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British movie board bans 'The Human Centipede II'

tbd-humancentipede060811.jpgThis will be a dicey post, because it involves the upcoming sequel to The Human Centipede (First Sequence), which we don't really want to describe, given its subject matter (Google it at your own risk; it involves an insane surgeon sewing people together where he shouldn't). But when the British Board of Film Classification bans a movie, it's news no matter what.

The Guardian says the organization has added The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) to its very short list of films that are illegal in the U.K., whether it's in theaters, DVD or download. How short? There have only been 11 movies on the list, including 2009's Grotesque and 1974's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, which was later passed.

The Juice* doesn't even want to share what kinds of things the Guardian recounts, but it involves some freak who watches the first movie and decides to try sewing people together himself. The paper quotes the BBFC describing the film as focusing on 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."

Furthermore, the board said the movie may violate the country's Obscene Publications Act because it "poses a real, as opposed to a fanciful, risk that harm is likely to be caused to potential viewers." That can only mean one thing here in the States: midnight showings at theaters nationwide. Director Tom Six will be so pleased.


[Last modified: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 3:14pm]


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