“Human Centipede 2” Banned from Down Under
It’s not a surprise that “Human Centipede 2,” Tom Six’s unnecessary and greatly uncomfortable follow-up to his sick predecessor, has been the center of controversy again. Critics are panning this one greatly for its mean-spirited tone and intense gore as the plot involves a parking garage security guard that intends to recreate the fictional twisted doctor’s work by making a 12 people centipede by attaching them mouth to anus. It has been raising plenty of ears on countries like Britain where the movie was nearly banned for its extreme and disgusting content. However, it wasn’t long till finally one continent decided to do the right thing.
Australia’s Attorney-General Brendan O’Connor had the Australian Classification Review Board (ACRB) re-review the movie, a few months back it was rated with an R18+ that not everyone agreed with, and instead decided to ban The Human Centipede II in all of Australia. They released the following press statement in reaction to this movement:
“A three member panel of the classification Review Board has by unanimous decision determined that the film The Human Centipede II (full sequence) is classified RC (Refused Classification). In the Review Board’s opinion, The Human Centipede II (full sequence) could not be accommodated within the R 18+ classification as the level of depictions of violence in the film has an impact which is very high.
“In addition, the film must be refused classification because it contains gratuitous, exploitative or offensive depictions of violence with a very high degree of impact and cruelty which has a high impact. Films classified RC cannot be sold, hired, or advertised in Australia.”
Again, it was nearly banned from the UK, but instead was decided to trim a mere 2 minutes and 37 seconds from the uncut in order to get a BBFC rating of 18, which is probably the equivalency of an R rating in America. The reason for their re-review was the BBFC felt there was no place it could be recut till a second view confirmed that 32 cuts had to made. However, this is not the first as other films in the past have been either heavily censored or banned like A Serbian Film or Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead. All that has left to be said is for audiences that wish to know how could a movie like this could get so much controversy … just remember, curiosity defiled the cat.
Posted on December 8, 2011, in Thoughts on Hollywood and Stuff and tagged Human Centipede 2 Banned Contient Edited Censorship. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.