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The King of Kong




A documentary masterpiece. Contenders for the Donkey Kong video game world championship face off at a video arcade. This contest is transformed into a memorable drama by the presence of a villain. It is rare for documentaries to have villains, but this one does, and he wears black. The bad guy, a slimy conniving world-record holder and his corrupt minions, is matched up against a likable, genuine good guy nerdy hero. A righteous battle ensues over many months. I haven’t found anyone who didn’t thoroughly enjoy this visible confrontation between the forces of light and dark. One of my favorite documentaries of all time.

— KK

The King of Kong
Seth Gordon
2007, 79 minutes
$2, Amazon Instant Video rental

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Posted April 9, 2008 at 10:34 am | comments


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