BBFC reverse decision to ban ‘The Human Centipede II’

Controversial film awarded 18 classification by British film board after initially being rejected

The Human Centipede II has been given an 18 rating by the British Board Of Film Classification.

The BBFC, responible for the age rating of each film released in the UK, originally banned the film after objecting to its graphic content.

UK distributors Eureka Entertainment ordered 32 separate cuts from the film, totalling two minutes 37 seconds, and as a result, the film, directed by Tom Six, is eligible for release in the UK.

Censors were concerned about scenes featuring sexual and sexualised violence, sadism and humiliation, as well as a child presented in an abusive and violent context.

Some of the cuts include graphic scenes of a man’s teeth being removed with a hammer, a newborn baby being killed, a man masturbating with sandpaper and several other things we don’t really want to write on a family music and film website.

Ian Sadler, sales director for Eureka, said: “We are really pleased that after nearly four months of detailed discussion and debate, we have been able to reach an agreement with the BBFC and to produce a very viable cut of the film which will both excite and challenge its fans.

“Naturally we have a slight disappointment that we have had to make cuts, but we feel that the storyline has not been compromised and the level of horror has been sustained.”

Director Six has already promised to make The Human Centipede III and that it will “make the last one look like a Disney film.”