It: Chapter One, the first part of a two-part adaptation of the novel by Stephen King, lit the world on fire. Not only is it one of those rare, high-quality horror blockbusters, it’s one of the best adaptations of King’s work ever made. Much of that has to do with the young actors who made up the Losers’ Club, the group of heroes who have to face Pennywise the Clown in the sewers of Derry, Maine.
The film made $683.4 million at the global box office, making it the most successful horror movie of all time. It probably won’t surprise you that It: Chapter Two is already in development and has been set for a Sept. 6, 2019 release date. Andy Muschietti will return to direct this sequel. The young Losers’ Club is also expected to return in flashback sequences, while cast announcements for the adult Losers are expected soon. We’re looking very much forward to it!
In the meantime, we spoke to Bill Skarsgard, who plays Pennywise in both films, what it was like transforming into the killer clown. Check out a video of the interview below:
Here’s everything we know about the It: Chapter One home release:
It: Chapter One DVD & Blu-ray Release Date
It: Chapter One is hitting home video in the next few weeks. The movie will release digitally on Dec. 19. It will drop on Blu-ray and DVD on Jan. 9.
It: Chapter One DVD & Blu-ray Special Features
Here’s the extra content you can expect to find on the discs:
Pennywise Lives!: Who and what is Pennywise the Clown? Discover how Bill Skarsgård prepared to portray the primordial creature known as the Eater of Worlds, Eater of Children and the Eternal Child.
The Losers’ Club: Get up close and personal with the teenage stars of IT as they bond together during the production, brave their deepest fears and come face-to-face with the demonic Pennywise.
Author of Fear: The Master of Horror unleashes everything you were ever afraid of! Stephen King himself reveals the roots of his best-selling novel, the nature of childhood fear, its effects on his storytelling and the powerful imprint It has made on his own literary universe.
Deleted Scenes: Eleven deleted or extended scenes from the film.
The DVD will just have the deleted scenes.
Now, I should warn you at this point that nowhere in these details does it mention the rumoured director’s cut that Muschietti talked about back in September. Supposedly, this longer version of the film (by about 15 minutes) was set to be released along with the theatrical version, but I can tell you that ‘theatrical version’ is slapped absolutely everywhere here, with ‘director’s cut’ nowhere to be seen. However, as you can see, there are a whole lot of deleted scenes included on this package. It’s unclear if that’s what they’ve settled for.