Stephen King's It
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It can be anything. A fanged monster that won't stay on the movie screen. Something ominous lurking in the basement. No matter what your biggest fear is, no one knows It better than Stephen King. Based on the King Of Horror's 1986 bestseller, It is a jittery, jolting excursion into personal fear. A malevolent force in a small New England town takes the shape of a clown, but he's not clowning around. Instead, he terrifies youngsters and brings some to their untimely doom - until some wily kids fight back. The evil resurfaces 30 years later: meaner, angrier, deadlier. And friends who vividly remember youthful terrors reunite to fight It.]]>
- Feature-length Audio Commentary by Dennis Christopher, Tim Reid, John Ritter, Richard Thomas, and Director Tommy Lee Wallace. - Double Sided Disc
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Tim Curry was, I think, born to play Pennywise the Clown. Sadistic, waddling freak with his doughy, grinning white face, red wet lips stetched as wide as his ears. In his clown form, he is able to charm the younger kinds, but he becomes the fears of the older ones, taking them down into his sewer dungeon to feed on them. The kids that finally beat the monster, Big Bill and Haystack and Bev and the rest of the Loser's Club, manage to force It back into It's lair, not dead, but nearly mortally wounded....
Driven by a feeding cycle, It rises again decades later, and the Loser's Club, now forgotten in adulthood, is drawn back together to face the monster one final time. This was originally made-for-television, so the movie is only capable of so much, but I think that fact alone gives the movie special merit. The casting was pretty much dead-on (especially in the case of Pennywise) and the special effects were surprisingly good. Probably the fact that the film makers were incapable of going the hack-and-slash rated-R route helped to improve the suspense and the atmosphere. The book was great, and the movie was great. I would recommend them both. I think that the humble perfection of a classic good versus evil story can sometimes be overlooked. The purity of a tale in which you can easily lose yourself. And that's just what It is. Two big thumbs up from me.
In the first half of the film we learn of the Clown (Played by the great Tim Curry) and the history with the town of Derry, Maine. We see the kids meeting for the first time and the fun they all have. But the serious times comes when they band together to stand up for themselves against a few of the classmates namly Henry Bowers who likes to torment the other kids in the school. They then come together to form a circle and defeat the clown/monster. With a promise that if it wasn't dead they would all come back to destroy it.
In the second part of the film we see whats happened to them career wise and love life wise. Its a tad slower, but it is definately funny and has its serious moments as well. The kids all grown up are now played by a great cast: Henry Anderson (Richie Tozer), Dennis Christopher (Eddie Kaspbrak), Richard Masur (Stan Uris), Annette O' Toole (Beverly Marsh), John Ritter (Ben Hascom), Tim Reid (Mike Hanlon), and Richard Thomas as (Bill Denbrough). Again the second part starts off slow. But its fun to see them all come together again. And to try and remember the good and bad times and defeat the "clown.Read more ›
The setting for this story is a familiar one to King fans, the disquietingly different town of Derry, Maine. Something lives underneath the town, a malevolent force that adults cannot and will not believe in, but which seven outcast kids recognize, fear, and steel themselves to conquer back in 1960.Read more ›
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I have been waiting forever for IT to get a high quality restored print. There will be more than an audio commentary. On the blu-ray other than a t-shirt, I expect. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Lord of Destruction
The book was SOOO MUCH BETTER! Bad acting all the way around. They did OK with the story line but there was so much they could have added or changed to make it betterPublished 5 days ago by Kindle Customer
I am mad because it is a dual sided disk but the dvd is only the 2 part of the miniseries. Which only shows the part when theyre adults with flashbacks from part 1 of the... Read morePublished 5 days ago by charles j.
This movie is really scary i seen this movie once or twice with my cousins and i had nightmares for 3+days lol i was so scared i`m talking about scared i did not want to go to the... Read morePublished 7 days ago by pretty
Um, I believe I got a fake copied movie from a sender in Mexico.. The movie works but it is not the the original.Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
This movie was a made for TV two-part mini-series. Aside form Tim Curry (who gets very little screen time) the acting in this movie is deplorable. Read morePublished 10 days ago by BookReader1977
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