Feature Presentation Tournament: HBO Play In


This is the one that started this wacky idea.  We we running our mouths on another epidose and had to re-live our love for HBO’s Feature Presentation.  So after researching some more on this guy, we discovered that we needed a play in just for HBO.  This is what you see before your eyes today.  Let’s do this:

HBO, Feature Presentation (1999)


This one is a call back to an older version that we will see here shortly.  It’s got a wider scope of travel.  It goes across the country and to the shores to bring you the HBO logo popping up out of the water.  The music is kind of subdued for this type of fanfare.  I wish it had a little more pop and sizzle.

HBO Feature Presentation Intro Old 80’s HQ


Now speaking of pop and sizzle, we the one that started it all.  I gotta be honest it’s hard to beat.  So we start out from a living room and then fly across a city to reveal a flying HBO logo.  That’s when the music hits.  We started out a the beginning building up to the pop and now we a disco-y type jam and makes the alien logo fly around and gives a true fanfare.

HBO – Classic 1987 Feature Presentation Intro


This was the one that I most identified with as a kid.  You go from the fanfare of the alien to the hard rockin’ 80s hits of this one.  There’s lights, lazers, rainbow colors, and the hot neon drawing telling us it’s a movie.  I almost feel like I need to drink some Sunkist and snarf down some Fruit by the Foot while watching it.

HBO Alternate Feature Presentation


To be honest, I’m not sure why we picked this one.  I think it was the Latin version or something.  Maybe it was to show that the main jingle is still there to this day but updated and brief.  Yes, brief.  That’s it.  It seems like we are in an era of shortened feature presentations and even HBO is victim to it.

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