All films take a certain suspension of disbelief. Fight Club
takes perhaps more than others, but if you're willing to let yourself get caught up in the anarchy, this film, based on the novel
by Chuck Palahniuk, is a modern-day morality play warning of the decay of society. Edward Norton is the unnamed protagonist, a man going through life on cruise control, feeling nothing. To fill his hours, he begins attending support groups and 12-step meetings. True, he isn't actually afflicted with the problems, but he finds solace in the groups. This is destroyed, however, when he meets Marla (Helena Bonham Carter), also faking her way through groups. Spiralling back into insomnia, Norton finds his life is changed once again, by a chance encounter with Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt), whose forthright style and no-nonsense way of taking what he wants appeal to our narrator. Tyler and the protagonist find a new way to feel release: they fight. They fight each other, and then as others are attracted to their ways, they fight the men who come to join their newly formed Fight Club. Marla begins a destructive affair with Tyler, and things fly out of control, as Fight Club grows into a nationwide fascist group that escapes the protagonist's control. Fight Club
, directed by David Fincher (Seven
), is not for the faint of heart; the violence is no holds barred. But the film is captivating and beautifully shot, with some thought-provoking ideas. Pitt and Norton are an unbeatable duo, and the film has some surprisingly humorous moments. The film leaves you with a sense of profound discomfort and a desire to see it again, if for no other reason than to just to take it all in. --Jenny Brown
Experience the brilliance of Fight Club
like never before on Blu-ray that boasts the film’s best-ever picture quality and outstanding HD audio. Revealing Special Features will give you unparalleled access behind the scenes, making this definitive edition of the film the ultimate home entertainment experience.
Brad Pitt and Edward Norton deliver knockout performances in this stunningly original, darkly comic film from David Fincher, the director of Seven
. Norton stars as Jack, a chronic insomniac desperate to escape his excruciatingly boring life. That's when he meets Tyler Durden (Pitt), a charismatic soap salesman with a twisted philosophy. Tyler believes self-improvement is for the weak - it's self destruction that really makes life worth living. Before long, Jack and Tyler are beating each other to a pulp in a bar parking lot, a cathartic slugfest that delivers the ultimate high. To introduce other men to the simple joys of physical violence, Jack and Tyler form a secret Fight Club that becomes wildly successful. But there's a shocking surprise waiting for Jack that will change everything... Features
: • New HD Master Supervised step-by-step by director David Fincher Exclusive to Blu-ray:
• A Hit in the Ear: Ren Klyce and the Sound Design of Fight Club--an interactive experience introduced by the sound designer Ren Klyce, in which the user can mix the sounds of selected scenes of the movie.
• Insomnia Mode: I am Jack’s search Index--a new navigation mode, that allows the user to tag any topics during the movie and access to all content available in the disc that refers to the tagged topic.
• Flogging Fight Club--backstage at the Spike TV Awards: Hangout with Brad Pitt & Edward Norton in the Green Room shortly after being inducted into the Spike TV “Guy Movie Hall of Fame”.