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King Of Kong : A Fistful Of Quarters - £4.99 delivered @ HMV!
King Of Kong : A Fistful Of Quarters -  £4.99 delivered @ HMV!

King Of Kong : A Fistful Of Quarters - £4.99 delivered @ HMV!

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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 humour. 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.

While Steve is an audience favourite, Billy is a Machiavellian mastermind that rivals any villain from a narrative film. Even though some might argue that the Super Bowl or NCAA tournament is more important, the competition in THE KING OF KONG rivals the most exciting in sports. Thanks to the film's wonderful characters, it's easy to get involved in the drama. Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction, and the people who populate THE KING OF KONG are as fascinating as any screenwriter's creation.

21 Comments

I loved this film! As the description says, Billy Mitchell is as good a villain as you'll find in any movie!!

Been wanting to see this for ages, ordered!.

One of the best documentaries i have seen :thumbsup:

class

Tie..?

Never heard of this documentary but after watching the trailer it looks pretty good, Might give this a go.

One of the best documentaries of recent times. A must see.

Come on Steve Wiebe, regain the crown.

Ace film.

SPOILER ALERT!!! * Do not read below if you haven't seen this film...


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(*as an added twist, go check the scores website to see who currently holds the crown...)
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very good film.

If you like gaming then you will love it and if you love classic arcades its a must.

But even if you dont its still a very good watch.

I would also reccomend, Bigger, Faster Stronger, all about bodybuilding and steriods, very very good.

This is a great little documentary, I'd highly recommend it.

Great documentary- a must watch for any self respecting gamer. Hot.

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Not sure weather to believe that top score as Billy Mitchell seems very sneaky but Walter Day seemed quite honest from the documentary. :?

Nice one, just ordered. Some very interesting characters in this documentary - really good!

Don't forget student discount for HMV as well.

Great documentary and nostalgic for me as i used to spend time in the slots as a young 'un playing Donkey Kong - boy it was rock hard -

now we need a documentary about Mr Do !

Well worth a purchase - terrific stuff. Anyone else think that guy looks *a lot* like Nick Cave?

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Well worth a purchase - terrific stuff. Anyone else think that guy looks … Well worth a purchase - terrific stuff. Anyone else think that guy looks *a lot* like Nick Cave?



Nick Cave and Chuck Norris' lovechild!!

i love this movie, its still one of my favourites best documentary IMO

if this isnt on bluray i think i'll buy it great find

This is a great documentary. A must for all those who like retro games.
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