PET SEMATARY 2019: A Blu-ray Review
Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. The couple soon discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his neighbor Jud Crandall, setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unspeakable evil with horrific consequences.
Directed By: Kevin Kölsch & Dennis Widmyer
Written By: Stephen King, Matt Greenberg, & Jeff Buhler
Starring: Jason Clarke (Louis), Amy Seimetz (Rachel), John Lithgow (Jud), Jeté Laurence (Ellie), Hugo Lavoie (Gage), Lucas Lavoie (Gage), Obssa Ahmed (Victor Pascow), Alyssa Brooke Levine (Zelda), Maria Herrera (Marcella), and more.
Genre: Horror, Mystery, & Thriller
Runtime: Approx. 100 Minutes
- English: Dolby Atmos
- English: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
- German: Dolby Digital 5.1
- Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
- Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
- French: Dolby Digital 5.1
- French (Canada): Dolby Digital 5.1
- Italian: Dolby Digital 5.1
- Portuguese: Dolby Digital 5.1
- Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
- Resolution: 1080p
- Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
- Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1
- Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, & Swedish
- All-New Alternate Ending
- 7 Deleted/Extended Scenes
- Night Terrors- Family Haunting Vision
- Over 90 Minutes of Bonus Content
I give the Pet Sematary Blu-ray a B.
I was a little leery about this film as a remake (well, more of a reimagining) because usually these films end up as a disaster. Especially with a film that is considered a popular horror classic. But I watched it with an open mind and enjoyed it. It wasn’t the greatest horror film I have ever seen but I did have fun. Just keep in mind, in Pet Sematary 2019 they switched things around from its 1989 Counterpart. Hence making this film more of a reimaging of the film rather than a remake.
There are a few things I really liked about this film. Anyone who knows me, knows I’m like a crazy cat lady. I absolutely love seeing the cat or cats (I believe there were four: Leo, JD, Jaeger, & Tonic) who played Church on screen. It’s amazing what animals are capable of doing. Sadly about a month ago, one the cats (Leo) passed away from a condition that is prone to the breed.
Jeté Laurence who plays Elle did a wonderful job in the film. Whenever a child actor is involved, I am always impressed with their performances. She has an amazing gift and I hope to see her in more films in the future. It had to be super fun playing a girl that comes back from the dead!
I always have fun watching horror films whether they are good or bad. Though the storyline for this film was ok. There were elements I did enjoy within this film and I had fun watching it.
Catch Pet Sematary 2019 out on 4k, Blu-ray, & Digital July 9th!