After initially being banned in the UK, it turns out The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) isn’t banned after all. How so?
Per Empire, 32 cuts to the film have been made (around three minutes of footage or so) to get the film off the banned list and able to be released in the UKL.
“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,” Ian Sadler, Eureka’s sales director, stated.
What does this mean? The controversy over the film is over if you’re a UK fan and now it gives them a brilliant DVD marketing campaign in that they can release an unrated cut with material “not suitable for theatres” over there. One imagines that the studio behind it was ready and willing to make the cuts, just milking this out for as much publicity it could get because of the lurid reputation of being banned in theatres would give.
Source: Empire Online