BBFC Denies "Grotesque"

Residents of Britain hoping to get their misshapen hands on a copy of Kôji Shiraishi notorious "torture porn" adventure "Grotesque" (aka "Gurotesuku") may have to look elsewhere for their fix. According to The Guardian, the British Board of Film Certification (BBFC) has rejected the film's bid for, well, certification. Why, exactly, have they turned their noses up at this low-budget splatter-fest? Let's have a gander at their explanation.

Rejecting a work outright is a serious matter and the board considered whether the issue could be dealt with through cuts. However, given the unacceptable content featured throughout cutting the work is not a viable option in this case and the work is therefore refused a classification.

In case you don't follow this sort of cinematic nastiness, the feature chronicles the exploits of a deranged doctor as he torments, humiliates, and tortures a young Japanese couple. The movie is quite shocking, due in part to the cold-hearted antagonist's sexually-driven agenda. A lot of the scandal surrounding this film is pure hype, but it's not everyday that the BBFC outright rejects a horror movie. However, considering how easy it is to find movies online -- be it torrents or Region 0 bootlegs -- I strongly doubt anyone will have trouble locating a copy.

Here's the "not safe for work" trailer if you're interested:

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