Earlier this year, IT director Andy Muschietti revealed that an extended cut of the hit horror film would be released for home video, running approximately 15 minutes longer than the theatrical version. But when the DVD/Blu-ray version didn’t include a Director’s cut, fans were left wanting more. Not that it’s not worth it though—-the DVD version does include 11 deleted/extended scenes and an alternate gag opening, just not the Director’s cut.
Muschietti revealed to Bloody Disgusting through his Instagram that the extended version would be coming “in a few months”, but there is still no official announcement as to how or where it will be available. This version of the film will include all those extended and deleted scenes, maybe even the scene where Pennywise eats a baby that—according to Bill Skarsgard himself—was too disturbing to include. He appeared on the podcast Playback back in September and described the scene as “really disturbing”.
“There was a scene we shot that was a flashback from the 1600s, before Pennywise [was Pennywise],” the actor told the podcast. “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.”
For now, It can be digitally purchased, and the Blu-ray/DVD version will be available on January 9, 2018.
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