'Human Centipede' director Tom Six responds to U.K. ban: 'Thanks!'
As we previously reported, the British Board of Film Classification banned the film in the U.K., calling it "unacceptable" because of "sexually violent and potentially obscene" content throughout. In fact, the board considers the movie so bad it added that no amount of editing would reverse their decision. The second installment is about a man who becomes aroused watching a tape of the original movie, in which a mad scientist kidnaps three tourists and surgically creates a -- yes, you guessed it -- human centipede.
Six, in a statement to Empire Online, basically confirmed what we already assumed: He views the ban as a total publicity windfall. Here's the statement. (As Empire Online points out, the censored F-word was, ironically, included by Six):
"Thank you BBFC for putting spoilers of my movie on your website and thank you for banning my film in this exceptional way. Apparently I made an horrific horror-film, but shouldn't a good horror film be horrific? My dear people it is a f****cking 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."
What's so disgusting about the movie? Empire Online posted the full decision from the BBFC, which includes graphic descriptions of some of the movie's more objectionable segments.