Friday, April 15, 2011

DVD Doppelgängers: The Human Centipede Fest

It's been a while since I did a DVD Doppelganger post, so let's get right to it!

First up we have DVD cover of the bizarre and disturbing The Human Centipede. It's the heartwarming tale of a retired doctor who specialized in separating conjoined twins, and has now decided he can best serve humanity by stitching people together. He does this by kidnapping three victims, er... I mean test subjects and sewing them together, butt to mouth. No, that's not a typo. He literally sews the mouth of Person #2 to the anus of Person #1, and so on. What he was attempting to prove by creating his "human centipede," I have no idea.

Note that the box says that the movie is "100% Medically Accurate." It is too, if by medically accurate you mean "far fetched" and "peppered the script with some terms pulled from Gray's Anatomy." 

It's a very twisted and disturbing film, and definitely not for everyone. I need to do a proper review of it one of these days.

Next we have the movie Last Breath. I know absolutely nothing about this movie, except that the marketing team is really, really hoping that you liked The Human Centipede so much that you'll automatically want to watch this one as well. It's got pretty much every element found in the Centipide cover: murky, indistinct figure lurking behind a translucent panel, hands pressed against the glass, searching for escape, and a monochromatic color scheme. Oh, and don't forget the off-kilter type treatment in the logo. Well done, Doppelgängers!

Finally we have VirusX. Again, I know nothing about this movie, but once again we've got some marketing people who want to remind you of a previous film you may have enjoyed, hoping to subliminally influence you. Yet again we have the vague figure behind a semi-opaque glass, lots of hands pressed against it, and the ever-present monochromatic color scheme. They even did the uneven font. Bravo guys! Come on down and accept your Doppy Award!

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