These are the warning screens from MCA DiscoVision, MCA Videodisc, MCA Videocassette, Inc., MCA Home Video, MCA/Universal Home Video and Universal Studios Home Video/Universal Studios Home Entertainment/Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. MCA stands for Music Corporation of America.
- 1 June 22, 1977-July 10, 1981
- 2 June 22, 1978-July 10, 1981 (Alternative)
- 3 April 23, 1980-December 13, 2005
- 4 August 23, 2005-June 19, 2012
- 5 June 19, 2012-present
- 6 International Warning Screens
June 22, 1977-July 10, 1981[edit | edit source]
This warning screen, which is from MCA DiscoVision, only the details, which says "THIS MOTION PICTURE IS PROTECTED UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND OTHER COUNTRIES. UNAUTHORIZED DUPLICATION, DISTRIBUTION OR EXHIBITION MAY RESULT IN CIVIL LIABILITY AND CRIMINAL PROSECUTION". Especially the white text (in Helvetica font) on a blue background.
As seen on LaserDisc.
June 22, 1978-July 10, 1981 (Alternative)[edit | edit source]
This warning screen, which is from MCA DiscoVision, only has details, which says "LICENSED ONLY FOR NON-COMMERCIAL PRIVATE EXHIBITION IN HOMES. ALL RIGHTS UNDER COPYRIGHT RESERVED". Especially the white text (in Impact font) on a black background.
As seen on LaserDisc, such as Jaws (1975), American Graffiti (1973) and others.
April 23, 1980-December 13, 2005[edit | edit source]
April 23, 1980-July 10, 1991[edit | edit source]
This warning screen from MCA Videocassette, Inc., MCA DiscoVision, MCA Videodisc, MCA Home Video and MCA/Universal Home Video. The word, "WARNING", which has red bold text in sans-serif font, looks eyesore. Those details, which were below the word "WARNING", are white text in sans-serif font. For the Laserdisc variant in 1983, instead of the words "videocassette" and "cassette", they say "videodisc" and "disc". This warning screen has also been used for GoodTimes Home Entertainment (especially for MCA/Universal eras), KVC Home Video, Alliance Atlantis and Cineplex Odeon Video.
As seen on VHS, Betamax and LaserDisc, such as Jaws (1975), Car Wash (1976), Jaws 2 (1978), Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), The Funhouse (1981), An American Werewolf in London (1981), Halloween II (1981), The Thing (1982), Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982), Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982), E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982), Conan the Barbarian (1982), Cat People (1982), Psycho II (1983), Jaws 3 (aka Jaws 3D) (1983), Private School (1983), Scarface (1983), Going Berserk (1983), Dr. Detroit (1983), Firestarter (1984), Sixteen Candles (1984), Conan the Destroyer (1984), Dune (1984), Tank (1984), The Last Starfighter (1984), Fletch (1985), Back to the Future (1985), Brewster's Millions (1985), The Breakfast Club (1985), Weird Science (1985), An American Tail (1986), The Money Pit (1986), Psycho III (1986), Batteries Not Included (1987), Harry and the Hendersons (1987), Dragnet (1987), Jaws: The Revenge (1987), Cry Freedom (1987), Prince of Darkness (1987), They Live (1988), Twins (1988), The Serpent and the Rainbow (1987/1988), Biloxi Blues (1988), The Land Before Time (1988), Always (1989), Shocker (1989), Fletch Lives (1989), The 'Burbs (1989), Back to the Future: Part II (1989), The Wizard (1989), Renegades (1989), The Return of the Musketeers (1989), Halloween II (1981), Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982), Field of Dreams (1989), Renegades (1989), Bird on a Wire (1990), Tremors (1989/1990), Ghost Dad (1990), Jetsons: The Movie (1990), Cry-Baby (1990), Darkman (1990), Child's Play 2 (1990), Back to the Future: Part III (1990), Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990) and others.
June 19, 1992-November 4, 1997[edit | edit source]
The warning screen from MCA Home Video/MCA/Universal Home Video/Universal Studios Home Video/Universal Studios Home Entertainment, looks the same as the previous warning screen, but in a different way. For the LaserDisc/early DVD version, instead of the words "videocassette" and "cassette", they say "videodisc" and "disc". The same goes with the later DVD version, which says "DVD" instead of the words "videocassette" and "cassette". This warning screen has also been used for DreamWorks Home Entertainment, Trimark Home Video (now Lionsgate Home Entertainment), GoodTimes Home Entertainment for DVDs, Universal Music Group, Alliance Atlantis, Plaza Entertainment (including Family Universal Network), HBO Video for DVDs and Cineplex Odeon Video. June 19, 1992-November 4, 1997
As seen on VHS, LaserDisc and DVD, such as Kindergarten Cop (1990), The People Under the Stairs (1991), Cape Fear (1991), Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture (1990), The Hard Way (1991), An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991), Child's Play 3 (1991), Far and Away (1992), Army of Darkness (1992), We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993), Jurassic Park (1993), The River Wild (1994), The Little Rascals (1994), The Flintstones (1994), Street Fighter (1994), The Adventures of Timmy the Tooth (1994), Babe (1995), Darkman II: The Return of Durant (1994/1995), 12 Monkeys (1995), Waterworld (1995), Mallrats (1995), Apollo 13 (1995), Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain (1995), Balto (1995), Casper (1995), The Nutty Professor (1996), Daylight (1996), Flipper (1996), Darkman III: Die Darkman Die (1995/1996), Tremors 2: Aftershocks (1996), Fear (1996), Dante's Peak (1997), Liar Liar (1997), The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), A Simple Wish (1997), Leave it to Beaver (1997), The Jackal (1997), Psycho (1998), Out of Sight (1998), Babe: Pig in the City (1998), Bride of Chucky (1998), The Mummy (1999), Mystery Men (1999), Patch Adams (1998/1999), EDtv (1999), Notting Hill (1999), Dudley Do-Right (1999), Virus (1999), Life (1999), American Pie (1999), The Bone Collector (1999), End of Days (1999), Casper's Haunted Christmas (2000), Erin Brockovich (2000), An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster (2000), Pitch Black (2000), The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000), Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000), The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2000), Loving Jezebel (1999), Billy Elliot (2000), Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), Balto II: Wolf Quest (2000), Jurassic Park III (2001), Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001), The Caveman's Valentine (2001), The Mummy Returns (2001), Beautiful Creatures (2001), Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001), Possession (2002), About a Boy (2002), Ali G Indahouse (2002), Dragonfly (2002), Big Fat Liar (2002), Johnny English (2003), Hulk (2003), Bruce Almighty (2003), The Cat in the Hat (2003), Love Actually (2003), The Chronicles of Riddick (2004), Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2003/2004), Wimbledon (2004), and others. Some of the last titles to use this bumper was the Studio Selections DVD of Ghost Dad. June 19, 1992-November 4, 1997
August 23, 2005-June 19, 2012[edit | edit source]
The FBI Anti-Piracy Warning screen from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
As seen on DVD and Blu-Ray Discs, such as The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses (2005) (the first DVD to use it), Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004), Seed of Chucky (2004), Ray (2004), Shaun of the Dead (2004), Doom (2005), Kicking and Screaming (2005), White Noise (2005), Miami Vice (2006), Curious George (2006), Knocked Up (2007), I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007), Hot Fuzz (2007), White Noise 2: The Light (2007), Balls of Fury (2007), Evan Almighty (2007), The Tale of Despereaux (2008), The Incredible Hulk (2008), Coraline (2009), Land of the Lost (2009), Drag Me to Hell (2009), 9 (2009), Leap Year (2010) Get Him to the Greek (2010), Despicable Me (2010) Devil (2010), Hanna (2011), and others. Free Gear.
June 19, 1992-August 23, 2005
November 4, 1997-December 13, 2005
June 19, 2012-present[edit | edit source]
The warning for Universal Studios Home Entertainment is the same as the Sony Pictures Home Entertainment warning from 2012, but flipped over: FBI Anti-Piracy Warning and U.S. Homeland Security Investigations is Part 1 and Part 2 is National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center.
As seen on DVD and Blu-Ray Disc, such as Wanderlust (2012), The Lorax (2012), Battleship (2012), Ted (2012), This is 40 (2012), ParaNorman (2012), Mamá (2013), Oblivion (2013), The World's End (2013), Curse of Chucky (2013), Despicable Me 2 (2013), and others. Katamari Damacy REROLL
June 19, 1992-January 17, 2012 November 4, 1997-September 20, 2011
International Warning Screens[edit | edit source]
United Kingdom[edit | edit source]
1999-2004[edit | edit source]
The warning screen from Universal Studios Home Entertainment from 1999 to 2004 is the same as the PolyGram Video warning from 1997. It is also used by Abbey Home Entertainment, DreamWorks Home Entertainment, and HiT Entertainment. On some rental releases, the font of the warning text is Arial.
As seen on VHS, such as Guest House Pardiso, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, The Mummy, Bridget Jones' Diary, Slap Her, She's French!, The Bourne Identity, The Mummy Returns (2001 retail and rental releases) and Jurassic Park III.
It can be seen on DreamWorks for examples: Shrek, Joseph: King of Dreams and Cast Away, Channel Five, some HiT Entertainment, Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment and Abbey Home Entertainment Releases in the UK. From 2002 to 2004, this was used in tandem with the next bumper.
1999-2001[edit | edit source]
The warning screen is the same as the warning used by Columbia TriStar Home Video/Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (now called Sony Pictures Home Entertainment).
As seen on DVD, such as Jurassic Park.
2001-2005[edit | edit source]
The warning screen only contains very short warning text. The words are "All rights of the producer and of the owner of the work reproduced reserved. Unauthorised copying, hiring, lending, public performance, radio or TV broadcasting of this DVD is prohibited."
As seen on DVD, such as Jurassic Park III (2001), Casper (1995), etc.
2002-present[edit | edit source]
The warning screen from Universal Studios Home Entertainment since 2002 has the warning text in the Arial Black front with "COPYRIGHT NOTICE" on the top. The text spacing is altered on some VHS releases, while on DVD releases, the font is thinner.
As seen on VHS and DVD, such as About a Boy, The Bourne Supremacy, The Mummy Returns (2002 re-release) and Thunderbirds. It can be seen on DreamWorks releases in the UK. The examples are: The Cat in the Hat, The Terminal, The Ring, and Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas.
It can be seen on Abbey Home Media and Right Entertainment VHS tapes and DVDs. Used in tandem with the previous bumper until 2004.
Australia[edit | edit source]
1999-2005[edit | edit source]
This warning screen is similar to the warning in use from 2002, but uses different warning text and a similar font to the 1999 warning used on DVD's in the UK. Aside from having the words "COPYRIGHT NOTICE" on top, the words in this screen are as follows: "the copyright proprietors have licensed the material contained in this DVD/Videogram for private and domestic use only and any other use of the whole or any part of the material (including adapting, copying, issuing copies, renting, lending, performing, broadcasting including in a cable/telephony service or making the same available to or via the Internet or authorising any of the foregoing) is strictly prohibited."
As seen on DVD, such as Maisy's Farm.
On DreamWorks releases, it is seen on Galaxy Quest (1999), In Dreams, Paycheck, Forces of Nature, and others.
2005-2007?[edit | edit source]
This warning screen has a different font from the previous warning, with different warning text, as follows, instead replacing the words "COPYRIGHT NOTICE" with the word "WARNING": "THIS DVD IS FOR PRIVATE DOMESTIC USE ONLY. ALL UNAUTHORISED USES INCLUDING COPYING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE, BROADCAST (INCLUDING ANY COMMUNICATION TO THE PUBLIC OR INTERNET USE) OR TRANSMISSION BY DIFFUSION SERVICE OF THE WHOLE OR PART OF THIS DVD ARE PROHIBITED. UNAUTHORISED USE MAY INCUR DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF COPYRIGHT AND CRIMINAL PENALTIES OF UP TO FIVE YEARS IMPRISONMENT AND FINES FO UP TO $60,500 PER OFFENCE FOR INDIVIDUALS AND $302,500 PER OFFENCE FOR CORPORATIONS."
As seen on DVD.
On DreamWorks releases, it is seen on Shark Tale (2004), and others.
2007?-present[edit | edit source]
This warning screen no longer has the text in all caps, but the warning text is somehow slightly different. The words are as follows: "This copyrighted work is for private and domestic use only. All unauthorised uses including copying, selling, letting for hire, offering for sale or hire, distributing, public exhibition, public performance, broadcast (including any communication to the public or internet use) or transmission by diffusion service of the whole or part of this copyrighted work are prohibited. Unauthorised use may incur damages for breach of copyright and penalties of up to five years imprisonment and fines of up to $60,500 per offence for individuals and $302,500 per offence for corporations, higher in certain circumstances."
As seen on DVD, such as Despicable Me (2010), Ted (2012), and others. Free Gear.