Tha Mangkr Video (Thailand)

Logo descriptions by SnowflakesOmega


1st Logo
(1987-1994)

Nicknames: "The Dragon VHS", "Cheesy Dragon", "Seizure Dragon"

Logo: On a dark red background a VHS tape zooms in. After it stops, lightning bolts attack the center of the tape and it turns white, and a red dragon drawing flickers in. After a second fire comes out from the dragon's mouth. It goes off, and the screen flashes in black colors, so the Thai text would appear below, in two lines. Translated, there's "THA MANGKR VIDEO" and "PRESENTS" below.

FX/SFX: All the animation.

Cheesy Factor: This one goes off the charts: the whole animation is poor and choppy, and pretty pixelated, the brief flashing is enough to give a few seizures and the dragon's roar is cheesily repeated, with the dramatic theme also being poor. It looks like something that came out from an Atari 5200.

Music/Sounds: A repetitive dramatic brass theme with drumrolls, accompanied by the dragon roar, which is heard two times. Sounds of zapping (when the bolts appear) and thunder (when the logo flashes) are also heard.

Availability: Scarce. Was seen on various Thai tapes from the late 80's and early 90's, including a few videoke releases.

Scare Factor: Medium, bordering on high. The logo is very cheesy and the dragon roar, dark music and flashing will catch some off-guard. Although you may be laughing about how cheesy it is for a 1987 logo.

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