05 Feb
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Classification Standards

In November, 2011, the film “The Human Centipede II (full sequence)” was refused classification by the Classification Review Board after referral to the Board by NSW Attorney General, Greg Smith.

“In the Review Board’s opinion, The Human Centipede II (full sequence), could not be accomodated within the R18+ classification, as the level of depictions of violence in the film has an impact which is very high. In addition…it contains gratuitous, exploitative or offensive depictions of violence, with a very high degree of impact and cruelty which has a high impact.”

Congratulations and thanks to Mr Smith for referring this film for review.

If you are in NSW, write to Attorney General Greg Smith, to also refer for review, the third film in the porno trifecta, “The Life and Death of a Porno Gang.”

This film, given an R18+ rating in June 2011, contains graphic scenes of sexual violence and according to the acquisitions manager for the film’s distributor,  Monster Pictures; “I will admit we were surprised by this one…There are a couple of questionable scenes involving controversial or taboo acts, that have in the past seen a few films either require cuts or be banned.” The tabboo acts are bestiality and the making of “snuff” movies, ie, where an actor actually dies in the making of the movie. This is a film that should also be referred to the Classification Review Board.

Action

1. Write to NSW Attorney General Greg Smith, thanking him for referring “The Human Centipede II, (full sequence)” for review, and congratulating him on its being refused classification.

2. If in NSW, write to NSW Attorney General Greg Smith, requesting he refer the film, “The Life and Death of a Porno Gang” to the Classification Review Board for review: The Honorable Greg Smith MP, Level 31, Governor Macquarie Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney, NSW, 2000. Email: [email protected] Ph: (02) 9228 5246.

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