I was able to finally watch this documentary last night (rented on Itunes for $2.99). What a great piece of work, easily a 9/10. The quality and presentation was top notch.
Some criticisms I did have:
1. Way too much time spent on the over the top eccentric personalities in the pinball world. I understand that to talk about pinball these days, you're going to have include some of the characters that come along with it. But really, some of the people they interviewed...I seriously questioned if they were mentally ill. Way too much camera time for them.
The problem with that is, focusing on the eccentric personalities in pinball today, and not your relate-able average person, doesn't help to revive pinball or make it more accessible. The message seems to be that pinball now is only for the freaks and geeks out there.
2. The movie does an excellent job of the the history of pinball, but glazes over why pinball went in to decline. I felt only a few minutes were spent trying to explain it, and it went something like this: 1. Pinball became very popular in the late 70's early 80's. 2.Arcade machines became popular and people couldn't get enough of them. 3. People got enough of them. 4. Pinball became popular again in 92-93 (why?? movie doesn't say). 4. Pinball hit decline because of video games (again, why did it re-surge in 92-93 when games were the rage, but declined when video games were the rage?). This explanation flew by in a matter of a few minutes (oh, and they briefly mentioned increased difficulty in understanding rules of some machines).
Anyways, off the soap box. Awesome documentary, worth the purchase. Will watch again and again!