The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters follows the pursuit of a classic video game record. In the process, Billy and Steve discover there's a lot to be learned about life while competing to be the best at Donkey Kong.
Director Seth Gordon explains, "When producer Ed Cunningham and I first conceived of a documentary following the pursuit of a classic video game record, we had a very simplistic vision of the way the story might play out. We would follow the rivalry between two men on one of the most hotly contested arcade titles of all time, Donkey Kong.
As we looked deeper a far more troubling (and ironically far more universal) story emerged. What started as a portrait of a competition turned instead into a portrait of two competitors, and the many agendas that took shape behind the scenes that bolster their rivalry. These two great gamers, one Salieri, the other Mozart, have grown to despise and fear each other and in so doing alienate the only person truly capable of appreciating their own achievement and greatness."
The 79-minute King of Kong DVD will be available at the end of January from New Line Home Video and is available for pre-order now from Amazon. [Thanks to fueriose fury for the tip!]