The British Board of Film Classification is drawing a line in the sand when it comes to Manhunt 2
. The BBFC is going to the next level and seeking judicial review
after the Video Appeals Committee overturned the BBFC's decision
to reject giving Manhunt 2
a classification -- essentially creating a de facto ban.
The BBFC believes that overturning their original decision, which was essentially not to make a rating decision on Manhunt 2
, will have "fundamental implications with regard to all the Board's decisions." According to the BBFC statement, the Video Appeals Committee decision undermines its power to judge "unacceptable levels of violence." Manhunt 2
now waits in limbo again as the BBFC attempts to overturn the VAC's decision.