'Human Centipede II' rejected by the British Board of Film Classification, ruling it 'potentially obscene' while spilling plot details


The British Board of Film Classification announced today it is refusing to give a DVD certificate to horror sequel Human Centipede II (Full Sequence). In its ruling, the BBFC also detailed the plot of the film, which up until now has been shrouded in secrecy.

Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) is the sequel to last year’s Human Centipede, in which a mad doctor stitches together three victims to make the monstrous creation of the title. Since its release, the deranged nature of the first film has become fodder for many comedians. Just last night, MTV Movie Awards host Jason Sudeikis joked that the Human Centipede should have been nominated for “Best Kiss.”

In its ruling, the BBFC declared:

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.

In the course of the ruling, the BBFC described the premise of the film, which we won’t reveal here as it is both a spoiler and extremely NSFW.

The British distributor of the DVD has six weeks to appeal the decision. The BBFC noted that, for reasons which are currently unclear, Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) has not been submitted for a cinema release in the U.K. Director Tom Six recently told EW that the film would be released here “after the summer.” The film’s U.S. distributors, IFC, declined to comment on the BBFC’s ruling.

Read more:
‘Human Centipede’ director Tom Six talks about the sequel, his plan for a threequel, and all those parodies

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  • Dianne

    I’m so curious yet, but I know that I’ll be traumatized if the plot details are as gross as the article teases. MUST. RESIST. TEMPTATION. TO. CLICK

    • Kris

      Please do, I didn’t and I’m truly disgusted that someone could even think of writing/producing such a horrific film. The first one was hollow shock but this one is from the mind of someone truly disturbed.

      • me

        I clicked, and almost puked

      • Dianne

        Couldn’t resist reading the ruling, and now I’m super grossed out (as expected). The first film, while it’s premise in theory was absolutely disgusting and depraved, I actually found it to be surprisingly restrained in execution. Looks like that’s thrown out the window in this sequel. Just…ew.

    • wakeforce

      I’m never even heard of this until Jason made a joke about it!

    • Green

      Having read the the other article, I am disgusted. I dont consider myself conservative or a prude, but the plot they describe is offensive to say the least. It makes the original film look like a nursery rhyme.

  • Good!

    I typically do not support censorship, but after seeing the disgusting filth that was Human Centipede, I can’t blame them. I love scary movies. I love horror movies. They are fun and exciting to me. Human Centipede, however, was stomach churning trash. There was not one redeemable quality about it other than to have its actors put on screen in what is quite literally torture porn. Disgusting. The 2nd one should have NEVER been made.

    • Captain

      From reading the description, the second one embodies its torture porn title in every sense of the word.

    • me too

      Hey that makes me want to see it even more!

  • crispy

    The film poses an actual risk to viewers? Is this like The Ring? If I watch it, I will actually be turned into a human centipede?

    • Bingo

      LOL….7 DAYS of course!

  • LOL

    Will I be able to watch it on my HUMANCENTiPAD?

    • Dianne

      Haha I couldn’t help myself, I did actually LOL at that.

    • Matt

      Idk, it’s pretty f’in cowardly to make a joke out of every freakin’ thing.

  • Kevin

    I just read the synopsis and it’s easy to see why this happened. This will definitely be unrated here or NC17. And as a fan of horror films let me say this is not horror. And even though I was never big on the torture porn films of the last decade it seems like those could be Disney Films when compared to the plot of this.

  • scott

    What absolute garbage. Well, at least it’s not 3D …

    • Chris

      3D is better than a stage play.

  • Sith Lord J

    The South Park Parody was funny and more entertaining than the movie.

  • spoiler

    via wiki: 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

    • Brooke

      The BBFC noted there was barbed wire involved in the rape scene. Who the frak wrote this script, and why are they not under psychiatric observation?

      • ikagirl

        I’m wondering why they aren’t institutionalized myself. I’ve always been against censorship….until now.

  • me too

    sandpaper eh?

  • HMac

    The description was disgusting and though I am usually be against censorship…I think in this case it would be completely justified.

    • andrew flanders

      Usually against censorship? You either are or are not. Obviously you are.

      you either

  • dee123

    It must be REALLY bad because The U.K really hasn’t banned anything in the last 10-15 years.

  • Color Me Impressed

    Ok, I normally am against censorship, but after reading the synopsis of this, I will make an exception. This film simply sounds awful and degrading.

    • Brewster

      I dont usually support censorship either, but I don’t like your comment supporting censorship so I’d like it censored. See how it works?

      • Bingo

        I am going to have to censor both of you!

  • kim in kentucky

    Hip hip hooray for The British!! I also do not support censorship, but these movies are JUST WRONG !!! Just cause you can film something, doesn’t mean that you should. I mean, who the hell wants to even watch this crap??

    • Bingo

      I thought The Hangover was Bad…maybe they should have censored that.

  • Kevin J Fisher

    “I don’t support censorship, but….” is exactly how censorship starts. You either think all censorship is bad or good. You cant make exceptions. Given the description i probably wont see this, but i defenend the filmmakers rights to make it. If you kinda dont support it you give somebody who does ammuntion to say, “aha …see even they think its wrong” then bam! ..everything goes to hell. To paraphrase arthur miller, “anti-censorship is a fortress. No crack in such fortress should be considered small.”

    • bb

      That argument could be applied to works that channel child pornography. People are free to make whatever depraved stuff they want to make – theatrically releasing/distributing those works is another matter.

      • Feverish

        Yeah but child porn is illegal. Human cetipede may be bad taste but its fictional & legal. Child porn is not fictional & should definetly be stopped.

      • Lala

        Even “fictionalized” is illegal, dummy.

  • Person

    This is absolutely revolting. The filmmakers are sick and twisted and need to be seriously examined. I support the MPAA and the UK rating programs as they do help many parents make decisions, even though they get some things wrong [king speech, blue valentine] and I think that this should be banned from being shown anywhere. This is just beyond wrong

    • kremzeek!

      @ Person,this is not an attck on you,but as a parent myself,i don’t leave it up to the mpaa to help me with what my daughter sees.i look into the subject matter myself and determine what’s in appropriate and since i’ve raised her to know that what her father says goes,now at age 13 she respects what i say with maybe a little “but daddy…”then i explain to her why i won’t let her see it.should she do it anyway,i’d punish her accordingly(and before anyone jumps at their keyboards,that doesn’t mean abusing her).now having said that,i won’t be watching this one even though i liked the first human centipede because i like all kinds of movies,but not ones with any kind of rape.and for anyone who may be confused about the ratings,this is how they work:
      G-kid friendly
      PG-kid friendly,but with something that may frighten a little kid,like bambi’s mom being shot
      PG13-thirteen is the youngest agr allowed
      R-no one underage
      NC-17-adult themes like fully nude love scenes or just full frontal nudity

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