Friday, June 19 and Monday, June 22
Some weeks ago, we sent the below presser to announce the forthcoming home entertainment release of THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 3 (FINAL SEQUENCE), which will be preceded by national cinema screening events featuring Q&A sessions with cult idol and star of instalments 2 & 3 of these controversial films, Laurence R Harvey.
Laurence is set to arrive in Australia tomorrow (Thursday) and will be available for interviews out of Sydney this Friday, June 19 and Monday, June 22, ahead of next week’s Australian tour.
Monster Fest, Australia’s premier cult film festival is proud to announce a national theatrical tour of the third and final installment of THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE franchise: THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 3 (FINAL SEQUENCE), launching its new weekly cinema event “Monster Fest Presents” and celebrating the film’s July 22 release on DVD, Blu-Ray and VOD.
Fans will have the rare chance of seeing the film on the glorious big screen in each capital city, with one-off screenings attended by the star of Part 2 of THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE films, brilliant English actor Laurence R. Harvey, who will be at each event to introduce the film, followed by Q&A and signing sessions.
Controversy has followed THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE since it first shocked the world in 2010. “Is this the sickest film ever made?” asked Britain’s The Sun newspaper, while legendary film critic Roger Ebert refused to give the film a star rating, stating that it “occupies a world where the stars don’t shine.”
In 2011, the second episode of the trilogy, THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2 (FULL SEQUENCE), was pulled from Australian cinema screens after conservative pressure groups successfully lobbied to have the film’s R18+ rating reviewed. The ban was lifted only after the film’s distributor, Monster Pictures, made cuts to the film.
Monster Pictures will submit the latest installment in the next couple of weeks and wait anxiously for the verdict from the Australian Classification Board. “We’re nervous, no doubt,” said Neil Foley from Monster Pictures. “I’ve seen the film and it ain’t no walk in the park. Let’s just hope sanity prevails and we can release this film without any issues from the censors.”
Writer-director Tom Six declared that Part 2 would make the notorious original film look like ‘My Little Pony’, and now he promises THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 3 (THE FINAL SEQUENCE) will make Part 2 look like a Disney film!
THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 3 (FINAL SEQUENCE) unites the star of the first two films Dieter Laser with Laurence R. Harvey, as warden and sidekick, respectively, of an American prison. They hatch a plan to cut costs by creating a human centipede, not with three people as in Part 1, or with twelve, as in Part 2, but with 500 inmates – each joined in such a way to share the same digestive tract!
The original film claimed to be “100% medically accurate”, the second “100% medically inaccurate”. Now, Part 3 takes it to a whole new level by announcing itself to be “100% politically incorrect!” And in this day of homogenised pop culture, what could possibly be more enticing than that?
THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 3 (FULL SEQUENCE) will screen in capital cities across the country with special guest, Laurence R Harvey, as a Monster Fest Presents special event.
Said Laurence R. Harvey of the tour: “I’m delirious about coming down to Australia once again. Making the film was so much twisted fun and it’ll be brilliant to share the madness with fans in my home away from home, Australia – see you all in June.”
Monster Fest National Marketing Director, Mr. David Leadbetter added, “THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE films have etched their way into the global psyche, they’ve appeared on South Park, been parodied in porn, been sung about in musicals and been whispered about at drinking fountains the world over. To say we’ve played a role in spreading something so wonderfully abhorrent gives me enormous delight. Yes it’s sickening but it’s fun and completely tongue in cheek! I say crack open your finest fresh mints and enjoy; this tour is going to be a hoot!”
The Monster Fest Presents tour is co-presented by Filmink and STACK Magazine and will be the first of many Monster Fest Presents screenings and events to be held around the country in the near future.
Monster Fest Presents will host ongoing screening events each Friday night at both the brand new Lido Cinemas in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn (Official Opening June 25th), as well as the New Farm Cinemas in Brisbane.
Tickets for THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 3 (FINAL SEQUENCE) screening with special guest Laurence R. Harvey are available now via individual cinema websites or via Try Booking.
Perth: Wednesday June 24th at the Luna Palace, Leederville.
Melbourne: Friday June 26 at the Lido Cinemas, Hawthorn
Melbourne: Saturday June 27th of June at the Cameo Cinemas, Belgrave
Adelaide: Wednesday July 1st at the Mercury Cinema, City Centre
Brisbane: Thursday July 2nd at New Farm Cinemas, New Farm
Sydney: Saturday, July 4th Filmink Presents at Ritz Cinema, Randwick
THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 3 (FINAL SEQUENCE) will be released on DVD & Blu-Ray by Monster Pictures and will be available in major rental and retail chains from July 22.