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Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) Banned In Britain: Tongues In Cheeks Horror Is Just Sadism

by | 7th, June 2011

YOU will not be watching Tom Six’s Human Centipede II (Full Sequence), the sequel to the 2009 flick Human Centipede (First Sequence). The BBFC has banned the film for being “tasteless and disgusting”. Yep, notoriety sounds great in the marketing department.

Says Mr Six:

“Thank you BBFC for putting spoilers of my movie on your website and thank you for banning my film in this exceptional way. Apparently I made an horrific horror-film, but shouldn’t a good horror film be horrific? My dear people it is a fucking MOVIE. It is all fictional. Not real. It is all make-belief. It is art. Give people their own choice to watch it or not. If people can’t handle or don’t like my movies they just don’t watch them. If people like my movies they have to be able to see it any time, anywhere, also in the UK.”

Odd, indeed, that a film should be banned when you can indulge your most esoteric tastes by searching for your horror of choice on the web.

Here’s what you are missing in Human Centipede II:

The In the sequel, a man becomes erotically obsessed with a DVD copy of the original film — in which the victims are surgically stitched together mouth to anus — and decides to recreate the idea.

The film then focuses on his fantasies and the torture he inflicts. One scene involves him wrapping barbed wire around his penis and raping the woman at the end of the centipede, having become aroused by the sight of his victims being forced to defecate into each others’ mouths.

Yep. The film is about people connected via their gastric systems. But the BBFC says this is not a satire on TV talent shows and the people that consume them; this is just sadism for sadism’s sake. The BBFC rules:

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.

The film is glorifying and condoning sexual violence. Six must have known the rules before he applied for the film to be classified. He seeks to make a film to revolt and test the boundaries. But would it not be better for the rating system to take into account and embrace all films? If the film does not tick the boxes – make more boxes…

 



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