2011/6/14 (Tue) at 6:13 am

ムカデ人間2|The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) - UKディストリビューターがBBFCに不服申し立て

ムカデ人間 (2009)』の続編『ムカデ人間2 / The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)』がUKでbanされたニュースの続報。UKのディストリビューター2社が、英国の審査機関BBFCに対し、不服の申し立てをした。

ムカデ人間2 / The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) - UKディストリビューターがBBFCに不服申し立て DVDDVD画像

先日のコレに続き↓

こんどは、同映画のUKにおけるディストリビューター2社、Bounty FilmsEureka Entertainmentが正式にBBFCに対し、不服の申し立てをしたという話。

こういう提訴(ていうのかな)の手段というのは認められているんですね。BBFCのプレスにも「気に入らんかったら文句をいってもええよ」とか書いてある。

元記事↓

twitchのページから2社の申し立てを全文引用↓

Within the last week, the BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) announced that it had rejected and was unable to classify for release on DVD, The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence).

Bounty Films, and its UK distribution partner Eureka Entertainment Ltd., are disappointed by the decision of the BBFC to deny the film a classification certificate. While both companies respect the authority of the board, we strongly disagree with their decision.

In support of their decision, the BBFC issued a press release that gave an unprecedented level of detail regarding certain scenes contained within the film. Whilst it appears customary for the BBFC to issue press releases in support of its decision making, the level of detail provided therein does seem inconsistent with previous releases where the statements have been more concise. We are concerned this may be prejudicial to our forthcoming appeal.

The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) is adult entertainment for fans of horror films. If a film of this nature does not seek to push boundaries, to challenge people and their value systems or to shock, then it is not horror. The subject matter of this film is in line with not only the genre, but other challenging entertainment choices for adult consumers.

We respect those who have different opinions about both the film and the genre, and whose opinions may differ to our own, but we hope that the opinions of the adults for whom this product is intended will also be considered. The adult consumers who would watch this film fully understand that it is fictional entertainment and nothing more.

Classifying and rating product allows the public to make an informed choice about the art and media they wish to consume. Censoring or preventing the public from obtaining material that has not been proven to be harmful or obscene, is indefensible in principle and is often counterproductive in practice. Through their chosen course of action, the BBFC have ensured that the awareness of this film is now greater than it would otherwise have been.

Having taken advice on these matters, and in accordance with BBFC guidelines, we will be submitting our appeal to the Video Appeals Committee in due course.

と、まァ、長々と書いてあるんだが、簡単にいうと、

  • 未公開映画の内容をプレスリリースの中でネタバレするなんてひどいですよ。
  • 大人向けのホラー映画だってことをわかってくださいよ。

という2点に集約されるのかなと思います。

Tom Six / トム・シックス

このアピールがどのような結果をもたらすかは神のみぞ知るですが、どっちに転んでも、この話題が続く限り、トム・シックス監督のニヤニヤ笑いは止まらないのかなって気がします。これを機に、censorshipに関する議論がより深まることでしょう。

関連リンク

twitterのご案内

当ブログをお読みくださり、ありがとうございます。twitterやってます。ホラー映画好きな方はフォローしてくださいませ。サイトの更新や新作ホラーの情報を随時流しています↓

Facebookのご案内

『ムカデ人間』関連のエントリ

新作ホラー/SF予告編+TOPIX+NEWS』の最近のエントリ

PV19,407
ホラーなブログの方はどうぞ

ホラーSHOX [呪](『ほらーしょっくすのろい』と読む)は新作ホラー映画のレビュー中心のブログです。たまに古いのやコメディ等もとりあげます。HORROR SHOX is a Japan-based web site, which is all about horror flicks.

 

すべての投稿 (1543)

CALL GIRL COMIC by DAIJU KURABAYSHIEL GIGANTE COMIC COMIC by DAIJU KURABAYSHI
HORROR SHOX - Horror Reviews, News