The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) has been banned by the British Board of Film Classification in the UK. This ban is one of the first in recent years by the BBFC. It means that audiences will not be able to see the film in theaters or on DVD in the UK.
The BBFC decided on the ban, because they felt that the sequel was “sexually violent”, “potentially obscene” and “unacceptable”. The report by the BBFC draws focus on two scenes, the first of which features sandpaper, another of which features barbed wire, in very uncomfortable places on the victims.
The report also says that “the sexual arousal of the central character at both the idea and the spectacle of the total degradation, humiliation, mutilation, torture and murder of his naked victims”. It goes on to point out, “the explicit presentation of the central character’s obsessive sexually violent fantasies is in breach of Classification Guidelines and poses a real, as opposed to a fanciful, risk that harm is likely to be caused to potential viewers.”