Posted on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 by Angie Han
Ever since The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters was released in 2007, we at /Film have watched with great interest as the documentary’s two main subjects, Billy Mitchell and Steve Wiebe, took turns beating each other for the Donkey Kong world record. Last spring, however, a New York plastic surgeon named Hank Chien burst onto the scene and stole the title from Mitchell, who’d held it for the previous three years. Mitchell then took the title back, only to be bested by Wiebe in September. And Wiebe, in turn, found himself unseated by Chien this past January.
Point being: Chien’s up there now with Mitchell and Wiebe as one of the top Donkey Kong players in the world, with a high score of 1,090,400. And he’s about to catch up to Mitchell and Wiebe in another way, too, as the star of his own documentary, Doctor Kong: Cutting Up the Competition. Watch the trailer after the jump.