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The Human Centipede II is passed for UK release

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Rmemeber when the British Board of Film Classification said that no level of cutting would ever make banned torture porn abortion The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) suitable for distribution in the UK? Well, it turns out they were fibbing.

In a shocking U-turn, the BBFC has now approved the release of the follow-up to 2009′s The Human Centipede (First Sequence), in which a depraved doctor sewed three hapless tourists together at the mouths and anuses in an effort to create a composite creature with one digestive system. The sequel revolves around a man who is obsessed with the first film and attempts to recreate the depraved experiment on a larger scale, with only a staple gun and a bottle of laxative to help him.

The BBFC demanded two minutes and thirty-seven seconds of cuts, which are described on its website as:

“…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.”

Charming. In June, this film was said to “pose a real, as opposed to a fanciful, risk that harm is likely to be caused to potential viewers”. Has cutting a sandpapery wank really changed that?

What do you make of this unexpected decision? Let us know below!



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  1. I remember being surprised on reading of the BBFC’s original ban, but also being sceptical that they would keep to it.

    There must be a consistent approach to holding certain standards as objective. At any one time a country has more than one generation living in it. The fact that one of those generations may have allowed itself to grow accustomed to sadism in cinema does not protect children who could become exposed to it at a much younger age.

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