'The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)' has been granted an 18 certificate in Britain after initially being banned.

The horror movie became only the twelfth movie to receive a ban from the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) due to its graphic scenes including a man masturbating with sandpaper around his penis and a newborn baby being killed but will now be shown after director Tom Six agreed to make a number of cuts.

The BBFC have said on their website that 32 cuts were made in total, totalling two minutes 37 seconds of film time, explaining: "Company was required to make 32 individual cuts to scenes of sexual and sexualised violence, sadistic violence and humiliation, and a child presented in an abusive and violent context. In this case, cuts included: 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. Cuts required in accordance with BBFC Guidelines, policy and the Video Recordings Act 1984."

Ian Sadler, Sales Director for Eureka Entertainment, Bounty Films' UK distributor said:"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.