I seem to be the biggest advocate of having original opening logos used on new DVD, and Blu Ray editions more than anyone. I think others miss them too, I see posts regarding usually WB and United Artists logos being omitted and instead we get the new fresh logo that well... athestically it usually clashes with the look and mood of the film since a brand new looking logo before a film like The Shining. (they have been using the late 80's version) WB's has almost but stopped including the classic Saul Bass design (see my avatar) We did get it attached to the Dirty Harry films accordingly. :-)
United Artists has been replacing their logo's with a new logo also. Some of us miss the classic U.A. slowly turning with the ominus music cue also. Or even the UA Transamerica logo.
It seems like it the mainly the 1970's logo's becoming extinct.
I would like to have constructive posts regarding the logo changes, I realize some find the classic logo's ugly but they are part of film history and deserve to be seen attached to their corresponding films.
I would like to say Universal does a great job with keeping thier original opening logo's intact on older catalog films, they will show the new logo first and that is fine because when the actual film starts you get the orginal logo.
If WB or United Artists did what Universal does then that would be a great compromise.
There are some who don't care at all and that is fine, since those who don't care about the usage of the logo at all then there is no harm in having the original for the purists out there who love the classic logos.
Any thoughts? WB PLEASE give us back those logos! Same to United Artists!
I will try to update the listings below as much as possible please feel free to send me a direct message if you would like me to add to the list.
Some Titles that have retained their original opening studio logos on BLU.
Amityville Horror (1979) Original A.I.P. Logo
Badlands CC Release thru WB's Contains original Saul Bass WB logo
Blow Out (Criterion) contains Filmways Pictures Logo
The Bonfire of The Vanities (WB kept logo intact for Blu release)
Carrie (light up United Artists logo)
Deadly Blessing (Shout Factory) Blu opens w/ United Arists Transamerica Comp. Logo
Dirty Harry Collection contains original logos
Enter The Dragon (Orignal Blu release retains Saul Bass WB logo)
Fargo (released by MGM still contains Polygram Filmed Ent. Logo)
Fiddler on the Roof
The Graduate (MGM Blu opens with An Embassy Pictures Release Logo)
The Hudsucker Proxy
The Last Tango in Paris
Lord of the Rings (1978) Opens with United Artists A Transamerica Company logo
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) Only the original film contains "flickering" from New Line Cinema logo)
The Omega Man - A Kinney Leisure Company logo
The Secret of N.I.M.H. Contains the original United Artist logo
Sleeper contains original United Artists logo
A Star is Born (1976) WB Feb 2013 release contains Saul Bass / First Artists logos
This is Spinal Tap (Embassy Pictures logo)
The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
Titles that have had the logo's replaced. (just mentioning some that may have been released previously on DVD that were correct but changed for BLU.)
All The President's Men original b/w Saul Bass logo / Blu had logo replaced
Bambi is the only classic released so far that does NOT contain the RKO Pictures logo
The Color Purple
Dressed to Kill (Only shows Newly updated MGM Logo - Looks Great) Missing Filmways Pictures Logo
Driving Miss Daisy
Empire of the Sun (Uses shield / Slightly updated)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) UA logo on original DVD replaced on BLU.
The Nightmare Before Christmas, Tim Burton's - Touchstone Replaced with W.D. Pictures
A Nightmare on Elm Street Collection (New Line Cinema logos have been updated for Parts 2 onward)
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
Twilight Zone: The Movie