Controversial horror sequel Human Centipede 2 will be screened in UK cinemas after all. In June, the British Board of Film Classification announced that it was refusing to give a certificate to the London-set movie — which stars Laurence R. Harvey as a parking garage attendant who attaches around a dozen people together to create the titular monstrosity — on the grounds that it was potentially obscene. But today the BBFC reversed that decision and granted Human Centipede 2 an “18” classification, after the distributors agreed to make 32 cuts.
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Writer-director Tom Six’s already infamous horror sequel Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) received its world premiere last night at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas. According to one review, the movie “redefines the word ‘disgusting,‘” which I suspect Mr. Six will take as a compliment. The film’s distributors IFC have also released a poster for HC2, which is actually rather tasteful — at least, compared to pretty much everything else connected with this franchise — but is still just NSFW-ish enough that we felt it best to place the sucker after the jump.
Take a look and tell us what you think.
The banning of 'The Human Centipede II': It's good to know that England is keeping censorship alive. And, of course, helping to market the very movie it's banning.
When I heard on Monday that the upcoming gross-out horror film The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) had been banned in Britain, I confess that the news gave me a few goose pimples of nostalgia. Banned! Censored! Stamped with an X! Because it was just too nasty to be watched by civilized beings! The very notion that a feature-length motion picture could still be that shocking and grotesque — that it could show something so forbidden that it had to be, you know, forbidden — took me back to a previous era, when movies that smashed taboos could really generate some infamy, could seem almost outside the law. Of course, the way it works now, when horror junkies routinely seek out and gorge upon the most vile and extreme movies they can find, the announcement that the British Board of Film Classification had denied Human Centipede II an “18 certificate,” effectively squashing the right for it to be shown in any form in the UK, basically became a signal to those same horror junkies the world over. The signal said: Here, in case there was any doubt, is a movie you most definitely want to see. READ FULL STORY
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