Snap! We are pumping out the reviews and gradings for you on this format like none other. We wrap up the remake saga by Stephen King’s long winded but oh so popular book It. We cover the finale namely Chapter 2 on this post. Movie reviews and disc quality reviews are color coded for your convenience, BillChete in orange and Lady Phantom in blue respectively.
IMDb Storyline: Defeated by members of the Losers’ Club, the evil clown Pennywise returns 27 years later to terrorize the town of Derry, Maine, once again. Now adults, the childhood friends have long since gone their separate ways. But when people start disappearing, Mike Hanlon calls the others home for one final stand. Damaged by scars from the past, the united Losers must conquer their deepest fears to destroy the shape-shifting Pennywise — now more powerful than ever.
BillChete and Lady Phantom covered the story in great detail on Horror Movie Weekly along with the formidable host, Jay of the Dead. To get the gritty, grimy and snarky full fledged review download the AUDIO to hear 3 critics delve into the movie. On a side note, both BillChete and the Phantom increased their rating this time around by one point each over the podcast episode mentioned here.
4K Disc Quality:
This is one crystal clear 4K disc from start to finish without a touch of grain. A 2K intermediary unconverted to 4K doesn’t fault this one at all. The CGI of Pennywise’s ever changing look never comes off as fake, which is a feat when you’re watching live action entangled with digital production. There are a few stand out scenes here taking place at an amusement park where all the colors of the mechanical rides are glistening with so many bright colors under a dark nighttime setting. The contrast ratio and popping effect is glorious. All nighttime and tunnel/cave scenes are dark but you never lose the darkest of dark details. I am still up in the air on Dolby Vision which is what I watched on this viewing. Part 1 I purposely watched in HDR10 and I’ll tell you what, it might’ve edged out as winner with this HDR spec. It just goes to show whatever TV you have, don’t worry so much on what HDR format it has as all HDR content produces an amazing upgrade over non-HDR content! The sound was not as impactful as Chapter One but I take that due to there is much more dialog and characters talking amongst themselves with little scares and blaring jump scenes especially the first half of the movie. Overall this is a well produced 4K release and is a must to own especially if you have the first installment.
This is a great disc. It’s not as bright as Part 1, but that’s because there’s more darkness in this movie. Talking about darkness, even though there are many dark scenes, nothing gets lost. The blacks are deep and very rich. And even though there are fewer scenes in daylight, we have quite a few scenes with neon lights, reds and greens. They all look amazing and pop right out of the screen. Also, there’s more CGI, but it looks good. As for the sound, the surrounds envelope you. It’s especially good the last half hour, because of all the action. No dialogues get lost. Over all, it’s another great disc.
Breakdown of “It Chapter Two (2019)“
|BillChete: 6 (Rental)||Lady Phantom: 6.5 (Buy)|
|4K Blu-ray Disc Grade|
|BillChete: B (Worthy)||Lady Phantom: A (Worthy)|
Average 4K Disc Grade