The Brits -- they can be soooo uptight.
The British Board of Film Classification [BBFC] announced on Monday that it has banned Tom Six's sequel to the gross-out cult favorite "The Human Centipede" -- because the second film includes sexual elements not found in the first offering.
The first film, "The Human Centipede (First Sequence)" was released with a rating of 18 in England, meaning it was deemed suitable only for adults.
However, the BBFC determined that "The Human Centipede II: (Full Sequence)" contains "unacceptable material" that deems the movie unfit for release altogether in England.
Specifically, the film board is upset that the sequel's protagonist gets his sexual jollies by stitching his victims together
And boy, did the board go into graphic detail in its announcement of the ban. Read below for the BBFC's cringe-inducing description of the film.
WARNING - SPOILER ALERT
"The principal focus of 'The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)' is the sexual arousal of the central character at both the idea and the spectacle of the total degradation, humiliation, mutilation, torture, and murder of his naked victims," the BBFC wrote.
"Examples of this include a scene early in the film in which he masturbates whilst he watches a DVD of the original 'Human Centipede' film, with sandpaper wrapped around his penis, and a sequence later in the film in which he becomes aroused at the sight of the members of the ‘centipede’ being forced to defecate into one another’s mouths, culminating in sight of the man wrapping barbed wire around his penis and raping the woman at the rear of the ‘centipede.'
"There is little attempt to portray any of the victims in the film as anything other than objects to be brutalised, degraded and mutilated for the amusement and arousal of the central character, as well as for the pleasure of the audience. There is a strong focus throughout on the link between sexual arousal and sexual violence and a clear association between pain, perversity and sexual pleasure."
Deep breath ...
Sure; stripping and sewing your victims together is alright, but don't actually enjoy doing it or anything ...
Meanwhile, in the free world, "The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence" is slated for release by IFC sometime later this year.