After all the buzz and controversy surrounding Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)‘s “banned in Britain” status, director Tom Six and the British Board of Film Classification have finally reached an agreement that will allow the film to be screened in the UK after all. Six has made 32 cuts totaling two minutes and 37 seconds to his film, and the new version is apparently toned down enough that the BBFC has deemed it acceptable for viewers 18 and up. More details after the jump.

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‘The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)’ Trailer

Man, I wish I hadn’t grabbed a snack right before I sat down to start working this story. Very poor planning on my part. The full-length theatrical trailer for Tom SixThe Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) has dropped, and, well, if you’ve so much as heard of The Human Centipede (First Sequence), you know what to expect. Watch the trailer after the jump.

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One of the most intentionally controversial movies of the year is Tom Six‘s The Human Centipede 2 [Full Sequence]. Almost no one has seen the film outside of the UK Film Board, which famously refused a rating for the movie, but it premieres tonight at Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX. In advance of the two screenings this evening, we’ve got the debut of the creepy and more than slightly disturbing one-sheet from IFC Midnight.

No matter what you think about the first film, or what you assume about the sequel, you might have to admit that this vaguely HR Giger-inspired design is a great way to sell the sequel. Check it out in full below. Given the subject matter, some might consider this not safe for work. Read More »

There’s almost too much that’s good about Fantastic Fest: experiencing the Alamo Drafthouse for a week straight; the small, friendly, film fan atmosphere; the parties. Oh yeah, then there’s the insane films. Every year Fantastic Fest is filled with a ton of wild genre flicks that either you’ve never heard of yet or already have a lot of buzz surrounding them. As the 2011 festival is set to kick off this week, /Film will be on the ground telling you about the sickest, most disturbing and exciting films playing in Austin, Texas. Before that though, since there’s so much that’s good about Fantastic Fest, we’ve got three lists to get you as excited:

  • The Top 15 Films I’m Curious About – The true gems of Fantastic Fest, these are the wild cards we’re excited for from description alone.
  • The Top 10 Most Anticipated Films – These are films with familiar names or built in buzz from previous festivals.
  • The Top 5 Films of Fantastic Fest 2011 Already – This is a list of five films playing at the Festival we already know to be winners.

Read all of this after the jump and keep checking /Film from September 22-29 for all your coverage of Fantastic Fest 2011. Read More »

Update: The first official still from the film, along with a new detail or two, has been added after the break.

Last week when we reported the October release date for The Human Centipede Part 2: Full Sequence, I bemoaned the lack of an IFC-cut trailer for the film. Now a teaser has shown up, but it is for the Australian release of the movie.

It’s difficult to tell whether this teaser actually features any footage from the film, though it certainly seems to use audio from Full Sequence. (I suspect this is video shot just for the ad campaign.) The teaser also trumpets many quotes from the UK Film Board’s ruling to refuse classification for the film, effectively banning the movie in the UK. Finally, this claims that the film will be cut for the US release, though whether that is actually the case is unverified at this point. Hit the jump for the intense teaser. Read More »

Briefly: You have a month to prepare: on October 7, Tom Six‘s The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence will hit theaters. If that seems like pretty short notice before the release, well, it is. Very short. We haven’t even seen a trailer yet from IFC. (There was that one footage-free teaser many months ago.) That leads me to wonder what the release strategy really is with the film. Is IFC hiding it, or just waiting for the opportune moment to throw a little sandpaper masturbation in our faces?

Don’t know what I’m referring to? If you don’t mind being spoiled, refer back to the UK Film Board’s refusal to give a rating classification to the film, effectively banning it in the UK. In doing so the film board gave away a large chunk of the film’s plot. That works almost as well as any trailer would — reading some of the film’s gory and creepy details should be enough to help you decide whether or not to see the film. But for those who don’t want to read everything just yet, a trailer would be nice. Or ‘useful’ is probably a better term. [IFC via STYD]

Some of the biggest news yesterday was that the UK rating board, the British Board of Film Classification, categorically rejected The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) for an UK release, based on the fact that (in the eyes of the board) the film links violence and sexual arousal in an unacceptable way.

I theorized that the move would end up being great publicity for the movie, and indeed there are a great many people talking about the movie now who otherwise might not have cared. One person who definitely cares is the director, Tom Six, and he’s not happy at all. But the reason for his displeasure might not just be the BBFC rejection, but the fact that in rejecting his film, the board gave away a great deal of the plot. Read More »

Tom Six‘s film The Human Centipede (First Sequence) became almost immediately notorious for featuring a mad scientist surgeon who kidnaps people and sews them together, end to end, to create a ‘human centipede.’ The film is fairly nasty, although in the end perhaps not quite as insane as the general concept led us all to believe.

The director has been working on a sequel, The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence), which he promised would be far more of an endurance test. And now we seem to have proof that he wasn’t putting up  a front. The film has gone before the UK film board, which denied it any possibility of release, based on “a strong focus throughout on the link between sexual arousal and sexual violence and a clear association between pain, perversity and sexual pleasure.”

The info delivered from the UK film board will probably be taken in different ways by different audiences. The ban might be the film’s best possible marketing for audiences that thought the first movie was too tame. For everyone else, however, it could stand as an explicit warning that this film might not be for you. Read More »

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