Also in China is the ‘normal’ version of the film classic Fight Club can be seen now. The original ending of the film starring Edward Norton and Brad Pitt was adapted in January on the Chinese streaming platform Tencent Video. This was widely criticized in China.
The ending of the film has now been adapted to the original closing scene, but there is still a nude scene missing from the 1999 film.
In the original closing scene of Fight Club Edward Norton’s character kills his imaginary alter ego Tyler Durden, played by Brad Pitt. This happens on an abandoned floor of a skyscraper, while other tall buildings explode and collapse in the background. The explosions represent an anarchist plan to overthrow the capitalist system.
However, the film version shown in China did not show the blasts. Instead, a black screen was displayed stating that the police quickly figured out “the whole plan” and had arrested all the criminals. That was the last image.
It is unclear why the final scene has now been adjusted.