THE KING'S SPEECH Recut For PG-13 Rating. R Rated Version To Be Withdrawn From Theatres.

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THE KING'S SPEECH Recut For PG-13 Rating. R Rated Version To Be Withdrawn From Theatres.
If The King's Speech takes home the hardware at the Oscar's on Sunday audiences won't be able to see the version of the film that won.

True to his word, Harvey Weinstein has supervised a re-edit of The King's Speech, removing at least part of a sequence in which the word 'fuck' is delivered fifteen times as part of Colin Firth's ongoing speech therapy, Driving this move is that that particular scene was responsible for the MPAA rating the film R and Weinstein's belief that he can draw larger audiences with a PG-13, which he has now secured.

Though the timeline has not been announced yet for The Weinstein Company to screen the new PG-13 version of the film they will first need to withdraw all prints of the R-rated version from theatres nationwide, meaning that if the film wins nobody will be able to see the version that actually won on the big screen any more.

This belief that The King's Speech is an American family event waiting to happen is beyond perplexing to me. Teens in middle America aren't going to give a damn about a foreign monarch's speech therapy and those that do have almost certainly already gone and seen the film with mom and dad accompanying them to satisfy the R-rating requirement. How much more juice can there be to squeeze out of a little arthouse film that has already done over a hundred million at the US box office? Harvey aims to find out.

And for those who will miss them, here are the bits that got cut out, courtesy of ScreenAnarchy: Doing our bit to corrupt America's youth.

Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck.
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