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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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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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As of today (10/16/13), 10 people have taped max-outs of NES Tetris game. 2 more have taken pictures. 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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An interesting documentary with character development
1 August 2013 | by vincentbaboSee all my reviews

Normally, documentaries are informative, could be fun and interesting. It is rare that a documentary can make us interested in characters. This documentary has something special in. At a lower scale, it seems to have elements of stories, like character development, suspense, maybe even some kind of plot.

The documentary builds up to the final championship. What interested me most about this film: - First of all knowing all the tricks that players use to get insanely good at the game - Learning about the various records that people achieved - How they built up the character of Thor as some legend at the game - Watching and actually caring whether someone reaches a high score

Overall, the film is quite enjoyable. I'm not sure if it would be enjoyable if you don't know anything about the game. (but that would be quite unusual).


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