David Fincher’s modern classic Fight Club is returning to UK cinemas – and it looks to be getting a wide re-release in March. More here.
A film that cost 20th Century Fox a lot of money, that didn’t instantly turn a profit, and that apparently infuriated Rupert Murdoch? Ah, Fight Club. Not only an outstanding movie, but an absolute beacon as to why a film should never be judged by its box office take.
Since its initial release in 1999, the film has consistently made Fox money, via its assorted home releases. And it’s on such stature that for its 25th birthday this year, it’s getting a really rather wide cinema re-release.
Pretty soon, too.
Park Circus is putting the movie onto over 100 UK screens from Friday 15th March, just over a month from now. You can expect pre-booking to crop up soon, and hopefully, the release is wide enough that a fresh chance to see Fight Club on the big screen isn’t just restricted to big cities.
If you’ve never seen the film? Crikey, where do you start. It’s directed by David Fincher, with Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter leading the cast. It’s based on the book by Chuck Palahniuk, adapted by Jim Uhls. This trailer gives you a flavour at least…
I’d hope that we might get a 4K disc release of the film at some point this year. That, though, is a decision that’s in the hands of Disney, and Disney’s approach to catalogue physical media releases has been next to non-existent. Maybe that’ll change, but there’s not enough a solid rumour of a remastered disc release I could find.
Still, a proper cinema re-release? Not sniffing at that. I remember walking out of my local multiplex in 1999 thinking it might be a while before I saw anything like it again. As with quite a few films released that year, so it proved…