Good news for people who loved It in theaters and couldn’t get enough of Pennywise (and bad news for anyone who felt the movie could have been a half-hour shorter)! According to director Andy Muschietti, we’re about to see more of It in 2018. Muschietti confirmed to Bloody Disgusting that an extended director’s cut of the film will come to home video “in a few months.”
For those who can’t wait for the longer cut of the film (or those who think 2 hours and 15 minutes is long enough), the theatrical edition of It will hit store shelves on January 9th in the DVD, Blu-Ray, and 4K UHD format. It contains a gag opening and some deleted scenes, but some additional content has been held back for a forthcoming extended edition release.
Home of The Lord of the Rings extended editions and the three-movie extended edition of the 320 page children’s story, The Hobbit, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has never seen a property they didn’t like to double dip on with multiple releases. While the practice of releasing a more complete package for a film a few months after an initial release is usually reserved for more mainstream properties than horror films, It achieved the kind of mainstream success to justify such a lucrative proposition. The film earned over $327 million at the domestic box office against a measly budget of just $35 million, and fans are rabid to get their hands on a home video release. Many Pennywise fans will gladly pay twice for the opportunity to own both cuts in their collections.
Stay tuned to Horror News Network for more details on the It extended director’s cut, all coverage of the upcoming It sequel as it breaks!