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THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE (FIRST SEQUENCE)

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THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE (FIRST SEQUENCE)

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 91m 56s

Ratings Info Contains strong bloody violence, threat and horror

Genre(s) Drama, Horror

Director(s) Tom Six

Cast includes Dieter Laser, Ashley C. Williams, Ashlynn Yennie, Akihiro Kitamura, Andreas Leupold, Peter Blankenstein

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for adults icon18

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 19/02/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE (FIRST SEQUENCE) is a horror film about an insane German surgeon who kidnaps three tourists and surgically attaches them to each other to form a 'human centipede'.

Threat

The central conceit, in which three people are surgically attached anus to mouth to share a single gastrointestinal tract, provides the film's elements of horror and threat as the victims are chained up, drugged and left terrified by the surgeon's explanations of what he plans to do to them.

Violence

The actual surgical process of creating the 'human centipede' is not shown in any significant detail. Instead, the nature of the procedure is hinted at by two short scenes. In one, the surgeon removes one of the women's teeth with pliers, resulting in a lot of blood but with the actual process of removal hidden by the positioning of the characters' bodies. In the other, a scalpel is seen cutting into the flesh of a woman's buttocks before a bloody flap of skin is lifted. Other moments of violence include several bloody shootings and the stabbing of a scalpel into a man's legs

Once the surgery is completed, no detail is shown of the contact between the faces and anuses of the victims, because the attachments between them are covered in bandages. Although the central idea of the film is undoubtedly grotesque and revolting, the scenario is so far-fetched and bizarre that there is no plausible risk of emulation.

The film also contains multiple uses of strong language, some strong verbal sex references as a man talks about women being 'wet between the legs', and infrequent non-sexualised nudity as the female victims crawl around with their breasts partially exposed.

Details

Title
THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE (FIRST SEQUENCE)
Year
2010
Distributor(s)
Bounty Films
Classified date(s)
22/06/2010
Main language
English
Other languages
German
Submitted run time
91m 56s
BBFC reference
AVV270051
Remarks
Part Subtitled

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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