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The King Of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Seth Gordon


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RUNTIME - 90 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2007

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

LANGUAGE - English

ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen, Full-Frame

SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -

DVD Features:

Region 1

Note: This release includes a removable sleeve on revealing special packaging by acclaimed artist, Scott Campbell.

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Full Frame - 1.33

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Film Info

There's more drama in this small documentary than in most serious Oscar contenders. A marriage is on the line, integrity is tested, and friendships falter--all in the name of a video game called DONKEY KONG. THE KING OF KONG may inspire both tears and frustrated sighs, but it's most remarkable for its humor. In the same vein as WORDPLAY and SPELLBOUND, this is a hilarious documentary that enlightens as it entertains. Billy Mitchell is a towering figure in the world of classic video games such as DONKEY KONG and PAC-MAN. He has held records in several games, and his high score in DONKEY KONG (considered the toughest of the old titans) has been unbeaten for decades. But newcomer Steve Wiebe finds purpose in the game after losing his job, and discovers his natural aptitude at the game. The amiable Steve is just as likely to win the "nice guy of the year" award as he is to best Billy's record, and this film casts him as a classic hero that viewers love to root for.

 

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Director

Seth Gordon

Producer

Ed Cunningham

Director of Photography

Seth Gordon

Editor

Seth Gordon

Composer

Craig Richey

Himself

Steve Wiebe

Himself

Steve Sanders

Himself

Walter Day

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FESTIVALS

Awards

Press

3 stars out of 4 -- "[N]ot only roaringly funny...[but] a metaphor for the decline of Western civilization..."

- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

"[A] funny and madly arresting new documentary..." -- Grade: A

- Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

 

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