Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The UK Bans “The Human Centipede II” – Is the US Next? Plot Review and Trailer - Video

Okay, every now and then a movie comes along that we can’t exactly categorize – or understand.

In fact, we’re shocked that a movie like this could actually be released - much less filmed and edited with a straight face.

“The Human Centipede II – Full Sequence”, written and direct by Tom Six, is the follow-up to the original “Human Centipede” released in 2009.

For those of you who have never heard of it – consider yourself lucky. Most movie goers had not heard of it until Matt Stone and Trey Parker did a spoof about it on South Park last month.

The concept is simple, yet repulsive.

A demented surgeon finds three unwilling victims and surgically attaches them end to end – mouth to anus, turning them into a Siamese Trio – the human centipede.

Seriously. We’re not making this up.

The trailer below is from the first film and will go a long way in helping you understand the basic concept. We’ll wait…. Go ahead… watch it..

Were we right?

Now that you understand the rudimentary premise of the first movie we can move on to the troubles Mr. Six is facing in Britain with regards to his sequel.

“The Human Centipede II – Full Sequence” supposedly follows another demented surgeon who became sexually obsessed with the original movie.

He proceeds to replicate the Siamese trio just as in the original movie but with twelve people instead of three – and he adds one special demented twist.

His goal is to exploit his new creation sexually, and explore the concepts of sex, fantasy, pain, pleasure, and release with his new creation(s).

It’s really hard to wrap your head around isn't it?

Below is the movie trailer Six released last year promoting Centipede II. While not graphic in detail it doesn’t really reveal any plot, but the message seems to be clear - it will be “the sickest movie of all time.”

But Mr. Six has run into a big problem.

It seems the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has ruled no amount of cuts, redaction, or editing would allow them to give the new film a certificate of release and said it may violate the Obscene Publications Act.

They went on to say,

“The potentially obscene Human Centipede sequel poses risk of harm to viewers. 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.”

This may well prevent the film from ever seeing the light of day in Europe.

But what about the United States?

The U.S. has a habit of following along with the BBFC in its development of the United States MPAA rating. (Motion Picture Association of America)

The original film was given a MPAA rating of “R” which allowed it to be shown in American theaters. But if the MPAA can’t, or won’t rate the sequel, then it cannot be shown in the U.S.

We think that is a good thing. This is not really the kind of movie we want playing at the Mall on Saturday afternoon anyway. Our kids have enough to deal with already and we don’t need to plant any more bizarre ideas in their tiny little heads.

InfoStar says – Keep Centipede II away from the U.S.

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