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In China, cult classic ‘Fight Club’ has a new ending -- one where cops win

"Fight Club", David Fincher's 1999 cult classic, stars Brad Pitt and Edward Norton.

January 28, 2022 / 03:43 PM IST
Altering the end of ‘Fight Club’ changes its anti-capitalistic and anarchist message. (Credit: 20th Century Studios)

Altering the end of ‘Fight Club’ changes its anti-capitalistic and anarchist message. (Credit: 20th Century Studios)

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 Norton.

Film fans in China noticed over the weekend that a version of the movie newly available on streaming platform Tencent Video was given a makeover that transforms the anarchist, anti-capitalist message that made the film a global hit.