Posted on Thursday, October 6th, 2011 by Angie Han
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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Posted on Monday, September 26th, 2011 by Angie Han
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 Six‘ The 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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Really, there was no better, more foul movie to officially kick of Fantastic Fest 2011 than The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence. Directed by Tom Six, it’s the follow-up to the controversial 2009 film and the screening on Thursday in Austin was the film’s world premiere. If you are unfamiliar with The Human Centipede, its premise is right there in the title. Humans are attached to each other, mouth to backside, to create one long being. In the first film, a doctor did this with three people. In Full Sequence, a fan of that film does it with upwards of a dozen people.
The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence is unbelievably graphic, nauseating and disgusting. But is it any good? I spoke with Ryan Turek of Shock Till You Drop (because, who better?) about the film immediately following the screening and you can watch our reaction in a video blog after the jump. Read More »
We’re mere weeks away from the craziest genre films in the world invading Austin, Texas for Fantastic Fest 2011. They’ve already announced not one, but two waves of films that’ll screen at the festival and now the third and final wave has been revealed. It includes the opening night, world premiere of The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence, the closing night U.S. premiere of Morgan Spurlock’s new documentary Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope, the much anticipated Juan of the Dead, Sundance darling Take Shelter, a 30th anniversary screening of An American Werewolf in London with Rick Baker in person and poster by Olly Moss and more.
Plus, Drafthouse CEO Tim League will be fighting bare-knuckle brawler James Quinn McDonagh to usher in the a screening of the documentary Knuckle.
Read the full third wave of films and see some hype videos for the fight after the jump. Read More »
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 »
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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 »
What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 31 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!
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