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Spade: The Real Snake
21st November 09, 04:20 PM
As as aside, this is like the third time I bought this movie. I bought the book when I first came out, saw the movie in the theatre and bought the DVD. Then I bought the Steelbook version, cuz I like steelbook covers. I'm planning on picking up the blu-ray, along with a couple of others, when the supply of new release blu-rays dries up (Star Trek, District 9, Terminator Salvation, Harry Potter).

Haven't seen this yet, but here is a story from Yaaaaaaaahoooooooooo!

http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/movie-talk-fight-club-bluray.html


Don't be shocked when you load up your new Blu-ray version of director David Fincher's 1999 cult classic "Fight Club" this holiday season and the menu screen appears to be from the Drew Barrymore romantic comedy "Never Been Kissed." It turns out it's all a prank by Fincher.


After noticing the gag with a preview copy, The Onion's AV Club contacted Fox Home Entertainment and had its suspicions confirmed (http://www.avclub.com/articles/new-fight-club-blurays-not-actually-defective,35465/): while the original "Fight Club" menu replaces the "Never Been Kissed" one after a few seconds, the "snafu" was no accident.
http://l.yimg.com/a/i/mo/pseudoblog_fightclubkissed250.jpg
Turns out that Fincher thought it would be funny to use the menu from a sweet bubble-gum romance -- the farthest possible thing from the very dark "Fight Club" -- that was a much bigger box office success when both films were released in 1999. Barrymore's inexpensive comedy grossed $55 million in the U.S., while the big-budget "Fight Club" only brought in $37 million. Of course, "Fight Club" has developed a loyal and vocal fan following over the past decade, and it is listed in the top 10 of Total Film's and Empire magazine's Greatest Films of All Time lists.



Don't worry about the practical joke hurting Drew Barrymore's feelings, though. "Fight Club" actor Edward Norton is friends with the "Never Been Kissed" star and producer, so she gave the OK for the gag. Sharp-eyed viewers can also spot Barrymore in the movie itself. There is one shot of a discarded Movieline magazine with her on the cover.



Critics that were sent a review copy of the new Blu-ray were specifically asked not to disclose the joke before it went on sale this past Tuesday. Apparently, the first rule of "Fight Club" still stands: you do not talk about "Fight Club."

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overall it is kinda funny, considering the whole "lip icons" thing in the never been kissed screen, juxtaposed with the Tyler Durden "lye kiss" scene....but still, it will kinds piss me off too, cuz Never Been Kissed

Phrost
21st November 09, 04:45 PM
There isn't nearly enough trolling in the real world.

The Chaser crew out of Oz are leading the effort to fix this.

bob
21st November 09, 10:46 PM
Don't worry about the practical joke hurting Drew Barrymore's feelings, though

Why on earth would anyone be worried about this?

SFGOON
21st November 09, 11:33 PM
She's quite litigious and prone to hiring thugs. That's why they're worried.

nihilist
21st November 09, 11:54 PM
There isn't nearly enough trolling in the real world.

Apparently you haven't been watching TV lately.

socratic
22nd November 09, 04:02 AM
The real world is 100% a troll job and you're the victim.

TheLordHumungus
22nd November 09, 12:04 PM
She's quite litigious and prone to hiring thugs. That's why they're worried.

You do not want to be on the wrong side of Barrymore's goon squad. Motherfuckers roll deep.

Ajamil
22nd November 09, 03:41 PM
The real world is 100% a troll job and you're the victim.

That's really what enlightenment is about. It's the moment when you get the joke and life stops laughing at you, and starts laughing with you - at all those who don't get it.

Spade: The Real Snake
21st March 12, 02:09 PM
Fincher Trolls Again:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/film-news/9158437/Film-buyers-fooled-by-Sonys-The-Girl-with-the-Dragon-Tattoo-DVD-joke.html

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02173/Girl-with-Dragon-T_2173862b.jpg



Redbox renters are complaining that they weren't issued a legitimate DVD version of the movie and people are reportedly returning it to the store.

Redbox even has issued a statement alerting customers that "Yes, it's real".

Feryk
21st March 12, 02:27 PM
That shit is funny. Glad to see the man has a sense of humour.

Excellent movie, btw.

Spade: The Real Snake
21st March 12, 02:52 PM
Did your last copy break because you freeze framed it on the secret penis part too much?
?

Spade: The Real Snake
21st March 12, 03:35 PM
I don't know. I haven't seen Dragon Tattoo.

Harpy
21st March 12, 03:49 PM
I like both Fight Club and Never Been Kissed, it's freakin' hilarious.

Spade: The Real Snake
21st March 12, 03:59 PM
I like both Fight Club and Never Been Kissed, it's freakin' hilarious.
http://images.t-nation.com/forum_images/1/6/1615d_ORIG-NotSureIfSerious.jpg

Harpy
21st March 12, 04:05 PM
Unashamedly so. I mean the premise of adults going back to high school (no lolli) and Ms Barrymore is an endearing comedienne.

Lollius Urbicus
22nd March 12, 03:59 PM
He's working on a remake of House of Cards, he's going to fuck it up. No American can re-make House of Cards.

Spade: The Real Snake
22nd March 12, 04:04 PM
He just cast Kevin Spacey. Isn't he ghey enuff to play one of you foppish dinnermashers?

Lollius Urbicus
22nd March 12, 05:03 PM
He just cast Kevin Spacey. Isn't he ghey enuff to play one of you foppish dinnermashers?
Proves my point exactly. Urqhart is supposed to be a thoroughly easy going establishment character who finds himself thrust into the spotlight gets corrupted by power and his Lady Macbeth-esque wife to become an authoritarian villain.

Spacey is going to play him as a power hungry climber of the greasy pole, which completely ruins the point of the original series about how power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Spade: The Real Snake
22nd March 12, 05:25 PM
I am sure he will allow himself to be rogered with enough frequency and vigor to appease even the most skeptic of Brits

Lollius Urbicus
22nd March 12, 05:32 PM
I am sure he will allow himself to be rogered with enough frequency and vigor to appease even the most skeptic of Brits
Its ok Snake, no one is challenging America's position as leading purveyor of turd burgling cinema.

http://www.bestweekever.tv/bwe/images/2011/12/HEATH-LEDGER-OR-RICK-PERRY-09-1323702148.jpg

Harpy
22nd March 12, 05:45 PM
Aww. We truly are separated at birth. Not many people would make such a statement. Tell me you also like 'Aliens' and 'Music and lyrics'

Are you a Hugh Grant fan?
OMG. Yes to both questions. I love his floppy hair.