Human Centipede II Refused U.K. Classification

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Human Centipede II Refused U.K. Classification

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Remember The Human Centipede? Well, its sequel isn't going to come to theaters in the U.K.

Director Tom Six has made no secret of his plans for a sequel to his controversial film The Human Centipede, much to the dread of the vast majority of moviegoers, not to mention critics. Six has claimed in interviews that the first movie will be "My Little Pony compared with part two." Apparently Mr. Six wasn't kidding: The sequel is so graphic that it's been refused classification in the United Kingdom.

The first film was, according to those who saw it, a staggeringly grotesque movie that was based on the concept of an insane surgeon who sews three people together, mouth to anus. While the movie didn't feature a lot of on-screen gore, the concepts it presented certainly made a lot of people queasy. However, the folks over at the British Board of Film Classification decided that the movie was too extreme to qualify for even an 18 Certificate (the highest rating a film can get over there). By refusing to assign a rating, this prevents the movie from appearing in theaters without written permission from an area's local council.

According to the BBFC, the film was denied a rating because there's, "little attempt to portray any of the victims in the film as anything other than objects to be brutalised."

Unsurprisingly, "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."

If you were looking forward to the sequel, I'm totally judging you right now, based on this plot synopsis from Wikipedia:

The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) tells the story of a man who becomes sexually obsessed with a DVD recording of the first film in the series, The Human Centipede, masturbating to the first film, using sandpaper to pleasure himself. He decides to create a "human centipede" of his own, which he uses to his own sexual delight, taking sexual pleasure in watching victims of the centipede defecate in each other's mouths and raping the woman at the end of the centipede.

Let's be honest, it's not surprising that this movie was refused classification for the above reasons. When you have a film that's been made with the express purpose of making something like The Human Centipede look like a Saturday morning cartoon, it's probably going to get banned in a number of countries. That said, I'm not sure I'm totally on board with the government engaging in borderline-censorship of a film simply because it finds the movie's content too objectionable ...

Source: Den of Geek

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I think the travesty here is that this film got a sequel.

Sounds like a good date movie.

Good, nobody will try to show it to me now.

Well being from the UK, all I have to say is, huzzah!

First film was a pile of garbage. I didn't even find it shocking, it was just crap.
Okay so we can complain about censorship and the like 'til the cows come home but I think we should just stick to deriding these travesties of cinema.

Damn it, I though Apple is finally announcing their Human CENTiPAD, I wanted to see the poor sods involved :D

Wait... THEY WERE ABLE TO FUND AND PRODUCE A SECOND HUMAN CENTIPIDE!?!?!?

My.. my faith in the human race is completely gone now...

By Frith this movie sounds nasty.

god help us all...

that description alone made me queezy. it will probably get an nc-17 rating the in u.s. i'm sad that i'm not protected from it.

This movie - story of my life.

I hope it doesn't make it to the US either. It sounds disgusting. Being disgusting as art is one thing. Being disgusting for the sake of being disgusting is another.

There are very few plot synopses that sound as trashy and downright awful as that. It's not like the classification board refused to allow the movie to be printed to DVD. Considering porn doesn't get shown in theatres (barring the special ones...), the context of this movie doesn't paint itself as anything but literal torture porn and thus I can see why it would be banned.

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Glad there are people with some sense left out there. Stuff like that shouldn't be made in the first place so we wouldn't have to get into discussions about censorship.

First I'd heard of the second and didn't know what the first was about. Why anyone would go see that, hell, what is wrong with the people who decided to make it?

Are people so messed up that they would pay to go see that? There is no good reason to go. Other than they are just so messed up that they should be in counselling instead.

How about having it in theaters and when people pay and go in to watch they get rounded up and sent to do menial labour. Use the sick (man I really want to swear, wait, I'm censoring myself. NOOOOO) to help make the world a better place for the rest of us.

I think it actually sounds good. I didn't see the first movie but this new one interests me and I might rent it when it makes it to DVD.

...At first I wanted to call the plot synopsis grotesque but intriguing. But now it's just...ugh.

Really? REALLY? THe first wasn't a fucked up enough concept? Now you need a man that that got sexualy obsessed with the idea of the first one, gets off on scat (which, despite Montreal being one of the kink capitals of the world, is thought to be a little TOO taboo for most of us) and rapes the ends of the centipeed?

I... I don't... FUck it, I've got nothing

Wish it was refused classification in the US...

Wow a lot of negative comments. I'm definitely going to watch it, the first was an interesting little idea but was pretty tame all things considered. They aren't trying to make the next Citizen Kane, the fact it shocked so many people and got the attention it did means it succeeded at what it set out to do.

A movie being weird or disturbing is no reason not to see it, its still an experience you're not getting out of most movies. If it was just bland and boring that's a reason to hate it. Either way just don't watch it if you don't want to.

...because there can never be too much defecation in a movie.

Seriously, this looks fucked. And the main reason why it's stepping up the pace? Because all the fucking idiots who watched it COMPLAINED that it wasn't fucking gory enough. Seriously, after all those complaints, I'm expecting this to be the most grotesque piece of cinema ever. Just to appease you sick fucks.

You know... I'm very much a supporter of free speech, even though I know full well it exists to protect the things the general public hates, who knows, I could be on the end of that hate one day, and then perhaps karma will grant me a boon. But you know... I think there's a point, a definite, non abstract point, where a society must decide what it finds tolerable, and what it finds intolerable. I know that most times, any mention of moral decency or a fight against the degradation of ethical standards, is painted highly conservative, something to be shunned, a hold over from a less enlightened era. However, I do feel there's a point where any society, any civilization, must be held accountable for the ideals it espouses. Granted, allowing a movie to be shown at a theater isn't endorsing that movies values. Nevertheless, qui tacet consentit. Allowing such a film to exist without protestation, does ring of a certain message.

Hmmm, no doubt there are films far worse than the Human Centipede 2, perhaps these films have even been classified and distributed. I'm not sure that makes it right though. Hmmm... it's an odd spot to be in certainly. It's so easy to decry the moral guardian, so easy that at times, I don't think we ever stop to listen to those oft deranged ramblings....

Oh look, I'm rambling, hmmm... I am in a very rambly mood tonight.

Why in the hell would anyone want to see this??

The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) tells the story of a man who becomes sexually obsessed with a DVD recording of the first film in the series, The Human Centipede, masturbating to the first film, using sandpaper to pleasure himself. He decides to create a "human centipede" of his own, which he uses to his own sexual delight, taking sexual pleasure in watching victims of the centipede defecate in each other's mouths and raping the woman at the end of the centipede.

That alone makes me think that the film should be shown in cinemas - Just so we can round up all the sick weirdo's who went to see it and obviously need some serious help.

To be honest, I found the first film to be a supremely grotesque comedy. It was equal parts hysterical and revolting. This however, just sounds goddamn revolting. >_<

Karma168:
Why in the hell would anyone want to see this??

The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) tells the story of a man who becomes sexually obsessed with a DVD recording of the first film in the series, The Human Centipede, masturbating to the first film, using sandpaper to pleasure himself. He decides to create a "human centipede" of his own, which he uses to his own sexual delight, taking sexual pleasure in watching victims of the centipede defecate in each other's mouths and raping the woman at the end of the centipede.

That alone makes me think that the film should be shown in cinemas - Just so we can round up all the sick weirdo's who went to see it and obviously need some serious help.

It's just too exspensive to go to a cinema nowadays which is why I'm waiting for it to come out on DVD. I'd rather spend $5 to rent it then over $10 to see it at the theater.

I'll watch it. The Human Centipede was a terrible movie, but my friend and I had a good time laughing at it and being disgusted at the same time so I'm sure we'll do the same for the sequel.

I'm not upset, even though banning films is completely against my personal morals of Freedom of Speech.

It's a cheap attempt to get cheap views for something that is just torture porn. Masturbating with Sand Paper? Yeah, take it back to the editing board and try giving your movie a point.

Lucky Brits I'am still scarred from just reading the wiki

Well look at that. Censorship finally gets one in the win column.

spectrenihlus:
I think the travesty here is that this film got a sequel.

I think it was a travesty that there was a first film....

so hows it any different from the SAW franchise?

Ugh... I would have nothing to complain about these kind of films if they just flat out stated their torture porn and have no artistic merit. Just 2 hours of someone being brutalized and tortured. Lame

I totally lost it after I read " using sandpaper to pleasure himself" lmao

using sandpaper to pleasure himself

Stopped reading there. This is one of the times I'm on-board government censorship.

Reaper195:

spectrenihlus:
I think the travesty here is that this film got a sequel.

I think it was a travesty that there was a first film....

Apparently a majority of the investors did not know the full details of the first film before it was made, otherwise it would have never gotten bankrolled. Hence it more a travesty here that people are investing openly knowing what it's about.

Korten12:
Wish it was refused classification in the US...

Hells, I wish it was refused classification in the WORLD.

Bon_Clay:
Wow a lot of negative comments.

Need I remind you why?

The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) tells the story of a man who becomes sexually obsessed with a DVD recording of the first film in the series, The Human Centipede, masturbating to the first film, using sandpaper to pleasure himself. He decides to create a "human centipede" of his own, which he uses to his own sexual delight, taking sexual pleasure in watching victims of the centipede defecate in each other's mouths and raping the woman at the end of the centipede.

The only good I can see in this is that the government would put anyone who sees this film on a watch list.

Also, let's take a look at wikipedia for the first one

Budget €1.5 million
Gross revenue $252,207 (approx. €187,000)

How'd they get enough money for a second one?

Also, according to wikipedia

the film was potentially in breach of the Obscene Publications Act, meaning its distribution in the UK would be illegal

Yay!

So yes, I don't think I will be sleeping tonight.

wonk a donk.

no thanks, human centipede.

I love the director: Yeah, that movie was fucked up-- i bet theres a dude out there who masterbates to it though, people are gross... WOAH. THATS THE SEQUEL! My biggest fan! HAHAHAHAHAHA

i pretty much watch any movie but this and its sequel just seem wrong. did the first one have much of a story or was it just a 2 hour long 2 girls 1 cup?

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