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Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade (2007)

Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade





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In 1982, at the dawn of the video-game age, the world's giants of gaming gathered together in a now-legendary meeting at Iowa's Twin Galaxies arcade. This documentary from director Lincoln Ruchti looks at the players then and now, offering an insightful and nostalgic look at the history of gaming fanaticism. Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, where it was nominated for the coveted Grand Jury Prize.more
Rating: R (for violence, language and brief drug use)
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Visually arresting look at the dynamics of competition and camaraderie that animated a fascinating geek subculture will entertain just about anyone who's ever tried their hand at Pac-Man, while paying affectionate tribute to a bygone era.

Full Review… | February 6, 2007
Top Critic

...some who see this film will laugh at its protagonists, others with them. A little of both feels about right

Full Review… | June 30, 2007
New Times

Mixing a wealth of reports devoting news time to the craze, a worthy 80s soundtrack and some fun computer rendering of the game's rules, Chasing Ghosts is a true bit of cinematic time travel.

Full Review… | February 7, 2007

Audience Reviews for Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade


Not bad, but not as great as 'King of Kong' was. Still a nice insight into classic gaming.

Wu Chouin

Super Reviewer

A decent documentry over the arcade game craze of 80's. The movie is more about the young players that made names for themselves playing arcade games and where they are now. Some bits are pretty funny over champs getting there high scores debunked by other players. The documentry feels like it runs long with nonsense fillers when it could have added advertisements from the era instead. The people interviewed are quite the characters.


Pretty fun doc about some of the people in a way more fun doc, The King Of Kong, and their 80s cohorts. Worth watching if you play video games.

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