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‘Fight Club’ BD Pranks Fans

19 Nov, 2009 By: John Latchem

Those watching the new Fight Club 10th anniversary Blu-ray edition might be surprised to find the disc loads the menu screen for Never Been Kissed.

It’s all part of a gag by director David Fincher, who thought it would be funny to fool fans with a fake menu of a romantic comedy released the same year as Fight Club, 1999. Never Been Kissed was his top choice, but the menu only was included with the blessing of Drew Barrymore, who starred in the film.

After a few seconds, the Never Been Kissed menu gives way to the actual menu for Fight Club, which seeks a target demographic that is a bit more macho than for Barrymore’s film.

Both films were distributed by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

I laughed out loud when I first saw the gag, but I don't think it goes far enough. It would have been funnier if the Never Been Kissed menu stayed the menu for Fight Club, at least until you selected an option to get the real menu. Imagine the look on the faces of those saps who went to the bathroom while the disc loaded, only to return to the horror of a sweet rom-com menu, and thinking they have the wrong disc!

I guess you can only be so cruel.

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