There's an interesting story in the Los Angeles Times today that producer Harvey Weinstein is seriously considering editing language from THE KING'S SPEECH (2010) in order to achieve a more family-friendly rating.
The movie is currently rated R for language. I covered the issue at some length in my review.
The movie is rated for ages 12 and up in England, where it's leading at the box office. Weinstein apparently sees a large missed market in the United States, especially with the positive publicity from the film's 12 Oscar nominations.
Whether or not the movie could excise the language and accomplish the same dramatic points in the main scene in which it's used is an open question. I suspect the language repeated in whispers near the end of the film could be edited out without any impact.
Weinstein is discussing possible changes with director Tom Hooper: "Tom and I are trying to find a unique way to do this that keeps his vision of the movie."
The TV-movie BERTIE AND ELIZABETH (2002) addressed the stammering at some length, though not as extensively as in THE KING'S SPEECH, without any language issues.
I do suspect Weinstein is correct that some who might otherwise watch the movie are missing out. My 15-year-old, for instance, is unwilling to watch R-rated films, and she would otherwise be interested in trying the movie.
The DVD is currently listed available for preorder at Amazon, but no date is given. I tend to think it might not be released for a while in order to cash in at the box office on Oscar nominations, not to mention potential wins next month.