‘The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)’ Banned in the U.K.

The full cast has also been revealed with Ashlyn Yennie from the original set to reprise her role as Jenny.

Ashlynn Yennie will return in The Human Centipede II which was banned in the U.K.
Ashlynn Yennie will return in The Human Centipede II which was banned in the U.K.
The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) still does not have a release date set in America yet, although it will never have a release date in the United Kingdom. The British Board of Film Classification has banned the movie from release in the U.K., which also means the DVD cannot be legally sold throughout the country.

Here is a statement released by the BBFC, which goes on to not only divulge graphic details about the plot, but also gives their rationale in handing down the ban. Be warned though, there are plot spoilers below, and graphic ones at that, so if you're squeamish or don't want to know the plotline of this sequel, you can skip to director Tom Six's reaction to the ban below the BBFC statement.

"The first film dealt with a mad doctor who sews together three kidnapped people in order to produce the 'human centipede'of the title. Although the concept of the film was undoubtedly tasteless and disgusting it was a relatively traditional and conventional horror film and the Board concluded that it was not in breach of our Guidelines at '18'. This new work, The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence), tells the story of a man who becomes sexually obsessed with a DVD recording of the first film and who imagines putting the 'centipede' idea into practice. Unlike the first film, the sequel presents graphic images of sexual violence, forced defecation, and mutilation, and the viewer is invited to witness events from the perspective of the protagonist. Whereas in the first film the 'centipede' idea is presented as a revolting medical experiment, with the focus on whether the victims will be able to escape, this sequel presents the 'centipede' idea as the object of the protagonist's depraved sexual fantasy.

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. 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. It is the Board's conclusion that the explicit presentation of the central character's obsessive sexually violent fantasies is in breach of its Classification Guidelines and poses a real, as opposed to a fanciful, risk that harm is likely to be caused to potential viewers.

David Cooke, Director of the BBFC said: "It is the Board's carefully considered view that to issue a certificate to this work, even if confined to adults, would be inconsistent with the Board's Guidelines, would risk potential harm within the terms of the VRA, and would be unacceptable to the public."

Director Tom Six released a statement regarding the ban, which you can read below.

"Thank you BBFC for putting spoilers of my movie on your website and thank you for banning my film in this exceptional way. Apparently I made an horrific horror-film, but shouldn't a good horror film be horrific? My dear people it is a f****cking MOVIE. It is all fictional. Not real. It is all make-belief. It is art. Give people their own choice to watch it or not. If people can't handle or 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."

In related news, there has been no word on what cast members will appear in The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) until now. Ashlynn Yennie will reprise her role of Jenny from The Human Centipede (First Sequence). Laurence Harvey will portray the new doctor who assembles this larger, 12-person centipede.

Dominic Borelli, Vivien Bridson, Lee Harris, Peter Charlton, Bill Hutchens, Dan Burman, Daniel Jude Gennis, Kandace Caine, Maddi Black, Lucas Hansen, Georgina Goodrick and Emma Lock all round out the cast, presumably as the new 12-person centipede.

The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) was released October 7th, 2011 and stars Laurence R. Harvey, Ashlynn Yennie, Maddi Black, Kandace Caine, Dominic Borrelli, Lucas Hansen, Lee Nicholas Harris, Dan Burman. The film is directed by Tom Six.

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Comments (29)

  1. Rated-X

    @dan1 its a film.....its not gory, i bet your one who hasnt even watched it, just likes ot tear a hole in it just for an otherwise after thought

    thats just bad news........:L to you adverage mined simpletons....calling it trash and what more this is pure horror

    4 years agoby @rated-xFlag

  2. WonderWomyn

    I completely agree with Juan Daniel Guerrero. That baby scene in A Serbian Film messed me up for days. Very disturbing.

    4 years agoby @wonderwomyn74Flag

  3. Juan Daniel Guerrero

    Why does this get banned when the movie "A Serbian Film" didn't? That movie has stuff that includes pediphilia, necrophilia and even a new born girl getting raped on camera and tell me thats not subject to be banned

    4 years agoby @juan-daniel-guerreroFlag

  4. Nautical


    4 years agoby @nautical05Flag

  5. moviegeek

    This should be banned everywhere.

    4 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  6. ejk1

    This is a movie? Seriously? I thought South Park was just making fun of Apple, but apparently not. Well, I for one won't be seeing this, and any self-respecting theater shouldn't carry the film.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  7. Dan

    And there is no "pushing limits" or "challenging audiences" here with this series. It's just a guy coming up with the grossest possible sh*t, and seeing if anybody is a sucker enough to watch his trash. To even whisper the name Salvador Dali with the likes of this clown is blasphemous. I've worked in a museum before, been around plenty of Dali artwork, and yeah, he's strange and his imagery can seem nightmarish, but I guarantee even he'd find this Tom Six and his ideas just trash.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  8. CelluloidDreams

    The 1st "The Human Centipede" was trash ...who cares I don't!!

    4 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  9. Dan

    They just said no thanks to bullsh*t, is all. I'm glad, there IS a bottom to base entertainment, and we just found it. Ban it here as well, nobody needs to watch garbage like that anyways.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  10. beltranboy

    those who think that audiences should be given the chance to judge for themselves what to watch may have a point. Still i think that the director of this film has serious menal issues. it is iresponsible to film such sick scenes. that's not horror!!!! i have he impression that we are a few films away of showing sexually explicit and violent films feauring youn children. I know many of you will hink i'm going too far, but that's what i feel after reading the description of the movie.

    4 years agoby @beltraneitorFlag

  11. Lastwerdz

    I seriously feel more sickened and disgusted towards those Kate hudson and Julia Roberts rom-coms than to torture porn.

    4 years agoby @lastwerdzFlag

  12. Cdrissel

    First of all, the US does not ban films. It will likely receive an MPAA rating of NC-17, if it even applies for one (which I don't know why it would even bother). It will be screened in small theaters in the US where they usually show NC-17/NR films.

    Secondly, if you feel that the film is too disgusting to watch... DON'T GO SEE THE F*CKING MOVIE. Excuse my language, but it isn't that difficult a fix for you personally, why do you feel that you should take away another's ability to see it? For generations films have been made to push the limits, to challenge audiences. Salvador Dali put some pretty disgusting things on film and now we regard those as serious film art. I'm not saying this film series will ever be seen that way, but why must you insist that it never even get a chance?

    4 years agoby @cdrisselFlag

  13. SpaceCowboy

    @skywise Not cheesy. Just unnecessarily gross.

    4 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  14. skywise

    I still havnt seen the original and really have no intention to but this is eveb morehorrid. Dont get me wrong i love a good horror movie but i am not a fan of cheesy garbage like this.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  15. DuaneBarry

    The most shocking thing about the first film is how bad it was. The story was stupid, the directing was tedious, and the acting was pathetic (even worse than The Blair Witch Project).

    I turned it off before the end not because I was sickened but for the simple reason that bad filmmaking is only amusing for so long.

    4 years agoby @DuaneBarryFlag

  16. The Boondock Saint

    @k-man the films have an audience, so who are you to tell them that they are wrong? I'm not attacking you, I'm just saying, not everyone thinks like you do. I can't blame you for feeling how you feel, but I like films like this (sometimes). I loved the first film, and am very eager for the second film. I'm not wrong, I just feel different than you.

    4 years agoby @combatmadness360Flag

  17. K-Man

    I'm glad they are banning this! I wish the U.S. Board had the same intellect that the British does, that way we might rid these sick, twisted movies from society, once and for all.......along with the sick, twisted f*cks who make them.
    Apparently this director didn't get the memo that there is a difference between tasteless, sick, perversion caught on film and that of a quality horror flick.

    These films are nothing short of demented......and they are definitely not art. Lets hope this is the beginning of the end of them all.

    4 years agoby @k-manFlag

  18. The Boondock Saint

    I agree with the director, people should be able to see it if they want, and thanks for the spoilers BBFC, you f*cking c*nts!

    4 years agoby @combatmadness360Flag

  19. Messenger

    The first movie wasn't great by any means BUT to everyone who watches movies now a days can be viewed as sick. When you think about what we actually watch and the morals society teaches us we can all be viewed as sick. Hellraiser, Martyrs, Saw all are sick and demented in their own way. The only difference with this movie is that it takes that extra step.

    4 years agoby @messengerFlag

  20. A7sus4

    lol, "art." I'm looking forward to being an art connoisseur. =)

    4 years agoby @a7sus4Flag

  21. TheRingFan1

    This to me isn't horror, it all just... disgusting, for real. The director has a sick fantasy that he wants to have portrayed on the big screen.

    4 years agoby @theringfan1Flag

  22. J.P.

    @kguy I agree. Tom Six you are SICK.

    4 years agoby @jptheredskullFlag

  23. Mka47

    a horror movie generally has to be scary or suspenseful to be considered a horror movie, doesn't it? this just sounds gross

    4 years agoby @mka47Flag

  24. Brizzy

    why....? Why would they make another one? How many actually went and saw the first one? This is f*cking disgusting!

    4 years agoby @BrizzyFlag

  25. Jcberry526

    wow so there trying to release a "Hardcore Porno" on the big screen???

    4 years agoby @jcberry526Flag

  26. Ben Solis

    This is gross. This is not art. It's pornography. Not saying that sex is wrong and the act filmed is bad -- on the contrary, porno can be a good thing for those within or without a sexual relationship with another person. But I mean pornography in the most literal sense. This is nothing but shock-jocking. Someone with a real serious paraphilia could watch this and potentially try to emulate what he/she sees. That's jacked up. I understand freedom of expression, but what is more important -- this guys movie sales or the protection of innocent people? Mr. Six (wow, how pretentious) is obviously missing the point.

    4 years agoby @Ben-SolisFlag

  27. SpaceCowboy

    Those lucky bastards.

    4 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  28. K.Guy

    Hoping US does the same.

    4 years agoby @kguyFlag

  29. David-Dvd-1988

    so if the BBFC banned it probably means the IFCO: Irish Film Classification Office will ban it too looks like i'll have to see it online if it even comes out!

    4 years agoby @david-dvd-1988Flag

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