After It was released, some of the excitement surrounding the film was about what wasn't on screen. Director Andy Muschietti teased that the home release might have an extended version of the film, plus rumours abounded of a gross flashback scene involving Pennywise devouring a baby. Now a list of the actual deleted scenes has made it online; while there's no baby-eating (damn), they do sound fascinating.
Bloody Disgusting got a hold of the list and describes them as follows:
"Georgie Catches Boat (Opening Gag Scene)": When Georgie grabs for the boat in the opening…he gets it and walks away, saying "See you later!" to a frustrated Pennywise. Gotta admit, I laughed.
"Stanley's Dad corrects him (Extended scene)": Stanley is reciting Hebrew in a synagogue, but his Dad jumps in to correct his pronunciation.
"Denbrough family dinner": Bill sits at the dinner table while his Dad reads a magazine and his Mum washes up. Bill starts talking about their family trip for the year, but his Mum walks off upset. His Dad explains that Georgie was really looking forward to it.
"Bill's Dad looks in the basement, et all": After Bill has his encounter with Pennywise in the basement, he runs into his father. His Dad has a look in the basement, doesn't find anything, and tells Bill to go to bed. Meanwhile, Henry tries to sneak out past his Dad, and gets into a car with Victor and Belch. They see Mike ride past on his bike.
"Outside the Neibolt house": Mike, Beverly, Ben and Stanley are outside the house while Bill, Eddie and Richie are inside. Stanley talks about not being able to go inside while Mike comforts him. Ben places his hand on Beverly's shoulder.
"Evacuating the Neibolt house (Extended scene)": Just an extended scene of the Losers' Club leaving the house and getting on their bikes.
"Stanley's Bar Mitzvah speech": Self-explanatory. Stanley delivers a speech after his Bar Mitzvah about "indifference," during which there's a brief montage showing what the other kids are up to. He makes a bit of a scene and storms off while Richie claps.
"Eddie at Keene's pharmacy (Extended scene)": Just an extended scene at the pharmacy as Eddie talks to the girl who signs his cast with "Loser."
"Henry and Bullies wait outside (Extended scene)": As the Losers' Club heads into the Neibolt house, Henry sits in his car with his face covered in blood. Belch and Victor are dead with throats slit.
"The Losers find Georgie's walkie": Bill picks up Georgie's walkie right before Henry attacks Mike at the top of the well.
"Denbrough family vacation": After saying goodbye to Beverly at the end of the movie, Bill and his parents are packing for the family vacation Bill was talking about in an earlier deleted scene. This subplot does kind of enhance the family dynamic. As the car drives away, the camera pulls in to the drain where Georgie was taken. Camera stops, and rain starts to hit the pavement. This would have been a perfect final shot.
Again, the lack of Pennywise eating a baby is disappointing, but the goofy opening sounds really funny, and the running thread of the family vacation, culminating on that final shot of the sewer, is very cool.
As for those other scenes, you have to think Warner Bros. is already considering a second release of It, either when Chapter Two comes out in 2019, or when the studio can release both films at the same time. This new footage is a great way to entice fans to go back to the theatre.
We've contacted Warner Bros. Home Video for comment on these scenes and will update if we get a response. And if you want to know about It's other special features, head to Bloody Disgusting. It will be released on Blu-ray on January 9, and via digital download this week.