We last heard from director Tom Six (The Human Centipede and its sequel) back in May when he teased on Twitter, “Yes twitters. What happened to Lindsay [played by Ashley C. Williams] stuck in between two corpses in #THC and Martin’s [played by Laurence R. Harvey] strange #THC2 ending?: I will reveal all in #THC3.” Unfortunately for some, the star of the first film, Dieter Laser at that point was refusing to reprise his role as Dr. Heiter in The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) because of a lawsuit between him and the production company.
Well, that lawsuit has been resolved and he is back in the film! Also returning is Laurence R. Harvey, who played the villain Martin in the second film. Only they’re not reprising their old roles – they’re taking on whole new ones! They are playing a “new villain duo with a storyline no-one will expect.”
Laser comments on the lawsuit, “I never ever would have thought that all our differences and misunderstandings would in the end lead to an even deeper and warmer understanding and appreciation of each other. In this regard I am actually thankful about the whole fuss because it turned out to be an advantage and a wonderful present for our film and for our friendship.” Six adds, “I am very happy Dieter will follow my vision for a full 100% now and know he is absolutely the most brilliant actor I could wish for.”
The Human Centipede 3 starts filming in May in the USA and will feature a “megalomanic 500+ human centipede”. They are also claiming that a “big American celebrity” will be in the film. Any guesses as to who that might be? READ MORE
Ever wanted to watch The Human Centipede and The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence in a row? I can’t say it’s a burning desire of mine, but I know some of you guys dig these movies. And now they’ll be available in some new fancy packaging (with a few new exclusive features for THC2).
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 on October 29th, 2012 in the UK. Still waiting word on a US release, but if you have a multi-region player – go ahead!
Head inside for a look at the steelbook and the special features! READ MORE
We received a statement this morning from The Human Centipede producer Ilona Six explaining that production has been delayed on The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) as they prepare to do legal battle with franchise star Dieter Laser (pictured left).
“Tom Six’s company will sue Dieter Laser,” she tells Bloody.
“Because of the success of The Human Centipede, it seems that Mr Dieter Laser’s ego has grown to laughably big proportions. First signing the contract and rating the THC3 script as fantastic, and then demanding his own unacceptable script changes, and now refusing to play the part only seven weeks prior to shooting.
Six Entertainment Company will start legal action against Dieter Laser. Tom Six says not to worry – principal photography will be postponed and will take place later this year.”
Principal photography was to begin this May in the States, with Laser and Laurence R. Harvey both returning in starring roles. Laser played the evil German surgeon “Dr. Heiter” in First Sequence, while Harvey played the creepy “Martin” – a man obsessed with Six’s first film – in the sequel Full Sequence. Franchise director Tom Six will play an unknown supporting role in what they’re calling “100% politically incorrect.” Six recently revealed that he’s working on a 500-person centipede. YIKES!
*Editor’s Note: The opinions and statements of Ilona Six are not those of Bloody Disgusting. Not to mention that we don’t know if this is a brilliant publicity stunt or not. We’ll play it safe… READ MORE
While most people crucified the filmmaker, I was a pretty huge fan of Tom Six’s The Human Centipede 2 (read the review), a film that had the balls to say “f*ck you” to every hater out there (even though I still think directors need to stop reading all of the negative comments and feeling the need to respond to the hate). I think the most exciting part of the sequel was the “out-of-the-box thinking”, where Six takes viewers outside of the initial film and then into what he deems the “real world.” This leads us to the Final Sequence…
While Six has kept plot details under wraps, Bloody Disgusting has confirmed that both Dieter Laser (pictured above left) and Laurence R. Harvey will return in The Human Centipede Part 3 (Final Sequence), both in starring roles. Laser played the evil German surgeon “Dr. Heiter” in First Sequence, while Harvey played the creepy “Martin” – a man obsessed with Six’s first film – in the sequel Full Sequence.
The real head-scratcher that’s got my interest piqued is that writer-director Tom Six himself will play a supporting role in the film! I think we’re about to go super-meta!
Principal photography will begin this May in the States. The film will be released in 2013, presumably by IFC. It is also confirmed that Final Sequence will actually be the last film of the Human Centipede trilogy.
The American finale will be 100% politically incorrect.
The Human Centipede Part 2 (Full Sequence) is now available uncut on DVD. READ MORE
IFC Films highly controversial The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (three reviews) gets its physical medium release when it hits Blu-Ray and DVD on February 14th, 2012.
If you’ve already seen the film – or want to see it on Facebook – and have any issues you’d like to take up with the man, here’s your chance!
Hit the jump for the details! READ MORE
IFC Films highly controversialThe Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (three reviews) gets its physical medium release when it hits Blu-Ray and DVD on February 14th, 2012.
The life, love and tribulations of Martin can currently be accessed on iTunes, Digital Download and on SundanceNow.com, but collectors will be happy to know their tactile needs will be assuaged. On the most romantic day of the year no less.
Hit the jump to check out the box art! READ MORE
Tom Six’s Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence has been banned by the Classification Review Board just three weeks after it made its Australian premiere at the Brisbane International Film Festival, says the Sydney Morning Herald.
Originally classified R 18+ by the Classification Board in May, Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence was refused classification by the Review Board on Monday with the review team decrying its “gratuitous, exploitative or offensive depictions of violence“, as well as its displays of cruelty.
The sequel to Tom Six’s 2009 film The Human Centipede: First Sequence follows a mentally unstable car park attendant who becomes so obsessed with the first movie that he copycats the original premise of sewing humans together into one “centipede”.
The unedited version of the film was originally cleared for classification in Australia, despite being cut for audiences in the United Kingdom after an initial banning.
All sides bitched and moaned, but ultimately it’s censorship. So, yeah. READ MORE
IFC Films‘ hotly anticpated The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (three reviews) is now slithering into your homes as the controversial sequel is available on iTunes, Digital Download and on SundanceNow.com.
In addition, we ask that you return to Bloody and write your own review. HC2 is one of the most controversial films of the year and everyone wants to know what YOU think!
The sequel tells the story of a man who becomes sexually obsessed with a DVD recording of the first film and who imagines putting the ‘centipede’ idea into practice. The film features a 12-person centipede (kinda). Tom Six directs this hilarious meta-gore film that’ll blow your mind. READ MORE
European Director Tom Six has become the freshest face in the horror community to reach star status with his 2010 shocker The Human Centipede: First Sequence. In hyping the film’s now in post-production sequel, The Human Centipede Part 2: Full Sequence, Six had used the “Disney” analogy stating that it would make the first “look like a Disney film.” It’s a strong statement considering how unnerving the first assembly was, which is probably why he’s already opting to use the exact same bold statement to hype up the end to the trilogy, currently in development.
Already banned by the British Board of Film Classification, Six had some more bad news for the BBFC: Human Centipede 3 is going to “make the last one look like a Disney film,” he tells Empire. “We’re going to shoot the third film entirely in America and it’s going to be my favourite…It’s going to upset a lot of people.”
The director also confirmed that part three would be the last of his Centi-series, in a stitch guaranteeing cinema its most extreme trilogy. Despite his protestations, Six was asked if he might feel a temptation to dust off the sandpaper for a fourth installment. “No. Never, ever.”
While I enjoyed the first film quite a bit, I do fear that Six may be taking the franchise too far. I am not a fan of torture films without a point (see Chaos and more recently Morituris). If Six opts to shock and awe by inflicting horrible pain on the film’s protagonists without any social commentary, I fear I’m going to be greatly disappointed in the man. Hopefully Full Sequence will see a release later this year and we’ll be able to dissect the “Centipede” a bit further…
This has been an insane few weeks for Tom Six’s hotly anticipated The Human Centipede Part 2: Full Sequence.
It all started when the BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) announced that it had rejected and was unable to classify the film for UK release, basically banning it. They issued a press release and included major plot points, while also crucifying the film in the public’s eye (for shame!)
Then we broke the full cast, which I’m sure didn’t make everyone smile.
Following that, Six had beautifully responded to the banning stating: “My dear people it is a f****cking MOVIE. It is all fictional. Not real. It is all make-belief. It is art. Give people their own choice to watch it or not.”
The dramatic storyline continues to unfold as the UK distributor, Eureka Entertainment, responds to the banning with a iron fist. My honest opinion is that the public stoning is cause for a lawsuit, and I sincerely hope that Eureka (and U.S. distributor IFC Films) take on the BBFC for staining the film with the moniker of “tasteless and disgusting”, among other nasty words. Banning is one thing, but this is something much, much more — my perspective is that the BBFC’s release has “caused damages,” but that’s for the courts to decide.
I can only imagine how much is sucks to be director Tom Six right about now, although the dude should be exponentially proud that he’s become part of pop culture. No matter what the future holds, he will always be remembered.
But currently, this week to be exact, is sh*t. Not to mention that we revealed the entire cast early this morning, but the director’s The Human Centipede Part 2: Full Sequence was outright banned by the UK BBFC. The boys over at Empire got word as to “why” this ruling was made, which included a full breakdown of the plot, while also slinging insults and insinuations at the Franken-franchise. Aren’t they supposed to be objective? Hypocrites.
Anyways, Six responded to the BBFC over at Empire: “Thank you BBFC for putting spoilers of my movie on your website and thank you for banning my film in this exceptional way. Apparently I made an horrific horror-film, but shouldn’t a good horror film be horrific? My dear people it is a f****cking MOVIE. It is all fictional. Not real. It is all make-belief. It is art. Give people their own choice to watch it or not. If people can’t handle or like my movies they just don’t watch them. If people like my movies they have to be able to see it any time, anywhere also in the UK.”
Short, sweet and to the point. I give his speech an A+. Scream it with me: “FUCK CENSORSHIP!”
Having just been banned from the UK, Bloody Disgusting was able to exclusively dig up the official casting for The Human Centipede Part 2: Full Sequence, which had been previously shrouded in secrecy.
Ashlynn Yennie, who also starred in First Sequence, will be returning to reprise her role of “Jenny” in Tom Six’s sequel deemed “100% medically inaccurate.”
Laurence Harvey will be playing “Martin”, the new mad scientist who will assemble the 12-person centipede.
Dominic Borelli, Vivien Bridson, Lee Harris, Peter Charlton, Bill Hutchens, Dan Burman, Daniel Jude Gennis, Kandace Caine, Maddi Black, Lucas Hansen, Georgia Goodrick and Emma Lock round out the cast.
Details were scarce until the UK banning which revealed that the sequel “tells the story of a man who becomes sexually obsessed with a DVD recording of the first film and who imagines putting the ‘centipede’ idea into practice.”
The big question is: who is fortunate enough to be the “head’?