The Brits Unban Tom Six’s The Human Centipede 2

Ashlynn Yennie and Laurence R. Harvey in The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011) Movie Image 2

For a film that is supposed to be subversive and rebellious and counter-culture, Tom Six’s “The Human Centipede 2”, his sequel to 2009’s controversial “The Human Centipede”, has been disgustingly mainstream. I mean, exclusive items from the movie have shown up on Yahoo!, Entertainment Weekly, and the New York Times, for God’s sake. You can’t get anymore “mainstream” than those outlets, folks. Give him credit, though: Tom Six sure knows how to milk (and profit from) a controversy.

In any case, for you British viewers who were looking forward to sneaking a copy of “The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence” into your country without the authorities knowing it so you can then brag to your buddies that you have a copy of a banned film in your possession (thus making you way cooler than them and such), I have bad news for you: after taking the editing scissors to his movie, Tom Six has now gotten his sequel approved by the British Board of Film Classification, and as a result “Full Sequence” has been unbanned in the UK.

The cuts amount to 2 minutes 37 seconds of footage, which included “32 individual cuts to scenes of sexual and sexualized violence, sadistic violence and humiliation, and a child presented in an abusive and violent context.”

Oh well, I suppose if you still really want bragging rights, you can buy an uncut version of the movie, sneak it into the country, and show it off to your buddies. I suppose that would work, too.

Here’s what all the hubbub is about in case you’ve been living under a rock (or have good taste in movies and have been avoiding all our posts on this matter):