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Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 2011 (USA)
A documentary that captures the greatest world record Tetris players as they prepare for the Classic Tetris World Championship. From the days of Thor Aackerlund and his historic victory at ... See full summary »

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Adam Cornelius

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Chris Higgins
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Credited cast:
Thor Aackerlund Thor Aackerlund ... Himself
Pat Contri ... Himself - Tetris Tournament Host
Harry Hong Harry Hong ... Himself
Jesse Kelkar Jesse Kelkar ... Herself
Alex Kerr Alex Kerr ... Himself
Robin Mihara Robin Mihara ... Himself
Ben Mullen Ben Mullen ... Himself
Jonas Neubauer Jonas Neubauer ... Himself
Alexey Pazhitnov
Henk Rogers Henk Rogers ... Himself
Chris Tang Chris Tang ... Himself
Dana Wilcox Dana Wilcox ... Herself
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A documentary that captures the greatest world record Tetris players as they prepare for the Classic Tetris World Championship. From the days of Thor Aackerlund and his historic victory at the 1990 Nintendo World Championships, right up to the present and Harry Hong's perfect "Max-Out" score, this documentary expertly chronicles over two decades of Tetris Mastery. Written by Anonymous

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Nothing ever just falls in place.

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2011 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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$100,000 (estimated)
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Director Adam Cornelius met star/co-producer Robin Mihara at a retro gaming festival (PRGE) where the idea for Ecstasy of Order was born. See more »

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At 22 minutes in the doc, some news footage is shown of Robin Mihara shortly after returning from the NWC. The controller he is shown using has the D-pad on the right. D-pads are always on the left, the shot is a mirror image. See more »

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Dana Wilcox: [On being a one-way flipper] "Why use B when you can use A?"
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Excellent subject matter, decent execution
28 April 2017 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

"Ecstasy of Order" immediately invites comparison to "The King of Kong", which might not sound fair. But they both follow the same narrative path, both highlight the next-level brain function needed for their respective hobbies, and they're just stylistically very similar. Where "Kong" excels is in its pacing and cultivation of lively characters. And as much as I enjoy Tetris (and I do, it's a desert island game), the actual tournament footage was far more interesting than the initial explanation of the game's ins-and-outs.

On the other hand, it does have a good ending. And I feel the sudden need to dust off my copy and start working on that high score. That alone says a lot.


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