UK Film Board Bans Sale of Extremely Violent Japanese Movie
The British Board of Film Classification says the movie "Grotesque" is essentially just an "an unrelenting and escalating scenario of humiliation, brutality and sadism."
It says the movie's nonstop scenes of torture -- including amputation, castration and evisceration -- make it impossible to edit the film in a way which would make it acceptable for British viewers.
The board's decision makes it illegal to sell or distribute the film in Britain. Two other films in the last four years have been banned.
The board rates about 10,000 films for DVD release annually.