Cut version of The Human Centipede II gets a UK 18 certificate

BBFC passes previously banned film after 2m37s of cuts

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Previously banned horror movie The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) has been granted an 18 certificate by the BBFC after being cut by two minutes 37 seconds.

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The film, about a disturbed man who creates a ‘human centipede’ by crudely stitching twelve people together, was refused a certificate by the Board when it was submitted in June, but has been passed after the film’s distributor agreed to 32 cuts to its more extreme scenes.

BBFC president Sir Quentin Thomas called the film “difficult” to watch, but that the re-cut version could “properly be classified at the adult level”.

Ian Sadler, Sales Director for Eureka Entertainment, who are releasing the film, said: “We are really pleased that after nearly 4 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.”

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Eureka will release further details about the film’s theatrical and DVD release next week.