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China's Tencent reinstates Fight Club ending after backlash

09 February 2022 ❤ 2
China's Tencent reinstates Fight Club ending after backlash

Chinese streaming giant Tencent has put back the original ending of a Hollywood movie after a censored version last month sparked outcry.

The original ending to the 1999 film Fight Club, starring Brad Pitt, shows scenes of explosions and fighting. However China's version simply showed a message on screen saying the authorities won and saved the day.

The change provoked intense debate about cinematic censorship in China.

The latest version on Tencent reportedly reinstates about 11 of the 12 minutes that were cut. According to news site SCMP, the scenes still missing are those featuring nudity.

The cult classic - directed by David Fincher - stars Edward Norton as the narrator and Brad Pitt as his imaginary alter ego, Tyler Durden.

The film's original finale shows Norton's character killing his alter ego, before bombs destroy buildings in a  plot to reorder society.

China's version of the film, which was only released last month, deleted all those scenes, and instead explained that the police solved the plot, arrested the criminals and sent Durden to a "lunatic asylum".

"Through the clue provided by Tyler, the police rapidly figured out the whole plan and arrested all criminals, successfully preventing the bomb from exploding," it said.

The censored ending was ridiculed online and criticised by both human rights groups and Chinese viewers who had previously seen unofficial versions of the original.


布拉德皮特主演的 1999 年电影《搏击俱乐部》的原始结局展示了爆炸和战斗的场景。然而,中国版本只是在屏幕上显示一条消息,称当局获胜并挽救了局面。


据报道,腾讯的最新版本恢复了被删减的 12 分钟中的大约 11 分钟。据新闻网站《南华早报》报道,仍然缺少的场景是那些以裸体为特色的场景。






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