Ecstasy of order - Tetris documentary

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Watched this on DVD this week and found it quite enjoyable. It does have a slightly parochial point of view - to say the winner is the world champion when clearly there are highly skilled tetris players in Japan who weren't involved does come across as a bit insular.

Well worth a watch though.


Jesse Kelkar (not verified)
Thank you for the kind words.

Thank you for the kind words. This movie is about the classic NES version of Tetris. While it does dabble in a few other versions, it focuses on the "original version" of the game. I believe many of the players to which you refer are playing different versions of Tetris. Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong, but every time someone mentions anyone from Japan, they link to a completely different version of Tetris.

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Joined: 05/21/2006
Yeah - I guess the Japanese

Yeah - I guess the Japanese are more into the TGM games which are quite different - and it is worth noting that a TGM expert didn't qualify for the last 8 in the competition - I guess the older control would be an issue for TGM players. The atmosphere at the tournament was great in the film.

Good extras on the disc too - that Asteroids record run was astonishing as well.

Joined: 01/21/2009
I will have to look for

I will have to look for this.. not on Netflix for view or rent :( and With RedBox killing the local DVD stores.. its going to be ugly for the DVD 'specialty" market , which is to bad. I been avidly watching the wierd Documentaries on Netflix for years.. some GREAT stuff..

some i would recommend for the AA crowd

Special when lit- Pinballs documentary
Chasing ghosts- depressing :(
The Rock-afire Explosion- rember ht robots in chuk e cheese..
Winnebago Man- to dang funny.. STRONG WORDS!!!!

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