The Human Centipede II Banned in Australia
Consider it another notch in Tom Six's cinematic bedpost: The barf-inducing horror sequel The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) has been banned in Australia following review by the Classification Review Board, the nation's three-person governing body. Too extreme even for an R 18+ rating, the film was deemed to contain "gratuitous, exploitative, or offensive depictions of violence with a very high degree of impact and cruelty which has a high impact;" hit with a RC (Refused Classification) label, it can't be "sold, hired, or advertised" in Australia.
This, despite the Australian teaser for the film back in September suggesting that Australia would get an uncut version.
Don't worry, Aussies: Censors in U.K. also banned The Human Centipede II via a refusal to certify (albeit with much more colorful, entertaining language) and the film eventually passed muster after Six edited out the more horrifying content. And you don't want to end up like Movieline's poor Fantastic Fest seatmate, do you? Of course, there's the whole censorship business to be outraged by, but trust me: If you truly want the full, uncut Human Centipede II experience it'll be available eventually in Six's Director's Cut on DVD. At least then you can curl up into the fetal position in the comfort of your own home.