VIVA Films is a Philippine movie company which started in 1981. This company is part of the VIVA Entertainment Group.
Note: This is not to be confused with Viva Pictures, the company who made the infamous Foodfight! (which gained its infamy due to acts of espionage committed during production of the film.)
"Golden VIVA", "Golden Letters of Doom", "VIVA from Heck/Hell", "Filipino V of Doom", “Profil Filipino Cousin" "Rex and other stuff Filipina Cousin"
On a gold yellow gradient background, four blue lines with a gold line in each blue line appear from the left. The gold lines disappear first, followed by the blue lines. Then, the "V" from the VIVA logo zooms out to reveal a black/cadet blue gradient background. Suddenly after three to five seconds, a white line appears, breaks up the other parts of the VIVA logo, then moves away. Then the then-current VIVA logo is fully formed, "FILMS" appears in two appearing lines sandwiched in between.
- Sometimes, the golden background remains still for about a second before the animation.
- From 1993 to 2003, the entire logo is in a brighter gold color and has a black/dark blue gradient background. This version was also spotted early from 1991-1993 in some releases.
- However, in early 2003, the logo is more bronze, slightly larger, and is on a black/medium Persian blue gradient background.
- On Urban Rangers, the logo is more darker.
- On Pacifico Guevarra - Dillinger Ng Dose Pares and Pangako ng Kahapon, the logo's even more darker, making the background almost black.
- On Row 4 and Kiss Mo' Ko, the logo seems moved down.
- On Noel Juico - Batang Kriminal, the logo has a yellow tint, making the whole thing yellow.
- On Bugbog Sarado, the logo fades to white instead of black at the end.
The lines, the rotating out, the cutting of the letter "V", and the formation of the VIVA logo.
We start with two zapping sounds consecutively when the lines appear and disappear, which leads off to a creepy synthesized pad note, then another zap sound when the letter "V" breaks up, then finally, two more laser zaps: one when "VIVA" is fully formed, then another one when "FILMS" appears. These laser zaps happen consecutively at the end.
- Some films featured a synthesized fanfare with a different zap sound.
- The 2003 variant got a redone version jingle which featured more electric sound effects throughout.
- A jungle-themed tune with different laser zaps is heard on AB Normal College.
- On Sukdulan, Lupe and Pangarap Ko Ang Ibigin Ka, a dreamy theme is heard with different laser zaps.
- On a few films, the opening theme plays over it.
- Row 4 and Pretty Boy have sound effects present along with the opening theme.
- On S2pid Luv, there's another music variant which consists of a synth drone with whooshes.
- On Gloria, Gloria Labandera, a news theme is heard.
- On The Cecilia Masagca Story: Antipolo Massacre, a drumroll has been added on the original music which makes it dramatic.
- On Anghel Na Walan Langit, the music is low-toned.
Was common in the past, but not so much anymore. The 2003 variant was used only on a few films in early 2003 until the next logo is introduced below.
Depending on the variant:
- Original 1991 Variant: Medium to high. The zaps/flashes, scary music, and ominous (color) theme (gold objects on a dark background) unnerved quite a number of people, making this the scary Philippine movie successor to the 1985 Regal Films logo.
- 1993 Version: Low to medium, as they received a noticeably brighter color scheme and less scary-sounding music, making them not as creepy as the original logo.
- 2003 Version: Low to nightmare, again, they received a noticeably brighter color scheme. However, the more electric sound effects may scare almost every people who sees it.
- Urban Rangers Variant: Medium to nightmare, the presence of the original music also doesn't help.
- Pacifico Guevarra/Pangako ng Kahapon Variant: High to nightmare, due to the near-black darkness. Again, the presence of the original music also doesn't help.
- Dark Synth Drone: Low to medium, as it's not as scary as the original logo.
- Synthesized Fanfare/Jungle Theme/Synth Drone/News Theme: Low; it's less unnerving.
- Dreamy Theme: Minimal to low, since it's an improvement over the original fanfare.
- Opening Theme: Minimal.
- Opening Theme with Sound Effects: Minimal to medium.
- With Drumroll: Nightmare, due to the very dramatic sound.
- People who are used to see any of the variants: May range from minimal to low.