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Pet Sematary

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    83
    from 4 reviewers
  • Pet Sematary
    1989
    103 min
    R
    True 4K
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision

    Director: Mary Lambert

    Actors: Dale Midkiff, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby, Brad Greenquist

    Plot: After tragedy strikes, a grieving father discovers an ancient burial ground behind his home with the power to raise the dead.

    Disc Release Date: 26 March 2019

    • Video
      88
    • Audio
      84
    • Extra
      78
    • Movie
      81

    all scores

    avforums review by Simon Crust
    • Video
      90
    • Pet Sematary was shot using Panavision cameras on 35mm film. The source for this release was made from the original camera negative which was scanned at 4K resolution, then cleaned up and regraded under...

    • Audio
      80
    • Unfortunately, the sound hasn’t been given an upgrade and appears to be the same DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround track that adorns previous releases. But that is no bad thing, as the track is engaging, engrossing...

    • Extra
      70
    • UHD Audio Commentary - With Director Mary Lambert who talks about her time on the film, how it came to be, her friendship with Stephen King, characters, themes and wanting to make the best interpretation...

    • Movie
      70
    • Sometimes, dead is better Louis Creed, his wife, daughter, son and family cat move into a new house, in a new town to start a new life. Outside the front of the house is a busy road, populated by large...

    • Total
      80
    • Pet Sematary may be 30 years old, but it sure doesn’t play like it (well, aside from the fashion). Taking themes of death, grief and the horror of what that can do to a person, the film is relentlessly...

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      90
    • Pet Sematary has received a fairly substantial overhaul for this 4K release. Director Mary Lambert supervised the restoration, which yields a very agreeable and filmic 2160p/Dolby Vision presentation that...

    • Audio
      80
    • For this new UHD release of Pet Semetary, Paramount has opted not to include a newly remixed Dolby Atmos soundtrack. The studio has instead ported over the existing DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless soundtrack...

    • Extra
      70
    • Paramount's UHD release of Pet SemataryAudio Commentary: With Director Mary Lambert. NEW! Pet Sematary: Fear and Remembrance (1080p, 7:14): This piece opens and closes with clips from the 2019 remake and...

    • Movie
      80
    • In preparation for the new 2019 'Pet Sematary' remake which, at time of writing, is just weeks away from its theatrical debut, Paramount has released 1989's terrifying Stephen King adaptation 'Pet Sematary'...

    • Total
      80
    • Pet Sematary is one of the more chilling of Stephen King's tales, a decidedly dark and uncomfortable glimpse into tragedy, the supernatural, and the lengths to which man will go to save that and those...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      80
    • To celebrate thirty years of scares, Paramount Studios has exhumed the corpse of the original camera negatives and granted the beloved adaptation to rise from the old Indian burial ground with a fresh,...

    • Audio
      80
    • Unlike the video, Paramount Studios opted to port over what seems like the same DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack enjoyed on the previous Blu-ray, which is fine, even though a new object-based track might...

    • Extra
      50
    • Tempting fans to upgrade their previous Blu-ray, Paramount offers a new set of supplements on the Ultra HD along with the legacy assortment on the accompanying BD disc. Pet Sematary: Revisitation (HD,...

    • Movie
      70
    • Being a big Stephen King fan and loving the novel prior to the film's release, I recall thoroughly enjoying Pet Sematary at theaters, which shortly thereafter became a traditional Halloween watch in my...

    • Total
      70
    • Mary Lambert's adaptation of Stephen King's Pet Sematary is a creepy tale about bringing back the dead thanks to an ancient Indian burial ground. In book form, King's darkly frightening fairytale remains...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      90
    • A film like Pet Sematary has an aesthetic that incorporates film grain and the use of optics that won’t result in the type of high gloss, tack-like sharpness of a film shot using digital cameras. This...

    • Audio
      82
    • Extra
      80
    • Disc 1: Pet Sematary Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: Pet Sematary Blu-ray NEW Pet Sematary: Fear and Remembrance NEW Pet Sematary: Revisitation NEW Galleries – Director Intro, Storyboards, Behind the scenes,...

    • Movie
      80
    • Written for the screen by author Stephen King Pet Sematary was quite the creepy horror flick back in 1989. I saw it in the theater when it was released and it left a bit of an impression. Most of this...

    • Total
      83
    • It makes its debut on Ultra HD Blu-ray from Paramount Home Media Distribution featuring excellent Ultra HD video (including Dolby Vision HDR) and new, as well as legacy, bonus material. If you’re a fan...