Saturday, December 03, 2011
Australia Can Eat Shit!
The Australian Classification Review Board has officially BANNED THE UNCUT VERSION of Tom Six's The Human Centipede 2 [Full Sequence]. Monster Films was shocked enough that the Australian Classification Board (formerly the OFLC) passed the film as R18+ without ordering any cuts, but the ACRB can legally usurp the ACB's decision and choose to ban a film, even when a prior government agency has said it wasn't obscene.
What the hell is wrong with Australia? Who has a tax-payer funded board who's sole purpose is to decide what is and isn't appropriate for any given audience, and THEN have a second rung of assholes who decide if the first board actually did their fucking job? After the same group did the very same thing TO A CUT VERSION OF A SERBIAN FILM I can't say I'm surprised this is the outcome, but why have a secondary branch who's sole purpose is to bow to outside pressure? The ACRB don't spend each and every day rating films, they literally just wait for someone to complain loud enough and then decide wither or not they agree with the ACB's professional decision!
Australia, I don't hate you. You've given us awesome things like the platypus, Mel Gibson, pizza with barbecue sauce, the electric drill and The Loved Ones (the latter of which couldn't exist without the former). A dear friend of mine will soon enough be an Aussie by marriage, and I'm glad someone made her happy - even if all of her new relatives speak in such a way that I'll forever assume they, just occasionally, wrestle the shit out of crocodiles. But none of that changes the fact that YOUR RATINGS SYSTEM IS COMPLETELY FUCKTARDED. I know I'm getting way too upset about a film that isn't even all that good, but it's the principle of the thing that just chaps my ass! We're back to waiting, literally just hoping that Japan, Austria, The Netherlands or who knows where to give us sweet, unmolested centipede rape.
If anyone needs me, I'll be in the angry dome.