June 9th, 2011
11:29 AM ET
“Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)” director Tom Six has a few words for the British Board of Film Classification, which has banned the sequel to Six’s “Human Centipede” film in the U.K.
The BBFC claimed that the movie, about a man who gets “erotically obsessed” with the first film and gets the idea to create his own human centipede, was "sexually violent," "potentially obscene" and a “real risk” to moviegoers. The organization said that the film couldn’t be legally viewed in the U.K. even by DVD or download.
But in an email statement to Empire magazine, Six reminds the BBFC that the movie's just make believe.
The Dutch director begins his note by (sarcastically) thanking the BBFC for unleashing those spoilers about the sequel's plot, and for “banning my film in this exceptional way.”
“Apparently I made an horrific horror-film, but shouldn't a good horror film be horrific?” Six asks in the statement. “My dear people it is a f---ing MOVIE. It is all fictional...If people can't handle or [don't] like my movies they just don't watch them. If people like my movies they have to be able to see it any time, anywhere also in the UK.”
Six told Entertainment Weekly earlier this year that the second film indeed makes the first gruesome flick look like “My Little Pony,” and that the IFC was planning to release "Human Centipede II" stateside “after the summer.”
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