In 1990, Tommy Lee Wallace and Lawrence D. Cohen brought Stephen King’s scariest tale to life in the two-part television adaptation of IT. Fronted by an unforgettable performance by Tim Curry in the iconic role of Pennywise, the miniseries is legendary in its cult status. A new documentary explores the storied production, from concept through casting, filming, all aspects of production, and the enduring legacy it continues to enjoy.
On release of the doc, we said “this is a film made by fans, for fans. Pennywise: The Story of IT is a passionate love letter to the beloved adaptation that haunted countless childhoods.” in our four-star review, and now we are delighted to unbox the loaded Blu-ray release…
Exploring the 1990 mini-series, based on Stephen King’s iconic novel IT, this documentary tells a story heard by few and showcases a wealth of behind-the-scenes footage and photos seen by even fewer. From investigating the cultural phenomenon of coulrophobia (the fear of clowns) to Tim Curry’s magical portrayal of the notorious clown monster, this story promises to dig deeper into the Pennywise phenomenon than ever before! Featuring interviews with many of the cult classic’s key players, including director Tommy Lee Wallace and cast members Tim Curry, Seth Green, and Richard Thomas.
- The Extras of IT (10 mins)
- The Legacy Continues (9 mins)
- Limited Edition Poster
- A Deeper Look at the Music (11 mins)
- The Book Cover (5 mins)
- Childhood Phobias (13 mins)
Pennywise: The Story of IT is available now on Digital Download, Blu-ray, and DVD