Video Cassettes (1992)20:20 Vision Illegal Video Cassettes (1992)Guild Home Video Video Illegal Video Cassettes (1990-1993)First Independent Illegal Video CassettesCIC Video Illegal Video Cassettes (1990-1993)20:20 Vision Illegal Video Cassettes (1991)Fox Video Illegal Video Cassettes (1991)Warner Home Video Illegal Video Cassettes (1992)

Bumper: On a gray background appears a shining polarized hologram and the warning text shown above except instead of "the CIC Video" it says "a genuine." Then a video cassette fades in behind it and both zoom out, revealing that the hologram is on the front end of the cassette. The same text appears, then later it changes to similar text to the previous bumper, but modified to remove the CIC Video references. After that, it tells us that if you seek an illegal cassette, you should call the FACT hotline. Depending on the hologram, the following print logos are:
  • Warner Home Video (The "Cheesy Shield" print logo with "WARNER HOME VIDEO" below)
  • Fox Video (A modified version of the 20th Century Fox print logo with "FOX VIDEO" replacing "20th CENTURY FOX")
  • Buena Vista Home Video (The Disney stylized, segmented castle with a arc around it and "Buena Vista Home Video Ltd." below)
  • CIC Video (The 1970-1981 CIC chain logo with the words "CIC" with "VIDEO" below)
  • Entertainment in Video (The 1987 "V" triangle on a blank rectangle with two lines and "ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO" on it)
  • Guild Home Video (The 1980 "G" wordmark with "GUILD Home Video" below)
  • First Independent (The 1991-1999 print logo with "FIRST INDEPENDENT" below)
  • RCA/Columbia Pictures International Video (The 1981-1993 Columbia Torch Lady logo on a dome, and on an outlined box with 3 box sections with the 1968 RCA wordmark on top and with "Columbia Pictures VIDEO U.K." below)
  • 20:20 Vision (The 1990-1997 20:20 Vision bird on the box with "20·20 VISION" below the bird)
Variants:
  • On early tapes, it has a brownish animated background, different text, and no voiceover.
  • RCA/Columbia tapes as well as Columbia TriStar tapes have the RCA/Columbia logo on the hologram.

FX/SFX: The shining of the hologram, the reveal of the cassette.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: A man says "BEWARE of illegal video cassettes. Check whether this video cassette carries a genuine security sticker. Video piracy is a crime. Do not accept it. Demand a genuine cassette from your video store. Poor quality illegal video cassettes reduce your viewing pleasure and jeopardize future film production. When in doubt, telephone the Federation Against Copyright Theft, F.A.C.T., on 081-568-double 646."

Music/Sounds/Voiceover Variant
: On some tapes, the bumper is silent.

Availability: Used on rental releases by Warner Home Video / MGM/UA Home Video, Fox Video, Buena Vista/Walt Disney/Touchstone/Hollywood Pictures Home Video, CIC Video, Entertainment in Video, Guild Home Video, First Independent, and RCA/Columbia Pictures International Video / Columbia TriStar Home Video / 20:20 Vision in the UK. Examples of where to find each of them:
  • Warner Home Video / MGM/UA Home Video: Thelma and Louise, White Sands, If It Looks Could Kill (also known as Teen Agent in the UK), Power Play, Carry on Columbus, The Bodyguard
  • Fox Video: The Commitments, Point Break, Home Alone II: Lost in New York, Alien 3, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the movie, not the TV show), Hot Shots, Jack the Bear, For the Boys, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze
  • Buena Vista: Straight Talk, Tina: What's Love Got To Do With It, Shipwrecked, Sister Act, One Good Cop, As You Like It, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
  • CIC Video: Child's Play 3, A Kiss Before Dying, A Scent of Woman
  • Entertainment In Video: Super Mario Bros, Wild Orchid: The Red Shoe Diary, Live Wire, Peter's Friends
  • Guild Home Video: Universal Soldier, Light Sleeper, Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
  • First Independent: Deadbolt, Wild West, The Lawnmover Man, Carnosaur
  • RCA/Columbia / Columbia TriStar: The Addams Family, F/X2: The Deadly Art of Illusion
  • 20:20 Vision: The Silence of the Lambs, Rock-A-Doodle, Bugsy, Drop Dead Fred
The silent variant is seen on Highlander II: The Quickening, Predator 2, The Silence of the Lambs, The Pope Must Die and The Naked Gun 2 1/2.

Editor's Note: None.



8th Bumper
(1993-2005)

Columbia TriStar Home Video Piracy Warning (1993)Columbia Tristar Illegal Video Cassettes (1996)Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment Video Piracy (2001-)Warner Home Video Illegal Video Cassettes (1999)MGM/UA Home Video Illegal Video Cassettes (1998)Fox Video Illegal Video Cassettes (1993)CIC Video Illegal Video Cassettes (Paramount, 1993-1997)CIC Video Illegal Video Cassettes (Universal, 1993-1997)CIC Video Illegal Video Cassettes (Universal, 1997-2000)CIC Video Illegal Video Cassettes (Paramount, 1997-2000)CIC Video Illegal Video Cassettes (DreamWorks, 1997-2000)20:20 Vision Illegal Video Cassettes (1995)
(First Columbia TriStar warning, skip to 0:48)

Bumper: On a blue background appears a shining polarized hologram. A tape label with a BBFC U rating fades in behind it and both zoom out revealing a video cassette. The text is the same except it mentions a label hologram instead of a security sticker.

Depending on the hologram and tape label, the following logos are:
  • Columbia TriStar Home Video (The print logo appears on the hologram and label while the label is colored orange and has a BBFC 18 rating)
  • Warner Home Video (The "Cheesy Shield" print logo appears on the hologram while the tape label is blue with the shield in a bunch of clouds)
  • Fox Video (The 1991 print logo appears on the hologram, while the tape spine is white and the label is nearly blank and has a BBFC PG rating.Used until 1996.)
  • MGM/UA Home Video (Same as Warner Home Video, except there's a white tape label with MGM/UA's print logo replacing Warner's blue clouds label. Used until 2000.)
  • CIC Video (The hologram uses either the Universal [1990-1997 globe, with the MCA byline], Paramount [with the Paramount Communications byline], or DreamWorks [the ''DreamWorks'' text with a stacked "Home Entertainment" below] print logos, while the tape label is nearly blank. After 2000, only the Paramount version remained, this time on Paramount Home Entertainment releases used until 2003.)
  • 20:20 Vision (The print logo appears on the hologram while the tape spine is silver and the label is white and has a BBFC 15 rating.)
Variants:
  • Throughout the decade, the FACT hotline number changed multiple times. For example, on the 1993-1995 releases, the hotline reads "081 568 6646".
  • On 1997-2000 CIC Video releases, the bumper is customized: the background is the same aurora background from the 1997 CIC Video logo, and the text is in the same font as the CIC Video 1997-2001 warning screen (whereas on some of the 1993-1997 releases, the blue background and normal font are used).
  • On early Columbia TriStar Home Video releases such as Groundhog Day, Philadelphia and In the Line of Fire, the hologram is nothing more than the full color movie print versions of the Torch Lady and Pegasus logos, the tape label is pink with the 15 rating, the spine on the tape is red (ala the first three bumpers), and the voiceover is the same as Fox Video's.
  • On 1994-1996 Fox Video and early 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment releases, it cuts to the same background with the INFACT information.
  • On 2001-2005 Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment releases, the font in the text has changed.

FX/SFX: The shining of the hologram, the reveal of the cassette.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: A stoic man says "Beware of illegal video cassettes. Check whether this video cassette carries a genuine label hologram. Video piracy is a crime. Do not accept it. Demand a genuine cassette from your video store. Poor quality illegal video cassettes reduce your viewing pleasure and jeopardize future film production." Then, the same stoic man says the last sentence. It changed multiple times:
  • 1993-1996 (Paramount, Universal, MGM/UA, WB, 20:20 Vision, and CTHV stopped in 1994, although Fox Video continued until 1996): "When in doubt, telephone the Federation Against Copyright Theft, F.A.C.T., on 081-568-6646"
  • 1994-1995: "When in doubt, telephone the Federation Against Copyright Theft, F.A.C.T., on 081-568-6646. Or in the case of the Republic of Ireland telephone 01-6777-071"
  • 1995-2001 (Stopped in 1997 for other companies, although Warner Home Video and MGM/UA continued until 2001 and Paramount, and Universal continued until 1998): "When in doubt, telephone the Federation Against Copyright Theft, F.A.C.T., on 0181-568-6646. Or in the case of the Republic of Ireland, 01-6777-071."
  • 1997-1998 (Columbia TriStar only): "When in doubt, telephone the Federation Against Copyright Theft, F.A.C.T., on 0181-568-6646. Or in the case of the Republic of Ireland 01-678-9022"
  • 1998-2005 (Columbia TriStar only): "When in doubt, telephone the Federation Against Copyright Theft... or in the case of the Republic of Ireland..."
  • 1998-2003 (DreamWorks/Universal/Paramount only, although DreamWorks and Universal stopped in 2000 with the Paramount version remaining): "When in doubt, telephone the Federation Against Copyright Theft, F.A.C.T., on 0181-568-6646."
  • 2001-2002 (Warner Home Video only): None.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover Variants:
  • On Fox Video releases and early 20:20 Vision and Columbia TriStar Home Video releases, the voiceover has been lowered down.
  • On early Warner Home Video and CIC Video releases as well as some early Columbia TriStar releases, the voiceover is quicker.
  • On post-1997 Columbia TriStar Home Video and 20:20 Vision releases, the voiceover has a different accent and is slightly deeper in tone.

Availability: Used by several VHS companies in the UK. Examples of where to find each of them:
  • Columbia TriStar: The Best of The Muppet Show, Universal Soldier: The Return, The Net, Charlie's Angels, Kermit's Swamp Years, The Pagemaster, Legends of the Fall, Street Fighter, The Net, Evolution, Never Talk to Strangers, Jerry Maguire, Hollow Man, In Pursuit of Honor, Tomcats, xXx, Dick, Desperado, Muppets from Space, The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, The Cable Guy, The 6th Day, What Planet Are You From?, Bicentennial Man, The Thirteenth Floor, Cruel Intentions, Wishmaster, Urban Legend, Urban Legends: Final Cut, Bad Boys, First Knight, Call Me Claus, Jumanji, Matilda, The Mask of Zorro, Stuart Little, The Swan Princess, The Swan Princess and the Secret of the Castle, Bear in the Big Blue House videos, The Swan Princess Sing-Along, The Swan Princess and the Mystery of the Enchanted Kingdom, Men in Black II, Spider-Man (rental), Sense & Sensibility, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Sleepless in Seattle (retail), Spider-Man 2, The Bone Collector, Fly Away Home
  • Columbia TriStar (early variant): Groundhog Day (rental), Philadelphia, In the Line of Fire, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Backbeat
  • Fox Video/20th Century Fox Home Entertainment: Once Upon a Forest, Mrs. Dobutfire, The X-Files: Tooms
  • Warner Home Video/Icon Film Distribution/Redbus Film Distribution/Helkon SK Video: The Lord of the Rings (1978), You've Got Mail, The Gift, Free Willy, The Man Who Knew Too Little, A Clockwork Orange, Executive Decision, Eraser, Vegas Vacaiton, Three Kings, Eyes Wide Shut, Mars Attacks, Bless the Child, GoldenEye, Thinner, What Women Want, Under Suspicion, A Time to Kill, The NeverEnding Story III, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, Three to Tango, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  • MGM/UA Home Video: The Man in the Iron Mask, Tomorrow Never Dies (rental), Get Shorty, Species, Species II, Red Corner
  • 20:20 Vision: Mixed Nuts, The Dark Half, Sleepless in Seattle (rental), Last Action Hero, It Could Happen to You, Striptease
  • Paramount: Tomb Raider, Twilight (1998), In and Out, Primal Force, Save the Last Dance, Harriet the Spy, The Education of Little Tree, Escape from L.A., Drop Zone
  • Universal: Junior, Apollo 13, The Chamber, Schindler's List, Jurassic Park (rental)
  • DreamWorks: Deep Impact, In Dreams

Editor's Note: None.



9th Bumper (Silver Vision) (B)
(1993-1996)
Silver Vision Illegal Video Cassettes (1990s)
Bumper: Over a blue shiny background, we see the blue spine from the first Silver Vision bumper, but with the tape label showing the WWF logo and the Silver Vision logo and a very small copyright notice. The same text as the first Silver Vision bumper as appears. Then, the FACT hotline appears, but now in lowercase.

FX/SFX: Fading in of the text and the hotline numbers.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on retail WWF videos by Silver Vision from the '90s, such as UK Rampage 1993.

Editor's Note: None.



10th Bumper (Disney) (A)
(1994-1995)

Disney Illegal Video Cassettes (Snow White)Disney Illegal Video Cassettes (Aladdin)Disney Illegal Video Cassettes (The Return of Jafar)
(Skip to 0:31)

Bumper: On a black/blue gradient background appears a tape cassette, with a sticker label depending on the Disney presentation, and a gray polarized hologram. On the bottom "BEWARE OF ILLEGAL VIDEO CASSETTES" fades in and fades out, "POOR QUALITY ILLEGAL CASSETTES" fades in at the top and "REDUCE YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE," at the bottom fades in. "JEOPARDISE FUTURE FILM PRODUCTION" appears along with "AND CAN DAMAGE YOUR VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER" after it. The Texts wipe out to reveal "CHECK IF THIS VIDEO CASSETTE CARRIES THIS GENUINE SECURITY STICKER" and the circle fades in around the hologram which turns to shining green and grows to the screen for clarification. Then it shrinks down back on the label and changes back to gray. The text at the bottom wipes out and "TELEPHONE THE FEDERATION AGAINST COPYRIGHT THEFT (FACT)" wipes in from the side on each row. The Hotline: "081 568 6646" appears after each column. The text wipes out to reveal "VIDEO PIRACY IS A CRIME" as the circle fades out and "DO NOT ACCEPT IT" appears. The text disappears as "ENSURE YOU PURCHASE OR RENT A GENUINE COPY FROM YOUR VIDEO RETAILER" slides up.

Variant: There was an early variant on Aladdin, where the hologram is colored silver and gold with multi-coloured grain and the film's title is in white.

FX/SFX: The changing text.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: A man either unknown or happening to be John Sachs says "Beware of illegal video cassettes. Poor quality illegal cassettes reduce your viewing pleasure, jeopardize future film production and could also damage your video cassette recorder. Check If this video cassette carries a genuine security sticker. If your video does not have this security sticker, telephone the Federation Against Copyright Theft, on 081-568-6646. Video piracy is a crime. Do not accept It. Ensure you purchase or rent a genuine copy from your video retailer."

Availability: Seen on some early Disney releases with their own F.A.C.T. warning, such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Aladdin, and was last seen on The Return of Jafar.

Editor's Note: None.



11th Bumper (Disney) (B)
(1995-1996)
Disney Videos Anti-Piracy Warning (1995-1996)
Bumper: On a black/blue gradient background appears a tape cassette, with a sticker label depending on the Disney presentation, and a gray polarized hologram. On the top, "Poor quality, illegal video cassettes..." fades in, and at the bottom, "...available from sources other than reputable retailers" fades in as well, then fades to "reduce the sound and picture quality", and finally to "may also damage your video cassette recorder". After that, it fades out and the text on the above fades to "The genuine product" and a circle fades in around the polarized hologram on the label, which turns shining green and grows to the screen for clarification, while the bottom text fades back in reading "check for this security sticker on the cassette" and then "ensure you purchase your videos from a reputable retailer" before fading out again. Then, the hologram shrinks back down onto the label and changes back to gray, and the circle around it disappears. Finally, the F.A.C.T. contact information using the same font fades in on the bottom, followed by "Video piracy is a crime".

Variant: Post-late-1995 releases starting with The Lion King show the INFACT (the Ireland version of FACT) contact information fading in as the FACT address fading out and before "Video piracy is a crime" fading in.

FX/SFX
: The changing text.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover
: Another man says "We want you to enjoy this video as much as possible. Unfortunately, there are many poor quality, illegal video cassettes now available to buy or rent from sources other than reputable retailers. Not only do these reduce the sound and picture quality of the film, but they may also damage your video cassette recorder. To make sure you're watching the genuine product, check for this security sticker on the cassette, and ensure you purchase your videos from a reputable retailer. If you can't find this sticker on your video cassette, telephone the Federation Against Copyright Theft, on 0181-568-double 646. Video piracy is a crime, please help us to fight it."

Music/Sounds/Voiceover Variant: On post-late 1995 tapes beginning with The Lion King, John Sachs says the same stock message but with "Or in the Republic of Ireland, on 353-16 double 7-7071" added into it.

Availability: Seen on some Disney releases from the era, such as 1995 releases of Pinocchio and The Aristocats. The current INFACT variant is seen on The Lion King, The Fox and the Hound and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Editor's Note
: None.



12th Bumper (Guild) (A)
(1993-1995)

Guild Home Video Video Illegal Video Cassettes (1993-1994)

Bumper: On a blue marble background appears a darker blue polarized hologram (which was static this time around) that uses a yellow version of the Guild Home Video print logo. After that, it shrinks and a tape cassette fades in behind it, with the hologram residing on the label part. The same text as above appears.

FX/SFX: The hologram shrinking, the fade in of the cassette.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: A man, who sounds more enthusiastic this time, says "Beware of illegal video cassettes. Check whether this video cassette carries a genuine label hologram. Video piracy is a crime. Do not accept it. Demand a genuine cassette from your video store. Poor quality illegal video cassettes reduce your viewing pleasure and jeopardize future film production. When in doubt, telephone the Federation Against Copyright Theft, F.A.C.T., on 081-568-double 646."

Availability
: Used on early Guild Home Video releases with the 1993-1997 logo. Seen on The Shawshank Redemption.

Editor's Note
: None.



13th Bumper (Guild) (B)
(1994-1998)

Guild Home Video Video Illegal Video Cassettes (1994-1997)

Bumper: On a green background with lens flare circles appears the Guild Home Video hologram from the previous version, but now it shines. After that, it fades to not one, but two tape cassettes using the hologram, with the one on the left using a BBFC 15 rating on its label and the other using a IFCO 15 rating. The text is the same.

FX/SFX: The shining of the hologram, the reveal of the two cassettes.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: The enthusiastic announcer from the company's previous warning says "Beware of illegal video cassettes. Check whether this video cassette carries a genuine label hologram. Video piracy is a crime. Do not accept it. Demand a genuine cassette from your video store. Poor quality illegal video cassettes reduce your viewing pleasure and jeopardize future film production. When in doubt, telephone the Federation Against Copyright Theft, F.A.C.T., on 081-568-double 646. Or in southern Ireland, I.N.F.A.C.T., on (1) 6 triple 7071."

Availability
: Used by Guild Home Video during this era. Seen on North and James and the Giant Peach. Also seen on early Pathé releases including the rental of Austin Powers: International Man of Rescue and
The Fifth Element.

Editor Note: None.



14th Bumper (BBC)
(1995-1997)

Bumper: This is completely the same as the 1991 BBC Video warning screen. Over a black background, we see some text scrolling up in a Futura typeface. It's like this:

A MESSAGE FROM THE
BRITISH VIDEO ASSOCIATION
AND THE FEDERATION
AGAINST COPYRIGHT THEFT

It fades out before linking to the Market PIF.

Variant: There was an alternative variant where the text is set in an italicized serif font and it just fades in and fades out.

FX/SFX: The scrolling up.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Extremely rare. It's found on retail BBC Video releases, such as They Think Its All Over - No Holds Barred. The variant is seen on Comic Relief: The Pick of the Nose.

Editor's Note: None.



15th Bumper (Disney) (C)
(1996-2002)

Disney Illegal Video Cassettes (1996) (Prototype version)Disney Illegal Video Cassettes (1996)Disney Illegal Video Cassettes (1997)Disney Illegal Video Cassettes (2002) (Different hologram)
Bumper: The UK Disney Videos logo is shown for one second and then it cuts to the clips of the Disney movies, The clip of Dumbo appears with the other half which is a pirate copy example wipes in while the captions appear reading: "PIRATE COPY" and "DISNEY COPY" in two of the boxes. Then It cuts to the clip from 101 Dalmatians (1961) in pirate copy format then another one in the normal format. And then, it cuts to the VHS cover with the BBFC U rating and the closed-captioning symbol (Depending on which film) on the blue and green gradient background from the Disney Videos logo, it tilts to reveal the holograms. The Camera hologram (A standard film camera on a tripod with duplicates of BVHV in rows) zooms up to the top right corner and the Mickey Mouse hologram (Sorcerer Mickey in a TV screen with multicolored swirls on the outside) zooms up to the bottom right corner for clarification. They fade out and the tape with the BBFC U rating fades in with the label and hologram (depending on which film). The hologram zooms up to the top right corner for clarification, finally, it cuts back to the clips and it fades to black and the FACT number in a white Helvetica font reads:

(UK) FEDERATION AGAINST
COPYRIGHT THEFT
0181 568 6646

fades in on a blue background with the INFACT number in the same font fades in reads:

(EIRE) INFACT
(00) 353 1677 7071

and then they fade out and the still UK Disney Videos logo fades in and fades out.


Cheesy Factor:
  • The VHS cover, the holograms and the VHS tape looks like if was done in motion control graphics.
  • In the late 1998 and early 1999 VHS releases, the font for "0208 568 6646" is set in a different font.
  • On Monsters, Inc. (One of the last releases to use this bumper), the new Mickey Mouse VHS hologram is cropped and slightly off-center downwards.

Variants:
  • Some releases from 1996-2001 have the still Disney Videos Logo omitted from the end of the bumper.
  • Post-2001 releases have the last seconds of the Walt Disney Home Entertainment logo in place of the Disney Videos logo before the piracy warning starts. The still Disney Videos logo is also cut out from the end of the bumper.
  • The FACT and the INFACT hotlines changes in 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000 for example:
(FACT Hotline) (Late 1998 and 1999): 0208 568 6646, (2000): 020 8568 6646

(INFACT Hotline) (1997):
01 678 9022

  • On 1996-1997 releases, the holograms look different, the camera hologram has a higher tripod (though the Camera hologram has the standard lower tripod when the bumper was first seen on 101 Dalmatians (1961) as a prototype version) and the Mickey Mouse hologram has Sorcerer Mickey on a gradient background with duplicates of "Disney" in its trademark script font, all around it and the tape cover used the 101 Dalmatians (1961) cover.
  • On some releases, the holograms can be either in the middle, bottom or the top on the spine of the cover.
  • On Monsters, Inc., the new Mickey Mouse hologram as seen in the next bumper is seen on the tape label.
  • On Toy Story, the tape label has a BBFC PG rating.
  • On some releases, the bumper can sometimes be reused (The VHS cover can use the other movie's cover from the previous VHS release).

FX/SFX: The clips of Disney movies shown, The cover tilting and the holograms appearing, clips shown again and fading in of the Hotline numbers.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: John Sachs says "Welcome to a world of fantasy, music and magical entertainment, the Disney video collection! But don't be tempted to buy a cheaper illegal pirate copy or you might just hear about it from your children." At the Dumbo clip, the boy says "Mum, It's no good! The picture's all funny!" then at the muffled Cruella De Vil song from 101 Dalmatians, the boy says again "I can't hear it!" John Sachs then continues with the normal Cruella De Vil song in the background "For the best equality entertainment, people looked to Disney. You can recognize an authentic Disney video, either by the camera, or the new Mickey Mouse hologram on the spine of the video cover, or by the logo hologram on the cassette. It's your guarantee of buying a true Disney original with the quality of our standards that you and your family deserves. If you have any worries concerning pirate videos call one of these numbers now" with "Disney is Magic" playing in the background.

Availability: Seen on retail Disney VHS releases from 1996-2002 in the UK, including 101 Dalmatians (1961), Fantasia 2000, Toy Story, Tarzan, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Dinosaur (2000), Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., The Emperor's New Groove, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins, Flubber, 101 Dalmatians (1996), A Bug's Life, Hercules, Mulan, Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas, Peter Pan (1953), The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh's Most Grand Adventures, The Black Cauldron, Oliver & Company, Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World, the 1997 reprint of Cinderella, the 2001 reprint of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Atlantis: The Lost Empire.

Editor's Note: None.


16th Bumper
(1997)

Bumper: On a black background, we see a white poster. On top is the words "FACT Pirate Video 'Amnesty'", and underneath is the logo, featuring a black Skull and Crossbones along with a stamp with the FACT logo and "Pirate Video" in a small font, and "'AMNESTY'" in a large font inside the stamp. Underneath is some text. It reads:

Pirate videos are a rip off -
Don't give them house room!

Hand in pirated videos at your local video store

28th March - 5th May 1997
Every pirated tape will help
NCH Action for Children's "House Our Youth 2000" Campaign

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on Buena Vista/Hollywood/Miramax tapes such as Jack and the 20:20 Vision release of Striptease.

Editor's Note: None.



17th Bumper (Fox/Pathé)
(1996-2003)

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Bumper: On a dark teal background, a shining polarized hologram fades in. After that, it shrinks and a tape cassette zooms in behind it, with the hologram residing on the label part. Uses either the 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment or Pathé print logos, depending on the hologram and tape label. Again, the text is the same, but it fades to a letterbox address to INFACT, the Ireland version of FACT.

Variants:
  • There is a prototype version of the Pathé bumper where the hologram uses the 1993 logo.
  • There was an early version where the tape label is rotating and in 3-D, also the hologram was enlarged, and when tape cassette rotates, the hologram shrinks down to the front end of the tape which is also enlarged.
  • On 1996-2000 tapes with the early version, the tape fades in with a white label which has a PG rating and a copyright notice.

FX/SFX: The shining of the hologram, the reveal of the cassette.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: The same enthusiastic announcer from the Guild Home Video warnings says "Beware of illegal video cassettes. Check whether this video cassette carries a genuine hologram. Video piracy is a crime. Do not accept it. Demand a genuine cassette from your video store. Poor quality illegal video cassettes reduce your viewing pleasure and jeopardize future film production. When in doubt, telephone the Federation Against Copyright Theft, F.A.C.T., on 020-8568-double 646. Or alternatively, if you live in Eire, please contact I.N.F.A.C.T., Suffolk Chambers, 1 Suffolk Street, Dublin 2, Eire. Telephone 01-6 triple 7071."

Music/Sounds/Voiceover Variant: On said early version, the voiceover says "Beware of illegal video cassettes. Check whether this video cassette carries a genuine hologram. Video piracy is a crime. Do not accept it. Demand a genuine cassette from your video store. Poor quality illegal video cassettes reduce your viewing pleasure and jeopardize future film production. When in doubt, telephone the Federation Against Copyright Theft, F.A.C.T., on 0181-568-double 646. Or alternatively, if you live in Eire, please contact I.N.F.A.C.T., Suffolk Chambers, 1 Suffolk Street, Dublin 2, Eire. Telephone 01-6 triple 7071."

Availability: Used by Fox Pathé Home Entertainment, such as on 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment titles in the UK. Appears on Chicken Run, Titanic, Sleepy Hollow, Star Wars videos, What Lies Beneath, Planet of the Apes (2001), Speed 2: Cruise Control, The X-Files videos, Casper Meets Wendy, Big's Momma House, The Blair Witch Project, Office Space, X-Men, Black Knight, Love's Labour's Lost, Moulin Rogue, Memento, Full Monty, Independence Day, Romeo + Juliet and Thunderpants.

Editor's Note: Minimal.

Final Note: Starting in 2003, Fox/Path
é used the standard FACT "The Pirates are Out to Get You" PIF.



18th Bumper (Disney) (D)
(2002-2005)

Disney Illegal Video Cassettes (2002)Disney Illegal Video Cassettes (2002) (Alternate)
Bumper: The last seconds of the Walt Disney Home Entertainment logo is shown before it starts. Same as before but is a new version of the 1996 piracy warning featuring clips from Peter Pan, Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Monsters Inc. and House of Mouse with the "Pirate Copy" and "Disney Original" demonstrators. It then cuts to the hotline numbers appear reading:

(UK) FEDERATION AGAINST
COPYRIGHT THEFT
020 8568 6646

(EIRE) INFACT
01 882 8565

but in a gold, sans serif font zooming out on a starry blue background.

Trivia: The UK VHS tapes of the first two Bionicle movies used this bumper instead of "The Pirates Are Out to Get You" PIF.

Variant: There is an early variant from 2002 to 2004 where it has different visuals. After the clips, the giant tiled TV screen from Monsters Inc. is shown. The Disney VHS cassettes appear in each tile and the Monsters Inc. VHS cover with the BBFC U rating and the closed-captioning symbol is shown in two tiles which fades to a starry blue background in which the same Mickey Mouse hologram grows to the side of the screen for clarification and shrinks back down, the tape with the U rating slides in next to the cover and the new Mickey Mouse hologram on the tape grows to the screen and shrinks back down.

FX/SFX: The clips, The cover zooming in, The holograms appearing, clips shown again and zooming out of the hotline numbers.

Music/Sounds: A different voiceover says "Welcome to a world of fantasy, music and magical entertainment, the Disney collection! But the sound and picture quality will not be magical if you buy illegal pirate copies. For real entertainment it has to be original. It's your only guarantee of buying Disney quality that you and your family deserve. If you have any worries concerning pirate videos call one of these numbers now"

Music/Sounds Variant: In said early variant, the voiceover said "Welcome to a world of fantasy, music and magical entertainment, the Disney collection! But the sound and picture quality will not be magical if you buy illegal pirate copies. For real entertainment it has to be original. Make sure you buy a true Disney Experience by looking for the Mickey Mouse hologram on the spine of the cover, and the new Mickey Hologram on the cassette. It's your only guarantee of buying Disney quality that you and your family deserve. If you have any worries concerning pirate videos call one of these numbers now"

Availability: Seen on retail Disney and Buena Vista VHS releases from 2002 to 2005, including Freaky Friday, The Haunted Mansion, Return of Never Land, Power Rangers: The Ultimate Rangers, Lilo & Stitch, The Santa Clause 2, Mulan II, Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers, Brother Bear, Tarzan TV series, Piglet's Big Movie, Stitch!: The Movie, Inspector Gadget 2, the 2003 reprint of Pinocchio, and the 2002 reprint of The Muppet Christmas Carol. The only exceptions were some animated features released on VHS by Disney in the UK, like Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year and Teacher's Pet, as well as Action Man: Storm Front, and selected features like The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Snow Dogs used the regular FACT "The Pirates are Out to Get You" PIF.

Editor's Note: None.



19th Bumper (Paramount)
(2003-2005)

Paramount Illegal Video Cassettes (2003-2005)
(skip to 3:12)

Bumper: This is completely the same as the 2003-2005 Paramount Home Entertainment UK Warning Screen except Piracy Warning is added to the filmstrip and displays the text and the FACT Hotline. (Which is a bit different as with the other ones.)

FX/SFX: Same as the 2003-2005 Paramount Home Entertainment UK Warning Screen.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: Same music and sound effects as before with a British announcer (John Sachs) saying the standard text out loud.

Availability: Seen on later Paramount rental releases such as The Core and Clockstoppers.

Editor's Note: None.



20th Bumper (Disney) (E)
(2005-)


Bumper: A still image of an outlined skull and crossbones reading "DVD piracy is a crime" on a blue gradient background with the Mickey Mouse heads with Disney all over it appear before this bumper begins. The bumper begins with the last seconds of the Walt Disney Home Entertainment logo and an assortment of "Good Vs. Evil" Disney film clips, after which the skull and crossbones motif on the blue background reappears. This cuts in a "glitchy" style of a "pirated" DVD to a clip from Brother Bear, which is the demonstration of fake vs. real, in a very similar style to the previous VHS warnings, showing a crystal clear Disney DVD, and a "glitchy" Pirate DVD. Afterwards, a demonstration of where to locate the holograms on both DVD's and DVD cases in an almost identical style to the previous adverts with the BBFC U rating and the Disney DVD logo is shown on the same blue background as before. The clips play again before the FACT and INFACT hotlines appear in a black font on the same blue background as before.

FX/SFX: The 3D holograms, tilting DVD case, animated sequences, and glitchy effect piracy demonstration.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover: At the beginning, the song Hall of the Mountain King plays as an announcer (the same one from the alternate VHS variant) says "In ever great Disney DVDs can give, there are heroes, and the villains. The good guys, and the bad guys. But with the pirated DVD copies there are only ever villains. DVD piracy is a crime that needs to be stopped, The inferior quality of these pirated DVDs will spoil the joy of watching the film. Only with the Disney DVD guarantee, It has a Disney hologram on the disc and the Mickey Mouse hologram on the spine of the case. Then you know you're bringing home all the wonder, All the magic, and all the fun that can a genuine Disney DVD can give. If you have any worries of concerning pirate DVD copies, please call of these numbers now".

Availability: On most retail Disney DVD's from 2005 onward, such as Chicken Little.

Editor's Note: Low, because of the clips and the hologram's animation.



Australia

1st Bumper (CBS-FOX Video) (A)
(1987-1988)

CBS/Fox Video Illegal Video Cassettes (1988)
(skip to 2:14)

Bumper: On a red gradient background with a yellow grid, we see a VHS with a blue spine, a white label (black text and CBS/Fox Video logo), and a CBS/Fox logo sticker on the left reel side. About 10 seconds later, the VHS and grid move up (revealing the CBS/Fox logo next to the words "CBS/FOX Video" on the spine) so we can only see the top. Then we see a Betamax tape (which has the same tape label as the VHS) on the same background (only without the grid), where we see a pink/red-tiled hologram seal with a transparent blue CBS/Fox logo shown on the reel, and the hologram zooms in for clarification. It goes back on the tape, then we see both of the tapes together on the same background, and the Australian Film and Video Security Office phone number is shown below.

FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: The cheap CGI of the VHS tape and the zooming in of the polarized seal.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover
: "To ensure you receive the best possible sound and picture quality in video entertainment, CBS/Fox Video have introduced a new blue spine on all VHS cassettes. If the VHS cassette you're watching does not look like this, it's possible you're viewing an inferior pirated copy. Beta cassettes do not have a blue spine; Beta program quality is guaranteed by this polarized seal. If your cassette does not carry these guarantees of quality, phone the Australian Film and Video Security Office. Help stop video pirates."

Availability
: Rare. Seen on some Australian CBS/FOX VHS tapes that have a blue spine. For tapes with a yellow spine, the next bumper is used.

Editor's Note
: Low. The announcer might startle a few, but the CGI is cheap on the other hand.



2nd Bumper (CBS-Fox Video) (B)
(1989-1990)

CBS/Fox Video Illegal Video Cassettes (1989-1990)
(skip to 2:51)

Bumper: Same as last time, except it's on a blue gradient background with no grid, the VHS has a yellow spine, and the VHS starts from the top then moves down to the front.

FX/SFX: Same as before. Except the cheap CGI lines were removed from the previous bumper and the CGI of the VHS Tape is less cheaper now.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover
: Mellow funky elevator music plays and a different stoic man says "If the VHS cassette you're watching does not look like this, it's possible you're viewing an inferior pirated copy. Beta cassettes do not have a yellow spine. Beta program quality is guaranteed by this polarized seal. If your cassette does not carry these guarantees of quality, phone the Australian Film and Video Security Office. Help stop video pirates."

Availability
: Rare. It was mostly seen on some Australian CBS/FOX VHS Tapes that have a Yellow Spine. Later 1991 releases brought back the blue spine, so the next CBS/FOX Bumper is used.

Editor's Note
: Minimal. With the less cheap CGI and the elevator music on it, this is slightly better than before.



3rd Bumper
(Early 1990's-Mid 2000's)


Nickname: "Have You Got What You Paid For"

Bumper
: Against a background featuring a black waterproof silicone flooring, an upside-down VHS tape with a(n unrealistic) wavy sticker label on it reading the bold gold text "VIDEO PIRACY" shifts into view, and the "VIDEO PIRACY" sticker zooms in onto the screen. It then wiggles and moves out of view, bringing forth the following giant gold text with tiny white text below it:

HAVE (Have you ever been sold a Pirate Video?)
YOU (You may not have got what you paid for.)
GOT (Got a few moments? Make a visual check)
WHAT (What to look for - 1. Poor programme quality 2. Incorrect labels)
YOU (You probably wouldn't get this message on a Pirate Tape)
PAID (PAID A PIRATE?...If you think you may have, let us know)
FOR (For confidential assistance contact us now)

After all the text has slid in, some more text finally fades in, such as "PHONE", two phone numbers next to it, and the address of the Australasian Film & Video Security Office.

Trivia: This bumper was designed to be read even when fast-forwarded through.

FX/SFX
: The sliding, the fading.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover
: A voiceover says the following: "Have you ever bought or rented a video tape that wasn't quite right? It may have been a pirated copy, an illegal and inferior copy for which you paid good money. Pirated tapes are recognizable by poorly presented or photocopied jackets, poor sound, and/or picture quality. The lack of sensor and other labels on the face and spine on the tape, and the absence of warnings, such as this at the beginning of the tape presentation. Pirate tapes rob artists and studios and their rightful income, and add to the cost of the video to the consumer. Video piracy is a major problem in Australia. Please help us stop it. If you buy or rent a tape which you believe is not the genuine article, please phone the toll-free number for advice, or write to Post Office box 515 Mona Vale New South Wales, 2103. This message is brought by the Australasian Film and Video Security's Office."

Availability
: Seen on various video companies in Australia.

Editor's Note
: None.



4th Bumper (RCA/Columbia/Hoyts) (A)
(1980s)


Bumper: In a white area, we see a VHS with a red spine on it, rotating. Later, it stops. Then we see a stack of these VHS tapes and on the top we see the front and we zoom to the plastic mark on the reel. The screen moves to the right to reveal another stack of VHS tapes in front of the other, but with a Beta cassette on top. The screen pivots to the left to a closeup of the hologram. The screen flips to the same AFaVSO screen above.

FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: Live action, but the transitions look cheesy.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover
: A quiet man says "RCA/Columbia Pictures/Hoyts has introduced an innovative concept to ensure that you receive full value each time you hire a video program. All VHS video cassettes carry a red spine; this is your guarantee of first class audio video presentation. If your VHS cassette does not look like this, then it's likely you're viewing an inferior pirated copy. Your Beta cassette does not carry a red spine, but a similar protection of your investment is guaranteed by the exclusive polarized seal, as shown here. If this is not the case, you're not getting your money's worth in picture, quality, and sound."

Availability
: Extremely rare. Seen on Early Australian RCA/Columbia VHS tapes that have a red spine on it. Later releases don't have this bumper and have a gray casing added.

Editor's Note
: None.



5th Bumper (RCA/Columbia/Hoyts) (B)
(1990-1991)

(skip to 1:35 in the video on the left)

Bumper: We start with a still of the 1985 RCA/Columbia/Hoyts cube logo, then on a black background, we see a gray VHS with a red spine, a pinkish tape label on the case, and an RCA/Columbia/Hoyts logo sticker on the left reel side. We start with the front, then it fades to the spine (to show the RCA/Columbia/Hoyts logo next to the words "RCA/COLUMBIA PICTURES/HOYTS VIDEO"), and a diagonal version of the first shot, then it splits into 9 screens, all but the top right corner having the same shot. The top right corner has a shot of the front and spine. (Alternatively, this would fade to the same still with the same angle as the last square of the tile.) Then on a white background, we see a Beta cassette that uses the same pinkish tape label as the VHS, and a different, rounded hologram seal on the reel. This fades to the reel where we can see the hologram on it for clarification, and the hologram is shown to be violet with the alternative version of the RCA/Columbia Pictures International Video logo in white. Afterward, we see both of them on a black background. Finally, on a blue/black gradient background, we see the RCA/Columbia/Hoyts print logo move to the top of the screen, and the phone number for the Australasian Film an Video Security Office fades in below.

FX/SFX: The fading, the zooming.

Music/Sounds/Voiceovers
:
  1. A deep man says "RCA/Columbia Pictures/Hoyts Video has developed the special gray casing and red spine for all VHS cassettes, as your guarantee of first class audio and video presentation. Beta cassettes do not feature the gray case, but the exclusive polarized seal, as shown here, is a similar protection of your investment. If your cassettes do not have these safeguards of quality, it is likely you're viewing an inferior pirated copy. If you suspect your imposition of a pirated video cassette, please phone the Australasian Film and Video Security Office, on the toll free number: Double 08 251-double 96."
  2. A comedian says "RCA/Columbia Pictures/Hoyts, in an effort to ensure that YOU receive full value each time you hire a video program, has introduced this special gray casing, and red spine, for all VHS video cassettes. This is your guarantee of first class audio video presentation. If your VHS cassette does not look like this, then it's likely you're viewing an inferior pirated copy. Your Beta cassette does not feature the gray case, but a similar protection of your investment is guaranteed by the exclusive polarized seal, as shown here. If this is not the case, you're not getting your money's worth in picture, quality, and sound."

Availability: Rare. Seen on Australian RCA/Columbia VHS tapes from 1990-1991 that have the gray casing and red spine on it. Early releases with only a red spine on the tape use the previous bumper instead.

Editor's Note: None.

6th Bumper (CBS-Fox Video) (C)
(1991)

CBS/Fox Video Illegal Video Cassettes (1991)
(skip to 3:19)

Bumper: On a striped background similar to the Kartes Video Communications logo, we see a flashlight light move in from the bottom and highlights a VHS tape with a blue spine. The VHS has the same animation from the 1st bumper. Then it turns into the animation for the 2nd bumper and zooms out, where we see the AFaVSO number below in a serif font.

FX/SFX: The CGI of the VHS Tape, the spotlighting of the tape, and the fading in of the phone number.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover
: "If the VHS cassette you're watching does not look like this, it's possible you're viewing an inferior pirated copy. All CBS/Fox Video VHS cassettes have a colored customized spine, which is your guarantee of audio and video quality. If your cassette does not carry this guarantee of quality, phone the Australian Film and Video Security Office. Help stop video pirates."

Availability
: Rare. It can be seen on later Australian CBS/FOX Releases from 1991 that have a blue spine on it.

Editor's Note
: None.


7th Bumper (Fox Video)
(1991-1995)

Fox Video Illegal Video Cassettes (1991)
(skip to 3:46)

Bumper: On a blue marble background, we see two VHS's with a blue spine, one with its face down, and one with the front of it on top of it. One has a blue spine, the same CBS/Fox tape label (but with Fox Video's print logo replacing the CBS/Fox one), and a Fox Video logo sticker on the left reel side, and the other has a blue spine showing the Fox Video logo next to the word "FoxVideo". As the voiceover gets to the hotline part, the tapes zoom out to reveal the AFaVSO number in a different serif font.

FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: The zooming. Way too simple.

Music/Sounds/Voiceover
: Same as before, except the man says "All Fox Video VHS cassettes" instead of "All CBS/Fox Video VHS cassettes".

Availability
: Same as before. This was the last warning produced by the AFaVSO.

Editor's Note
: Same as before.




Asia

(2008?-201?)

Chinese Anti-Piracy DVD Advice - Part 1Chinese Anti-Piracy DVD Advice - Part 2Chinese Anti-Piracy DVD Advice - Part 3Chinese Anti-Piracy DVD Advice - Part 4Chinese Anti-Piracy DVD Advice - Part 5Chinese Anti-Piracy DVD Advice - Part 6Chinese Anti-Piracy DVD Advice - Part 7

Nicknames
: "Why should we buy the Gold Disc and not the Purple Disc?", "Gold Disc VS. Purple Disc"

Bumper
: On a black background, we see a purple disc zooming out. It then slides to the right, while a gold disc behind it slides to the left. Two arrows joined together (with VS. in the center) zoom out. Then "GOLD DISC (Original)" appears below the gold disc and "PURPLE DISC (DVD-R)" appears below the purple one, and the following text appears at the top:

Why should we buy
the GOLD DISC (Original)
and
NOT the PURPLE DISC (DVD-R)?

The words then fade to the following Chinese text:

为何要购买原装光碟 (金碟)
不是
刻录版光碟 (紫碟)?

Everything fades to a new screen, where we see two white-outlined frames at the left of the screen, each with a disc (purple on the first screen and gold on the second), along with a green-outlined rectangle on them. Under the first frame is "DVD-R" and under the second is "Original DVD". At the left is text saying "Can you see the different between the DVD-R and Original DVD?" and a Chinese translation. The two green-outlined rectangles disappear, and the screens at the left get a close up of where the green outlined rectangle was on, revealing that the purple disc has scratches on it and the gold disc has none. The text at the right changes to "DVD-R is easily scratched and this will affect the image and sound quality" and a Chinese translation, then the discs in the boxes at the left change to the car chase scene from the 2008 film Quantum of Solace, except the clip in the first box is affected. A spinning purple disc appears behind the "DVD-R" text and a gold spinning disc appears behind "Original DVD". Under the text at the left appears "And this wont happens to Original DVD" and a Chinese translation. Later, the text fades to "In conclusion, Original DVD has better quality than DVD-R" and a Chinese translation.

FX/SFX
: The discs zooming out, the clip playing.

Music/Sounds: We hear some mellow AC-radio-ready rock music with a woman saying "Why should we buy the gold disc, original, and not the purple disc, DVD-R?", then saying the same thing in Chinese. Also the sound in the movie clip.

Availability
: Seen on some Asian DVDs, most notably Chinese ones. Various YouTube users claimed it was also on bootleg DVDs.

Editor's Note
: None.





South Korea

(Late 1980's-Early 1990's)

South Korean CIC Video Anti-Piracy Measure (Late 1980's)South Korean CIC Video Anti-Piracy Measure (Late 1980's)
Bumper: On a blue background, we see a bunch of Korean text on the top half of the screen. On the bottom half of the screen, we see the top of a VHS with a blue spine which has the print CIC Video logo in white in the middle. Next to it is two other VHS tapes with blue spines too. We then zoom out from the VHS tapes which reveals the print CIC Video logo on not only the top of them, but on the left and right corners on the front of the spine too. On the front tape, there's a front label with the print CIC Video logo in blue too. When all three cassettes a revealed, we stop zooming out from the cassettes. The bumper then fades out.

FX/SFX: The zooming out from the videocassettes.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on old CIC Video tapes from South Korea.

Editor's Note: None.