If you haven't heard yet, Fight Club is finally hitting Blu-ray on November 17, jam-packed full features including new bits about sound design, a search index, a bajillion commentaries, those great PSA's, and behind-the-scenes fare. In other words: a must-have disc if it is even half as good as it sounds. (Read the press release after the jump.)
To kick off the event, a new website has been created at www.welcometofc.com. As Coming Soon says: "The site connects to your Facebook and... you'll have to see what happens next!" For me, that means 30 minutes of annoyance as it "loads" whilst phrases get spray-painted on the wall over, and over, and over again. Marketers might be trying new techniques to connect with the audience, but something tells me that grating on their audience's last nerve is not one of them. With the help of Horror Squad writer Alison Nastasi, I found out this is what happens: You need to have an account with pictures, and then the website will create a video with Fight Club highlights and classic text laid over the photos in your account.
If Tyler Durden and his more passive self were ever told to sign up for a popular website notorious for shady practices, they'd ... well, there'd be big acts of vandalism, maybe some hacking, and possibly even an unsanitary soup or two. The first-come, first-serve soap that came with the big DVD release years ago, that was a cool marketing twist.
Nevertheless, this release is yet another reason to go Blu-ray.
Clever, savagely witty and dark, Fight Club: 10th Anniversary Edition, arrives on Blu-ray Disc (BD) November 17 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Based on the book by Chuck Palahniuk (Choke), Fight Club was directed by acclaimed filmmaker and Golden Globe-nominee David Fincher (Se7en, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and stars Edward Norton (25th Hour, Primal Fear) and Brad Pitt (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Inglorious Basterds), whose characters bond over a mutual disgust for corporate hypocrisy and find release in an eccentric, shocking new form of therapy – Fight Club.
The Fight Club: 10th Anniversary Edition BD is packed full of punches with all-new bonus materials including two interactive featurettes – "A Hit In The Ear: Ren Klyce and the Sound Design of Fight Club" which allows users to remix four key scenes themselves with the help of Oscar-nominated sound designer Ren Klyce; and "Insomniac Mode: I Am Jack's Search Index," giving viewers the ability to access any part of the disc's extensive bonus material via interactive tools.
"The BD also features behind-the-scenes with Fincher, Pitt and Norton as they accept the Guy Movie Hall of Fame honour for Fight Club at SPIKE TV'S 2009 GUYS CHOICE Awards, commentary by Fincher, Palahniuk, Pitt, Norton and Helena Bonham Carter, "Welcome To Fight Club" featurette, seven deleted scenes, a music video, photo gallery and much more".
A lonely, isolated thirty-something young professional in an unidentified, semi-stylized city, seeks an escape from his ordinary life with the help of a devious soap salesman. They find their release from the prison of reality through underground fight clubs, where men can be what the world denies them.
Blu-ray Disc Specs:
The Fight Club Blu-ray Disc is presented in widescreen format (2.40:1) on a 50GB dual-layer disc authored in English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio and Dolby Surround, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and French 5.1 DTS sound with English, French and Spanish subtitles.
Special features include:
- New A Hit In The Ear: Ren Klyce and the Sound Design of Fight Club -- Welcome To Fight Club, Angel Faces Beating, The Crash, Tyler's Goodbye
- New Flogging Fight Club
- New Insomniac Mode: I Am Jack's Search Index, Commentary Log, Topic Search
- Behind the Scenes Vignettes: Production, Visual Effects, On Location
- Edward Norton Interview
- Commentary by David Fincher
- Commentary by David Fincher, Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter
- Commentary by Chuck Palahniuk and Jim Uhls
- Commentary by Alex McDowell, Jeff Cronenweth, Michael Kaplan and Kevin Haug
- Seven Deleted Scenes and Alternate Scenes
- Trailer Farm – Theatrical Teaser, Theatrical Trailer, The Eight Rules of Fight Club
- 12 TV Spots
- Public Service Announcements
- Music Video
- Five Internet Spots
- Promotional Gallery
- Art Gallery