The Human Centipede 2 Full Sequence UK Ban lifted. With the UK ban lifted, The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence has been granted a “18 certificate by [the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC)] and can now be shown in its home country of the UK.”
We previously reported on the ban here: The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence): Banned by British Board of Film Classification.
Here is a listing of the film cuts (2:37 minutes worth) The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence endured to obtain a 18 certificate (*Spoilers):
Company was required to make 32 individual cuts to scenes of sexual and sexualised violence, sadistic violence and humiliation, and a child presented in an abusive and violent context. In this case, cuts included: a man masturbating with sandpaper around his penis; graphic sight of a man’s teeth being removed with a hammer; graphic sight of lips being stapled to naked buttocks; graphic sight of forced defecation into and around other people’s mouths; a man with barbed wire wrapped around his penis raping a woman; a newborn baby being killed; graphic sight of injury as staples are torn away from individuals’ mouth and buttocks. Cuts required in accordance with BBFC Guidelines, policy and the Video Recordings Act 1984.
On the film’s quality because of the cuts:
As one of the roughly 400 people who were able to see the film in it’s full, uncensored glory (?), I can say that these cuts, as detailed, would seem to neuter the film quite a bit. The savagery of the film and it’s explicit ugliness were two of the major saving graces, if such things can be found, and I am one of the few who was not dismissive of this film.
The official press release on the BBFC ban lift and the cuts:
THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE II (FULL SEQUENCE) GRANTED 18 CERTIFICATE
Eureka Entertainment is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of the controversial horror film The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence).
Ian Sadler, Sales Director for Eureka Entertainment, Bounty Films’ UK distributor said: “We are really pleased that after nearly 4 months of detailed discussion and debate, we have been able to reach an agreement with the BBFC and to produce a very viable cut of the film which will both excite and challenge its fans. Naturally we have a slight disappointment that we have had to make cuts, but we feel that the storyline has not been compromised and the level of horror has been sustained.”
Further details of our plans for the UK theatrical and DVD release will be announced early next week.
On the United States release/version of The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence:
The day after its premiere at Fantastic Fest, movie reviewers in the US were given access to a pre-cut version of The Human Centipede 2 from IFC Midnight which will reflect, apparently, the film in its US form.
I read a commentator’s comment on Twitch that said: “2 Minutes were cut from the American “Theatrical” edition to get it in our theaters.”, so the US theatrical version of the film may not be untouched as purist would hope.
For those unaware of what The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) is all about:
Tom Six‘s The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence (2011) plot synopsis: “the story of a man [Martin] who becomes sexually obsessed with a DVD recording of the first film and who imagines putting the ‘centipede’ idea into practice.”
The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) stars Ashlynn Yennie, Laurence R. Harvey, Dominic Borelli, Vivien Bridson, and Lee Harris, Peter Charlton, Bill Hutchens, Dan Burman, Daniel Jude Gennis, Kandace Caine, Maddi Black, Lucas Hansen, Georgina Goodrick, and Emma Lock.
For more The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) photos, videos, and information, visit our The Human Centipede Page. The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) has no US release date yet.
On which side of the fence are you: Censorship or no-censorship?