Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence, a horror film, has been banned by the Classification Review Board in Australia. It made its Australian premiere at the Brisbane International Film Festival three weeks ago, despite the New South Wales attorney general already having made requests for its classification to be reviewed. The film is a sequel to the Human Centipede: First Sequence, made in 2009.
Originally classified R 18+ in May, the Human Centipede is a British-Dutch body horror film directed by Tom Six. It was originally banned in the United Kingdom by the British Board of Film Certification because of its revolting content. However, it was eventually cleared with an 18 certificate, after 32 compulsory cuts were made. The film then premiered in the United States, at the Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, in September.
The film was shot in color and converted to black-and-white in post-production and the film's antagonist, played by Laurence R. Harvey, has no dialogue except for a few laughs and moans. Instead of dialogue, much of the film features graphic sexual violence, forced defecation and mutilation. BIFF Director Richard Moore backed the decision to air the controversial film but admitted the movie may not be to everyone's taste.
I watched it together with my 18-year-old son and it is what it is - it's a black and white horror movie, he said. Some people might say if you watch it and you enjoy it you should seriously seek medical attention, but the other side of this is that I am running a film festival and there is an enormous audience for it and I'm not going to deny that demand, he added.
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