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'Human Centipede 2' director furious at UK ban

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Warning: This article contains language and/or sexual references that younger readers are advised to avoid.

The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) director Tom Six has reacted angrily to the British Board of Film Classification's (BBFC) decision to reject his horror film.

The BBFC declared the movie's content "unacceptable" for UK audiences after distributor Bounty Films submitted it for DVD release, highlighting the protagonist's "total degradation, humiliation, mutilation, torture, and murder of his naked victims". The extended BBFC report also shed light on the plot of Dutch filmmaker Six's sequel.

"Thank you BBFC for putting spoilers of my movie on your website and thank you for banning my film in this exceptional way," said Six in an emailed statement to Empire.

"Apparently I made a horrific horror film, but shouldn't a good horror film be horrific? My dear people it is a f**king MOVIE. It is all fictional. Not real. It is all make-belief. It is art.

"Give people their own choice to watch it or not. If people can't handle or like my movies they just don't watch them. If people like my movies they have to be able to see it any time, anywhere also in the UK."

A representative for distributor Bounty Films told Digital Spy of the movie's ban: "At the moment, Bounty Films are in the process of considering its options and taking advice considering the recent BBFC announcement regarding The Human Centipede 2. Currently there is no further comment to be made."

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