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Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade (2007)

1982's Video Game World Champions share their philosophies on joysticks, groupies and life.

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Credited cast:
Walter Day Walter Day ... Himself
Ben Gold Ben Gold ... Himself
Steve Sanders ... Himself
Kent Farries Kent Farries ... Himself
Darren Olsen Darren Olsen ... Himself
Billy Mitchell ... Himself
Ronald Bailey Ronald Bailey ... Himself
Sam Blackburn Sam Blackburn ... Himself
Mark Robichek Mark Robichek ... Himself
Todd Rogers Todd Rogers ... Himself
Robert Mruczek Robert Mruczek ... Himself
Joel West Joel West ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leo Daniels ... Himself
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1982's Video Game World Champions share their philosophies on joysticks, groupies and life.

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Rated R for violence, language and brief drug use

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19 January 2007 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

Ron Bailey, featured heavily in this film, as later arrested for multiple counts of sexual assault of minors, stemming from his days as a youth athletics coach. See more »

Alternate Versions

A more complete Screener-version leaked out on the web. It has copyrighted songs instead of the specially made synth-tunes of the retail-version. It also has an extra scene with Rob's "art" collection. See more »

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Features Gyruss (1983) See more »

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Love in a Changing World
Performed by Walter Day
Written by Walter Day
Recorded for Chasing Ghosts 2006
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I'm really not sure what to say.
7 September 2011 | by bubblegum_brainiacSee all my reviews

This movie made me laugh, sad, and look away in disgust. You all know the plot by now. Some of the people in this documentary are so over the top, it's hard to believe their real people. One guy has a mullet. A mullet! Who has a mullet in 2007? If you've seen King of Kong, you know who I'm talking about, and he's just as unlikable in this film as he is in King of Kong if you ask me. It could be the mullet that just makes me hate him though. Anyway, back to the movie, a few others have very, um, odd collections, to put it nicely. I won't ruin what they are, but they aren't things I would ever invest it. But don't get me wrong. Some of these guys seem to be normal people you would meet on the street and think nothing of. They all took their arcade gaming experience and made it either the high point of their life, their entire life, or just one thing they did in the past that it isn't really who they are now. You'll feel horrible for some of them, laugh at others, and see yourself being best friends with one or two of them. They may have been famous for similar things, but they are extremely different people.

Of course, a comparison to King of Kong is necessary, and while King of Kong is better, I still enjoyed this documentary all the same. 8/10 may be pushing it, it's probably more a 7.5. If you like documentaries, this is one to check out. If you like video games, this is one to check out. If you're really bored and want to watch a movie, this is one to check out. If none of the above apply to you, then. . . go on with your bad self.


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