their earlier claims that The
Human Centipede II was legally obscene
and unreleasable in any for, the British censors have
now passed the film with cuts.
press release from Eureka reads:
Entertainment is pleased to announce the forthcoming
release of the controversial horror film The Human
Centipede II (Full Sequence).
Ian Sadler, Sales Director for Eureka Entertainment,
Bounty Films’ UK distributor said: “We
are really pleased that after nearly 4 months of detailed
discussion and debate, we have been able to reach
an agreement with the BBFC and to produce a very viable
cut of the film which will both excite and challenge
its fans. Naturally we have a slight disappointment
that we have had to make cuts, but we feel that the
has not been compromised and the level of horror has
Further details of our plans for the UK theatrical
and DVD release will be announced early next week.
of this has yet to appear on the BBFC's website, and
so no further details of cuts are available.We'll
update you as soon as we know what the plans are for
of course, allowing a cut version to be released is
a face-saver for the censors, who were only too aware
that many people would simply download or import the
film, making it the most high-profile example of how
redundant they now are.
the 32 cuts made total 2 minutes 37 seconds. Not only
are these to scenes that the BBFC (without evidence)
claim breach obscenity law or feature sexual violence,
but also to 'graphic gore' - something that the Board
had previously no longer seem as something that needed
to be cut.
cuts include (in the BBFC's own words) "a
man masturbating with sandpaper around his penis;
graphic sight of a man's teeth being removed with
a hammer; graphic sight of lips being stapled to naked
buttocks; graphic sight of forced defecation into
and around other people's mouths; a man with barbed
wire wrapped around his penis raping a woman; a newborn
baby being killed; graphic sight of injury as staples
are torn away from individuals' mouth and buttocks."