Pet Sematary R

Sometimes dead is better.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: August 15, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1989
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Commentary by Director Mary Lambert
    • Stephen King's Pet Sematary: Stephen King Territory
    • Stephen King's Pet Sematary: The Characters
    • Stephen King's Pet Sematary
    • Filming the Horror
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
    • Subtitles - English

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Entertainment Reviews:

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 97,653
Rating: 2/4 -- The premise is fascinating, but the leaden direction, weak performances from the leads, and King's frequently campy interludes pretty much sink this one. Full Review
Film Frenzy
Mar 29, 2019
Pet Sematary kicked off something new: the modest, micro, highly enjoyable King adaptation. Full Review
The Ringer
Oct 1, 2018
As a metaphor for the terrible decisions people make and never learn, Pet Sematary maintains a building sense of dread. Full Review
We Live Entertainment
Sep 10, 2017
Rating: 2.5/5 -- One of the stodgier King adaptations of its period, Pet Sematary 1989 squanders much of its promise with cardboard performances, flat direction and a dire lack of both emotional heft and chilly mood. Full Review
Flickering Myth
Apr 7, 2019
...Peter Stein's cinematography is superbly varied, from the bright hues of a glossy magazine to the dark shadows of a charnel house....PET SEMATARY is a handsomely produced film...
Los Angeles Times
Apr 24, 1989
Rating: 2/4 -- Reduced to its plot outlines, King`s work no longer functions; its meaning lies in the obscure tensions and anxieties that shape the fantasy, not in what happens, but why. Full Review
Chicago Tribune
Oct 4, 2019
Rating: 7/10 -- Some genuinely great scares... Fred Gwynne completely and utterly steals the show. Full Review
Starburst
Mar 26, 2019

Product Description:

Director Mary Lambert's (THE IN CROWD) second film is a very underrated rendering of a Stephen King bestseller. In it a young family, the Creeds have recently moved to a new neighborhood where they very quickly lose their cat, which is run over by a speeding truck. The Creed's neighbor, Jud (Fred Gwynne), feeling bad for the family, tells Mr. Creed (Dale Midkiff) about the secret Indian burial ground in the neighborhood, which has mysterious rejuvenating powers. However, when the Creed's infant son meets a fate similar to the family pet, Mr. Creed can't resist temptation and he brings an unspeakable evil back from the grave.

Plot Synopsis:

Dr. Louis Creed, having just moved to Maine with his wife and two children, is heartbroken when he finds that his daughter's beloved cat has been hit by a truck and killed. Thankfully, a strange, elderly neighbor called Jud knows a secret that may spare the young girl's tears. He takes the dead cat to an ancient Indian burial ground that lies hidden in the surrounding hilltops; and when he buries the feline there, it comes back to life a few days later.
But Louis can't be trusted with the secret, and, despite strong warnings that something horrible will happen, he uses the power of the burial ground to bring his son back from the dead -- after the child is killed the same way the family cat was.

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  • Marks the first time that author Stephen King wrote the screenplay for a filmed version of one of his novels.

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  • UPC: 032429281265
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