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SYNOPSIS

INSERT COIN is the amazing behind-the-scenes story of one of the greatest video game studios of all time – Midway Games. Led by the “Godfather of Videogames” Eugene Jarvis, the company pioneered the concept of live action gaming, kickstarting a new arcade boom and grossing billions of dollars in the process with massive hits like Mortal Kombat and NBA Jam.

Through intimate and often hilarious interviews with the people who were there, we witness how a small, tight-knit group of friends deal with next level success and the roller coaster ride that comes with it.

"With entertaining and fascinating nuggets throughout, ‘Insert Coin’ is a lot of fun. It’s a wonderful companion piece for a very significant era in gaming history."

James Swirsky

Co-Director of Indie Game: The Movie

Superbly told. A love letter to the wild west era of game-making, where—with just a keyboard and joystick—the outlaws broke all the rules and in the process made some of the greatest games in the 80s and 90s.”

 

Blake Harris

Author of Console Wars, The History Of The Future

"INSERT COIN"  EDITED BY JOSHUA TSUI  ORIGINAL MUSIC BY SAVANT  STORY EDITOR ANDREW HAYWARD  EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CRISTINA TSUI 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS ANTHONY BURKETT  JARRETT HAEDRICH  STEPHEN LEE  RICHARD LEIBOWITZ  GEORGE PETRO  MONTY SINGLETON

 DIRECTED BY JOSHUA TSUI 

 

REVIEWS

“Tsui uses his inside knowledge and resources to make an insightful, yet easy-going dive into the dogma of the arcade industry.”
“The new documentary Insert Coin, which was meant to play the SXSW film festival, tells their story, and it’s an excellent look back at this exciting period in gaming history."
"Will get your fingers itchy again for the retro satisfaction of hearing the NBA Jam commentator exclaim “Boom-shaka-laka” after a huge slam dunk or tearing out your opponent’s spine in Mortal Kombat.”
 
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