Ah yes, are you in luck, or will be shortly. The shadow film to King of Kong I have referenced, Chasing Ghosts, is breaking into the public eye, soon. I am not 100% impressed with how this world premiere is being handled, but the point is that you will have a chance to objectively see it, and that’s the important thing.
This entry contains my review of this film. The version you will see is the one I saw.
As you can see, Showtime has done them a fantastic service by playing an awesome documentary about video games at times ranging from 8:45 to 11:45 in the morning with one extra-special showing at 3am. Thanks, cable company!
My bitcheroonies aside, this will be your chance to see if I’m lying or wrong when I say that this movie is superior in so many ways to King of Kong, especially the part where it’s not made up. Allow me to “be a Doctorow” and say that it is inevitable that people will capture this movie and torrent it, and at that point I would hope someone on the production side of Chasing Ghosts would then take the amazing buzz this movie would generate from people downloading and seeing it to making a wonderful DVD package full of all the extras and footage they got their hands on, because there is a metric ton of it, and it’d be the best $20-$30 a videogame fan could spend.
But seriously…. 3am? 8:45am? What the fuck, Showtime.
I discovered that there was a PDF file with a more complete schedule across showtime’s channels. So, here’s the FULL times it’s showing:
December 3: 8:30am, Showtime Next December 4: 7:30am, Showtime Showcase December 6: 3:00am, Showtime Too December 7: 12pm, Showtime Next December 9: 12pm, Showtime Showcase December 11: 2:30am, Showtime December 11: 1:30pm, Showtime Next December 13: 9:30am, Showtime Too December 14: 12am, Showtime Too December 15: 8:30pm, Showtime Too December 16: 7:15am, Showtime Next December 16: 3:30pm, Showtime Next December 20: 3:40pm, Showtime Next December 22: 12:00pm, Showtime Next December 26: 11am, Showtime Too December 28. 10:15am, Showtime Next December 29: 12:30pm, Showtime Showcase
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