With the approach of the second film about Ron Burgundy, Anchorman: The Legend Continues, we’re privileged enough to be treated to Ron Burgundy’s autobiography. Let Me Off At The Top: My Classy Life and Other Musings will be out shortly before the film opens.
Following in the wake of other famous film personalities, such as Alan Partridge’s book, Burgundy’s autobiography is a tell-all exposé that will reveal everything about his love life, his dog and his news team. It’ll also give the story of why Burgundy entered news reporting to begin with.
By the sound of it, the book will be fascinating and a must have for anyone who loves the original film. However, here’s some stranger ways in which movies were celebrated in merchandising.

5. The Human Centipede (First Sequence)


The Human Centipede (First Sequence) is a controversial horror film that tells the story of Dr. Heiter (Dieter Laser), a mad German scientist who dreams of creating a human ‘centipede’ by joining three people together so that their digestive systems form one continuous line. In order to achieve this, he kidnaps three people and joins them together, sewing skin flaps from their backsides to their face to hold them in place and cutting their knee ligaments so that they are forced into an all fours position, so must crawl along together.

Inspired by medical experiments carried out by the Nazis, when he was fundraising for the film, director Tom Six didn’t go into detail about the nature of the experiments Dr. Heiter would be carrying out and the financial backers didn’t know what they were supporting until the film was finished.

It cannot be denied that, distasteful as the subject matter may be, Six created an unforgettable image that stays with you, even if you haven’t seen the film. And what better to commemorate such twisted inventiveness than with your very own human centipede necklace? Because nothing says I love you like three people sharing a digestive tract.

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  • Phoenix Mangus

    The strangest tie-in I have is also from Being John Malkovich. It’s a mask of John’s face they were giving out at the German premiere of the film. A friend brought it back for me.