It (TV Mini-Series 1990)

TV Mini-Series   |  TV-PG   |    |  Drama, Horror, Mystery


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In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown.


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11 September 2017 | Fella_shibby
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| Nostalgic, beautiful scenery, superb camaraderie, unsettling background stories n cheesy effects.
I first saw this on a rented vhs in 1991. I still remember the shopkeeper telling me to rent the two cassette tapes as it was a two part series. Renting two vhs was a bit expensive those days but the film never made me regret shelling me the extra rupees. Revisited it recently on a dvd. Saw the remake with my son in a theater. The remake is really good. Coming back to the original, it has some nostalgic moments attached to it, the ones showing the kids play down by the river and the bike riding ones r memorable. Country life can b really fun for growing kids. The child actors in this film are marvelous. We easily are attached to them. The plot is about a group of misfit children who end up becoming lifelong friends and how they unite to deal with the horror affecting them. In my opinion it is a darker version of Stand By Me. Considering it was a made for TV as a mini series, it wasn't that gory n the special effects weren't that good. Also the pacing was a bit odd. The most striking thing about the film was Tim Curry's iconic, creepy performance as Pennywise, the murderous clown. The only movie which had dealt with creepy clowns before this was Salva's Clownhouse. Maybe Stephen King borrowed the clown thing from Victor Salva n Salva borrowed the concept of the thing coming back after 23/27 years in Jeepers Creepers from Stephen King.

The remake nailed it again with the child actors. The remake has superb cinematography, awesome acting n terrific direction. The fat boy's acting n facial expressions in the remake is spot on.

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Trivia

If you notice some scenes (like the final battle), you'll find the use of the green color very easily. Stephen King has said that green is a color that, for him, represents death, unease, or the supernatural. It's also been used by the author in other books, and by directors in movies based on his books. This is generally thought of as an influence from H.P. Lovecraft.


Quotes

Richie Tozier: I hope that someone remembered to bring something useful, like a machine gun.
Bev Marsh: I brought this. It's the only thing I saved from those days.
Ben Hanscom: I remember you were a dead shot, Bev.
Eddie Kaspbrak: Couldn't miss.
Ben Hanscom: It was like it was supposed to be, Bev. Remember? You hit...


Goofs

When "He thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts." is being typed on the typewriter in the library, it is aligned going down the middle the short segments, but when Ben holds the paper and starts reading it, you can see through the back of it that it it written in lines across the top of the page.


Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, we see pictures of the "Lucky Seven" from their childhood like in a photo album. The final photo of the Paramount cinema segues into the actual one in Derry. The camera pulls back from the title IT, and it turns from white to red. In Pt 2, the final photo of a hotel segues into the one the "Lucky Seven" are staying at. At the end of both parts, Pennywise's laugh is heard.


Alternate Versions

The DVD adapts the aspect ratio to 1.77:1.


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The Way You Do The Things You Do
Written by
Smokey Robinson (as William Robinson) and Bobby Rogers (as Robert Rogers)
Performed by The Temptations
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.

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Drama | Horror | Mystery | Thriller

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