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The Lost Arcade

The Lost Arcade is a movie starring Anthony Cali, Henry Cen, and Akuma Hokoru. The story of Chinatown Fair, the legendary arcade located in the heart of New York's Chinatown. This documentary explores how the arcade became a shelter...

Running Time
1 hours 19 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Kurt Vincent
Writer
Irene Chin
Actors
Seth Killian, Anthony Cali, Akuma Hokoru, Henry Cen
Country
USA
Year
2015
Audio Languages
اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
اللغة_العربية, 日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

The story of Chinatown Fair, the legendary arcade located in the heart of New York's Chinatown. This documentary explores how the arcade became a shelter to a community as diverse as the city surrounding it and changed lives in doing so.

Comments about documentary «The Lost Arcade» (19)

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Gloria Wong

Cinematic analysis of the making of the cult movie "The Lost Arcade." If you have seen the film, you will know that the filmmakers realized their movie was not going to be a hit, and they made a desperate attempt to revive it at the box office. When the box office failed, the film was ended on the road. But the makers still wanted to put out a new movie that would get noticed and turn the lives of their loved ones into a movie history. They did not know it, but they were still hoping to make it on the big screen. We get to see the behind the scenes work, the stress of the production, the conflicts between the directors and actors, the problems with the actors themselves, and how everything came together. After watching this documentary, I had a better understanding of how and why the "Lost Arcade" came about, and I was able to better appreciate the creators. It really shows the problems that were involved with the production of this movie, and how the family of the producer had to endure the extra strain of the filming and eventually the film itself. I really hope that this movie is able to break through and get the recognition that it deserves.

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Frances

Possibly the best documentary I have seen about the development of the arcades. A lot of the early arcade games like Pac-Man, Missile Command, and Tetris are referenced throughout the film. The featurette also includes the history of arcade games and the introduction of Pac-Man for the Atari 2600. This is an amazing film that really showcases the history of video games and will keep you interested. Worth seeing.

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Martha

This documentary about the Atari 2600, which is basically an RTS game console, was a very interesting and interesting film to watch. I really appreciated that this documentary was filmed in such a way, so that you can clearly see the amazing story behind the creation of this product, the effects it had on the industry, and the marketing campaign it got. Also, it made me really appreciate the whole video game industry. The documentary itself is very good, with a really good mix of interviews and footage, that allows you to really see the impact that the video game industry has had on American society, as well as a lot of other industries. Also, the video game industry is not only about video games, but it has had many other impacts. The video game industry has been an important industry in many other areas, such as music, animation, and so on. The documentary was also interesting to see how these video games got popular, as well as how much was the marketing. I also enjoyed seeing a lot of behind the scenes footage of the manufacturing of the Atari 2600. I thought it was a really interesting and interesting documentary to watch.

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Harold Scott

The Lost Arcade is a very powerful documentary about a man, his life, and his legacy. It has some powerful interviews with people like John Toden, the man behind the arcade and his wife who made the arcade, and also members of the city of L.A. who participated in the arcade's construction and first popularizing arcade games. This film shows how an arcade was made in the L.A. back in the 80's, and how many people loved it, like Ray Charles, the video game music legend. It's a great documentary, and definitely worth a watch.

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Amber

Like other people, I am not a gamer, and have never played the original arcade game, The Lost Arcade. What makes this movie so special is that it takes place in the 1980s, when video games and computers were in the same league as the living room television. It is hard to believe that this was only the beginning of a change in the gaming world. Also, while I do not agree with the opinion of the movie that the video game industry is evil, it is more a sign of the changing times that we are living in. This movie is great to see for the same reasons as I would like to see all of my favorite movies released as they did in the 80s and 90s. These movies were different from the rest of the time and no longer were only action and action movies. It was a great time for the movie industry and it is great that we have a place to see these movies today.

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Richard

As a hardcore gamer myself I can say the gaming industry has evolved over the years. Gamers have gone from arcade addicts, to young adults with few concerns, to women who might still believe in their craft. The bottom line is games are a great tool to learn about people and we see games used for good, for the world to learn from, and to entertain. I believe the gaming industry will continue to evolve and bring about the next generation of gamers who are not only gamers but are designers, programmers, producers, etc. I hope to see more people like me in gaming positions.

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Melissa A.

The Arcade is a remarkable piece of work. Although filmed in 1977 and only 5 years old, it is by far one of the most influential documentaries I've ever seen. It is about the arcade game "Super Mario Bros.", created by Nintendo. I'll start off by saying that the game itself is incredible. While many of the problems and glitches in the game are easily rectified, there are many technical problems that can't be corrected, as evidenced by many "gimmicks" in the game that seem to work but in reality are a bad idea. What really separates "The Arcade" from most other arcade documentaries is the way it is told. By focusing on the people involved in the making of the game and how they go about achieving the mission, the viewer is left with an extremely positive attitude toward the game, which is what truly makes this documentary so well-made. I won't go into the technical details of the game, but I will say that it is amazingly detailed and really goes into depth on the technical aspects of the game, which makes the film a must-see. The only problem with this film is the amount of time that it was released. The Game Over feature, along with the first commercial run, took place over the course of 2 days and over 2 hours, and I'm pretty sure they could have cut out 40 minutes of the film and still made it all the way through. Also, I don't think that the game itself is that important. The only people that I knew that played the game, including my dad and sister, were also very familiar with the game and actually played the game with friends before hand. While I do like the game, I think the game itself is the main reason that I like this film so much. The entire way through the film, you get a feeling that this is a film that is more than just a film. You get the feeling that it is a work of art. If I have any complaints about the film, I would say that the "dumbing down" of the arcade game is probably the biggest flaw. The game itself isn't that bad, but the way that the game is portrayed on screen seems to me to be really outdated. To me, the game is much more of a medium to create a more realistic visual representation of the game than a player is able to. It would have been more realistic to have used a computer program to animate the characters. However, I think the technical aspects of the game are very important to anyone who plays the game and how it's portrayed. Overall, I would say that "The Arcade" is a must-see for any enthusiast of video games. Although I have no interest in the game itself, I have learned a lot from it, and I think it is extremely well-made. 8/10

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Theresa M.

After watching this documentary, one gets to experience the joy of people with a very acute sense of humor who love arcade games and have a passion for the gaming industry. The most interesting aspect of this documentary is that it is so true to the human experience. This film can be called the basic emotional DNA of gamers everywhere. No matter how bad you are, there is always someone else who is much worse. This film has just about every gamer on the planet with a heart in their chest.

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Eric Lopez

I thought that I was going to hate this movie. I thought I was going to hate it because it was a bizarre mix of sitcom-style sitcom-style "sitcom" style "humor" that I have never seen. But I actually loved this movie. It was like a really well-made children's show for kids, in the style of the "Happy Days" and "Seinfeld" shows, but with adult characters, written by adults, and with a human plot. It was extremely well done. I had heard that it was a TV movie, but it was a new show from TV. So I have to say that the movie was "very much" like a "T.V. movie" in many ways, especially the plot, the characters, the humor, and the acting. I think that it is a very good film. It is about a small town (Alaska) that has been isolated for 50 years. The town has no phones, it has no internet, it has no television. It's just people having weird relationships with each other. The town of Thorndike, Alaska is an odd place, but not so odd that they can't get along. It's a normal place, with a population of about 1,000. Thorndike has a basketball team. That's about it. There is a guy named Ziegler who has been growing up in the town, and is trying to form a basketball team, but he is just not going to get any more basketball-y. Ziegler's best friend is Brian, the local high school basketball player. Brian is not a very good basketball player, and he can't get into the team. Brian is going through a big nervous breakdown, and has gone through a huge drug problem. But he wants to do something about it. Brian goes to the store and buys some marijuana, but when he sells it to a local guy, the guy's family gets hurt. This is where the story really begins. Ziegler takes Brian to a clinic in town, where he can get some real help, and there he meets a guy named Paul, who has been in the same situation as him, and has gone through similar problems. Brian is now also in the clinic, and he is helping Ziegler, and helping Ziegler's family, with the drugs that he is selling. The movie is funny, because it's a combination of comedy, drama, and drama. There are times when it is a bit too dramatic, but there are also times when it is funny. There are also times when it is too dramatic. I enjoyed this movie very much, and I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did. I give it an 8/10.

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Evelyn

This documentary by Lars Andersen, who had worked in the video game industry, is very thorough, well-edited, and tells the story of an obscure video game development company. You'll learn what it's like to make games, from the first concept to the final game, and also about the people involved. Andersen starts the film by talking about the history of video games, as he tells us that video games were first popularized in the 60s. The interesting thing about this film is that it doesn't shy away from what game developers are actually like: they're very busy, very self-conscious, and have an unhealthy obsession with their games. The stories behind these creators are told from various perspectives, which makes this movie all the more interesting. As far as I know, video games have been the subject of several documentaries: "Battletoads" (1992), "Bulletstorm" (1994), and "The Game Developers" (2000), but I think that this is the first film that tries to really tell the story of game developers. There's a lot of stuff that I'm not sure about, like how did the world of game development come about, and if game developers actually have jobs. But the film does a good job of explaining that it's all about fun, and what the majority of them really want is a break from the mundane. The story starts off with the first "X-Box" game that was made in the 90s, and we see the early years of the development of the first "X-Box" game, which was pretty funny. We then hear about the development of a more popular game, "Final Fantasy" (2001), and some of the difficulties that it had getting on. The end of the film is the "X-Box" game that will become the most popular game of all time, and we get to see how it was made. Andersen really shows that this is a very creative industry, and this is what makes games so successful. Andersen also tells us some really cool stories about the people involved in this industry, and shows them as really passionate people who want to make something different. Overall, this is a very interesting documentary that is well-made and informative.

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Sarah F.

This documentary about video games really brings home the realism and the reality of the game world. Watching the people who play video games and why they do it, the reactions and reactions to their games, is really something to behold. And what is fascinating about this documentary is that it really shows how video games are not the center of the game world. In fact, video games are not even the center of video game culture. What video games do have is something more important, and that is creativity and that is what video games have achieved. The documentary really goes into the art and design behind video games, and the emotions that are behind gaming, and what it is that keeps people interested in the video game world. The documentary is very informative and moving, and I highly recommend that everyone see it. It really is worth your time and money. For more documentaries, please visit the website at www.greatdocumentaryfilms.com

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Juan Marshall

This movie was actually good, I enjoyed it. For me, the story was good. The acting was good, especially Anthony Anderson. His scene where he explains that a man can be a 'cockroach' and all he wants to do is fuck a woman was great. The atmosphere of the film was good, a little light moody but not overly, a nice blend of music and black and white. The story was good, I don't know why they didn't do this in the original, I think the guy would have been very angry. This movie didn't deserve the Oscar, even if the guy who played it should have been nominated. 8/10.

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Diana

I was looking forward to seeing this documentary for a long time, after all it is one of the key sources of information for the world of Neo-Nazis. I expected to be shocked and appalled by the atrocities committed in this room, but I was pleasantly surprised. The children and their mothers were well handled and extremely honest. The incident at the mosque was portrayed realistically, the testimonies were clear, and there was a lot of criticism about the documentary not being about Neo-Nazis. For the most part, I think this is accurate. This movie is about the 20+ kids who came together at the mosque, many of whom are Muslim. The youngest son is 14, the youngest daughter is 12. Some of the oldest members of the group had joined the family a few years earlier and some of the oldest members were members of the US. Many of the kids were very honest and went against the grain of what they thought their parents were doing. They showed a lot of hope, empathy and trust. This movie was informative and well presented. The discussion about the narrative of the film was good, and some of the audio clips were good too. I was surprised how much information was provided without going over the heads of the viewer. I think the theme of the film was very accurate. Some people were upset at the inclusion of Israeli journalists, but I would not expect a report on the news from the Israeli media. This film was well-presented and well-written. I would recommend this movie to anyone, who is willing to put their mind at ease and not judge. Everyone in this room had a story to tell, and everyone was able to give an honest, credible and accurate presentation of their story. I think the movie was very informative, and it should be required viewing for everyone, who wants to be educated on the topic of Neo-Nazism.

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Crystal V.

This film was actually great to watch. I am a huge fan of the game (I have owned it for a while now), and the film seemed to capture the feeling I had while playing. I have been trying to find out more about the game, but no one seems to know what happened. Also, if you want to know more about the game, I would suggest that you watch this documentary, as it does a good job of describing the game. A few other videos have been made about the game, which are great for learning about the game. It is a great movie for fans, but if you are not a big fan of the game, I would not recommend watching this movie. I did like it, and I would recommend it to any fan of the game. 7/10

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Jacob

Another interesting idea, one which is about as original as the game itself. While one could certainly say this is a self-referential (in that they are all references to other games) work, the work as a whole is pretty much self-referential as well. This is certainly a good thing, as it means that if they do do a feature on the game (which I doubt, as I've seen no interviews of any kind, though I suspect that the most interesting interviews are not from gamers), it will be fair to say that it was the work of the fans of the game, rather than the creators. The collection of films does contain some good features, although one will probably be able to make out the content on first viewing. I won't go into detail about these features, but it is possible to say that the studio makes a good effort to put them together, and that the interviews provide some interesting insights. As a work of art, it is fair to say that it is very different, and as such may be of some interest to gamers, but it is not clear what else it could have been to the general audience. Overall, I do not feel that the movie was very good, but it did provide some good points of view, and it is well worth a look.

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Christina

This documentary, "The Lost Arcade", which we've already heard about, is another dark and darkly hilarious piece of work. The Lost Arcade is a one man project that Ken (Chad Smith) and his wife Ashley (Kristen Stewart) have been going on for about a year and a half. Ken and Ashley work in the computer gaming industry, and their house is a place where they play video games in between their jobs. They don't take the games too seriously and it is just a hobby that has been handed down to them over the years. In the early 2000's, Ken had just moved to the US and Ashley had moved to Seattle. They both started playing games that they had collected over the years. The thought of seeing this collection get torn down in a place like the video game store sounded like the most exciting thing in the world, but now that Ken is here, he isn't so sure. In order to have a game for sale, Ken and Ashley have to go to an area that is known for their collection of video games. In Seattle, Ashley has decided to try and get some in the city. She does this by making an appointment with a friend of hers, who is the owner of the video game store. Ashley tells Ken about the store, saying that they are doing some old video games that were given away to new owners in the past. Ken can't believe his luck and he is ready to be a part of it. Ken goes to the store and sees the video game collection of the store. At first, he is going to buy the games, but then he has a change of heart. Ken also has a change of heart about the store, but he also wants to help Ashley with her collection. They both agree that it is just the right thing to do. This film is very dark and not so funny. The story has been told before, but I think the editing of this movie is perfect and perfectly fitting to the mood of the movie. In the beginning of the movie, Ken and Ashley go into the video game store, and they talk about how much they love the game. In the store, they see games that they have collected for years and years, and they are the same ones they have played over and over again. The idea that the store owner just received new game from a friend and has it sitting in his basement, isn't too far fetched. It is just that this store has such a large collection of video games, it is hard to find one that isn't expensive. So Ken and Ashley go to the basement and see the game, and it is a real turn off when they see that the game is in an old box. Ken is very upset, but Ashley is laughing. The two of them sit in the basement and start talking about how much they like the game and how they just want to get a copy for themselves. Ken starts telling Ashley about the games he has that he would like to get rid of. Ashley also starts telling Ken about the games she has and the ones that she would like to get rid of. The two of them talk about how they like the games, and how they like the collections. Then Ken starts talking about the money that he wants to give Ashley and how he is sure that she can get her money back. Ashley is like OK, Ken, but then Ken starts telling her how much he loves her. She says that she doesn't love him that much, but he says that he loves her more than he loves the games that he has. He even goes to the store and starts talking about the stores, and telling them that they have a problem. The story continues to the point where Ashley tells Ken that the video game store is closing, but he still wants to give it his best shot. Ken tries to explain that it is hard to get a copy of a game that is going to be destroyed, but Ashley won't listen to him. Ken ends up putting his computer games on the internet, and giving away the games for free. He says that he just wants to be a good guy, but he is not sure that he can be a good guy. Then Ken starts giving away his games for free, and he is going to give away his games for free for a while. It is really exciting to see

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Martha D.

Back in 2012, when this movie was released, it was lauded by many as a "miracle" on the landscape of independent cinema. Then it faded in obscurity and failed to capture much mainstream appeal. But it is now finding its way back onto video shelves again, for a second and hopefully final time. Like The Last Movie, The Lost Arcade is a film about film-making and how it is often ignored by the media and even by the audience. It was originally a feature film, but was turned into a short. It has a feel of a documentary, but it doesn't always feel like one. It's at times fast-paced and exciting, but sometimes it is slow and just felt like a documentary that was longer and had a different feel. The narrative is clear and follows an ordinary movie-making family. The father, Benjamin, is a business tycoon who has a knack for inventing a new invention. His company, Nihilos, uses the motion-capture technology to create a movie that has not been done before. It has been shot on location and uses the motion-capture technology to show us what the film is really like. For me, The Lost Arcade felt like an early 20th century version of Forrest Gump. I was not completely blown away by this film, but I would certainly recommend it. My score: 8.5/10 (A-)

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Alexander

The Lost Arcade is a great documentary about a video store in Rochester, New York. The store, as we know it, closed in 2005, but the original owners of the video store, as they themselves remember it, still hold this video store to be a part of their lives and how they remember it. This documentary also follows the people involved in this store to find out what they have to do with the store, and how they want to change the world through the video store. It is a great example of how a business can go through a lot of changes and still make a difference in the lives of the people involved in it. This movie is great to see because it really takes you inside the video store. You are able to hear about the history of the store and all of the people who worked at it. The people involved in the business were the ones who did the hard work in making it run and when they got to retire. All of them had different personalities and you get to see them at the same time, which makes the movie very interesting to see. They are able to see what they did for a living, what they liked about it, and what they did to make their jobs fun. I also liked the fact that they showed all of the different music videos and how they got made. I think that's a great feature to have in a movie because if you get to see what all the music videos are about, you really get a better understanding of what the video store was about. They even got a few actors from the video store and came up with a few of their own music videos, which really helped them get their career started. Overall, this is a great documentary about a video store and I really liked it because it was great for me to learn about this video store, and what it was about. It really made me think about what video stores were like and how they are still around. I think that the movie really made me think about what video stores were about, and how they helped the people involved in the business.

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Donna V.

I am not a metal head by any means. I am a collector of comic books and also the music that my favorite bands create. This documentary is a great place to start. It shows the history behind the film and the bands. It also shows the real life behind the bands that make it up. You'll find some real gems in here. You'll find the one liners. You'll find out why the artist is a big fan of the movie. It's a great way to understand the history behind the film. It's also a great way to appreciate what your favorite band is all about. A must see for metal fans.