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So, How Much Worse Is the Human Centipede Sequel?

A lot worse, according to a detailed statement issued by British censors on the follow-up to last year's gross-out horror film. Director Tom Six's The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) has been banned in that country, and while explaining why, the British Board of Film Classification described two scenes that (much like the premise of the original movie) you will never, ever be able to scrub from your brain. Ready? Here goes: "Examples of [sadism] include a scene early in the film in which [the villain] masturbates whilst he watches a DVD of the original Human Centipede film, with sandpaper wrapped around his penis, and a sequence later in the film in which he becomes aroused at the sight of the members of the ‘centipede’ being forced to defecate into one another’s mouths, culminating in sight of the man wrapping barbed wire around his penis and raping the woman at the rear of the ‘centipede’." Wait, sorry, a mix-up: They were actually describing scenes from Larry Crowne. Tom Hanks is into some weird shit, you guys. [BBFC via Movieline]

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