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  • by Jeff Beck

IT comes to Digital HD December 19th and Blu-ray/DVD January 9th

It Box Art

Adaptations of Stephen King's novels have always been hit or miss over the decades, but one thing's for sure, this year's adaptation of "IT," which follows a group of kids that try to stop an evil creature in their small town, was one of the best to come along in a long time. With a fantastic cast, including a delightfully creepy Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise the Clown, the film featured a number of good scares, giving us one of the better horror efforts of the last few years. Not only was it loved by the critics, but it was also a box office smash, pulling in nearly $700 million worldwide.

At long last, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced that the horror hit will be coming to Digital HD December 19th and Blu-ray/DVD January 9th.

The following special features have also been announced:

· 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

Alas, it doesn't look like we'll be getting much about the making of the film, though the interviews with Skarsgard and the young cast should provide us with some intriguing behind the scenes info. Likewise, the interview with King himself should prove quite interesting. As for the deleted/extended sequences, we had heard a lot about how there were a number of scenes cut from the film, so it will be interesting to see what was left out of this first chapter.

Those dates again are December 19th for Digital HD and January 9th for Blu-ray/DVD, so if you were one of the millions of horror fans who loved the film, then be sure to take note of when you can bring it home.

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