Just out of curiosity, I can't imagine that the BBFC ban actually keeps anyone from seeing the movie at home so long as they're online, so is the beef with you guys just that you can't see it on the big screen?
No I wouldn't say the beef is we can't see it on the big screen (I wouldn't have watched this at the cinema) my personal beef with it is the BBFC telling us what we can and can't watch and thinking every member of the public will watch this and become corrupt from it. I feel like the board at the BBFC are saying to me "I'm intelligent and I can watch this film and not be affected by it but YOU on the other hand who isn't so clever won't be able to handle it. I know what's good for you, you don't"
That's an interesting opinion, because I've lived in Japan for nearly 20 years, and there's a similar problem here that the Japanese are dealing with: child pornography is illegal in Japan, because it's abusive to children. However, child porn anime isn't illegal here, because no children are involved in it's production. You can also hire very young-looking actors to be in your porn movie and do your best to make them look like prepubescent children, and so long as they're over 18, it is perfectly legal.
Although this law is not likely to be changed anytime soon, it does upset me that it exists in my host country and I would feel very comfortable if pertinent laws were enacted to ban this material outright, even if it resulted in some thoughtful/well-made films being lost because of it. I do believe that such material could potentially nurture the sick urges of budding pedophiles, and as such, do believe that censorship in the interests of public decency is justified in at least some cases.
CENTIPEDE2, although I'm sure is disgusting and artless, isn't as morally reprehensible as kiddie porn, so it's hard to get quite as worked up over, but I do at least agree with the BBFC that there are some lines that shouldn't be crossed.