Not Rated | | Drama, Horror
Inspired by the fictional Dr. Heiter, disturbed loner Martin dreams of creating a 12-person centipede and sets out to realize his sick fantasy.
On June 6, 2011, the BBFC (UK certification board) refused to grant this film a certificate, effectively banning the movie from being shown in cinemas or DVD in the UK. However, on October 6, 2011, the BBFC granted the film an 18 certificate after thirty-two cuts (totaling two minutes and thirty-seven seconds) were made.
Ian - Centipede #5:
Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck. Fuck!
Kim - Centipede #10: Ian, please! Could you just calm down?
Ian - Centipede #5: He did not know I took the car. He'll be absolutely fucking furious!
Kim - Centipede #10: Your dad doesn't have to find out. We can come back and get it tomorrow when we have the keys.
When Miss Yennie turns off the lights she turns off a plug socket. In the UK light circuits and socket circuits have to be separate so when she flicked the socket off only the appliance connected to the flex from the plug would go off and not the lights.
The credit for set decorator is spelled "set Decorator" while all other credits contain no capital letters, for example other credits are spelled "set decorator assistant," "art director," etc.
After the BBFC refused to give the film a classification in July 2011 (therefore banning the film in the UK), a cut version was sent to the BBFC with two minutes and thirty-seven seconds removed from the original version, removing some of the more violent, sexual and disturbing elements of the original. This cut of the film was issued an 18 certificate by the BBFC in October 2011.
$49,456 (USA) (9 October 2011)
$122,890 (USA) (6 November 2011)
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