United States


ID: On a black background is a blue gradient rectangle with two white outlines of rectangles behind it (possibly representing a doorway). In front of it is black stripes with red bordering and yellow words with black lining inside them. The text reads:


then it fades to:


and finally, it fades again to:


FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: Just simple fading to the screens, though the sizing of the rectangles is a little wonky, which is evident when each screen transitions to another.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Rare. Can be found on the beginning of RCA/Columbia tapes from the time, specifically the ones sold in black boxes with a red border. Titles include Quiet Cool and About Last Night... (1987).

Scare Factor: None.


ID: On the cloud background from the era's CTHV logo, the shiny gold text "ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE" zooms in and settles.

FX/SFX: The clouds and the text.

Music/Sounds: Just an announcer saying "Columbia TriStar Home Video proudly presents exciting behind-the-scenes footage immediately following this feature."

Availability: Scarce. Supposedly on some VHS releases of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, though most of them lack this ID.

Scare Factor: Low.

1993 (B)

ID: Over a stone background with a spotlight shining on it, we see the text "WATCH FOR A SPECIAL (Bram Stoker's Dracula logo) VIDEO GAME MESSAGE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE FEATURE PRESENTATION".

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: A booming orchestral theme with a male announcer saying the text.

Availability: Seen on Bram Stoker's Dracula.

Scare Factor: Minimal.

1993 (C)

Stay tuned bumper 39

ID: We see a still shot of a river with autumn trees in the reflection (supposedly from A River Runs Through It). Superimposed over it is the yellow words (with a black drop shadow)...

Stay Tuned For More Information
on How to Save Our Environment

...with a line underneath the last few words.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Appears on the 1993 VHS of A River Runs Through It.

Scare Factor: None.

1995 (A)

ID: We see a still shot from the Little Women Collectibles promo with a necklace, the Little Women VHS and DVD covers, and the Little Women movie title with Collectibles underneath in a script font, all on a red abstract background.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: Orchestral music (supposedly from the movie) plays as a male announcer says "Stay tuned for a special Little Women Collectibles offer immediately following the film!"

Availability: Seen on the (1994) 1995 VHS of Little Women.

Scare Factor: None.

1995 (B)

Stay tuned bumper 47

ID: We see a still shot from The Indian in the Cupboard Collectibles promo as it slowly zooms in and settles as the ID fades out.

Trivia: This ID advises us to stay tuned for the promo promoting The Indian in the Cupboard collectibles, which Columbia/Tristar sold as part of a limited time offer at the time this VHS came out.

FX/SFX: The zooming in.

Music/Sounds: The last few seconds of music from the promo plays as it's male announcer says "Stay tuned for a very special Indian in the Cupboard Collectibles offer immediately following the film!"

Availability: Appears on the 1995 VHS of The Indian in the Cupboard.

Scare Factor: None.

1996 (A)


FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on the 1996 VHS of Heavy Metal.

Scare Factor: None.

1996 (B)

Opening To Alaska 1996 VHS

Opening To Alaska 1996 VHS

(skip to 3:08)

ID: We fade between different pannings of nature with mountains, forests, water, etc. all with a bald eagle looking at us and a boat moving on a lake.

Trivia: This ID advises us to stay tuned for a promo promoting an offer which, if accepted, would make Alaska a summer trip in 1997.

FX/SFX: The camera panning, the fading.

Music/Sounds: The last few seconds of music from the Alaska trip promo plays as it's male announcer says "Stay tuned after the show to learn how you can travel to Alaska, with a special offer from Holland America West Tours."

Availability: Appears on the 1996 VHS of Alaska.

Scare Factor: Minimal.

1997, 2000

ID: On a space background, "MEN IN BLACK", in a stylish font, zooms in, then it disappears and "MUSIC VIDEO" zooms in as well.

Variant: On the 2000 Special Edition release, we see footage from the movie and we cut to a space background that contains the film's logo with "STAY TUNED AFTER THE FEATURE FOR" on the top and "ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE" on the bottom.

UK Variant: We see the text "Don't miss the full-length video of Will Smith's Number 1 single "MEN IN BLACK" at the end of this video" on a black background.

FX/SFX: The text zooming in (the 1997 variant), and the animation from the end of the trailers (the 2000 variant).

Music/Sounds: In the 1997 variant, an organ note with a male announcer saying "Stay tuned for the "Men in Black" music video starring Will Smith immediately following this feature." The 2000 variant however uses the closing theme. The UK variant is silent.

Availability: The 1997 variant is the more common of the two and can be seen on the 1997 VHS of Men in Black. The 2000 variant, on the other hand, is far rarer and can only be seen on the Special Edition release.

Scare Factor: None to minimal for the 1997 variant because of the fact you get flashed by a neuralyzer directly from the movie before this ID comes up. None for the 2000 variant because it actually includes footage from the movie.


Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Stay Tuned IDs

ID: On a blue CTHV wallpaper background, we see the words "Original Theatrical Trailer Immediately Following The Feature" fade in, zoom out and settle.

FX/SFX: The fading in, the zooming out.

Music/Sounds: A few seconds of silence, then an announcer (Gene McGarr) says "Stay tuned for a presentation of the original theatrical trailer immediately following the feature."

Availability: Seen on the 1997 VHS of Annie.

Scare Factor: Minimal.

1998 (A)

Opening To The Swan Princess III 1998 VHS

Opening To The Swan Princess III 1998 VHS

(skip to 4:56)

ID: On a black background, the logo for The Swan Princess animates as usual. The words "Stay Tuned After The Feature For" zoom in above the logo, which freezes afterward, and then "Sing-Along" fades in underneath it.


Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: Appears on the 1998 VHS of The Swan Princess III: The Mystery of the Enchanted Kingdom.

Scare Factor: TBA

1998 (B)

ID: On a background of changing color patterns, a spinning blue sphere zooms out. After it settles, the text "Stay tuned after the feature presentation for exclusive extra content footage, never before seen" appears over it. A few seconds later, the ID dissolves to black.

FX/SFX: The spinning sphere, the color patterns, the text appearing, the ID dissolving.

Music/Sounds: A synth-like tune.

Availability: Appears on the 1998 VHS of Spice World.

Editor's Note: None.

1999 (A)

Stay Tuned Silverado Bumper


FX/SFX: The zooming.

Music/Sounds: A majestic fanfare.

Availability: Rare, appearing only on the collector's-edition VHS of Silverado.

Scare Factor: Low.

1999 (B)

Stay Tuned Muppets From Space Bumper

ID: Over scenes from the music video for the Dust Brothers' version of "Shining Star", we see lines that turns into the words "STAY TUNED FOR THE SPECIAL "SHINING STAR" MUSIC VIDEO AFTER THE FEATURE". Then the text turns back into the lines, then the text again.

FX/SFX: The lines appearing, the turning.

Music/Sounds: A snippet of "Brick House" by the Commodores.

Availability: Rare. It appears on the 1999 Columbia/Tristar Home Video VHS release of Muppets from Space, directly after the ID.

Scare Factor: Minimal.

1999 (C)

ID: Over scenes from Stepmom are the words:



sliding up. After that, we cut to:


Both of them are in the same font as the text on the Silverado ID.

FX/SFX: The sliding.

Music/Sounds: A selection of the Stepmom score.

Availability: Rare. It appears on the Stepmom VHS.

Scare Factor: Low.

1999 (D)

ID: On a background of mountains and a cloudy sunset, the white/purple gradient words...

...zoom in slowly before zooming in quickly, cutting the screen to a shiny purple The Dark Crystal logo zooming in on the background, which now has fog moving on the bottom of it.

FX/SFX: The words zooming in, the cutting, the logo zooming in, the fog.

Music/Sounds: An orchestral fanfare with drums and cymbals ending in a "crash" for when the words cut to the logo zooming in.

Availability: Appears on the 1999 VHS of The Dark Crystal.

Scare Factor: Minimal to low. The quick zoom-in of the words at the end and the cut to the logo could catch some off-guard.

2000 (A)

Stay Tuned For Hilarious Bloopers After The Feature

ID: On a yellow background, we see the Stuart Little logo, and Stuart Little himself between the words. After that, it falls to make room for "STAY TUNED FOR HILARIOUS BLOOPERS AFTER THE FEATURE" fading in, except for "HILARIOUS BLOOPERS" sliding in and colored blue, with the "OO" in "BLOOPERS" zooming in and out. After that "HILARIOUS BLOOPERS" zooms in and spins away.

FX/SFX: The falling, and the text animating.

Music/Sounds: Some generic Stuart Little-like music.

Availability: Rare. It appears on the original 2000 VHS release of Stuart Little.

Scare Factor: Medium.

2000 (B)

ID: We see clips from the movie stretching in. Then, the words "Stay Tuned" slide, then it cuts to another set of clips and we see the words "For An Exciting Music Video" slide in. Then it cuts to another set of clips with the words "Immediately Following The Feature" sliding in.

FX/SFX: Just the texts sliding.

Music/Sounds: Drumbeats and sounds of police sirens.

Availability: Even rarer than the previous variant. It appears on the 2000 Blue Streak VHS.

Scare Factor: Low.

2000 (C)

ID: Over scenes from Stand by Me, the text "STAY TUNED" appears. Below it, "AFTER THE FEATURE FOR THE" appears. Below that, "Stand By Me" in yellow large font zooms in. And below that, "FEATURETTE" appears.

FX/SFX: The texts appearing and the name of the movie zooming in.

Music/Sounds: The song "Stand By Me" from the movie's soundtrack.

Availability: Seen on the 2000 VHS of Stand By Me.

Scare Factor: Low.


ID: We see a white flash followed by footage from the first Sam Raimi Spider-Man movie. The text "STAY TUNED AFTER THE FEATURE FOR THE SPIDER-MAN MUSIC VIDEO" spins in like a web, then zooms in slowly.

UK Variant: Next to artwork used for the film's poster is "Don't forget to watch out for the fantastic behind-the-scenes look at Spider-Man after the movie" shaking on a black background. After that, the artwork zooms away.

FX/SFX: The white flash appearing and the text spinning. On the UK variant, the text shaking and the poster art zooming away.

Music/Sounds: The music from the film's TV spots. On the UK variant, a rock tune (from the trailer) plays.

Availability: Rare, as it was only seen on the 2002 VHS of Spider-Man.

Scare Factor: Low. The white flash and music can scare some. The text shaking and the poster art zooming away on the UK variant may startle some, but it's otherwise harmless for those that are used to be seeing it.

International variants

United Kingdom


ID: On a black/blue gradient background, we see the gold/white words:

Variant: The gradient background uses a different shade of blue, the text is white, mostly lowercase and in a different font, and there's an exclamation point added for punctuation.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Appears on 1994 UK rental VHS's of Four Weddings and a Funeral.

Scare Factor: None.


ID: On a black background we see the words "LOOK OUT FOR WILL SMITH'S "BLACK SUITS COMIN' (Nod Ya Head)" MUSIC VIDEO AFTER THE MAIN FEATURE" with a clip of the video playing below.

FX/SFX: The video clip.

Music/Sounds: An excerpt from "Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)".

Availability: Only seen on the UK VHS release of Men in Black II.

Scare Factor: Low.