BLU-RAY REVIEW: IT CHAPTER TWO
12/09/2019



Hobbs And Shaw Blu-ray Review



OVERVIEW: Come back and play when “IT Chapter Two” arrives on 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. Evil resurfaces in Derry as director Andy Muschietti reunites the Losers Club in a return to where it all began with “IT Chapter Two,” the conclusion to the highest-grossing horror film of all time.

The film is Muschietti’s follow-up to 2017’s critically acclaimed and massive global box office hit “IT,” which grossed more than $700 million worldwide. Both redefining and transcending the genre, “IT” became part of the cultural zeitgeist.

The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of “IT Chapter Two” will feature Dolby VisionTM HDR, which dramatically expands the color palette and contrast range, and uses dynamic metadata to automatically optimize the picture for every screen, frame by frame. It will also feature HDR10+TM, a new HDR technology that optimizes brightness levels and contrast for each scene, making bright areas brighter and dark areas darker to deliver a lifelike viewing experience.

The Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of “IT Chapter Two” will feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar. However, Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.

“IT Chapter Two” will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.

SYNOPSIS: Twenty-seven years after the Losers Club defeated Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård), he has returned to terrorize the town of Derry once more. Now adults, the Losers have long since gone their separate ways. However, people are disappearing again, so Mike (Isaiah Mustafa), the only one of the group to remain in their hometown, calls the others home. Damaged by the experiences of their past, they must each conquer their deepest fears to destroy Pennywise once and for all...putting them directly in the path of the shape-shifting clown that has become deadlier than ever.

FILM REVIEW: Have you ever been so frightened that you’ve forgotten that entire part of your life? Well, the members of the Losers Club certainly did. Twenty-seven years later, all that occurred in Derry, Maine has come back to haunt them.

If you recall, the Losers made a blood promise that if Pennywise were ever to returned to Derry, they would come back to defeat it. But all of them made sure to get away from Derry as soon as they could. That is, all but Mike Hanlon, played by Isaiah Mustafa. Mike could not put it behind him and someone had to stay behind just in case. The other Losers not only moved on and away, but did well for themselves. Bill Denbrough, played by James McAvoy is a very good writer, although he could work on his endings. Richie Tozier (Bill Hader) is still zinging with the one liner as a successful comedian. Ben Hanscom (Jay Ryan) is the CEO of Hanscom Industries and let’s just say he wins the prize for most changed! Eddie Kaspbrak, played by James Ransone is still a pain in the ass, but now he makes a living as a risk manager for a large insurance company. Stanley Uris (Andy Bean) is an attorney. And last but not least, the lone girl in the Losers Club, Bev Marsh played beautifully by Jessica Chastain made it out and up from her abusive home in Derry, but money doesn’t change everything. When things start to get, let’s say murderous, Mike calls the gang in, only to find that they have all collectively erased a lot of what happened and can they be blamed?

My youngest, Ralphie said “Every moment of the movie had a creep factor to make you tense all the way up to the moment a BIG scare happens”. What my boy is saying is YOU WILL BE SCARED!!!! I’m not trying to be dramatic! I remember constantly apologizing to our row mates for jumping and screaming. Pennywise, once again ghoulishly played by Bill Skarsgard, does not need to be explained to you if you are a fan of the Steven King books or if you have seen the first movie. Let’s just say he did not peak in the first film. By the way, be on the lookout for a special cameo. If you are a fan of horror and gore, you are in for a special treat (you weirdos). If you are a fan of Mr. King’s writing, you will especially like Chapter II because a lot of storylines are dealt with in depth. I mean it is a nearly 3-hour movie, after all. The scenes of Derry are still reminiscent of little town America but with a much darker underbelly.

The ghouls are ghoulier, the gore, gorier…. Go, just go, but don’t blame me if you can’t sleep tonight!

 Review By  Priscilla  

BLU-RAY: The film is presented in widescreen in a 2.39:1 aspect ration preserving its theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good, a 5.1 Master Audio in English that provides a good complement to the picture. It also includes  English Spanish subtitles.

VIDEO:
Widescreen (2.39:1) 16x9

AUDIO:
English Audio –Latin Spanish, English, English-ADS, Brazilian Portuguese, Canadian French– Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles - Spanish, French, Portuguese, Canadian French, English SDH

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Blu-ray™ unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.

Pennywise Lives Again!

This Meeting of the Losers Club Has Officially Begun

Finding the Deadlights

The Summers of IT: Chapter One, You’ll Float Too

The Summers of IT: Chapter Two, IT Ends

Commentary with Director Andy Muschietti

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