Ecstasy of Order now on DVD

Ecstasy of Order now on DVD

Ecstasy of Order now on DVD

Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters, a documentary film about the 2010 Classic TetrisWorld Championship, is now available on DVD.

The film, which has won a number of film festival awards since starting on the circuit last year, has ties starting with the 1990 Nintendo World Championships and leads up to the 2010 California event that invited many of the current day Tetris champions to compete, including Robin MiharaJonas Neubauer and Harry Hong.

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“It’s a bit surreal to see it actually happen,” 1990 NintendoWorld Champion Thor Aackerlund said of the DVD release. “I’ll always be really impressed with the spectacular amount of work and cooperation it took to get it done. It was truly a community and passion built project.”

To celebrate the release, special screenings will be taking place in Los Angeles on Monday, July 23 and in New York City on Thursday, July 26. Tickets to these screenings can be purchased here.

The DVD, available via direct order, can be purchased here. The film will also join a variety of on-demand streaming services on August 21.

“It’s an incredible story of player versus machine, himself and herself and each other,” Tetrischamp Ben Mullen said. “It charts the stories of the best Tetris players in a manner which is truthful, exciting and heart-pounding at times.”

A review of a pre-release copy can be found here. More about the film can be learned on the official movie website at www.EcstasyOfOrder.com.

TGI Trading Card Profiles: Ben Mullen

Ben Mullen

Name: Ben Mullen

Favorite Classic Game: NES Tetris

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Why it is your favorite: NES Tetris has been my muse, my vice, and my obssession for quite some time.  To make a Long story short, I want to max out the score and join one of the most exclusive clubs in gaming history so doing.


What is your part in the movie: The movie itself follows the story of 6-10 of the best NES Tetris players in the world covering their training routine, love of the game, past present and future plans: I am one of those players I currently hold the lines record (well sort of, but i certainly did at the time of filming) and am in first place (amoung those who have not maxout out yet) sort of a “best of the worst of the best” haha

Bio: I’m a small town fellow from North Dakota who gre up playing very few video games, tetris was my favorite and remains so to this day.  I work as an Advisor at a Community College in Minneapolis, helping students navigate resources and decide on the best courses to take etc… I like cubed and fried SPAM… its a fact 🙂