Christian Bale in Never-Before-Seen 'Fighter' Footage
The actor won an Oscar for his role as Dicky Eklund, but this emotional scene was never made it to the big screen.
Christian Bale won an Oscar for his performance of jailed boxer Dicky Eklund in The Fighter. But the scene where a distraught Eklund tries to walk out of prison, following the television airing of a disastrous documentary, never made it into the film.
In the scene, the visibly distraught Eklund is eventually agrees to go back to his jail cell.
Besides the Oscar, the emotionally-charged role also earned Bale a Golden Globe, SAG and National Board of Review award for best supporting actor.
With the release of the DVD and Blu-ray, it can finally be seen. The Fighter debuts in a two-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and on VOD March 15 from Paramount Home Entertainment.
The Blu-ray/DVD Combo also includes “Keeping The Faith”, the real-life story of boxer Micky Ward (played by Mark Wahlberg) and Dicky as told by family and friends, deleted scenes and a digital copy of the film.