China gives 'Fight Club' new ending where authorities win

Summary by Ground News
David Fincher's 1999 cult classic "Fight Club" starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton has been given a makeover. In the closing scenes of the original, Norton's character kills off his imaginary alter ego Tyler Durden. But the new version in China has a very different take. The exploding building scene is replaced with a black screen.
4 months ago·Beijing, China

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China changes Fight Club film ending so the authorities win

In China, the final scene of the 1999 film says the subversive plot fails and the authorities win.

4 months ago·United Kingdom
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The Guardian

Fight Club gets a new ending in China - and the authorities win

A new version of the movie available to Chinese audiences transforms the anarchist message of the originalThe ending to David Fincher’s 1999 cult classic film Fight Club has been changed in China, sparking outrage among fans.Film fans in China noticed over the weekend that a version of the Brad Pitt and Edward Norton movie, newly available on streaming platform Tencent Video, was given a makeover that transforms the anarchist, anti-capitalist me…

4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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The Independent

Changes to Fight Club ending in China spark outrage among fans

The change has sparked outrage among fans

4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Daily Express

'Have you seen this s***?' Fight Club author reacts to changed ending for China release

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4 months ago·United Kingdom
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CNN

'Fight Club' has a new ending in China. And this time, the authorities win

More than two decades after its release, "Fight Club" has been given a very different ending in China — and this time, the authorities win.

4 months ago·Atlanta, United States
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IBTimes

China Gives 'Fight Club' New Ending Where Authorities Win

The first rule of Fight Club in China? Don't mention the original ending. The second rule of Fight Club in China? Change it so the police win. China has some of the world's most restrictive censorship rules with authorities only approving a handful of foreign films for release each year -- sometimes with major cuts. Among the latest movies to undergo such treatment is David Fincher's 1999 cult classic "Fight Club" starring Brad Pitt and Edward N…

4 months ago·United States
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