I know we have all seen “The King Of Kong- Fistful of Quarters” and you know how much I enjoy it. But did you know another documentary exists about the history of arcades? About the people who could really play? What happened during that amazing time in their lives- and their lives since? People call “Chasing Ghosts- Beyond the Arcade” a compliment movie to “The King Of Kong- Fistful of Quarters” but I think it’s the opposite! seeing what these guys accomplished and how their lives changed (for better or worse) is really where you have to start. Love em’ or hate em’ , they help define our generation. Reading of their exploits in all the arcade gaming magazines made me want to play better as well as most of you. And to think, it was started by one man, Walter Day, and that up until this year, he continued to preserve our history and way of life is astounding. Sadly, this movie has never seen the light of day on DVD or Blue Ray. Only a few sparatic showings on Showtime and HBO has the public been able to enjoy this wonderful documentary. And If the powers that be would listen- RELEASE THIS ALREADY!!!!!!!
Of course you can watch it on HULU-
Hey gang, remember, this movie has some vulgar language and nudity-
NOT FOR THE LITTLE ONES!
3/4/12 – Hey gang- good news! Chasing Ghosts is now available for streaming on Netflix! This is big- could a DVD or Blu Ray release eminent? Maybe- I think the hold up was the music. They had a few 80s classic songs in there- I don’t think they were able to get the rights to them. Now, they have replaced those songs with instrumentals- so lets hope that they finally get this released! At least for now, we can watch it commercial free any time we want!