HUMAN CENTIPEDE director TOM SIX has reacted to news that the British Board of Film Classification has banned his new movie because it poses a "real risk" to cinema goers. The Human Centipede II was rejected outright by the BBFC, with the censor deeming the movie "too sexually violent and potentially obscene".
In a statement on Empire Online, Six hit back at the ban, saying, "Thank you BBFC for putting spoilers of my movie on your website and thank you for banning my film in this exceptional way", adding, "I made an horrific horror film, but shouldn't a good horror film be horrific? My dear people it is a fuc*ing MOVIE. It is all fictional. Not real. It is all make-belief. It is art". The BBFC criticised the film for its "total degradation, humiliation, mutilation, torture and murder of its naked victim", but Six stated that people should be entitled to make their own decision about the movie, adding, "If people can't handle or like my movies they just don't watch them". The movie is a follow-up to the original low-budget horror flick about a German doctor who kidnaps three tourists and surgically stitches them together. The BBFC's ban of 'The Human Centipede II', means it is now illegal for the movie to be supplied anywhere in the UK.
The original movie, starring Dieter Laser, was made on a modest budget of $1.5 million and grossed around $252,207 from box-office tickets. It has since made almost $2 million from DVD sales.