The 1999 classic starred Brad Pitt and Edward Norton, with Helena Bonham Carter as the stars

China now has the ability to view David Fincher’s cult-classic “Fight Club ” ending.

The 1999 original film, which starred Brad Pitt and Helena Bonham Carter, ends with Norton (the narrator) killing Tyler Durden (Pitt). Then he watches as the skyline of the city explodes.

China’s film censorship policy is based on the principle that criminals must be punished for any offenses they commit. Society harmony is thus restored. Tencent made significant changes to the ending of the 20th Century Fox movie before it aired in the United States.

Their variation was to replace the last scene with a blank screen that displayed the message: “The police quickly figured out the whole scheme and arrested all criminals. They successfully prevented the bomb from going off. Tyler was taken to a lunatic asylum for psychological treatment after the trial.

The news of the alterations went viral and caused backlash on Chinese social networks, particularly among local film lovers who bought pirated copies of “Fight Club” elsewhere.

The Hollywood Reporter reported that Tencent quietly restored most of its cuts after the public outcry. According to the outlet the entire ending of “Fight Club” can now be viewed in China.

According to the outlet, the streaming service had restored 11 minutes of the original 137-minute movie. The minute missing is a nude sex scene between Pitt’s and Carter’s characters.

Fox News Digital reached out to Tencent for clarification but a spokesperson did not immediately return our request.

It is not the first time that a Hollywood movie has been censored in China in recent years. After being nominated for multiple Oscars in 2019, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, which was also nominated for an Oscar, was released theatrically in China. However, it was only after all references to Freddie Mercury’s homosexuality were removed from the film. The outlet shared the news. While the 20th Century Fox biopic made $14 million in China, human rights groups voiced their disapproval at the straightwashed version.
Chuck Palahniuk, author of “Fight Club”, previously expressed concern about the censored ending. He revealed that China’s ending 
was more true to his original vision.