Wednesday, October 26, 2016


Adaptions of Stephen King's work to film and television have been mixed over the years. One of the most successful was 1990's two-part mini-series adaptation of IT. Constrained a bit by it's TV cast and limited special effects budget, It works in large part thanks to the creepiness of it's source material and the casting of Tim Curry as Pennywise the Clown (an evil entity which torments and lures children to their deaths in Derry, Maine.

Taking place both in flashbacks to 1960 and in the present 30 years later, the story follows the return of the Derry "Losers Club" (Richard Thomas, John Ritter, Annette O'Toole, Harry Anderson, Dennis Christopher, Tim Reid, and Richard Masur) home to finish the creature they hoped they had killed three decades before as children.

Re-released on DVD and Blu-ray, the only extra included is commentary by the cast and director Tommy Lee Wallace.

[Warner Home Video, Blu-ray $14.97 / DVD $5.97]

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