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Human Centipede 4-disc dual format Limited Edition in October

13 September 2012

Since its release, The Human Centipede [First Sequence] has become something of a worldwide cultural phenomenon. Inspired by a conversation over what punishment would be appropriate for convicted paedophiles, Tom Six's bizarre biological horror film was claimed by its director to be 100% medically accurate, something we took issue with in our review. The film went on to win more than 10 international awards including the awards for Best Horror Film and Best Actor at Fantastic Fest 2009, Best Picture at the 2009 Scream Fest and the extraordinary prize of Most Memorable Mutilation at the 2010 Scream Awards.

The highly anticipated follow up, The Human Centipede 2 [Full Sequence] premiered in 2011 as the opening film at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas and made instant worldwide headlines when the BBFC banned the film outright in the UK, claiming the film could potentially harm viewers. The controversy led to worldwide debates and major articles across the world press. After nearly four months of detailed discussion and debate, an agreement with the BBFC was reached and a viable cut of the film that did not compromise the level of horror, was released theatrically and on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK.

The Human Centipede [First Sequence]

When their car breaks down in rural Germany on a road trip across Europe, two young American girls go in search of help. Finding an isolated house, the owner Dr. Heiter (Dieter Laser), a retired surgeon, offers to call them a taxi. With the promise of a drink and dry place to wait, the girls soon discover that there is something not quite right about the formidable Dr. Heiter.

Plunged into the middle of a surgical nightmare that make the experiments of Dr. Moreau seem humane, they soon realize they are to become a lot closer to each other than they ever wanted to be, thus bringing to life the Doctor's sick lifetime fantasy, "The Human Centipede".

 

The Human Centipede 2 [Full Sequence]

This follow-up to Tom Six's cult horror smash hit of 2010 ups the ante with a brute force unparalleled in film today. The iconic Dr. Heiter has inspired a real-life protégé, the sickly, mentally disturbed car park attendant – Martin – who takes his gory inspiration from the original film to horrific new extremes.

A loner, Martin (Laurence R. Harvey) lives with his nagging mother on a bleak London council estate, where loud neighbours and squalid living conditions threaten to plunge this victim of sexual and psychological abuse over the edge. Working the night shift as an attendant at an underground car park, he indulges his obsession with The Human Centipede, and decides to emulate his hero, by creating his own 12-person human centipede. What follows is one of the most harrowing films ever conceived, featuring a central character that makes Dr. Heiter seem tame in comparison.

The Human Centipede films broke the mould and went on to become major cult hits. Now for the very first time, both films will be released together by Monster Pictures as a collectable Four-disc Special Limited Edition Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) SteelBook, available from 29th October 2012 at the RRP of £25.52.

Containing both The Human Centipede [First Sequence] and The Human Centipede 2 [Full Sequence] on Blu-ray and DVD, the release will have these extra features:

The Human Centipede [First Sequence]

  • Full length commentary with director Tom Six
  • Q&A with director Tom Six and actor Dieter Laser
  • Two interviews with director Tom Six
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Behind the scenes
  • Foley session
  • Casting session
  • Deleted scene

The Human Centipede 2 [Full Sequence]

  • Interview with director Tom Six
  • Behind the scenes
  • Foley session
  • Deleted scene
  • Martin Speaks – An Interview with Laurence R. Harvey & Tom Six filmed at UK Premiere of The Human Centipede 2 (Exclusive)
  • Cast Interview, filmed at UK Premiere (Exclusive)
  • Special Edition launch trailer (Exclusive)
  • 2011 Teaser Trailer (Exclusive)

Both films will also be released on DVD, bundled together in a slipcase with brand new artwork. The extra features will be the same as the Dual Format Steelbook edition, except for those marked as exclusive above. The RRP will be £15.32.

Producer of the Centipede Series, Ilona Six, confirmed yesterday recent tweets by Tom Six with the following statement about The Human Centipede 3.

"For all you fans of the Centipede Sequence Series, Principal photography on Human Centipede 3 will take place in the Southern states of the U.S and Writer-director Tom Six himself will play a supporting role in the film. The American finale will be 100% politically incorrect and will answer questions left lingering from the first films. The Human Centipede 3 will have a 500+ person pede. XXXXL American style!."