In the 2017 movie It, there are 2 scenes in the super market at the cash counter. The one involving Beverly distracting the cashier and the 2nd where the kid in the hand cast (forgot his name) went to refill his medicine.

In both scenes something on the left side of the cashier(right side of screen) was blurred out. What was it? I saw the movie in India. Was it specific to Indian screening only?

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    can you provide us of a screenshot?
    – Ben Plont
    Commented Sep 10, 2017 at 17:56
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    Well, I would have to download it illegally to do that. So sorry Commented Sep 11, 2017 at 4:44
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    i was actually wondering the same. i think it may be a cigarette packet box or holder of sorts.. why else would it be blurred ? she smoke cigarettes so i assume its cigarettes. (which are usually available right beside counters)
    – Anu7
    Commented Sep 21, 2017 at 8:43
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    I believe cigarettes were on the right side of the cashier from the customers point of view i.e. to the left of the cashier - the question is unclear.
    – Mr_Thyroid
    Commented Sep 23, 2017 at 22:01
  • If it were cigarettes, doesn't Beverly take a pack when the pharmacist was distracted? If that's the case, were they blurred out as well? I don't recall anything being blurred in the US version, so it may be regional. Commented Sep 25, 2017 at 15:05

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Finally, I have the answer to my own question.

The thing that was blurred out during the aforementioned two scenes at the cash counter of the super market are boxes of cigarettes
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Although according to this news report, there were no cuts ordered. But Indian censors have a rule of showing anti-smoking messages on screen when a character smokes. But usually they don't blur it. It was very unusual.

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    +1 for answering. I guess the file makers deemed it less jarring to blur them out than to have a big message displayed across the scene.
    – Darren
    Commented Feb 26, 2018 at 15:27

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