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David Fincher’s “ Fight Club ” is now more than 20 years old, but has lost none of its impact since its release in 1999. Even then, the relentless film adaptation of the novel, peppered with a lot of black humor, was extremely controversial because of the topics raised, the ambivalent characters and the depiction of violence — even though it was denied great cinema success.
Over the years, however, «Fight Club» has become an absolute cult hit — and rightly so. The equally entertaining and uncomfortable anarcho-satire is probably the most creative and playful directorial work by exceptional talent David Fincher , in which form and content go hand in hand and the main actors Brad Pitt and Edward Norton are also in top form. The whole thing is crowned with a brilliantly prepared twist that lets everything appear in a completely different light. You can find out more about why “Fight Club” still inspires us to this day in a special episode of our podcast “The Screen Love”:
In any case, FILMSTARTS not only gave «Fight Club» the full 5 out of 5 stars, but also the top spot in our list of the best FSK 18 films of all time . And that’s exactly why we would recommend «Fight Club» to you at every opportunity, especially since it wins rather than loses even with repeated viewing.
However, we can only conditionally recommend the TV broadcast on Nitro today, May 4, 2022 at 10:45 p.m. Since films with an 18 rating can only be shown uncut on television after 11 p.m., “Fight Club” is only shown there in a shortened form today – even though the majority of the film can only be seen after 11 p.m. The starting time is crucial here.
Nitro will probably fall back on the well-known FSK-16 version, in which around two and a half minutes fell victim to the scissors — which unfortunately noticeably damages the abysmal mood of the film. Luckily there are alternatives…
«Fight Club» streaming on Netflix, Amazon & Disney+
Anyone who wants to enjoy «Fight Club» uncut and, on top of that, also without advertising, can of course access DVD and Blu-ray at any time. In fact, David Fincher’s masterpiece is currently included in several streaming subscriptions. The film can be accessed on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video as well as on Disney+ , with the latter probably even permanently, since the «Fight Club» studio 20th Century Fox now belongs to Disney:
» «Fight Club» on Blu-ray & DVD at Amazon *
» «Fight Club» at Amazon Prime Video *
» «Fight Club» at Netflix
» «Fight Club» at Disney+ *
That’s what «Fight Club» is about
The main character of «Fight Club» is a sleep-deprived yuppie (Edward Norton) who is unhappily stuck in his daily routine. But everything changes when he meets daredevil Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt). He not only encourages him to break out of his usual routines, but also founds the so-called Fight Club with him, in which men can just let it all out in bloody fist fights.
But what begins as a mere underground macho haven soon evolves into a terrorist-leaning group, anti-establishment with ever more extreme actions, spiraling out of control…
Fight Club Trailer DF