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Feature Presentation Tournament: Final Four


Here we go, it’s the big tomata!  After weeks of furious voting we have separated the wheat from the chaff and are rolling into the final four of our Feature Presentation Tournament.  Each region is represented well as we have the solid contenders as well as a few surprises busting it’s way to this last week of battling.  Which type of feature presentation do you like?  Which one from each type is heads above the rest?  It’s your turn to vote, but first, let’s check out our Final Four. Continue reading Feature Presentation Tournament: Final Four

Feature Presentation Tournament: Cable Region Winner!


It’s the final region’s results for the Feature Presentation Tournament.  So who won?  It’s the HBO play in winner,  HBO – Classic 1987 Feature Presentation Intro!  This scrappy fella beat the big boys again and now puts its stamp as the best feature presentation bumper for the Cable Television Region!  The results were brutal so check them out here.   Now it’s on the the final four!


Feature Presentation Tournament: Cable Television Region


The final week of the regionals have come upon us and we are plowing straight into the Cable Television part of the Feature Presentaion Tournament.  We had an upset in the HBO Play In and now it looks to compete with mostly pay for cable television stations.  Yeah TCM is up in the mix but it’s only half pay for.  At least until we go full a la carte or just free across the board.  It’ll be awhile before that happens but this region is happening now:

SHOWTIME promos feature presentation


It’s kind of an 80s feel with the clips and then it rolls into more of a 90s feel with the graphics and the music.  It’s a good mix of kitschy playfulness and uber professionalism.  The only thing that lacks a bit is the music.  The music starts out cool but then it goes off in some kind of cheesy school ground sound.  But hey, it finds that middle ground.

TCM Feature Presentation


This feature presentation looks like it’s a feature presentation that actually had feature presentation in the title.  Notwithstanding, this little ditty features the biggest build up we’ve seen all tournament.  But once it hits, we get the full fanfare and a faux movie theater complete with spinning spotlights.  This one is all about the long play and payoff folks.

Cinemax Intro


Cinemax wasn’t going to be outdone by the other channels period piece of a feature presentation.  By period we mean the 1980’s, not the 1880’s, and more like the late 80’s at that.  The graphics display a style no longer seen today.   The music is super generic and gets the point across.  The palette spelling out Cinemax Movie is a real nice touch.

HBO – Classic 1987 Feature Presentation Intro


Yes, it had the major upset in the HBO Play In, now it’s on to see if it beats the other cable television networks.  The music stands out the best across the competition.  What can we say?  We love the hard rocking guitar.  It’s not classical like the other entries, but it has a style we don’t see much in this region.  That said, the graphics are a bit too lazery, aren’t they?

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There you have it, folks.  We got some strong competition rounding out the cable television region.  Get your votes on and get it going strong as well.  We’ll have one more final four once y’all pick a winner.   Watch the clips, read the reviews, and click away!

Feature Presentation Tournament: Movie Theater Region


Welcome back to the Feature Presentation Tournament!  We find ourselves in the movie theater region this week.  The AMC Play In went without a hitch and that film strip guy is back trying to battle his way into the final four.  He’ll have some tough competition with other theaters vying for the regional crown.  Let’s do this! Continue reading Feature Presentation Tournament: Movie Theater Region

Feature Presentation Tournament: HBO Play In Winner!


We have a winner in the HBO Play In and it’s a major upset!  The HBO – Classic 1987 Feature Presentation Intro made it out alive in the bracket.  The old early 80’s feature presentation was a clear favorite and an almost certain shoe in to advance.  It seems the votes came strong for the rocking guitar instead of the orchestration provided in the favorite.  Now personally, I would’ve gone with the old 80’s version since it started the whole tournament.  The people have spoken (and may have gamed the votes).  That’s democracy for ya, so 1987 moves forward!


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: Continue reading Feature Presentation Tournament: HBO Play In

Feature Presentation Tournament Time!


It’s the Gonzo Guys in text form! We were kids growing up remembering all the intros while getting into seats of movie theaters or the couches of our living rooms. Today it doesn’t seem as impactful. There was a golden age of great movie bumpers and we both think it’s gone. So in celebration of all great bumpers of the past, we are doing a bracket tournament! Continue reading Feature Presentation Tournament Time!