Posted tagged ‘Documentary’

Enter the world of 2D fighters with Pixel Kombat: The Hadokumentary

May 7, 2010

Not every genre found in gaming is as suited towards competitive gaming as fighters are and that important aspect of such games is the new subject behind a documentary film, Pixel Kombat. The film (or Hadokumentary as the filmmakers Jac & Johan like to call it) follows some of the worlds best fighting game players, covers five years worth of tournaments and covers events in France, Japan and the US. There is currently no release date set for the film, but they have a trailer out for it so it shouldn’t be too much longer. You can follow news for Pixel Kombat here.

[Via GameSetWatch]

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Update on the "Special When Lit" pinball documentary

April 15, 2010

Last September we ran a brief story on a new documentary on pinball called “Special When Lit” and I sort of forgot about it until recently. Now, the documentary will be appearing at a few different upcoming film festivals, including the Los Angeles United Film Festival(Apr. 29th-May 6th), the Buffalo Niagra International Film Festival (Apr. 16th-25th), and the Wisconsin Film Festival (this Saturday, Apr. 17th). The filmmakers describe the film as such: “This is the definitive story of the rise and fall of pinball as told by the fans, collectors, designers and champion players from across the globe. A game, a sport, a lifestyle – pinball takes this eclectic bunch of self-confessed ‘pinheads’ back to their youth as they open up passionately to reveal the attractions of the ‘world’s funnest toy’.” The film will be hitting DVD and Blu-Ray sometime later this year.

Here is a trailer:

[Special When Lit – Official Site]

Update on the “Special When Lit” pinball documentary

April 15, 2010

Last September we ran a brief story on a new documentary on pinball called “Special When Lit” and I sort of forgot about it until recently. Now, the documentary will be appearing at a few different upcoming film festivals, including the Los Angeles United Film Festival(Apr. 29th-May 6th), the Buffalo Niagra International Film Festival (Apr. 16th-25th), and the Wisconsin Film Festival (this Saturday, Apr. 17th). The filmmakers describe the film as such: “This is the definitive story of the rise and fall of pinball as told by the fans, collectors, designers and champion players from across the globe. A game, a sport, a lifestyle – pinball takes this eclectic bunch of self-confessed ‘pinheads’ back to their youth as they open up passionately to reveal the attractions of the ‘world’s funnest toy’.” The film will be hitting DVD and Blu-Ray sometime later this year.

Here is a trailer:

[Special When Lit – Official Site]

New documentary on pinball debuting next week – 'Special When Lit'

September 22, 2009

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A couple of years ago I had the opportunity of reviewing a documentary film about pinball called “Tilt: The Battle to Save Pinball”. I enjoyed it, in part because at the time I knew very little about pinball history or what kind of work went into creating one game. Now another documentary is about to make it’s debut with pinball as the primary subject and it looks like it will also be a winner. Called “Special When Lit”, the focus behind this film is not just about the game itself but also behind the fans who are keeping it alive. The filmmakers visited a plethora of different pinball shows and tournaments where they interviewed fans, collectors and pinball designers to get the proper feel for what it is all about. The film will debut next week at the Raindance Film Festival in London and from there it will make the rounds at different international film festivals (if it shows up at Sundance perhaps I could get a chance to see it, weather, time and money permitting) before it is hopefully picked up for distribution on DVD/Blu-Ray.

For more info, check out the links below.

[Special When Lit Official site] [Pinball News article] [Discuss on the Forums]

New documentary on pinball debuting next week – ‘Special When Lit’

September 22, 2009

specialwhenlit3

A couple of years ago I had the opportunity of reviewing a documentary film about pinball called “Tilt: The Battle to Save Pinball”. I enjoyed it, in part because at the time I knew very little about pinball history or what kind of work went into creating one game. Now another documentary is about to make it’s debut with pinball as the primary subject and it looks like it will also be a winner. Called “Special When Lit”, the focus behind this film is not just about the game itself but also behind the fans who are keeping it alive. The filmmakers visited a plethora of different pinball shows and tournaments where they interviewed fans, collectors and pinball designers to get the proper feel for what it is all about. The film will debut next week at the Raindance Film Festival in London and from there it will make the rounds at different international film festivals (if it shows up at Sundance perhaps I could get a chance to see it, weather, time and money permitting) before it is hopefully picked up for distribution on DVD/Blu-Ray.

For more info, check out the links below.

[Special When Lit Official site] [Pinball News article] [Discuss on the Forums]

Bang Back: The Pinball Movie

July 30, 2009

It’s been a little while since we had any pinball news – I have been waiting to see what Stern’s Big Buck Hunter Pinball is supposed to be like (which I hear is their next game). But while pinball news is slow, it’s not dried up completely, as indicated by this new documentary on the man who at one time was the best pinball player in the world – Rick Stetta. The trailer below is a rough cut but it’s still worth a watch. I do not know when the film is supposed to be released but I imagine that it will be soon.

[Found on ThePinballBlog.com] [Discuss on the forum]

King of Kong now available on DVD

January 30, 2008

Back in December we mentioned that the highly acclaimed documentary “The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters” was up for pre-order. As of today, it’s now available for everyone to go buy and then enjoy. I have yet to see it but now I’ll finally have a chance to check it out. Now we just need to get Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade on DVD and our happiness will be complete.

[Discuss on the Forum]