In a shocking about-face, the UK's film censorship board the BBFC have reversed their decision to refuse a rating certificate to controversial horror film THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2 (FULL SEQUENCE). Sure, there are a few provisos - Tom Six and distributor Eureka must make a staggering 32 cuts to the movie, effectively removing 2 minutes and 37 seconds of offending material - but this announcement goes against what the BBFC took particular offense to in the first place: the story itself.
We won't bore you with the details here for the sake of repeating ourselves (I think we're all a little tired of talking about this movie by now), but if you haven't already read the piece on the BBFC's initial 'banning', you can read it here.
So, after all that, horror fans can now look forward to a UK release after all - which surely must piss off the distributors in the US and Australia, who have built entire campaigns around the "this film is so shocking it is BANNED IN THE UK!!!" hyperbole.
Expect the film to crawl its way into selected UK cinemas sometime soon.
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