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“The Human Centipede Part 2” Banned in Britain

“The Human Centipede Part 2” Banned in Britain (photo)

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Empire reports that the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has banned “The Human Centipede Part 2 (Full Sequence)” from release in the UK. The first “Human Centipede” was released uncut in Britain with an “18” rating, the equivalent of an NC-17 in the United States, but apparently the “Full Sequence” is more grueseome (or awesome, depending on your taste). I would be very wary about reading Empire‘s piece because the full text of the BBFC’s ruling includes MAJOR SPOILERS about the plot of the film. Seriously, not enough to not let people see the movie, BBFC, you’ve got to ruin the story for them too? Hold on, let me pick at this scab on my finger so you can pour some salt in there while you’re at it.

Anywho, here is a spoiler-free excerpt from the BBFC’s statement:

Unlike the first film, the sequel presents graphic images of sexual violence, forced defecation, and mutilation, and the viewer is invited to witness events from the perspective of the protagonist. Whereas in the first film the ‘centipede’ idea is presented as a revolting medical experiment, with the focus on whether the victims will be able to escape, this sequel presents the ‘centipede’ idea as the object of the protagonist’s depraved sexual fantasy… It is the Board’s carefully considered view that to issue a certificate to this work, even if confined to adults, would be inconsistent with the Board’s Guidelines, would risk potential harm within the terms of the VRA, and would be unacceptable to the public.

If the ban sticks, “Centipede 2” would join a long list of horror classics that have been banned (at least for a while) by the BBFC, including the original “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Last House on the Left,” “The Driller Killer,” and “Blood Feast.” They can’t use it in England, I guess, but I think the BBFC just gave IFC Films’ their tagline for their US Release, coming later this year: “Watching this movie could be hazardous to your mental health.”

Should movies be banned? Tell us what you think in the comments below or Twitter and Facebook! And if you never saw the first teaser for “Human Centipede Part 2,” we’ve still got it here on

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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