UK Film Board Bans Dutch Movie Human Centipede II

UK Film Board Bans Dutch Movie Human Centipede II

The British Board of Film Classification announced it is refusing to give a DVD certificate to horror sequel Human Centipede II of the Dutch director Tom Six.

The British Board of Film Classification’s ban on The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) isn’t based on the unacceptability of what’s actually being shown. It’s based on the concept on which the film is founded.

In its ruling, the BBFC declared:

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.

Tom Six’s The Human Centipede (First Sequence), featured a crazed surgeon who sewed three kidnapped people together to produce the arthropod of the title. It was classified 18 without cuts for both cinema and DVD in 2010. His follow-up shows a man becoming sexually obsessed with a copy of the original film and inspired by it to create a “human centipede” of his own.

The first part was released two years ago and was widely ‘hailed’ as the sickest film ever made.

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