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Discussion in 'High Definition' started by Nailwraps, Jul 20, 2016.
Well folks, it's official!:
Hopefully it's the unedited TV cut.
All these years, never watched this...
It's not a flawless film but a solid adaptation. The 1960's stuff is excellent.
Yeah, the vibe and feel kind of operates in this weird area between a made-for-TV movie (which it is) and a theatrical film, similar to Salem's Lot, but it's still a lot of fun and Tim Curry is great. The 60's stuff is definitely the stronger portion of the movie.
I forgot there was stop motion in the movie until watching it recently.
(Oh, yeah: SPOILERS)
Tim Curry is terrifying as Pennywise. You have never seen him like this- and that's saying something after Rocky Horror. Some say it's only the nostalgia that gives people the creeps over this film but I also saw The Exorcist around the same time as this film and that never scared me a bit.
The chances that it's the full version are beyond slim, but the fact that it was edited at all is just stupid. Completely, utterly stupid- Warner chose to break the movie up into 2 parts for the widescreen DVD. The original unedited VHS has the film in 2 parts (on 2 cassettes), and it stays exactly how it was broadcast. On 2 different nights. What Warner did was cut out the last 25 or so seconds of part 1 where we see something like "to be continued" (and we see he actually wrote "I T" on the wall in his own blood) and then the first fucking 3 minutes or 4 of part 2. Which, literally, cuts out one of the actors. Betty Ruth... now no one knows who Betty Ruth is. (Character-name, not the actress. Who plays the woman working at the inn-motel where they all stay and they set up some books that the Bill character has written to honor-welcome him and she's the desk clerk who's overly excited that he's staying there because he's a celebrity.) (Presumably.)
Her name was Betty Ruth. And she was awesome... because she's now cut out, she's a legend. But if she was still there, she'd just be Betty Ruth.
Although, IMDb doesn't mention her either. By-name. And I tried to Google, but no one has anything on her. Which pisses me off. All these years we've had the scenes cut out and all the people of the internet as geeky as they are and no one bothered to stick in a widely distributed Warner Bros VHS... that's sad.
Hell yes! This is great news. Hopefully they correct some of the issues the dvd had with missing footage and whatnot.
So Betty Ruth is cut out, but no one knows who she is. But she's a legend you say, even though know one knows who she is. But if she wasn't cut out she still be Betty Ruth!?!?!?!
What the fuck are you taking about? Haha
I know Betty Ruth. She grew up with my mother's Auntie Eleanor. She was a toothless whore. If you sign up for IMDB pro, she IS actually credited in the movie....... "Betty Ruth: Lizard whore". She was beautiful till she started with the botox......... I'll never understand plastic surgery. Would you rather look like a 58 year old woman......or a 28 year old lizard?
Well this is bullshit: https://www.amazon.com/Stephen-King...TF8&qid=1469216311&sr=1-82&tag=blurayforum-20
Price is currently at $54.97 presumably just because of the added t-shirt. Far too high at the moment and the t-shirt isn't worth an extra $30 or so. Hopefully there will be a much cheaper version without or the price will drastically decrease.
Does anyone have any idea what the hell is going on with the It, Salem's Lot, and Cat's Eye Blu-ray pre-orders? Amazon is only offering the outrageously over-priced t-shirt version of It. Bestbuy.com has all 3 titles up for pre-order for $9.99 each, but when you try to pre-order them, it says It and Salem's Lot are sold out. Why aren't the standard editions available for pre-order at Amazon?
No clue regarding the Amazon status... but I pre-ordered them from Barnes & Noble last week. They had them listed for $8.44 each.
Yeah there's definitely something weird going on. I feel like the IT t-shirt is either an Amazon exclusive or a mock-up design they're no longer using. The standard editions should be up by now and the fact that other places are listing these as sold out is very fishy.
The question is though...
Will this be the original full frame 2 parter
the hard matted widescreen version that removes the opening credits and footage from Part 2
Knowing Warner and how they treat similar releases on Blu-ray, I'd placed my bets on it being the same widescreen version that was on the old DVD. They might surprise us, but I doubt it.
Sigh. Yeah you're probably right.
Well there's a reason I still have my VHS of it.
Well the sales sheet listed in the thread mentioning the other two titles states it will be in original aspect ratio and apparently uncut so we'll see.
Maybe it will be then... that's excellent news if it turns out to be accurate.