The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

Director: Seth Gordon  Rated: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned for Children Under 13
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: New Line Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: This release includes a removable sleeve on revealing special packaging by acclaimed artist, Scott Campbell.
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Stereo Surround - English
    • Dolby Surround 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Interviews: Extended Interviews
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
    • Audio Commentary:
      1. Seth Gordon - Director; Ed Cunningham - Producer; J. Clay Tweel - Associate Producer; Luis Lopez - Associate Producer
      2. Chris Carle - Entertainment Tonight Editorial Director; Jon M. Gibson - Founder, i am 8-bit
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Arcade Glossary
    • i am 8-bit Music & Art Gallery

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Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 08/23/2007
3 stars out of 4 -- "[N]ot only roaringly funny...[but] a metaphor for the decline of Western civilization..."
Entertainment Weekly - 08/24/2007
"[A] funny and madly arresting new documentary..." -- Grade: A
Box Office - 09/01/2007
"[E]ntertaining....THE KING OF KONG becomes a gripping, you-are-there chronicle of a sports challenge in which a malevolent insider is pitted against a good-guy interloper."
New York Times - 08/17/2007
"[T]he movie's ROCKY formula proves irresistible..."
Los Angeles Times - 08/17/2007
"[A] sprightly new documentary that's as compulsively watchable as the vintage video game it focuses on is addictive."
Ultimate DVD - 04/01/2008
5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] touching, riveting and hilarious story. KING OF KONG is the rare result of a real-life drama managing to unfold on screen -- the perfect documentary."
Empire - 07/01/2008
4 stars out of 5 -- "This is ROCKY for gameheads -- a tale of one man's struggle to go the distance and beat the odds..."
Sight and Sound - 08/01/2008
"The reason KING OF KONG is compelling viewing is that its protagonists take their 'sport' with the utmost seriousness....You can't help but be drawn in by the sheer obsessiveness of Gordon's subjects."

Product Description:

In this hilarious, critically-acclaimed arcade showdown, an unprecedented rivalry rocks the electronic world to its core! Join 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 and find out which of them can truly claim the title King of Kong!

Source: Warner Home Video

Description by Warner Home Video:

In this hilarious, critically-acclaimed arcade showdown, an unprecedented rivalry rocks the electronic world to its core! Join 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 and find out which of them can truly claim the title King of Kong!

Plot Keywords:

1980s | Documentary | Games | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • NEW YORK PREMIERE AT TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2007
    IN THEATRES AUGUST 17, 2007 (Limited)

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  • Sales Rank: 112,728
  • UPC: 794043112348
  • Shipping Weight: 0.09/lbs (approx)
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