The King of Kong

A Fistful of Quarters

(DVD - 2008)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The King of Kong
Unprecedented rivalry rocks the electronic world to its core. Novice gamer Steve Wiebe on his quest to destroy the top score of gaming legend Billy Mitchell, the uncontested champion of the Donkey Kong world for over 20 years. Only one can truly claim the title King of Kong.
Published: Burbank, CA : New Line Home Entertainment, [2008]
ISBN: 9780780659155
Branch Call Number: DVD 794.8092 KIN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.


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Sep 27, 2013
  • gribbles rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Hard to believe until you watch this! Battle of good vs. evil and the battleground is...King Kong. Full of 80s arcade nostalgia.

Aug 13, 2012
  • NotAllWhoWanderAreLost rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

When I saw this movie at my beloved Alamo Drafthouse they introduced it as the battle of good vs evil. I thought to myself "well that is a bit over the top don't you think?" Afterwards I was like "holy s**t! that really was the battle of good vs evil. This movie is a MUST SEE!

Jul 06, 2011
  • shadyladynz rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Worst. Movie. Ever.

Jan 04, 2011
  • Kuma rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Interesting and fun to watch. Felt odd to see all those old games I used to play.

Generally speaking this can be for most ages, however, there is a brief moment in the middle of the film where there are some old playgirl layouts which some parents may feel inappropriate for their children to see.

An absolutely brilliant documentary. This one is for all ages. It's a lot of fun. It really shows you that a documentary can be pretty much anything.

Apr 13, 2010
  • bobfrombob rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

If I told you this movie revolves around a guy who claims the world record for Donkey Kong, the self-appointed referee of the gaming world, and a guy who loses his job and decides to go for the Donkey Kong world record, would you think some of these people might be a little bit weird? Of course they are weird – who wants to see a movie about normal people. And in fact, the guy going for the record seems remarkably well adjusted, but perhaps that’s only in contrast to the other two who are batshit crazy.

I don’t want to give away too much of the story but the basic plot line is above. And I really enjoyed it. I found myself rooting for some of the characters and rooting against others. And I learned there’s a whole little world out there that most of us know nothing about.

Recommended by me.

Sep 08, 2009
  • kpalichuk rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I had no idea that videogames were this competitive.

Sep 08, 2009
  • Anarchy_Bunny rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Quite a well-made documentary about video game obsession and the price of being just a bit too interested in one thing.


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