IT (2017): 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review











Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the title I reviewed. The opinions I share are my own.”

The Movie:

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.

It’s no surprise that remakes typically aren’t as great as the original and are almost never well received. I had really high hopes for this one though because as soon as I saw the initial trailer it looked like it was something interesting and unique…….and I was totally right. The original IT was basically a Made For TV movie and although it was creepy in some aspect it never really scared me. This one however pulled the gloves off and went for the scares and terror and I loved every bit of it. Pennywise is way more menacing than before even in its basic clown form and that proves that Bill Skarsgård really gave a fantastic performance. All of the kids were fantastic as well and it really made it hard to pick an absolute stand out of the film so I’ve decided that I won’t. Each and every one of them were picture perfect and their portrayal of their characters was so good that I felt like I was there with them the entire way through. The ending felt definitive but for people that know the story know that it wasn’t the case so I’m definitely looking forward to the next chapter. This is a easy recommendation for anyone looking for a good horror remake to check out. 9/10

4K Presentation:

There really wasn’t much more of an improvement over the standard Blu-ray release. Clarity and colors were basically the same as they both had a desaturated color palette and if there was an improvement it’s not really noticeable. The black levels do look nice though and there does seem to be a change there. Darker areas and scenes are much more visible which is good throughout the third act of the film.

Special Features:

Pennywise Lives! – A great look at how Pennywise was reimagined for the film and how Bill Skarsgård became the evil demon clown.

The Losers’ Club – The director and the cast speak on their experiences of playing the characters in the film.

Author of Fear – Stephen King talks a bit about writing IT and how he came about creating the fictional town of Derry.

Deleted Scenes – A good amount of scenes here that are actually really good to check out.

IT is available NOW on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment


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