Fight Club

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Fight Club
Director David Fincher
Runtime 139 mins
Country USA
Language English
Rating R
Genre Crime / Drama / Thriller
Year of Release 1999
DVD Release Date
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Directed in 1999 by David Fincher, Fight Club is a movie about a group of disenfranchised men trying to regain a sense of purpose in the world. It is based on the book of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk.

While most of the plot is not particularly relevant to body modification, one scene is. At one point, Brad Pitt's character uses Lye to give a lip-shaped Chemical scarification to Edward Norton's character. While technically possible to brand using lye (there are at least two examples in the BME archives), it is not a particularly effective or controllable means of Scarification. Furthermore, it does not produce results like those seen in the film. Typical results, far from being heavily raised and puckered like those in the film, tend to be barely raised (if at all) and only slightly colored when healed.

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I just don't want to die without a few scars, I say. It's nothing any more to have a beautiful stock body. You see those cars that are completely stock cherry, right out of a dealer's showroom in 1955, I always think, what a waste. - Tyler Durden (written by Chuck Palahniuk)