‘Crash’ burned in West End

LONDON — Westminster City Council has officially confirmed its ban on David Cronenberg’s “Crash,” which means the sex ‘n’ wrecks movie cannot be screened in London’s West End cinemas.

The pic is due to be released in the U.K. on June 2 by Columbia TriStar, but it will now be deprived a showcase in the central London theaters where it would otherwise expect to earn a large part of its U.K. revenue.

Westminster Council originally placed an interim ban on the pic, pending the decision by the British Board of Film Classification on whether to award it a certificate for release. The BBFC passed it uncut with an 18 rating, ignoring Westminster’s recommendation that three scenes be removed.

Westminster officials said Wednesday that the film “bordered on obscenity.”

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