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(Polygon)   In the Chinese version of Fight Club, Tyler Durden returns to his home planet   (polygon.com) divider line
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2022-01-24 5:36:43 PM  
It is not clear if the censorship was done by Disney - who currently owns the rights to the film - or by Tencent Video itself, though a source told Vice that the film was edited by the copyright owner before the government approved it.

"You don't f*cking upset the Chinese!"
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2022-01-24 7:00:33 PM  
That is hilarious.  I'm surprised the article didn't mention the musical change.  Instead of Where Is My Mind it was switched to Have Fewer Children, Raise More Pigs
 
2022-01-24 7:11:53 PM  
In China, imported films are often tweaked to uphold the government's views on law and order

There isn't a scene in the film that had anything to do with law and order. They'd have to change a lot more than the ending. Why bother, it's a 23 year old film anyway.
 
2022-01-24 7:49:52 PM  
I thought they had banned Brad Pitt?
 
2022-01-24 7:51:54 PM  
So, the text was basically the last chapter of the book (Tyler went to the nut house).
 
2022-01-24 7:52:45 PM  
If the Chinese Communist party was even remotely intelligent, they would have touted Durden as a Communist blowing up the Capitalist financial system.
 
2022-01-24 7:54:31 PM  
It is not clear if the censorship was done by Disney - who currently owns the rights to the film - or by Tencent Video itself, though a source told Vice that the film was edited by the copyright owner before the government approved it.

Someone thinks Disney creatives would sign off on this?

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2022-01-24 8:01:46 PM  
Did it look something like this?
Itchy and Scratchy - Goodbye, Poochie
Youtube 4tvAjX5ACPo
 
2022-01-24 8:20:10 PM  

Arkanaut: Did it look something like this?
[YouTube video: Itchy and Scratchy - Goodbye, Poochie]


There it is.
 
2022-01-24 8:30:12 PM  
In the Taiwanese version, Tyler loads a mud grass horse with explosives and blows up the crab kingdom, brings anarchy to the land of harmony.
/Cao ni ma.
 
2022-01-24 8:44:39 PM  
This could make a good Fark contest. Captions added by the Chinese government to change the ending of movies to something they find more acceptable.

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2022-01-24 8:48:48 PM  

Lsherm: It is not clear if the censorship was done by Disney - who currently owns the rights to the film - or by Tencent Video itself, though a source told Vice that the film was edited by the copyright owner before the government approved it.

Someone thinks Disney creatives would sign off on this?

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Yes.

Disney allows their movies to be censored, cut up, and have their plots totally changed to please the Chinese.
 
2022-01-24 9:07:23 PM  

Walker: Lsherm: It is not clear if the censorship was done by Disney - who currently owns the rights to the film - or by Tencent Video itself, though a source told Vice that the film was edited by the copyright owner before the government approved it.

Someone thinks Disney creatives would sign off on this?

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Yes.

Disney allows their movies to be censored, cut up, and have their plots totally changed to please the Chinese.


Can't say I really care if they do on this one.

You're talking about a movie that's been widely available in its uncut form for 22 years. The cut that we're all familiar with isn't going away.
 
2022-01-24 9:09:34 PM  

American Decency Association: That is hilarious.  I'm surprised the article didn't mention the musical change.  Instead of Where Is My Mind it was switched to Have Fewer Children, Raise More Pigs


I'd have guessed a slowed down version of it's a small world after all
 
2022-01-24 9:09:55 PM  
Why even show the movie about how easy it is to accidentally start a domestic terrorist group?
 
2022-01-24 9:11:30 PM  
This must really frustrate the average Chinese viewer. It works up to the big finish and cuts to that text? They're going to know some wild shiat went down if the government made such an awkward cut.

There's going to be a small percentage of people who must find out what the original ending was. It will become an obsession to them.

If the government does that to a lot of movies, that small percentage from each adds up to a lot of people who just want to know what happened. What really happened.

/Wonder if they left in the part about making nitroglycerine from animal fat and nitric acid?
 
2022-01-24 9:12:15 PM  

stoli n coke: So, the text was basically the last chapter of the book (Tyler went to the nut house).


Tyler was not real
 
2022-01-24 9:13:00 PM  
It's less pro-anarchy than anti-toxic- masculinity
 
2022-01-24 9:13:02 PM  

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: If the Chinese Communist party was even remotely intelligent, they would have touted Durden as a Communist blowing up the Capitalist financial system.


You mean, like, in the movie
 
2022-01-24 9:16:00 PM  

Lsherm: It is not clear if the censorship was done by Disney - who currently owns the rights to the film - or by Tencent Video itself, though a source told Vice that the film was edited by the copyright owner before the government approved it.

Someone thinks Disney creatives would sign off on this?

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My favorite part is that the character was not named Tyler.
 
2022-01-24 9:18:28 PM  

stoli n coke: You're talking about a movie that's been widely available in its uncut form for 22 years. The cut that we're all familiar with isn't going away.


China works a lot like America - rural and cities have completely two different experiences. The Chinese who are watching this will be the rural population because it's cleared for TV. People in the cities will have seen the original, but they will know about this "new" version. This is "soft" government pressure. Eventually, someone will ask you about the movie and they will know what side you are on by which version of the movie you've seen.

Go watch 1984.
 
2022-01-24 9:20:46 PM  

chitownmike: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: If the Chinese Communist party was even remotely intelligent, they would have touted Durden as a Communist blowing up the Capitalist financial system.

You mean, like, in the movie


:)
 
2022-01-24 9:30:37 PM  
I suppose since this movie was in 1999, after 9/11 some people might find the exploding buildings a little distasteful.

There couldn't have been any bomb squad to stop the bombs, they cleared everyone out of the building. But whatever.
 
2022-01-24 9:35:57 PM  

indy_kid: This must really frustrate the average Chinese viewer. It works up to the big finish and cuts to that text? They're going to know some wild shiat went down if the government made such an awkward cut.

There's going to be a small percentage of people who must find out what the original ending was. It will become an obsession to them.

If the government does that to a lot of movies, that small percentage from each adds up to a lot of people who just want to know what happened. What really happened.

/Wonder if they left in the part about making nitroglycerine from animal fat and nitric acid?


All of people that visited us from our Chinese office fully loved and trusted their government. A few of them weren't bashful about their contempt for us lazy rich Americans...driving around in cars they could never afford at their salary.

They and everyone around them has been conditioned since birth with these beliefs. They do what they're told...and don't argue about it. Surprisingly few anti-mask or antivax protests on the PRC..
 
2022-01-24 9:38:04 PM  

Sasquach: indy_kid: This must really frustrate the average Chinese viewer. It works up to the big finish and cuts to that text? They're going to know some wild shiat went down if the government made such an awkward cut.

There's going to be a small percentage of people who must find out what the original ending was. It will become an obsession to them.

If the government does that to a lot of movies, that small percentage from each adds up to a lot of people who just want to know what happened. What really happened.

/Wonder if they left in the part about making nitroglycerine from animal fat and nitric acid?

All of people that visited us from our Chinese office fully loved and trusted their government. A few of them weren't bashful about their contempt for us lazy rich Americans...driving around in cars they could never afford at their salary.

They and everyone around them has been conditioned since birth with these beliefs. They do what they're told...and don't argue about it. Surprisingly few anti-mask or antivax protests on the PRC..


Ok Boomer
 
2022-01-24 9:40:05 PM  

Lsherm: stoli n coke: You're talking about a movie that's been widely available in its uncut form for 22 years. The cut that we're all familiar with isn't going away.

China works a lot like America - rural and cities have completely two different experiences. The Chinese who are watching this will be the rural population because it's cleared for TV. People in the cities will have seen the original, but they will know about this "new" version. This is "soft" government pressure. Eventually, someone will ask you about the movie and they will know what side you are on by which version of the movie you've seen.

Go watch 1984.


No thanks. Seen it once, and since then, it's been overquoted by every d-bag trying to sound like a deep political thinker for 30 years.

What you're describing sounds no different than movies here being edited for TV.
 
2022-01-24 9:41:54 PM  
 
2022-01-24 9:45:11 PM  

Lsherm: It is not clear if the censorship was done by Disney - who currently owns the rights to the film - or by Tencent Video itself, though a source told Vice that the film was edited by the copyright owner before the government approved it.

Someone thinks Disney creatives would sign off on this?

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Still a better ending than the book.
 
2022-01-24 9:51:45 PM  
Wow, that "ending" must have been written at 4:30 on Friday afternoon. "Just....I don't know...end it!!!"
 
2022-01-24 9:55:17 PM  
An appropriate Chinese adaptation would have had Tyler splicing single frames of Winnie the Pooh into films instead of penises.
 
2022-01-24 9:55:41 PM  

indy_kid: This must really frustrate the average Chinese viewer. It works up to the big finish and cuts to that text? They're going to know some wild shiat went down if the government made such an awkward cut.

There's going to be a small percentage of people who must find out what the original ending was. It will become an obsession to them.

If the government does that to a lot of movies, that small percentage from each adds up to a lot of people who just want to know what happened. What really happened.

/Wonder if they left in the part about making nitroglycerine from animal fat and nitric acid?


That was humanfat.
 
2022-01-24 9:56:02 PM  

Combustion: Wow, that "ending" must have been written at 4:30 on Friday afternoon. "Just....I don't know...end it!!!"


So you're suggesting it was done by the writers for Game of Thrones?
 
2022-01-24 10:07:07 PM  

stoli n coke: So, the text was basically the last chapter of the book (Tyler went to the nut house).


Yeah kind of, except the police didn't stop the bomb from going off, Tyler just farked up the detonator.

Also, why the fark would Tyler have tipped off the cops?  He's the one that wanted to blow the buildings up.  It was the narrator that tried to warn the cops.  Did the whole multiple personalities thing get lost in translation?
 
2022-01-24 10:09:45 PM  

Mugato: I suppose since this movie was in 1999, after 9/11 some people might find the exploding buildings a little distasteful.



Not even RTFA, just get to the third word of the headline. "New." It says "New." It's a new release of the movie.
 
2022-01-24 10:14:45 PM  

moothemagiccow: ot even RTFA, just get to the third word of the headline. "New." It says "New." It's a new release of the movie.


It's the same movie, they just cut out the exploding buildings.
 
2022-01-24 10:17:34 PM  
But in the book ending, the bombs didn't go off and the Narrator did wind up in an asylum. so that isn't too far off from the Chinese ending. I thought the original movie ending was better than the book.

I wish someone would do a film version of "Guts", and see how Chinese censors handle that.
 
2022-01-24 10:19:05 PM  

Neondistraction: stoli n coke: So, the text was basically the last chapter of the book (Tyler went to the nut house).

Yeah kind of, except the police didn't stop the bomb from going off, Tyler just farked up the detonator.

Also, why the fark would Tyler have tipped off the cops?  He's the one that wanted to blow the buildings up.  It was the narrator that tried to warn the cops.  Did the whole multiple personalities thing get lost in translation?


The narrator is named Tyler Durden.
Marla confirmed that, remember.
 
2022-01-24 11:57:32 PM  
I wonder if they messed with the calculus of recalls segment. Between that and human soap, there's plenty of reasons China probably should have said no to the mouse, but at this point the mouse is stronger than the CCP.
 
2022-01-25 12:28:12 AM  
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Don't @ me...

Steppenwolf is one of my 5 favorite books of all time and Fight Club (both the book and movie) are culturally significant works that I enjoy and definitely would never shiat-talk.
 
2022-01-25 1:14:26 AM  

stoli n coke: Neondistraction: stoli n coke: So, the text was basically the last chapter of the book (Tyler went to the nut house).

Yeah kind of, except the police didn't stop the bomb from going off, Tyler just farked up the detonator.

Also, why the fark would Tyler have tipped off the cops?  He's the one that wanted to blow the buildings up.  It was the narrator that tried to warn the cops.  Did the whole multiple personalities thing get lost in translation?

The narrator is named Tyler Durden.
Marla confirmed that, remember.


That only confirmed that they were the same person.  Marla only knew him as Tyler Durden so that's what she called him, she didn't know there were two separate personalities.  When they first met in the support group the narrator was using a fake name, so when Tyler showed up later to save her from her drug overdose and introduced himself as Tyler Durden she just assumed that was his real name all along.  Which is why Tyler was very insistent that the narrator never talk about him to Marla.

If the narrator's name were Tyler Durden why would he have been surprised when Marla called him by that name?  He clearly had his own name to go along with his identity.
 
2022-01-25 1:41:16 AM  
This is Bob, Bob had biatch tits.
 
2022-01-25 1:44:58 AM  

SeaMan Stainz: This is Bob, Bob had biatch tits.


his name was ROBERT PAULSON!

/bursts into tears
 
2022-01-25 7:43:44 AM  
I haven't been f**ked like this since reeducation camp.
 
2022-01-25 7:54:51 AM  

Nurglitch: It's less pro-anarchy than anti-toxic- masculinity


Yes, that was the author's intent.

Mario Puzo, who wrote the novel "The Godfather", which was later turned into the movie, was trying to show people how miserable life was in the mafia; unable to trust anyone, even the people who came over to watch your kids. His point was not "man, those wiseguys are hard-core badasses".

Same thing with Fight Club, depending on the audience.
 
2022-01-25 9:45:26 AM  
Lsherm:Someone thinks Disney creatives would sign off on this?

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Did they mean these policemen?
Fight Club (1999) - Interrogation scene (HD)
Youtube WigLWImhnBo
 
2022-01-25 11:33:33 AM  

Madeup Farkname: Nurglitch: It's less pro-anarchy than anti-toxic- masculinity

Yes, that was the author's intent.

Mario Puzo, who wrote the novel "The Godfather", which was later turned into the movie, was trying to show people how miserable life was in the mafia; unable to trust anyone, even the people who came over to watch your kids. His point was not "man, those wiseguys are hard-core badasses".

Same thing with Fight Club, depending on the audience.


The guys (or guy) in Fight Club were idiots. The movie didn't intend for them to be role models.
 
2022-01-25 12:16:36 PM  
Wait... Marla Singer is a Disney princess now?
 
2022-01-25 12:59:16 PM  
Maybe the Chinese censors can take a look at the final season of Game of Thrones.
 
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