When the home video release for IT movie was detailed earlier this month, fans were disappointed that there was no mention of an extended director’s cut being included. Director Andy Muschietti said earlier this year that an extended cut with fifteen minutes of extra footage was going to be released, and now we have more information about that.
According to Bloody-Disgusting, they reached out to Muschietti over on Instagram, and asked if the extended cut was still going to be released. “Yes, but in a few months,” Muschietti replied.
The cut would include all of the deleted scenes from the normal home video release. It’s also possible that the director’s cut would include clips like the controversial baby eating scene (more on that below). It’d make sense as a way to get consumers to purchase the new release.
The normal release will be available on January 9, 2018. The special features will include…
Pennywise Lives! – Discover how Bill Skarsgård prepared to portray the primordial creature known as Pennywise the Dancing Clown
The Losers’ Club – Get up close and personal with the teenage stars of “IT” as they bond together during the production,
Author of Fear – Stephen King reveals the roots of his best-selling novel, the nature of childhood fear and how he created his most famous monster, Pennywise
Deleted Scenes – Eleven deleted or extended scenes from the film
“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.”
As of right now, Andy Muschietti’s IT is currently available for purchase on digital formats.
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