The Human Centipede 2 Banned in the UK by the BBFC

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  1. hots4

    hots4 Dogs In White

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    As the title suggests The Human Centipede 2 has been banned outright by the BBFC, details noted below: PLEASE NOTE!!!! there are spoilers in the explanation, if you do not want to know do not read any further......




    The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) is a 2011 Netherlands/UK horror by Tom Six. See IMDb
    The BBFC has rejected the sexually violent, and potentially obscene DVD, The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) This means that it cannot be legally supplied anywhere in the UK. The decision was taken by the Director, David Cooke and the Presidential Team of Sir Quentin Thomas, Alison Hastings and Gerard Lemos.

    The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) is a sequel to the film The Human Centipede (First Sequence), which was classified 18 uncut for cinema and DVD release by the BBFC in 2010. The first film dealt with a mad doctor who sews together three kidnapped people in order to produce the human centipede'of the title. Although the concept of the film was undoubtedly tasteless and disgusting it was a relatively traditional and conventional horror film and the Board concluded that it was not in breach of our Guidelines at '18. This new work, The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence), 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. Unlike the first film, the sequel presents graphic images of sexual violence, forced defecation, and mutilation, and the viewer is invited to witness events from the perspective of the protagonist. Whereas in the first film the centipede idea is presented as a revolting medical experiment, with the focus on whether the victims will be able to escape, this sequel presents the centipede idea as the object of the protagonist's depraved sexual fantasy.

    The principal focus of The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) is the sexual arousal of the central character at both the idea and the spectacle of the total degradation, humiliation, mutilation, torture, and murder of his naked victims. Examples of this include a scene early in the film in which he masturbates whilst he watches a DVD of the original Human Centipede film, with sandpaper wrapped around his penis, and a sequence later in the film in which he becomes aroused at the sight of the members of the centipede being forced to defecate into one another's mouths, culminating in sight of the man wrapping barbed wire around his penis and raping the woman at the rear of the centipede. There is little attempt to portray any of the victims in the film as anything other than objects to be brutalised, degraded and mutilated for the amusement and arousal of the central character, as well as for the pleasure of the audience. There is a strong focus throughout on the link between sexual arousal and sexual violence and a clear association between pain, perversity and sexual pleasure. It is the Board's conclusion that the explicit presentation of the central character's obsessive sexually violent fantasies is in breach of its Classification Guidelines and poses a real, as opposed to a fanciful, risk that harm is likely to be caused to potential viewers.

    David Cooke, Director of the BBFC said:

    It is the Board's carefully considered view that to issue a certificate to this work, even if confined to adults, would be inconsistent with the Board's Guidelines, would risk potential harm within the terms of the VRA, and would be unacceptable to the public.

    The Board also seeks to avoid classifying material that may be in breach of the Obscene Publications Acts 1959 and 1964 (OPA) or any other relevant legislation. The OPA prohibits the publication of works that have a tendency to deprave or corrupt a significant proportion of those likely to see them. In order to avoid classifying potentially obscene material, the Board engages in regular discussions with the relevant enforcement agencies, including the CPS, the police, and the Ministry of Justice. It is the Board's view that there is a genuine risk that this video work, The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence), may be considered obscene within the terms of the OPA, for the reasons given above.

    The Board considered whether its concerns could be dealt with through cuts. However, given that the unacceptable content runs throughout the work, cuts are not a viable option in this case and the work is therefore refused a classification.
     
  2. ReelFear

    ReelFear New Member

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    Thanks for the post, now i want to see this more than ever!
     
  3. kimboslice

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    That sucks, but it's been passed uncut in Australia, so our uk brothers may have to import.
     
  4. KamuiX

    KamuiX The Eighth Samurai

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    If it's anything like the first, it should be banned (and burned) in every corner of the Earth :lol:
     
  5. mcchrist

    mcchrist A new breed of pervert!

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    To be honest, all curiosity and desire to see this film went out the window after the director posted that self-mental-masturbation that was the supposed teaser trailer to this. I can't find it now but I know it's on the IMDb page.
     
  6. Steel76

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    Sounds like another wonderful movie to add to the "Extra Sick Movies" DVD shelf, between gems like Nekromantik, Serbian Film, Guinea Pig and Faces of Death ;)
     
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    I somewhat enjoy the first film. The guy who plays the mad doctor is fantastically creepy. Seems like they may have gone overboard on the disgusting factor and ignored the horror factor for this second one.
     
  8. MorallySound

    MorallySound Mad Mutilator

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    The only thing that held the first film together was the camp and black comedy, but Human Centipede 2 sounds like it's avoiding anything at all that would make it worth watching and is just going down the 'excess for excess' path and seems to be nothing more than pure "torture porn" (I hate that term, but that's what it seems to be aiming for).

    I'll pass.
     
  9. allmessedup

    allmessedup It's beer time.

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    Eh, I think it's the type of thing you can really only do once, after that it gets a little dull. The first one worked because it wasn't all that serious and had a sick sense of humor underneath it all. It was also one of those cases where the promotion and ballyhoo around it made it more than what it actually was. There's not really anywhere to go after that.
     
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    Another film to avoid. I really rather not see something that stupid. That said, actually banning it is going too far.
    Let people want to see it pay for it.
     
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    Must say I am curious about these films, but yet have no desire to see them at all. They sound so perverse that I'm sure they can't live up to the hype and the trailer for the first one did nothing to convince me it was worth watching. Not my cup of tea.
     
  13. aoiookami

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    Aside from the concept, the first one was actually very tame. Everything was implied, and nothing was explicitly shown. There was very little actual blood and gore. A couple cuts and it could pass as pg-13. As allmessedup mentioned the hype surrounding it played into it's notoriety quite a bit, there are numerous other movies easily more shocking and disturbing than this, and it's kind of annoying how the marketing for this second one is pushing that, how the first one 'pushed horror boundaries', 'a new level of sick' etc. etc. It really didn't, at all.
     
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    I liked the first movie,only because the doctor reminded me of an early Udo Kier
     
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    the more i look back on the first one, the more amusing it becomes in my mind. im eagerly anticipating this one. should be good for a laugh. the new "doctor" reminded me a lot of Stephen Furst in The Unseen.
     
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    The problem with films like this is that they usually don't live up to the hype. The first film was really pretty boring and not very explicit as Aoiookami mentioned. I'll probably catch the second film just because I always hope to see something new and exciting.
     
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    I agree. I may catch it as a rental but I'm only mildly interested.
     
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    Early word from the AV Club ain't pretty:

    Grade: D

     
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    I've seen THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2, and I find it a hard movie to rate. I have so many problems with it, yet i can't stop thinking about it. It's not a pleasant experience watching this, but you got to give some credit to Tom Six, he certainly isn't afraid to go all the way. I would recommend seeing HC2 once and then you will know where you stand. I, for one, am looking forward to one more installment and then the series as a whole can be judged.
     

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