Fight Club

Fight Club

4.7 145
Director: David Fincher

Cast: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter

     
 

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David Fincher's controversial Fight Club has had a few incarnations on DVD. This release offers a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. English and SpanishSee more details below

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David Fincher's controversial Fight Club has had a few incarnations on DVD. This release offers a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include four different commentary tracks. David Fincher performs one of the tracks solo. He is joined by actors Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, and Helena Bonham Carter on another track. The screenwriter Jim Uhls can be heard with the author of the original novel, Chuck Palahniuk. Lastly, a technical commentary track consists of many of the people who worked behind the camera. This is a great disc from 20th Century Fox.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Unrelentingly savage and diabolically witty, Fight Club romanticizes violence as the last recourse of men who feel emasculated by the drudgery and predictability of modern urban life. That sentiment is initially articulated by narrator Edward Norton, playing an angst-ridden corporate drone who anesthetizes himself with mindless consumerism and support-group participation. Norton's unnamed character is roused from his torpor after encountering soap salesman Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt, sweeping away the last vestiges of his glamour-boy image), charismatic leader of disaffected males who hold clandestine meetings and achieve self-realization by pummeling one another into submission. Director David Fincher (Seven), working from an irony-laced script by Jim Uhls (adapted from the novel by Chuck Palahniuk), drenches his able cast in testosterone and assaults the audience with graphic sequences of hand-to-hand combat. Mesmerizing in its almost fetishistic depiction of brutality, Fight Club seizes the viewer's attention from the beginning and grips it firmly through the shocking surprise ending.
All Movie Guide - Jason Clark
A definitive case of a movie that has yet to find its time, David Fincher's unnerving and cataclysmic look at the male psyche takes no prisoners and makes no apologies, which is precisely why the film is so powerful. A kind of stepchild to Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange in terms of its thematic relevancy and misunderstood nature, Fight Club looks and feels like almost nothing that has preceded it. Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, and Helena Bonham Carter all successfully subvert their onscreen personas, and give fully committed portrayals that never get buried in the film's dazzling set pieces. More than any film of the 1990s, it was hotly debated in terms of its cinematic worth. Some critics deemed it fascist and overheated, condemning the film for its refusal to a create an easily delineated platform on the issues it raises. Others praised the film for this very reason, citing its ability to challenge the minds of moviegoers. The film was a surprising misfire in its initial release, but a legion of die-hard fans subsequently developed. It wouldn't be at all surprising if it goes on to achieve the delayed status of a work such as Blade Runner, another film panned by critics and audiences when it was released that is now viewed as a significantly influential movie and a banner example of film theory on screen.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/27/2002
UPC:
0024543044789
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
R
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
2:19:00

Special Features

Commentary by director David Fincher, Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, and Helena Bonham Carter; writer's Commentary by Chuck Palahniuk and Jim Uhls; technical commentary by Alex McDowell, Jeff Cronenworth, Michael Kaplan, Kevin Haug

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Fear Center (Main Titles)
2. Ground Zero
3. Insomnia
4. Nesting Instinct
5. Remaining Men Together
6. Power Animal
7. Marla
8. Single Serving Jack
9. Tyler
10. Jack's Nice Neat Flaming Shit
11. Lament for a Sofa
12. Odd Jobs
13. Hit Me
14. Paper Street
15. Welcome to Fight Club
16. Infectious Human Waste
17. Sport Fucking
18. Tyler's Secret Formula Soap
19. Chemical Burn
20. The Middle Children of History
21. Homework
22. Jack's Smirking Revenge
23. Project Mayhem
24. Human Sacrafice
25. Space Monkeys
26. Psycho Boy
27. A Near-Life Experience
28. Tyler Says Goodbye
29. Operation Latté Thunder
30. Deja Vu
31. Changeover
32. Mea Culpa
33. Castrating Cops
34. Kicking and Screaming
35. Walls of Jericho
36. End Credits

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