Stephen King's It The Cinematic Cut

Tim Curry

Jonathan Brandis

John Ritter

Emily Perkins

Harry Anderson

Dennis Christopher

Brandon Crane

Adam Faraizl

Seth Green

Ben Hiller

Richard Masur

Annette O'Toole

Tim Reid

Marlon Taylor

Richard Thomas

Quick Info

Release Date October 1, 2017
Running Time 160 Minutes
Aspect Ratio 16:9 (720p/Pan & Scan)
Codecs h.264/AAC
File Size 8.41GB

The Purpose of This Edit

I've always loved the 1990 "IT" miniseries. I taped it off TV when it originally aired and it stayed in my collection for years; until the tape wore out. Now I have a Blu-Ray copy. The director's commentary is wonderful, by the way. So, it is announced that the new "IT" re-adaptation is coming out in September of 2017. Of course, I'm super excited to see what this will look like with modern effects and budgets. My take? It was fine. Without Stephen King's insane, coked-out, sex-pervert novel as the source material and especially without the iconic miniseries and work of Tim Curry (and -- I would argue -- Jonathan Brandis), I doubt folks turn out in droves for it after the string of poor King adaptations recently (Cell, Carrie, Dark Tower, etc).

But that's not why I decided to take on the self-imposed challenge of polishing the original miniseries, it was because people starting coming out of the woodwork to talk about how bad the original miniseries was. I mean, the new movie was good -- I bought it, and will watch it every couple years -- but I think from a narrative point-of-view it falls well short of the original. And, in my considered opinion, not a single one of those kids is better than Jonathan Brandis (or the version of Bill Denbrough written for him).

So I set out to update the existing miniseries and turn it into a single feature without a segmented narrative. Minimize the downtime, and trim back wherever possible. I believe I have succeeded at tightening up the content, masking the special effects that did not hold up very well, and presenting the best possible version of the ORIGINAL content.

Please, enjoy.

List of Major Edits

What follows is a list of all the major, noticable edits in the film. Every frame was tweaked or updated in some way.


Version 1.3

Version 1.2

Version 1.1

Version 1.0.1

Version 1.0

Compare the original and the Cinematic Cut Side-By-Side

Another Murder

Georgie Meets Pennywise

Location Plates

The Deadlights

It's Lair

End Credits