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Refused a certificate by the BBFC.

BBFC REJECTS THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE II (FULL SEQUENCE)
June 6th, 2011

The BBFC has rejected the sexually violent, and potentially obscene DVD, The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) This means that it cannot be legally supplied anywhere in the UK. The decision was taken by the Director, David Cooke and the Presidential Team of Sir Quentin Thomas, Alison Hastings and Gerard Lemos.

The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) is a sequel to the film The Human Centipede (First Sequence), which was classified ‘18’ uncut for cinema and DVD release by the BBFC in 2010. The first film dealt with a mad doctor who sews together three kidnapped people in order to produce the ‘human centipede’of the title. Although the concept of the film was undoubtedly tasteless and disgusting it was a relatively traditional and conventional horror film and the Board concluded that it was not in breach of our Guidelines at ‘18’. 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 principal focus of The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) is 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. Examples of this include a scene early in the film in which he masturbates whilst he watches a DVD of the original Human Centipede film, with sandpaper wrapped around his penis, and a sequence later in the film in which he becomes aroused at the sight of the members of the ‘centipede’ being forced to defecate into one another’s mouths, culminating in sight of the man wrapping barbed wire around his penis and raping the woman at the rear of the ‘centipede’. 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.

David Cooke, Director of the BBFC said:

“It is the Board’s carefully considered view that to issue a certificate to this work, even if confined to adults, would be inconsistent with the Board’s Guidelines, would risk potential harm within the terms of the VRA, and would be unacceptable to the public.

“The Board also seeks to avoid classifying material that may be in breach of the Obscene Publications Acts 1959 and 1964 (OPA) or any other relevant legislation. The OPA prohibits the publication of works that have a tendency to deprave or corrupt a significant proportion of those likely to see them. In order to avoid classifying potentially obscene material, the Board engages in regular discussions with the relevant enforcement agencies, including the CPS, the police, and the Ministry of Justice. It is the Board’s view that there is a genuine risk that this video work, The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence), may be considered obscene within the terms of the OPA, for the reasons given above.

“The Board considered whether its concerns could be dealt with through cuts. However, given that the unacceptable content runs throughout the work, cuts are not a viable option in this case and the work is therefore refused a classification.”


http://www.bbfc.co.uk/newsreleases/2011/06/bbfc-rejects-the-human-centipede-ii-full-sequence/
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Re: The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (Tom Six, 2011)
« Reply #1 on: 06 Jun 2011 - 16:33 »

It's a smokescreen. They probably rejected it because it was even more shit than the first one.
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Re: The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (Tom Six, 2011)
« Reply #2 on: 06 Jun 2011 - 16:33 »

"and poses a real, as opposed to a fanciful, risk that harm is likely to be caused to potential viewers."

Yeah.... of course. I'd imagine if I watched it I'd be stitching people together and wanking myself stupid.
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Re: The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (Tom Six, 2011)
« Reply #3 on: 06 Jun 2011 - 16:36 »

"and poses a real, as opposed to a fanciful, risk that harm is likely to be caused to potential viewers."

Yeah.... of course. I'd imagine if I watched it I'd be stitching people together and wanking myself stupid.
Yeah but if people like CM watch it that is entirely possible and as moral guardians they just can't take that risk  :-\
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« Reply #4 on: 06 Jun 2011 - 16:51 »

I bet the producers are delighted, they can add "Banned in the UK" to all promotional materials now and it will attract lots of attention. 
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Re: The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (Tom Six, 2011)
« Reply #5 on: 06 Jun 2011 - 17:09 »

I bet the producers are delighted, they can add "Banned in the UK" to all promotional materials now and it will attract lots of attention. 

My thoughts exactly!
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Re: The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (Tom Six, 2011)
« Reply #6 on: 06 Jun 2011 - 17:39 »

"The principal focus of The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) is 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."

Logic, where are you?

By that very definition (in quotes above) you could probably have a field day banning films one after another... Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, anyone? (as the most obvious example) Or is Henry exempt because, far from being a work of fiction like Human Centipede 2, it is in fact based on real events?

As always the hardened, conditioned, made-of-iron, censors at the BBFC feel it's their right (and duty) so let them have their way. With their powers enshrined in law they can do what they want regardless of common sense. Unfortunately, as long as the panel of 8 (or is it 4? or 2?) have the power to decide what UK citizens can and can't watch then it's a lost cause.

It's funny how there is no equivalent of the BBFC in Italy (certainly no board that censors films...) yet I'm not surrounded by axe wielding maniacs. In fact, I can't think of ever reading a story in the newspaper (or on the news...) about a film causing someone to go bonkers. Not one. I would go far as to say censorship in films in Italy is a 'non-issue' - meaning it's not even debated. Clearly liberal laws make sense... just don't tell the BBFC.


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Re: The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (Tom Six, 2011)
« Reply #7 on: 06 Jun 2011 - 17:48 »


As always the hardened, conditioned, made-of-iron, censors at the BBFC feel it's their right (and duty) so let them have their way.

I think this time around the BBFC are following the government's laws against extreme pornography and images of said porn. Faked or not the new (ish) laws on this kind of stuff are pretty tight so I'd wager it's not a decision made entirely by the guys at the BBFC.
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« Reply #8 on: 06 Jun 2011 - 17:55 »

Nothing to stop us getting an uncut import from somewhere*.  ;D

Except the possibility of customs.
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« Reply #9 on: 06 Jun 2011 - 18:12 »

With the exception of packages from xploited, I can't remember the last time I had anything opened by customs.
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Re: The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (Tom Six, 2011)
« Reply #10 on: 06 Jun 2011 - 19:25 »


As always the hardened, conditioned, made-of-iron, censors at the BBFC feel it's their right (and duty) so let them have their way.

I think this time around the BBFC are following the government's laws against extreme pornography and images of said porn. Faked or not the new (ish) laws on this kind of stuff are pretty tight so I'd wager it's not a decision made entirely by the guys at the BBFC.

I'm not really up to speed with these new laws - but the point is that it IS fake - It's a film based on a script and the events have been staged and filmed. If any law has been broken on screen then it's a matter for the police, not the BBFC.

It's decisions like this (banning this film) that highlight how the BBFC do so much more than just 'classify'. They should never have changed their name in the 1980's... they're still the board of censors - Name change or not, their power to censor has never been taken away from them.

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« Reply #11 on: 06 Jun 2011 - 21:35 »

With the exception of packages from xploited, I can't remember the last time I had anything opened by customs.
I occasionally have had various things opened by customs, had nothing seized since the 90's though.
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« Reply #12 on: 06 Jun 2011 - 22:12 »

It's even on yahoo now. Whoever wrote the article obviously doesn't know their stuff.

http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/blog/article/198682/gruesome-film-banned-from-the-uk.html
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