The BBFC have kindly confirmed that the appeal against the ban on Human Centipede Part 2 has yet to be fixed.
An interview by Tom Six gave the impression that formal appeal had already been heard and lost twice… and that Tom Six was already looking to the High Court for satisfaction.
Presumably in the following except from his interview, Six was using the word ‘appeal’ in an informal sense, meaning that he had just asked the BBFC (rather than the Video Appeals Committee) to think again.
Here is the original Tom Six wording again:
Offsite: Interview with Tom Six re the BBFC Appeal
31st August 2011. Thanks to Mark. See interview from horror-movies.ca
See also Tom Six, The BBFC and The Human Centipede 2 Censorship Debacle from bleedingcool.com
Q: Have you got anything to say to the BBFC?
Tom Six: Oh, I’ve got lots of things to say, you can imagine. When I first heard it I wanted to thank them so much for their incredible publicity, but now I’m getting really annoyed. They didn’t agree with our appeal, so it’s looking not good, and I’m really angry now, because how can they say to adults you can’t watch this film? It’s incredible, and I’m really sad because the UK is the country that gave the world the black humour of Monty Python and Little Britain, and in my film; part 1 and part 2, there’s a lot of black humour. I’m so disappointed they’re so humourless.
Q: Do you see the BBFC ban being lifted any time soon?
Tom Six: Well, they have rejected our second appeal, so now the distributor has to go to a barrister or court, I’m not sure how that works, so it looks not very good. The film is not obscene, a lawyer said that and we have to get a barrister saying that. We have to find a way, I’m fighting my ass off with the distributor to find a way to show the film in the UK.
…Read the full interview