Whether you've been naughty or nice, Pennywise will be making house calls this holiday season with the digital release of the new IT movie, and although you won't be able to put the Losers' Club under your tree this year, you can hang out with Derry's finest when the movie is released on physical home media in January.

According to multiple sources, including Collider, the IT movie will come out on digital platforms beginning Tuesday, December 19th, followed by a January 9th release on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has decked the halls of the physical home media release with bonus features aplenty, including "eleven deleted or extended scenes" and three featurettes:

  • Pennywise Lives! – "Discover how Bill Skarsgård prepared to portray the primordial creature known as Pennywise the Dancing Clown."
  • The Losers’ Club - "Get up close and personal with the teenage stars of “IT” as they bond together during the production."
  • Author of Fear - "Stephen King reveals the roots of his best-selling novel, the nature of childhood fear and how he created his most famous monster, Pennywise."

At this time, there has been no announcement of this release including a director's cut that was previously discussed by director Andy Muschietti and producer Barbara Muschietti, but it seems likely that the director's cut would include at least some of the deleted and extended scenes that will be featured on the home media release.

Gary Dauberman, who created the latest draft of the IT movie and is working on a screenplay for a film adaptation of Are You Afraid of the Dark?recently finalized an agreement to write the screenplay for the sequel to IT, currently referred to as "Chapter Two," which is slated for a September 6th, 2019 theatrical release.

Although it hasn't officially been announced, Muschietti could return to direct the IT sequel, which, if it follows King's 1986 source material, is expected to follow the adult versions of the Losers' Club 27 years after they defeated the ancient evil known as It in their formative years (a battle which took place in the 1980s in the new film, as opposed to the 1950s setting of the Losers' Club in their youth in King's novel).

Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on the home media release of IT and the theatrical release of IT: Chapter Two.

Derek Anderson
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Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.

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