The UK Film Board Bans "THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE II [Full Sequence]" & Denies Chance of Appeal

The UK Film Board [BBFC] has announced its decision to reject Tom Six's The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) for UK distribution and warns of a real risk of harm to viewers. The film is the directors sequel to his 2009 The Human Centipede (First Sequence). The ruling means that the film cannot legally be supplied anywhere in the UK. The BBFC described the film as a "spectacle of the total degradation, humiliation, mutilation, torture, and murder". In fact the board consider the film so harmful they even ruled out the possibility of an edited version attaining distribution. Hit the jump for the details.


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 original film kind of dealt with the stereotypical "mad scientist" active and engaged in his personal power complex/ crisis, where as the sequel enters the  twisted world of sexual violence so extreme the BBFC fears it may border on "obscene". The BBFC did release a statement outlining its concerns with the material, for example early in the film the protagonist is seen masturbating to the original movie with sandpaper wrapped around his genitals, later once he's assembled his creation, he wraps barbed wire around his penis and proceeds to brutally rape the woman at the back of the centipede. Naughty. 

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