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Jack (Edward Norton) is a young man in a highly paid job living in an Ikea catalogue comfort zone. But for all his comparatively stress-free existence, he can't sleep at night. A flirtation with the vicarious pleasures of self-help co-dependency groups allows the emotional taps to open for a while but the arrival on the scene of grief-junkie Marla Singer (Helena Bonham Carter) threatens his one source of raw emotion. Then he meets Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt), a charming rebel who makes expensive boutique soap from the human fat extracted during liposuction. Durden and Norton's character form the bare-knuckle brawling Fight Club as a means of letting other young men just like them know the real pain of defeat and the true validation of victory. Fight Club spreads and spawns an underground movement that challenges corporate authority in the name of individual identity.

"Rule Number One: Play the trailer to get in the mood. Rule Number Two: Get as comfortable as you can what you are about to see on screen will disturb your equilibrium. Controversial and hard-hitting, Fight Club is a gripping drama with enough shock value to enthrall. It's a wild spin on the edge of sanity the world of Fight Club is suffocating and savages by its concepts. The visceral opening credits are amazing, while the production design absorbs us into a dark world in never-never land, where every boundary is stretched. You won't forget the characters in a hurry, and its two stars (Brad Pitt and Edward Norton), are as scorching as a hot poker. Pitt's dashing good looks are hidden, allowing his acting to do the talking. But you'll be wide-eyed at his rippling muscles goodness knows what physical torture he endured to end up with such a torso! Rev up the surround sound for this stunning audio; here is a hypnotic soundtrack full of tension. You can get into the mood by just reading the names of chapters from which to select. 'Fear Centre, Insomnia, Hit Me, Sport Fucking, Human Sacrifice, Kicking and Screaming'. Navigation is simple and the quality of the image in widescreen is as sharp as a razor. Fight Club is an extraordinarily powerful film; it is guaranteed to confront and haunt you."
Louise Keller


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CAST: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf Aday, Jared Leto

DIRECTOR: David Fincher

RUNNING TIME: 133 minutes

DVD RELEASE: June 7, 2000

DISTRIBUTOR: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Rental only. Retail release to come (with extra features).

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