Saw this (sort of) at the beautiful Stanford Theatre 18 years ago and fell asleep. Must have been tired because the movie's pretty great.
Saw this film mentioned in the excellent "Story of Film" documentary and was able to find a decent quality torrent of a TCM airing. Even though the 58-minute version is incomplete and none of the dialogue has been translated, it's hard not to be absolutely astonished at the level director Teinosuke Kinugasa was operating at. It's almost inconceivable that this movie was shot in the very early days of Japanese cinema (1926) given the shot composition, special effects, and editing.…
Backed this one on Kickstarter back in 2011 and finally got to watch it!
The story of the people behind the arcade was more interesting than the actual arcade itself. Would have liked to see some mention about the original owners of the CF (if anything is even known). And maybe some follow-up on Akuma and Sam -- do they remain in touch?