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Friday, November 2, 2012

My Favorite Arcade Game Films

In honor of WRECK-IT RALPH's release this weekend, I thought I'd put together a list of films that I love that are connected to arcade games in some way or another. I have a lifelong love of Arcade games and I've ended up carrying it to an extreme. I have a bunch of standup arcade machines in my home. They all bring back memories for me. I miss arcade games in films and arcade game tie-in games too(a few of them made my list below). Anyway, I do hope that WRECK-IT RALPH will reinvigorate people into rediscovering arcade games(or discovering them for the 1st time). They will always be dear to my heart.
P.S. - I am featured in an upcoming documentary on arcade game collectors called THE SPACE INVADERS: IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME and I thought this post would be an appropriate place to mention that:
http://www.thespaceinvaders.org/

NOTE: The only reason I left THE WIZARD off this list is that I was trying to focus on arcade game tie-ins only. Love that film.




TRON (1982; Steven Lisberger)














KRULL (1983; Peter Yates)










INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM (1984; Steven Spielberg)












 STAR WARS (1977; George Lucas)












 CLOAK & DAGGER (1984; Richard Franklin)
 









WARGAMES (1983; John Badham)






THE LAST STARFIGHTER (1984; Nick Castle)








 NIGHTMARES(1983; Joseph Sargent)






 NIGHT OF THE COMET (1984; Thom E. Eberhardt)







 THE KING OF KONG: A FISTFUL OF QUARTERS (2007; Seth Gordon)








CHASING GHOSTS: BEYOND THE ARCADE (2007; Lincoln Ruchti)












4 comments:

dylan said...

LOVE that Cloak & Dagger game art. This my be the best post on the internet, thanks for making it happen!

Thomas Duke said...

I recently reviewed the slasher movie SILENT MADNESS, and there's a sorority house that has a Dragon's Lair machine. I thought that was interesting, since it was pretty new at the time and expensive. I wonder if there was some sort of promotional thing with the game makers. I should've probably read the end credits.

Also, I had no idea there was a Krull video game, or maybe I just forgot. That sounds rad.

Rupert Pupkin said...

Dylan you are far too kind, thank you!

Rupert Pupkin said...

Thomas, been meaning to see SILENT MADNESS for years and now I have all the more reason to do so!