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KING OF KONG:
A FISTFUL OF QUARTERS
USA: Picturehouse Entertainment
UK: Revolver Entertainment
Cast: Billy Mitchell, Steve Wiebe, Steve Sanders, Walter Day, Todd Rogers, Doris Self
Director: Seth Gordon
USA: 79 mins
UK: 78 mins
UK Certificate: PG contains mild language and sex references
USA Rated: PG-13 for a brief sexual reference
USA Release Date: 17 August 2007 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 6 June 2008 (Limited Release)
UK DVD Release Date: 16 June 2008
THE KING OF KONG: A FISTFUL QUARTERS s a documentary follows Steve Wiebe, a middle school science teacher, as he battles hot sauce mogul Billy Mitchell for the Guinness World Record on the arcade classic Donkey Kong.
In the cutthroat world of Donkey Kong only one man can rule.
Seth Gordon directs KING OF KONG, a documentary in which a middle school science teacher and a hot sauce mogul battle for the Guinness World Record on the arcade classic Donkey Kong. This film is fast gaining a huge fanbase in the gaming world.
This is the stuff of gladiatorial battle: good versus evil, right versus wrong, nerd versus...super nerd? In this hilarious, critically acclaimed arcade showdown, a humble novice goes head-to-head against the reining Donkey Kong champ in a confrontation that rocks the gaming world to its processors!
For over 20 years, Billy Mitchell has owned the throne of the Donkey Kong world. No one could beat his top score until now. Newcomer Steve Wiebe claims to have beaten the unbeatable, but Mitchell isn't ready to relinquish his crown without a fight. Go behind the barrels as the two men battle it out in a vicious war to earn the title of the true King of Kong.
Feature Commentary - from director Seth Gordon, producer Ed Cunningham, associate producer Clay Tweel and associate producer Luis Lopez
Feature Commentary - from IGN.com editor Chris Carle and i am 8-bit founder Jon Gibson.
Festival Q & A's
Steve Sanders Reacts
The Stylings of Billy Mitchell
Roy Awesome Disinformation CLp
The Music of Steven J. Weibe
Walter Day Profile
Video Game Wizard
Twin Galaxies News
Steve DK Strategies
Side By Side Gamplay
Extended Interviews with:
A Really, Really Brief History of Donkey Kong
The Saga Continues