The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)
November 16th 2011 05:33
Vivien Bridson as Martin's mother
Miss Yennie is given the privilege of leading the way
With Miss Yennie at the head, young Kim (Emma Lock) brings up the rear
Apparently the NSW Attorney General was alerted to the movie being banned in the UK, after it had received an Australian R18 (contains high impact themes, violence and sexual violence). Monster Pictures, the Australian distibutors, have been forced to re-submit the movie for re-examination on November 28th.
A Serbian Film (2010) was about to be released on DVD in Australia earlier this year, in a cut version similar to the UK release, but an article in The Age brought the movie to the attention of the South Australian Attorney General and the movie was subsequently banned in SA. A nationwide ban followed. It is more than likely The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) will be banned.
But putting my neo-conservatism vitriol aside for one moment …
There are only three locations, the car park, Martin’s home, and the warehouse. No sub-plot, and not much dialogue. In fact Martin doesn’t have a single line. Imagine Eraserhead (1976) fused with Tetsuo (1989) fused with Man Bites Dog (1992) and you’ll get an understanding and appreciation for the movie’s singular vision. There is a minimalism and a sustained tone that embraces the movie like the ghastly insectoid clutches of Martin’s pet centipede. The surreal crawls with realism. And it's perpetually raining.
The monochrome palette intensifies the movie’s grim tone. But there's a very dark element of comedy that rears its head occasionally; Martin laying out an array of DIY “surgical” tools is one such moment. The other is also the movie’s most revolting scene, after Martin injects laxative into the backsides of his ten attached victims. Tom Six shot the movie in colour, but decided in the editing suite to drain all the colour … apart from the above scene where splashes of brown ooze through. Call me sick, but that deliberate injection of very subtle colour made me chortle.
And it's perpetually raining.
The movie isn’t frightening, but it’s very violent, crude, and wickedly vile! Scatological in theme and ethically reprehensible with tongue squirming in cheek. Revolting and appalling in the most gloriously over-the-top way, it will definitely offend some viewers, and all the more power to its nightmare potency, I say! Indeed it is one of the movies of the year ... but consider yourself warned!
Bring on the Final Sequence and join the trilogy in a diabolical full circle!
Here’s the trailer:
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