BBFC Crawling Towards Certification of HUMAN CENTIPEDE 3{0}

As reported by home entertainment trade insider The Raygun, UK distributors Eureka/Monster Pictures report that The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) is creeping towards BBFC certification – though the British certification body’s problems with the film’s predecessor means that the film must be seen by a BBFC director before it can be officially rated for the release in the UK.

As Eureka’s Ian Sadler told The Raygun, “We have submitted HC3 in the normal way, but we have been told that we must wait another two weeks for a decision in order that a director may see the film. The film has been viewed and there does seem to be an acceptance that it is nowhere near as controversial or horrific as HCII,” he added. “However, it is now deemed necessary to have the film viewed by a director, not on the merits of the current film, but on the basis of the previous film’s track record.”

Sadler expressed concerns that interest in the third part of Tom Six’s admittedly controversial trilogy might lead fans to seek out illegal viewing sources once the film is released in the US, rather than wait for legitimate UK distribution. “This is potentially damaging to our business in so much it will push our release further back from the US release,” he explained. “It is plainly censorship gone mad. If only there were someone like UKIP who would get rid of this outmoded form of censorship and give the industry a body that is up-to-date and in touch with both reality and modern society. We do need an advisory body but not one that is so out of touch. I really do not understand what the problem is with this film.”

In the third film, bully prison warden Bill Boss (Dieter Laser), head of a big state prison, has a lot of problems; his prison statistically has the highest amount of prison riots, medical costs and staff turnover in the USA. Equally, he is unable to get the respect he thinks he deserves from his inmates and the state Governor (Eric Roberts). He constantly fails in experimenting with different ideas for the ideal punishment to get the inmates in line, which drives him, together with the sizzling heat, completely insane. Under threats of termination by the Governor, his loyal right hand man (Lawrence R Harvey) comes up with a revolutionary idea, one which could change the American prison system for good and save billions of dollars. An idea based on the notorious Human Centipede movies, that will literally and figuratively get the inmates on their knees, creating the ultimate punishment and deterrent for anyone considering a life of crime. Having nothing to lose, Bill and Dwight set out to create a jaw-dropping 500-person prison centipede.

The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) will be released in the US on May 22. Watch the trailer here – then catch up on (or re-watch) the previous films here and here. Go!