The Human Centipede 2 Full Sequence is banned of release in UK. The British Board of Film Classification has refused to grant a certificate to the follow-up to 2009′s The Human Centipede

Now America’s movie classification board was under pressure to act today. The British film ratings body ruled Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence), posed a real risk of harm to viewers, prompting questions as to whether it will be released in the U.S.

At the time of the original film’s release, celebrated film critic Roger Ebert said: ‘I am required to award stars to movies I review.

‘This time, I refuse to do it. The star rating system is unsuited to this film. Is the movie good? Is it bad? Does it matter?

‘It is what it is and occupies a world where the stars don’t shine.’

In the UK, it was given an 18 certificate and was shown in cinemas and film festivals before being released on DVD.

Now the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has ruled no amount of cuts would allow them to give the new film a certificate and said it may fall foul of the Obscene Publications Act.

Film distributors had applied to release the follow-up, The Human Centipede 2, on DVD but its rejection means it cannot be legally supplied in the UK.

The BBFC said the film breached classification guidelines and ‘poses a real, as opposed to a fanciful, risk that harm is likely to be caused to potential viewers’.

The first film caused a stir when it was released last year by Six but it was thought to be suitable for adult viewing.

Although set in Germany, it was filmed in the Netherlands.

The cast includes Dieter Laser as the mad scientist Dr Heiter – and his three victims are Ashley Williams (as Lindsay), Ashlynn Yennie (Jenny) and Akihiro Kitamura (Katsuro).

The ratings body said that ‘although the concept of the film was undoubtedly tasteless and disgusting, it was a relatively traditional and conventional horror film’.

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