Lighthouse Home Entertainment (Japan)

Background: This company was founded in 1978 to distribute VHSs, Laserdiscs, DVDs and Blu-Ray discs of Japanese films.

Lighthouse Home Entertainment

1st Logo
(1978-1987)

Nickname(s): "The Japanese Lighthouse I"

Logo: In a island, we see a lighthouse. The light from the lighthouse sweeps from left to right to reveal the words "灯台·ホーム·エンターテイメント". After 5 seconds, the island and lighthouse fades out, leaving the words intact. Then the same words in English fades in below the Japanese text.

FX/SFX: Everything.

Music/Sounds: Water sounds.

Availability: Appears on VHSs and Laserdiscs of Japanese films distributed by Lighthouse Home Entertainment.

Scare Factor: Low. The darkness of the logo may get some.

2nd Logo
(1987-1997)

Nickname(s): "The Japanese Lighthouse II", "CGI Japanese Lighthouse"

Logo: We see the lighthouse and island from the previous logo, but in CGI. The lighthouse's light, while sweeping, forms a blue laser. That blue laser flies around until it falls to the water. Then the words:

灯台·ホーム·エンターテイメント
LIGHTHOUSE HOME ENTERTAINMENT

rise up from the water. Then a lens flare appears at the top of the "エ".

Variant(s):

  • There was a variant where the logo was in black and white. This version can be seen on re-releases of Japanese films in black and white.
  • There was a short version of the logo where it starts with the lens flare appearing.
FX/SFX: Everything.

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: Same as before.

Scare Factor: Minimal to low. This logo isn't very scary.

3rd Logo
(1997-2006)

Nickname(s): "Where's The Lighthouse?", "The Lighthouse-Less Logo"

Logo: On a black background, we see a red laser moving from right to left. Then the same laser appears and draws the word "Lighthouse". Then the laser does the same with the words "Home" and "Entertainment". The laser disappears, and then the words turn silver and shine. Another red laser (moving from down to up) appears below the words, and then the words zoom to us.

FX/SFX: Everything.

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: Same as before.

Scare Factor: Medium. The sudden sounds along with the fast animation are about to get some people.



Lighthouse DVD

(1998-)

Nickname(s): "The DVD Lighthouse", "Abstract DVD"

Logo: The logo starts with the CGI island and lighthouse from the 2nd logo. The lighthouse's light then creates a bar of metal. The bar of metal then flies to the sky, along with 2 more bars. In the sky, the bars go to the center of the screen and then they twist to make a abstract "DVD". The abstract "DVD" then shines, while the words "Lighthouse", "Home", "Entertainment" and "灯台·ホーム·エンターテイメント" slides in from the right and stops next to the abstract "DVD". The sky then fades out.

FX/SFX: Everything.

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: Seen on DVDs of Japanese films distributed by Lighthouse Home Entertainment.

Scare Factor: Low to medium.



Lighthouse Blu-Ray


(2007-)

Nickname(s): "The Blu-Ray Lighthouse"

Logo: Same as the Lighthouse DVD logo, but the bars make a Blu-Ray logo instead of the abstract DVD.

FX/SFX: Everything.

Music/Sounds: Same as the Lighthouse DVD logo.

Availability: Seen on Blu-Ray discs of Japanese films distributed by Lighthouse Home Entertainment.

Scare Factor: See Music/Sounds.

More pages