The home media release of of the massively successful IT is just around the corner. We’ve already detailed all of the supplements that will be housed in the forthcoming Blu-ray edition but we now have confirmation that we will finally get to see that infamous director’s cut sooner than we thought.
Director Andy Muschietti noted that an extended Director’s Cut would run approximately 15 minutes longer than the theatrical version but that was nowhere to be found on the original specs of next month’s DVD/Blu-ray/4K Ultra HD of IT being released on January 9th, 2019. Although this edition will be packed with deleted scenes, as well as an alternate gag opening that is making its rounds online (in bootleg form, mind you), the film still comes in on its original run-time. Bloody Disgusting reached out on Instagram earlier this week, asking him of the planned Director’s Cut, and the response came back positive: “Yes, but in a few months,” he replied.
Absent from this upcoming release is this infamous “Pennywise eats a baby” scene. The scene in question that started to float around features that evil clown Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård) eating a baby, but reports indicate that this is not part of the deleted scenes on today’s digital HD release. As Skarsgård was quoted, the scene was described as pretty disturbing:
“I’m not gonna spoil what the scene is because we might use it [in the sequel]. But it’s a very disturbing scene, sort of a backstory for what It is or where Pennywise came from. The idea is that It, the entity, was dormant or resting for thousands and thousands of years and it [the scene] hints on [the founding of Derry].”
Fingers crossed this is being left until the Director’s Cut edition, and although Muschietti claims we will see this cut sometime in 2018, there is no official word from Warner Bros.
Here’s hoping it comes out sometime soon before IT: Chapter 2 opens on September 6, 2019.
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Source: Bloody Disgusting