Stephen King’s IT: The Theatrical Cut
– New Opening Credits
– New Opening Music
– Part 1 is completely Black and White and not including all adult scenes.
– Now takes place in 1957, 1958, and 1986 like the novel.
– Scenes are listed via Chapters.
- Cut out Cheesy and Unimportant Scenes Including:
1. Muddy Footprints in Mike Hanlon’s House
2. Clay Pennywise falling into the sewer drain.
3. Cut Richie’s Annoying Agent’s lines.
4. Also added “Everybody wants to Rule the World” in the background backstage.
5. Cut some of adult Stan’s dialouge.
6. Eddie visiting Mr. Keen’s pharmacy
7. Ben visiting the Dam
8. The dog in the Pennywise costume killing a guard, PLOTHOLE!
9. No longer a happy ending, we don’t know what happens to Mike nor the fate of the loser’s club memory. In the novel they all gradually split up and forget the events of what happened, in the mini-series they still remember and Ben/Bev get married. Mike is the only one to lose his memory. It’s left ambiguous now.
10. Added theme to Cannibal Holocaust for closing credits music.
Review by Neglify — September 23, 2011 @ 12:12 am
Firstly, I’m not going to review the video or audio quality. The only version available when I downloaded it was the mp4, which reduces video quality.
Overall 9/10. The only edit that was VERY noticeable is when adult Richie comes to the library in Derry. He’s singing in his car, then you cut to the library and he runs in frantically, scared. I understand cutting out the marquee displaying the year (1990) due to wanting to keep it set in the 80s, but you should have cut the shot of him driving as well.
Presentation: N/A due to downloading mp4.
Okay, this really isn’t all your fault on this. The mini-series really messed up on Part Two. The dialog is almost unbearable in a lot of scenes. The real gems of that mini-series were the child actors. All their scenes keep the viewer watching. But they decided to have 95% of the children scenes in Part One and then they had two short flashback scenes in Part Two.
Now, with your edit, you decided to have it flow chronologically. This was not very wise. The first 45 minutes are really entertaining and awesome to see it all flow together so nicely without having “Six Phone Calls” as a bookend for each scene. But once the kids put Pennywise out of commission the movie drags on for 2 hours.
So, the kid’s section was beautifully done. But, a lot more could have been edited out of the adult section.
Review by searcher — April 18, 2009 @ 10:34 pm
Didn’t know if this would work, with half of the movie in BW and the other half in colour, I appreciate that the first half was set in the 50′s while the second half was in the 80′s. Having watched it I thought it was a very well put together edit, which I enjoyed very much. But much prefered the original colour version. 7/10