MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,806 this week

Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade (2007)

7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 958 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 6 critic

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

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $4.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 25 Nov 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 23 Jul 2012
 
a list of 48 titles
created 29 Nov 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 02 Jun 2013
 
a list of 34 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade (2007)

Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade (2007) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary

A 90 minute feature length documentary film telling the remarkable, true story of the British Video Games Industry between 1979 - 1996 and how the creativity and vision of a relatively ... See full summary »

Directors: Anthony Caulfield, Nicola Caulfield
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

100 Yen is a historical documentary about the evolution of arcades and the culture surrounding it - from the birth of arcades to the game centers that still thrive today.

Director: Brad Crawford
Stars: Brian Ashcraft, Daigo Umehara, Aaron Chmielowiec
Darkon (2006)
Documentary | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A movie about a group of mostly male virgins that band together to form the Guild of Virgins. They dress up like characters from movies and video games trying to insure that they remain virgins for eternity.

Directors: Luke Meyer, Andrew Neel
Stars: Skip Lipman, Kenyon Wells, Daniel McArthur
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

DEFCON is the world's largest hacking conference, held in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2012 it was held for the 20th time. The conference has strict no-filming policies, but for DEFCON 20, a ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Scott Sadofsky
Stars: Dead Addict, Brian Baskin, Ryan Clarke
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Are we controlled? To what extent and by whom? What does it mean for humanity's future? The enormous implications of these questions deter most of us who must deal with the daily ... See full summary »

Director: James Lane
Stars: Lisa Arbercheski, Kaye Beach, G. Edward Griffin
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Jourdan Adler, Hank Chien, Richie Knucklez
Once Upon Atari (Video 2003)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Howard Scott Warshaw
Stars: Jerome Domurat, Tod Frye, Rob Fulop
Vinyl (2000)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Alan Zweig investigates the wacky world of record collecting.

Director: Alan Zweig
Stars: Alan Zweig, Harvey Pekar, Don McKellar
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Directors: Tim Kinzy, Andrew Seklir
Stars: Walter Day, Richie Knucklez, Tim McVey
Gameplay (2013)
Documentary | History

'Gameplay' is a feature documentary on the history of video games. From 'Pong', 'Pac Man' and 'Mario' to 'Call of Duty', 'Grand Theft Auto' and everything in between it tells the story of ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Goldgewicht
Stars: Todd Howard, John Romero, Nolan Bushnell
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Directors: David Carr, David Comtois
Stars: Tony Hawk
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Documentary about Worldchampionship 2007 WarcraftIII players, leading roles for Dutch player "Grubby" and Chinese player "Sky".

Director: Jos de Putter
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Ronald Bailey ...
Himself
Sam Blackburn ...
Himself
...
Himself
Walter Day ...
Himself
Kent Farries ...
Himself
Ben Gold ...
Himself
...
Himself
Robert Mruczek ...
Himself
Darren Olsen ...
Himself
Mark Robichek ...
Himself
Todd Rogers ...
Himself
...
Himself
Joel West ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and brief drug use

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 January 2007 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features Pole Position (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Big City
Written by Chris Holloway
Performed by Analogue Planet
Courtesy of SLS Sound, a Division of Second Look Studio
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

I'm really not sure what to say.
7 September 2011 | by (United States) – See 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.


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Old Berzerk guy is a pedophile nicenwide
Cheating? adambhoy
What was up with that final burn on Walter Day? Inky-2
Soundtrack of Screener vs. Cable TV Airing tsmontana
Can this get released on DVD PLEASE! grkimble
Mr. Amazing? Anyone? thisismyidnow
Discuss Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page