First and foremost, thank you to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, for allowing me to review the 4K Ultra HD version of IT!
Seeing the movie in theaters and then being able to watch it in the confines of your own home with the visual quality of 4K is the ultimate way to do it! I already have this movie in my top 5 or 6 movies of 2017! Add in the special features, including PENNYWISE LIVES, THE LOSERS CLUB, DELETED SCENES and AUTHOR OF FEAR, Stephen King revealing how IT came about and it might actually move up a spot or two on that list! The only thing that I felt would have been a great addition to the bonus features: A Director’s Commentary. Maybe this is something that will happen as a “special feature” for when the sequel is released and a package with the first and second movies are
This reboot is definitely better than the mini-series that everyone remembers and started the coulrophobia, a.k.a. the fear of clowns. Tim Curry is hard to replace as Pennywise, but Bill Skarsgard does a great job ingraining his own performance in your mind. The smile that Skarsgard perfected due to his brother Gustav’s ability is creepy. Another thing that is performed a little different, the speed in which Pennywise attacks and how violent he is with his victims. The thing that makes this movie work, along with Pennywise: The Loser’s Club and the chemistry between the group. In the group, usually, all of them get along for the similarities, but they each have their own personalities within the collective.
Check out Skarsgard’s evil smile on Conan:
The small town of Derry, Maine is the setting for the movie. Young kids seem to go missing and are never heard from again. The weird thing, is that it’s the “norm.” There are small hints or clues as to what’s going on, but it’s either ignored or blatantly disregarded. The Loser’s Club comes about to try and figure out what is going on and put an end to it.
The picture quality is absolutely top notch! 2160p and HDR10 along with Dolby Vision options that have the capability. You will definitely be able to tell the difference between the 4K Ultra HD version and Blu-Ray version of the movie. The HDR makes the picture pop, because some of the movie is dark throughout. In the basement, in the sewers and in the main room in the sewer (Pennywise’s “home) show very clear. If you’re anything like me, the details standout in the background.
Dolby Atmos. If you have a Dolby Atmos capable surround sound system, you know you feel like you’re part of the movie. Hearing sound effects in different areas of the room, when Pennywise runs by, in the library, where you could hear a pin drop and then hear something move by and then of course the “Hiya Georgie” from Pennywise. The score, put together by Benjamin Wallfisch is something that needs to be heard, because it definitely fits the movie. It’s new and old, new sounds, but reminiscent of the 80’s, when the original mini-series was set.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced the home release info (4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital HD) for IT!
You’ll float too when “IT” arrives onto 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. New Line Cinema’s blockbuster horror thriller “IT,” directed by Andy Muschietti (“Mama”), is based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades.
“IT” stars Bill Skarsgård (“Allegiant,” TV’s “Hemlock Grove”) as the story’s central villain, Pennywise. An ensemble of young actors also star in the film, including Jaeden Lieberher (“Midnight Special”), Jeremy Ray Taylor (“Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip”), Sophia Lillis (“37”), Finn Wolfhard (TV’s “Stranger Things”), Wyatt Oleff (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), Chosen Jacobs (upcoming “Cops and Robbers”), Jack Dylan Grazer (“Tales of Halloween”), Nicholas Hamilton (“Captain Fantastic”) and Jackson Robert Scott, making his film debut.
Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg and Barbara Muschietti are the producers, with Dave Neustadter, Walter Hamada, Richard Brener, Toby Emmerich, Marty P. Ewing, Doug Davison, Jon Silk and Niija Kuykendall serving as executive producers.
Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Wyatt Oleff, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Chosen Jacobs and Nicholas Hamilton
When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.
BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS
“IT”Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and 2-Disc Special Edition DVD contain the following special features:
- 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