Andy Muschietti’s IT Movie adaptation is finally coming to home video – after breaking dozens of records at the box office. Not only is it the highest-grossing Stephen King adaptation, but with its near $700 million worldwide gross, it’s become the highest-grossing horror film of all time. With accolades like these, fans are anxious as ever to get their hands on a copy of the film. And now there’s even more reason to with the announcement of various special features; including 11 deleted scenes from the film.
As such, Warner Bros. will be releasing IT on digital video platforms on December 19, with the DVD and Blu-ray releases coming January 9, 2018.
Unfortunately besides the long wait, there’s nothing to suggest a Director’s Cut of the film included with the home video releases. This means that the deleted scenes will likely remain separate from the actual film. Hopefully by the time IT: Chapter 2 rolls around we’ll be able to see the film as director Andy Muschietti intended.
Muschietti himself revealed that there will be some pretty interesting stuff on the Director’s Cut, whenever we get it:
“After the spitting contest it escalates into something that is completely weird and irrelevant to the scene but is so funny. Jack Grazer, who plays Eddie, does something that is completely bonkers.”
“There’s a great scene, it’s a bit of a payoff of the Stanley Uris plot which is the bar mitzvah, where he delivers a speech against all expectations… it’s basically blaming all the adults of Derry [for the town’s history of deadly ‘accidents’ and child disappearances], and it has a great resolution…Maybe it will be in the director’s cut!”
“There was a scene we shot that was a flashback from the 1600s, before Pennywise [was Pennywise]. The scene turned out really, really disturbing. And I’m not the clown. I look more like myself. It’s very disturbing, and sort of a backstory for what It is, or where Pennywise came from. That might be something worth exploring in the second one. The idea is the ‘It’ entity was dormant for thousands and thousands of years. The [flashback] scene hints on that.”
Aside from the deleted scenes, the first featurette included with the film is Pennywise Lives! where viewers can “Discover how Bill Skarsgård prepared to portray the primordial creature known as Pennywise the Dancing Clown.”
The next featurette is The Losers’ Club, which will “Get up close and personal with the teenage stars of IT as they bond together during the production.”
Finally, the last featurette is Author of Fear where “Stephen King reveals the roots of his best-selling novel, the nature of childhood fear and how he created his most famous monster, Pennywise.”
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