By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist June 7, 2011 at 9:01AM
Yes, we're gonna talk spoilers so if you don't want to know move on.
If you thought "The Human Centipede" was disturbing, apparently, you ain't seen nothing yet. Yesterday=, it was revealed that the U.K. rating board, the BBFC—British Board of Film Classification—refused to grant the sequel "The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)" a certificate effectively banning the film from release in the country in any format. But they didn't make their decision lightly and published a lengthy reasoning on their website. But within that statement were a ton of plot details about the film and director Tom Six has responded, and perhaps even more than the ban, he's pissed the BBFC put spoilers about his movie on their website.
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.
We're not sure which part of the printed statement specifically Six is pissed about: the masturbating with sandpaper bit or perhaps the barbed wire rape? But it's likely the premise of the film which finds somebody watching the original "The Human Centipede" and then pretty much doing the same thing with more people, while getting his rocks off torturing his victims. But you see, this is art.
Again, censorship is never a good thing, but you don't help your case when you drop f-bombs in defense of your movie. But perhaps we shouldn't be expecting eloquence from Tom Six. As for the rest of us, IFC will release the film stateside later this year.