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Fight Club

Genre: Dark Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 40 (July/Aug 2000) Of Widescreen Review®

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

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
The Fight Club DVD features the movie on Disc One along with four separate audio commentary tracks. The first commentary track is with director David Fincher. The second track features Fincher, along with actors Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, and Helena Bonham Carter. Audio commentary track three includes novelist Charles Palahniuk and screenwriter Jim Uhls with the fourth track consisting of production designer Alex McDowell, cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth, costume designer Michael Kaplan, and visual effects supervisor Kevin Haug. The new THX

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2000035
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Rated R for disturbing and graphic depiction of violent anti-social behavior, sexuality, and language.
(Retail Price): $34.98
(DVD Type): Disc 1: DVD-9/Disc 2: DVD-9
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 139
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1999
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/06/00
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

 Credits Information

(Director): David Fincher
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
In the darkly comic drama

DVD Picture:
The highly stylized 2.40:1 picture is anamorphically enhanced, and nicely presents the intentionally bland and desaturated vision of the filmmakers. The mostly dark picture allows slight visual information in the undefined black backgrounds. Lighting and different film stocks played a major role in filming, as heard on the fourth commentary track. Available light was preferred to keep the film

The Dolby

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