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cover: King of Kong, The: A Fistful of Quarters

King of Kong, The: A Fistful of Quarters

Director(s): Seth Gordon

Theatrical Release: 2007

Cast: Steve Wiebe, Billy Mitchell, Doris Self, Nicole Wiebe, Steve Sanders, Todd Rogers

Genre(s): Documentary, biography, sports, culture

Countries: USA

Location in store: Documentary

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Ant Rating
Running Time: 90m.

Seth Gordon's documentary King of Kong follows the exploits of the two best Donkey Kong players in America. Billy Mitchell has held the world record for the popular video game for over twenty years. The film covers his rise to prominence, and the circle of associates he keeps at the Twin Galaxies arcade, a place where he is revered for his prowess at a number of games. Eventually Steve Wiebe, with time on his ends now that he finds himself without a job, decides to seriously hunker down and challenge Mitchell's record. Gordon gets close to both men, and shows how the passionate subculture surrounding these two have very powerful feelings toward both men. (


DVD Special Features:

! Feature commentary with director Seth Gordon, producer Ed Cunningham and associate producer J. Clay Tweel and Luis Lopez

! Feature commentary with Chris Carle (entertainment editorial director, IGN) and Jon M. Gibson (founder, i am 8-bit)

! Extended interviews

! "A Really, Really Brief History of Donkey Kong" - Animated short

! Arcade glossary

! I am 8-bit music & art gallery

! Theatrical trailer