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Pet Sematary [DVD] [1989]

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  • Release Date: 08/15/2017
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (191 out of 195)

    Special Features


    • Commentary by Director Mary Lambert
    • Filming the Horror
    • Stephen King's Pet Sematary
    • Stephen King's Pet Sematary: Stephen King Territory
    • Stephen King's Pet Sematary: The Characters
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Pet Sematary
    A doctor dabbles in magical resurrection with horrific consequences in this supernatural thriller adapted from the novel by Stephen King. When Dr. Louis Creed (Dale Midkiff) and his family move from Chicago to an old farmhouse in rural Maine, their only concern is the busy highway that flanks their new home. Louis' family -- wife Rachel (Denise Crosby), daughter Ellie (Blaze Berdahl), and toddler Gage (Miko Hughes) -- soon meet kindly old duffer Jud Crandall (Fred Gwynne), who introduces them all to the local attractions, including a pet cemetary built on the remains of a Native American burial ground. When Rachel and the kids head off to visit Louis' in-laws, Ellie's cat gets flattened by a truck. Jud counsels Louis to bury it in the old Indian portion of the cemetary; the next day, it returns from the dead, carrying with it the stink of the earth and a decidedly bad attitude. Shortly thereafter, Louis is tempted to use the cemetary's magical powers again when his son suffers a tragic accident. A snarling kitty, it turns out, is nothing compared to the horror of a little boy with no soul and a taste for scalpels. In addition to adapting his own novel for the screen, writer King appeared in a brief cameo as the minister presiding over Gage's funeral. Director Mary Lambert would return with Pet Sematary Two. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Dale Midkiff
      Dale Midkiff - Dr. Louis Creed
    • Fred Gwynne
      Fred Gwynne - Jud Crandall
    • Denise Crosby
      Denise Crosby - Rachel Creed
    • Brad Greenquist
      Brad Greenquist - Victor Pascow
    • Michael Lombard
      Michael Lombard - Irwin Goldman



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 195 reviews

    98%
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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Kitty Kitty, Not.

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      Icefell
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      Pet Sematary makes its Blu-ray debut with a satisfying but occasionally troubling 1080p transfer. Paramount's transfer offers some brilliantly bright daytime scenes that reveal good color balance across the board, notably in green grasses and blue skies. The image is rich and alive with natural shades on clothes and inside and out of the two primary house locations. Flesh tones appear accurate, but black levels fluctuate a bit, occasionally going a little paler than necessary. The transfer retains a layer of film grain, but details range from good to rather pasty and flat. The transfer picks up very fine clothing nuances, for example, but faces often appear quite smooth and devoid of complex details. The image is rather sharp throughout, however, never going at all soft and capturing crisp, even details even at a distance. The transfer does showcase a bit of edge enhancement here and there that produces visible halos around some objects. Fortunately, the end result isn't ruinous to the image, and not even particularly distracting given that it seems fairly limited and not a constant source of aggravation. This isn't the sort of transfer that will dazzle audiences -- despite how bright and, often, nicely detailed it may be -- but Paramount's effort is fair for a midrange, aging catalogue release.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Lesser King adaptation for sure.

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      JKPinky
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      Stephen King books do not always make good movies. The Shining, The Dead Zone and Christine are some good ones though. This is not. And it's not because it changes the story or anything. The basic story is here. But the movie is just boring. There is no story to it until literally the third act. It just meanders about and raises mysteries for about an hour and then finally unveils the point and story of the film. And by then, your too bored to care. The actor playing the lead character is also laughably bad. So bad that the two children in the movie actually give better performances than him. If you are a fan though, this is a satisfying release. But personally, I could not sit through it again.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An excellent Stephen King adaptation.

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      Andrew
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      Pet Sematary, while not in my personal top three Stephen King adaptations, is an absolutely fantastic horror film in its own right and has earned a place in the hearts of genre fans over the years. The majority of seaoned horror viewers are going to already have seen this, true, but it's worth noting that the blu-ray release of this film is a worthy upgrade to any previous home media release available - the detail is much finer and the color palette more vast. Pet Sematary most definitely belongs in any horror collection and I would recommend this particular release most highly.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      one of the all time better movies made from a book

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      tooshort74
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      Pet Sematary is one of the best Steven king movies that was based off of one of his books i read the book before i saw the movie and all i can say is that they did a real good job making this book into a movie and i have seen this movie 100's of time and it never gets old i own it on vhs and when it was release on dvd i thought the dvd look and sound amazing but when i heard that it was coming out on blu-ray i had to buy it on blu-ray and i was shock how much better it look and sound and yes it has extras on the blu-ray too and it is well worth owning on blu-ray so if you have not bought it on blu-ray yet it is well worth the up grade from the dvd to blu-ray so check it out

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Cheesy horror that could have been much more!

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      CharlieRay
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      Besides a good performance from Fred Gwynne and some creepy atmosphere, Pet Sematary is nothing to write home about. Other than the dark premise (which is brilliant) Pet Sematary is a fun, but forgettable King adaptation. Many parts were overdone to the point of cheesiness, and illogic runs rampant The sad part is that the movie had the potential to be a great psychological/emotional horror film. The premise is great and carries real dramatic weight. However, they went for the lowest common denominator by replacing horror and emotion with cheap thrills and shocks. It's dumb fun . . . but it could have been soooo much more.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A+

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      RollingThunder
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      Remember seeing this movie when i was alot younger. just like all horror movies-you either like them or hate them. i rather like this one- kinda corny at times- but it gets the job done. had it on dvd -sold it - then bought the bluray when it was on sale. the parts when rachel has dreams from when she was younger - of her sister - just thinking about it gives me the chills. plus herman munster is in the movie---> sometimes dead is better... one of the better stephen king books/stories that were made into a movie. i would not recommend the sequel :)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Would you revive your cat in the Pet Sematary?

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      MarkTwainTimeTraveler
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      ... because it may not be the same kitty you remember. ;( So here is Pet Sematary looking as good as ever on Bluray, or at least as it good as it gets at this time. The audio is actually better than the video quality, but for the price of admission - that shouldn't matter much. There aren't much extras on this release. If you like Stephen King and/or adaptations of his work, for a B-Movie, it comes off as highly disturbing in more ways than one. You can thank the King for his wonderfully peculiar mind.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      This is the best book to screen King adaption!!

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      saute59
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      When I first heard that this story, one of my favorites, was being made to film, I had my doubts. Then I learned that Mary Lambert was picked as director, the I knew this film would just blow me away, and it did. This is bar none the best adaption of any King novel, with maybe the exception of Dead Zone, which is another movie that blew me away. This film has horror, gore, everything you might expect from a King novel. Pick it up and watch it with the lights off, you will be glad you did..

      I would recommend this to a friend



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