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The King of Kong

A Fistful of Quarters
(DVD - 2008)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The King of Kong
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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.
Title: The King of Kong
a fistful of quarters
[videorecording]
Published: Burbank, CA : New Line Home Entertainment, [2008]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
Special features: Feature commentary with director Seth Gordon, producer Ed Cunningham and associate producers J. Clay Tweel and Luis Lopez; feature commentary with Chris Carle and Jon M. Gibson; extended interviews; animated short "A really, really brief history of Donkey Kong; " arcade glossary; "I am 8-bit" music & art gallery; theatrical trailer.
True/False Film Fest entry, 2007.
Summary: 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.
Terms Of Use: This DVD is copy protected and may be played only on licensed devices. This disc supports parental lock.
Local Note: 1
ISBN: 0780659155
9780780659155
Branch Call Number: DVD 794.8092 KIN
Statement of Responsibility: Picturehouse presents a Cunningham/Gordon production in association with Largelab ; produced by Ed Cunningham ; directed by Seth Gordon
Credits: Cinematographer and editor, Seth Gordon ; original score, Craig Richey.
Performers: Steve Wiebe, Billy Mitchell, Walter Day.
System Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital stereo. surround.
DVD-ROM minimum system requirements: InterActual-compatible player (included on this disc), Microsoft Windows 98SE or later, Microsoft IE 5.5 SP1, Macromedia Flash Player 7, an Internet connection, a DVD-ROM drive and a DirectShow-compatible DVD decoder. This DVD will not work in a CD-ROM drive and the DVD-ROM features are not available on Apple Mac OS.
DVD.
Other Language: English dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: Video gamers Drama Video recordings. Donkey Kong (Game) Drama Video recordings. Competition (Psychology) Drama Video recordings.
Genre/Form: Feature films.
Comedy films.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Topical Term: Video gamers
Donkey Kong (Game)
Competition (Psychology)
TrueFalse Film Fest film.
Publisher No: 1000035229
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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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