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Eureka Entertainment to appeal Human Centipede 2's UK ban

The Human Centipede

Story by Jack Foley

BOUNTY Films (Australia), in conjunction with its UK distribution partner Eureka Entertainment Ltd., intends to appeal the BBFC’s decision to ban The Human Centipede 2 in the UK.

A statement just released by Bounty MD Tony Romeo said: “In Australia the film has been granted a certificate with no cuts. We are extremely surprised therefore by the BBFC’s decision.

“At this time we do not wish to comment further.”

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) announced earlier this week that it had taken the decision to ban the film based on the view that it was “sexually violent and potentially obscene”.

Their decision was backed by a lengthy statement which revealed some of the graphic scenes in the film and “the spectacle of the total degradation, humiliation, mutilation, torture, and murder of his naked victims”.

In its 99 year history, The British Board of Film Classification has only banned 11 films, including the original The Texas Chainsaw Massacre in 1974 and Salo in 1975.

Its most recent ban was for Japanese slasher flick Grotesque in 2009.

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