Following its uncensored release in UK cinemas, Gaspar Noe's controversial Irreversible has been passed uncut for video and DVD release by the British Board of Film Classification.

The film has been given an '18' certificate, but it will also contain consumer advice on the strong language, nudity and violent content.

Having made headlines all over the world since its premiere in Cannes last year, Irreversible has received much critical acclaim and box office success.

The tale of revenge and misguided retribution stars husband and wife team Vincent Cassel and Monica Bellucci.