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Human Centipede 2 Gets A Certificate
32 cuts and it makes an 18-rating.

06 October 2011  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Eureka Entertainment

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Human Centipede 2 Gets A Certificate

They said it couldn't be done. They said that The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence had "a strong focus throughout on the link between sexual arousal and sexual violence and a clear association between pain, perversity and sexual pleasure," such that there was a real risk that it would be classified as obscene and could not be passed by mere cuts. Now, however, the film's received an 18-rating from the BBFC following, er, mere cuts.

Ian Sadler, Eureka's sales director, 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.”

Apparently the 32 cuts amount to about 2 minutes, 37 seconds in total, but clearly an agreement has been reached and the BBFC no longer thinks that the film risks falling under the Obscene Publications Act. That said - will you be queuing to see it?


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Your Comments

RE: Oh dear!
I was pleased to hear that Human Centipede 2 was no longer banned in the UK but I got slightly annoyed that the BBFC passed it with 2 minutes and 37 seconds of cuts. I guess all we can do is wait for an uncut dvd to be released abroad and import it or watch it when someone uploads it online. Damn censorship. More

Posted by adamthehorrorfan at 01:55 on 17 October 2011 | Report This Post

Oh dear!
Just watched first Human Centipede....it's time for a bit of honesty. The director (I'm not even going to grace him with recognition) needs to rethink his career options because he clearly has no idea of finished product. There has been a lot of backlash about this film but don't confuse that with outrage....any of the Saw films are likely to make you more queasy..rather the most offensive thing about this film is how it got made in the first place. It's predictable..boring..with some appalling More

Posted by prof67 at 01:55 on 09 October 2011 | Report This Post

BBFC idiots
Best thing you can do with garbage like this is NOT make a fuss. You'd wonder about the clowns working in the BBFC, you'd wonder more about anyone actually wanting to watch this poison. More

Posted by sephiroth7 at 14:06 on 07 October 2011 | Report This Post

HS2
I loved the first one don't get me wrong but I really don't fancy watching someone wanking with sand paper. Call me a stick in the mud. More

Posted by Quolm at 08:57 on 07 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Human Centipede 2 Gets A Certificate
The producers must be ecstatic, the BBFC have given their film the kind of publicity a major studio spends millions on! More

Posted by Discodez at 08:42 on 07 October 2011 | Report This Post

Pathetic
The BBFC grant the Human Centipede 2 a certificate after saying there was no way they could grant the film a certificate? “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." from http://www.bbfc.co.uk/ newsreleases/2011/06/bbfc-rejects-the-human-centipede-i i-full-sequence/ The BBFC More

Posted by Cumpkin at 01:19 on 07 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
By the by - there was a great documentary about the history of the BBFC on BBC 4 last week. Might still be up on Iplayer if you are lucky.  More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 23:02 on 06 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE:
L: shitneck What a pity that the BBFC have decided to justify it's (unneccassary?) existence and found itself another target. How many times did it's members watch this film before it made the decision to protect the idiots of the public from being corrupted? The BBFC is a complete joke and seeing the level of government spending cuts, how can the department warrant being funded? We can make our own decisions, we are not children. hat a load of absolute bobbins. Your completely More

Posted by TrendMeUp at 22:57 on 06 October 2011 | Report This Post

compare...
...the mere cuts.com. sorry. More

Posted by nemesis prime at 22:15 on 06 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: What?!!!
L: TOPOI if one person goes to see it then that ticket will cost more than the movie's whole fucking budget anyway and they'll make a profit... p; You make me smile More

Posted by Rockin Ricky Rialto at 22:00 on 06 October 2011 | Report This Post

I struggle to think of any film I would rather see less than this. More

Posted by RundownDJ Gman at 21:58 on 06 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Human Centipede 2, MY ARSE!!!!!!!!
Curiosity got the better of me last time. After feeling horrified when someone explained the plot, and after suppressing the gag reflex that followed, I went and got myself a copy and sat down to watch it. ...to be honest, apart from a quite good performance from the doctor, it was a pretty timid and boring film. There've been far sicker films released before and since. I might see the sequel, but I'm not expecting anything as sick as I thought the first film would be. More

Posted by Hood_Man at 19:06 on 06 October 2011 | Report This Post

What?!!!
Brilliant - the BBFC have fallen right into their hands. Word of mouth about a banned film, allow a 'censored' version and then they'll put out a rubbish 'uncensored' version. I doubt any cinemas will put it on but judging by the trailer, if one person goes to see it then that ticket will cost more than the movie's whole fucking budget anyway and they'll make a profit... More

Posted by TOPOI at 19:04 on 06 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Human Centipede 2, MY ARSE!!!!!!!!
Can't wait to see it! More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 17:29 on 06 October 2011 | Report This Post

Human Centipede 2, MY ARSE!!!!!!!!
Watch this tawdry little film? I'd rather have my mouth sewn to the anus of a stranger................................ More

Posted by Hairypie at 17:21 on 06 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
To me, the only reason to see this was too see just what it was that was terrible that it would get banned in a country that approves the release of almost anything, including such movies as "A Serbian Film". With the cuts made, its just another clunky horror flick and a waste of eight pounds. Might still check out the uncut version on line though. More

Posted by xzynomorpher at 15:26 on 06 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
The BBFC doesn't cut any film-they can suggest cuts. It's up to the distributor(as in this case)whether they want to follow these suggestions. More

Posted by CHUFFSTER at 14:02 on 06 October 2011 | Report This Post

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@shitneck The BBFC is an independent body that has no government investment. Get your facts straight before launching into a ridiculous rant like that. And the Board is there to protect the rights of filmmakers as much as it is to provide advice to parents and cinemagoers. More

Posted by Kmadden2004 at 13:29 on 06 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE:
I don't think the government funds the BBFC, it's supposedly an independent body. More

Posted by jayphex at 13:08 on 06 October 2011 | Report This Post

What a pity that the BBFC have decided to justify it's (unneccassary?) existence and found itself another target. How many times did it's members watch this film before it made the decision to protect the idiots of the public from being corrupted? The BBFC is a complete joke and seeing the level of government spending cuts, how can the department warrant being funded? We can make our own decisions, we are not children. More

Posted by shitneck at 13:01 on 06 October 2011 | Report This Post

would rather pay to....
...watch Christopher Biggins drink a tramps' poop through a funnel than watch this. The first film was bobbins. More

Posted by jayphex at 12:57 on 06 October 2011 | Report This Post

Cutting over two minutes from something I can buy uncut over the net? No ta. You wonder what century the BBFC lives in. More

Posted by John Firth at 12:32 on 06 October 2011 | Report This Post

No.
Human Centipede. Big pile of self indulgent wank. Maybe that's what people like about it! More

Posted by tallaght24 at 12:13 on 06 October 2011 | Report This Post

Don't rush... form an orderly queue.... More

Posted by jmebaby25 at 12:09 on 06 October 2011 | Report This Post

'I can't wait!' - Rapists More

Posted by dazzydee at 11:40 on 06 October 2011 | Report This Post

Hell. No :( More

Posted by loretta27 at 11:40 on 06 October 2011 | Report This Post

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