The follow-up to the shockingly graphic film, about a German doctor who kidnaps three tourists and surgically joins them mouth to anus to form a human centipede, was deemed “unacceptable” for viewers due to its sexually violent plotline.
Director Tom Six was furious at the British Board of Film Classification officials’ ruling not to allow the film to hit the U.K. market, insisting, “Apparently I made an horrific horror film, but shouldn’t a good horror film be horrific? My dear people it is a f**king MOVIE.”
But after two minutes and 37 seconds of graphic content was cut, bosses at the film board decided to give the movie Britain’s highest certificate of 18, allowing it to hit cinemas.
Ian Sadler, from the film’s U.K. distributor Eureka Entertainment, is thrilled British audiences will get to see the project, saying, “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.”