The Video Appeals Committee today announced that the result of their reconsideration of the Manhunt 2 appeal remains that the appeal against the rejection of the work by the BBFC is upheld.
It’s a very convoluted sentence, but one that means just one thing: Manhunt 2 is being released in the UK. The BBFC is clearly delighted, as their director David Cooke explains:
“We twice rejected Manhunt 2, and then pursued a judicial review challenge, because we considered, after exceptionally thorough examination, that it posed a real potential harm risk. However, the Video Appeals Committee has again exercised its independent scrutiny. It is now clear, in the light of this decision, and our legal advice, that we have no alternative but to issue an ‘18’ certificate to the game.”
Translation: “We’ll give it a certificate, but we’re going to sulk.”
Matt reviewed the PSP version last year. It’s quite good, apparently.