The real-life journey of two men competing for the world record in the classic arcade game Donkey Kong is coming to DVD early next year, as New Line Home Entertainment today announced that the quirky documentary “The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters” will ship on January 29, 2008.
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters explores the things that drive grown men to be the very best in an arguably inane pursuit. As a middle-school science teacher and a hot sauce mogul engage in a cross country rivalry, the scandal and intrigue of tampered boards, rising scores and hours at the console reinforce the lengths to which individuals will go to win.
The DVD features never-before-seen filmmaker and player interviews, featurettes and player side-by-side tapes. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters will be available for $27.95. Special features will include:
- Feature commentary from director Seth Gordon, producer Ed Cunningham, associate producer Clay Tweel and associate producer Luis Lopez
- Feature commentary from IGN.com editor and i am 8-bit founder
- Featurettes including extended interviews, player profiles and bonus footage
- “A Really, Really Brief History of Donkey Kong” animated short
- 16×9 widescreen (1.85) version of the film
- English Dolby Digital 5.1 and English 2.0 Stereo Surround
- English & Spanish subtitles
- Closed captions
- Animated menus