We are writing to share some exciting news from IFC Midnight!
A teaser video for the much-anticipated sequel to director Tom Six's twisted hit THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE, is now available on the new IFC Midnight Facebook tab. The film won't be released until 2011, but this teaser is one not to be missed! Check it out now: http://www.facebook.com/pages/IFC-Films/110646698964366?v=app_161166570562699.
The teaser premiered today on IFC.com: http://www.ifc.com/news/2010/09/human-centipede-2.php And in case you didn't experience the original phenomenon, THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE is available now nationwide on video-on-demand on IFC Midnight, and is out on dvd and blu-ray October 5. IFC Midnight is also excited to announce the release of four new trailers – for Philip Ridley’s sublime psychological thriller HEARTLESS (starring Jim Sturgess); Simon Rumley’s hard core RED WHITE & BLUE; Josh Reed’s neo-Ozploitation horror film PRIMAL; and Abel Ferry’s gripping scarefest HIGH LANE.
The four films are screening this week (Sept 23-30) at Austin's Fantastic Fest and will simultaneously be available nationwide via the movies-on-demand platform of major national cable systems, including Cablevision, Comcast, Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable and Bright House.
Here are links to each to share with your readers and fans:
HIGH LANE: http://pr.mammothnyc.com/Highlane/HighlaneTrailer1280x720.mov.zip
RED, WHITE & BLUE: http://pr.mammothnyc.com/IFCFilms/RedWhiteBlueTrailerwCard.mov.zip
Below are the assets for each film, including the synopsis, photo stills, and official posters. Check out these great IFC Midnight films today!
-------------------------- IFC Films official site: http://www.ifcfilms.com/ -------------------------- HEARTLESS – Sneak Preview Now On Demand – In Theaters November
Directed by: Philip Ridley
Cast: Jim Sturgess, Clemence Poesy, Noel Clarke, Joseph Mawle, Eddie Marsan, Luke Treadaway
Synopsis: Jim Sturgess (21, ACROSS THE UNIVERSE) leads a hugely-talented ensemble cast in this sublime British psychological thriller from cult UK director Philip Ridley (THE REFLECTING SKIN, THE PASSION OF DARKLY NOON), who returns to the screen after a 14-year absence. The film follows Jamie Morgan (Sturgess), born with a disfiguring birthmark across his face, which leaves him an outcast in rough East London. While wandering abandoned yards taking photographs, he comes across a gang of thugs and soon discovers that they are something other than human. He then is led into a Faustian deal that will see him become a party to the terrifying chaos around him. Part DONNIE DARKO, part Guillermo del Toro, this dark urban tale takes its audience to the darkest and most violent corners of the human heart. The film also stars Clémence Poésy, Noel Clarke, Joseph Mawle, Eddie Marsan, Luke Treadaway and Timothy Spall, and was produced by Pippa Cross and Richard Raymond. The film recently won the Best Independent Film Award at the Toronto After Dark Festival. HEARTLESS will open at the IFC Center in New York on 11/21 followed by select national dates.
-------------------------- HIGH LANE – Now On Demand
Directed by: Abel Ferry
Synopsis: Towering heights and beautiful vistas turn into a haunting mindtrip in Abel Ferry’s gripping French scarefest that will definitely make you think twice about your next mountain climbing trip. In the film, a group of friends on vacation in Eastern Europe embark on an ambitious mountain expedition along a trail that they discover – way too late – is closed for repair. The thrill of this foolish challenge quickly turns sour as it becomes clear that not only is the path a lot more dangerous than they thought, but also that they are not alone. Fear exposes old traumas and brings up hidden emotions to the surface, and soon, everyone is fighting tooth-and-nail for their survival.
-------------------------- RED, WHITE & BLUE – Now On Demand
Directed by: Simon Rumley
Cast: Noah Taylor, Amanda Fuller, Marc Senter
Synopsis: Erica (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER’s Amanda Fuller) is a tough, troubled nymphomaniac with wounds across her soul. For Erica, sleeping with multiple men forms the core of her life, until she meets the mysterious Iraq vet Nate (THE PROPOSITION’s Noah Taylor). Despite his quiet air of danger, Nate's the only guy who doesn’t immediately want to sleep with her, and the two form a hesitant bond. But in a shocking twist, one of Erica's earlier sexual encounters, with wannabe rock star Franki (Mark Senter), will have unexpected - and devastating – consequences on both of their lives. Hard-edged and uncompromising, RED WHITE & BLUE, from director Simon Rumley (THE LIVING AND THE DEAD), has already been compared to the works of such disparate filmmakers as Larry Clark and Sam Peckinpah. The film had its US premiere at SXSW, and was produced by Rumley and Bob Portal, and executive produced by Tim League, Judy Lipsey, Doug Abbott, and Adam Goldworm. It is the first film from Celluloid Nightmares, a new partnership between Paris-based Celluloid Dreams and Los Angeles-based XYZ Films, with the shared goal of bringing commercial, elevated genre films to audiences around the world. The film will have several theatrical screenings throughout the US and Canada this fall.
Synopsis: Primordial nature runs amuck in this expertly-played slice of neo-Ozploitation from Australian director Josh Reed. The film follows six friends on a field trip who set up camp in the remote wilderness of Australia. When one person takes a late-night skinny dip in a nearby waterhole, she becomes incredibly feverish and agitated, and soon regresses to a crazed predatory state in which her companions suddenly become the hunted. When another begins the same beastly transition, terror descends on the remainder as they realize it’s now kill or be killed. A frenzied visceral nightmare in the vein of CABIN FEVER, PRIMAL is a hugely enjoyable rollercoaster ride through primitive panic.
-------------------------- THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE is available now back on demand for a limited time! It will also be released on DVD + Blu-ray on October 5th and can be pre-ordered from Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Human-Centipede-Ashley-C-Williams/dp/B003L20IEC/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1285348097&sr=1-1 --------------------------
The trailer for the first one literally burned a mental image into my brain. It was pretty disturbing. Never did see it, though. I kinda want to, even though it looks so disturbing. I didn't know it premiered at SXSW. I wonder if they will show it at SXSW 2011?
BTW, if anybody is planning to go to SXSW 2011, I found a great site for vacation rentals in Austin.
Yeah this news just probably boosted sales significantly.
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