June 7th, 2011
12:56 PM ET
Last year’s “Human Centipede” had a difficult premise to sit through, but this year’s follow-up has a disturbing enough concept to get banned in the U.K.
According to the Guardian, the British Board of Film Classification has deemed the film, titled “The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence,” as a “real risk” to moviegoers and denied the movie an 18 certificate as a result. That means that "The Human Centipede II" can't legally be distributed in the U.K., even by DVD or download.
There are some plot details below, so if you have a sensitive stomach – or were somehow planning to see this film – be mindful of what’s after the jump.
Director Tom Six kept the gruesome idea of kidnapped subjects being stitched together mouth to rear to create a “human centipede,” but added on to the story. The subject of the sequel becomes “erotically obsessed” with the first “Centipede” film, and thus decides to create his own, the Guardian reports.
The BBFC said that "There is little attempt to portray any of the victims in the film as anything other than objects to be brutalized, degraded and mutilated for the amusement and arousal of the central character, as well as for the pleasure of the audience.” No amount of editing, the BBFC said, could make the movie eligible for certification.
As a result, the organization sees the film as posing “a real, as opposed to a fanciful, risk that harm is likely to be caused to potential viewers.”
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