Director's cut of Stephen King's IT still planned for separate release

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Dec 20, 2017

With the digital release of the wildly successful IT on Blu-ray today, fans may already be noticing that the DVD/Blu-ray version that will be available soon doesn't include the approximate 15 minutes of additional footage originally reported a few months prior.

The good news is that a director's cut version of IT is still on the docket for release. The bad news is that we're going to have to wait a little longer for it. 

According to a report by Bloody Disgusting, director Andy Muschietti is still planning to release his extended cut of the film at a later date. But he told that outlet it would likely be "a few months" following the film's Blu-ray release before fans have the opportunity to purchase the expanded-cut release of IT.

There are several scenes rumored to be included in the director's cut of the film, including one that features Stanley's bar mitzvah and another "funny" longer version of the scene of the Losers at the quarry, according to Muschietti. One cutting-room floor scene, teased by actor Bill Skarsgård, revealed more about Pennywise's mysterious origins and could certainly appear in the extended version as well.

IT will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on January 9, 2018, and can be purchased digitally starting today.

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