Update on the "Special When Lit" pinball documentary

Shaggy April 15, 2010 3

Last September we ran a brief story on a new documentary on pinball called “Special When Lit” and I sort of forgot about it until recently. Now, the documentary will be appearing at a few different upcoming film festivals, including the Los Angeles United Film Festival(Apr. 29th-May 6th), the Buffalo Niagra International Film Festival (Apr. 16th-25th), and the Wisconsin Film Festival (this Saturday, Apr. 17th). The filmmakers describe the film as such: “This is the definitive story of the rise and fall of pinball as told by the fans, collectors, designers and champion players from across the globe. A game, a sport, a lifestyle – pinball takes this eclectic bunch of self-confessed ‘pinheads’ back to their youth as they open up passionately to reveal the attractions of the ‘world’s funnest toy’.” The film will be hitting DVD and Blu-Ray sometime later this year.

Here is a trailer:

[Special When Lit – Official Site]


  1. WFD April 15, 2010 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    Awesome! I loved the trailer and can’t wait to see the movie! I hope it makes it to dvd also, would love to own this one! Thanks for the update!


  2. bacon April 16, 2010 at 7:11 am - Reply

    I hate waiting, I want to watch it nowwww

  3. Justinzero April 19, 2010 at 9:44 pm - Reply

    I cannot wait to get that documentary. I’ve been trying to convince the wife on getting a PB machine, always resulting in failure. There is a place here in Calgary that sells new machines, but they are easily over $3000.

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