Hit me as hard as you can and I tell you the details about Fight Club
On June 6, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment will release David Fincher’s latest action-packed thriller Fight Club on DVD. Much speculation has been around regarding the content of the disc and Fox was constantly working out the final details for this special edition. Finally we are able to unveil the full features and details of this eagerly awaited release.
On the first disc of this 2-disc set you will find a THX-certified version of the film, presented in a 16×9 enhanced widescreen transfer in its original 2.40:1 widescreen aspect ratio. The movie will feature 5.1 Dolby Digital audio track in English, as well as alternative English and French Dolby Surround tracks.
On this disc you will also find four separate running length audio commentary tracks. The first one is by director David Fincher, speaking about the film’s production. The second one is a joint commentary, featuring David Fincher, Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter. It is a fun, free-flowing group commentary about the movie. The third commentary track features writer Chuck Palahniuk and screenwriter Jim Uhls, discussing their inspiration for the film. On the forth track then you will hear production designer Alex McDowell, cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth, costume designer Michael Kaplan and visual effects supervisor Kevin Haug talking about technical specifics of the movie and how they executed certain shots.
This brings us to the second disc of the package. Here you will find nothing but bonus material from beginning to end. Six different production vignettes featuring behind-the-scenes footage and alternate takes with multiple angles and audio track will allow the viewer to see blocking and execution of key sequences. There are nine visual effects scenes with commentary and a production montage including a montage of behind-the-scenes takes and clips of make-up tests, television monitors, special effects and more. This disc will also include David Fincher’s original storyboards and seven deleted scenes, including the controversial abortion line.
A still gallery with rarely seen publicity materials, promotional items, lobby cards, the press kit and Edward Norton’s Yale interview form the Fox website will also be fond on this disc, as well as 17 different TV Spots and three theatrical trailers, including a new DVD-specific trailer created by David Fincher for this release. As if all that weren’t enough, Fox is also adding a gallery of original artwork, oil paintings, sketches and illustrations form the movie’s production on the disc, as well as a music video narrated by Brad Pitt, titled “This is your life.” But we’re still not through yet. In addition the disc will contain two public service announcements by Brad Pitt and Edward Norton and five Internet spots form the Fox website.
It is hard to believe that all this material should actually fit on two DVD discs, and I am sure a lot of heavy pounding was necessary to get all this on there, but Fox has done it. This special edition easily looks as if it becomes the most packed DVD release ever!
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