The Weinstein Company has announced that starting April 1, they'll pull the R-rated version of The King's Speech from movie theaters, and they'll be releasing a PG-13 version in its place.
Apparently, in order to secure a lower rating, they muted out several instances of the word "!@*&" and other times replaced it with the word "$#!*." LOLz.
Censored Speech will be released on 1,000 screens.
Here's what TWC president of theatrical distribution and home entertainment Erik Lomis had to say about this move:
“We are thankful to the MPAA for their wisdom and swift action in approving the release of The King’s Speech PG-13 version."
It's certainly a great film, so on the one hand we're happy that younger audiences will get a chance to see it, but on the other hand, the film was fine as is - it won Best Picture.
They could have left it alone. Any parent who sees the film will most likely let their children watch it on DVD as long as they're not TOO young. The cursing was NOT a huge deal at all…AND it was mostly in good taste.
Do U think it was a good idea for them to release a PG-13 cut of The King's Speech? Or should they have left it alone?