Human Centipede II Scores A UK Rating

Initially blocked from release in the UK, “The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence” has made it through the British censors after an edited version received an 18-rating from the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) reports Empire Online.

The BBFC made world headlines earlier this year when they said the uncut version wouldn’t be approved due to the film’s “strong focus throughout on the link between sexual arousal and sexual violence and a clear association between pain, perversity and sexual pleasure.”

As a result a new version featuring 32 cuts with around 157 seconds of footage removed means the film no longer falls under the Obscene Publications Act. A spokesman for distributor Eureka says it took four months of detailed discussion to come to this agreement, and the result is a “very viable cut of the film which will both excite and challenge its fans.”

The cuts were for scenes of sexual and sexualised violence, sadistic violence and humiliation, and a child presented in an abusive and violent context. On the list (SPOILERS):

“A man masturbating with sandpaper around his penis; graphic sight of a man’s teeth being removed with a hammer; graphic sight of lips being stapled to naked buttocks; graphic sight of forced defecation into and around other people’s mouths; a man with barbed wire wrapped around his penis raping a woman; a newborn baby being killed; graphic sight of injury as staples are torn away from individuals’ mouth and buttocks.”