Pet Sematary (2019) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: Kevin Kolsch, Dennis Widmyer
Starring: Jason Clarke, John Lithgow, Amy Seimetz
Rated: R/Region A/2:39/4K (2160p)/Number of Discs 2
Available from Paramount Home Media
After the Creed family relocates from Boston to rural Maine, they soon discover an ancient burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home. When tragedy strikes, the grief-stricken father is driven by the cemetery’s sinister power, setting off a perilous chain of events that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences. Some secrets are best left buried in this twisted thriller.
Remakes are a slippery slope at times but we had reason to believe that the remake of Pet Semetary was going to be something else! Now I will say right here and now that I did not hate this movie, but I do believe there were some things they could have done a little different and better. If you loved the original movie then you might have more than a few bones to pick with this one. We have characters that aren’t done as well this time around and we have some twists and turns that might have been used for a major shocker had the trailer not given the plot change away. What we have is a version of Pet Semetary that at times feels like it is just trying to be different for the sake of being different and it doesn’t always work. If we didn’t already have the classic version some of what we see might be hard to swallow but this movie is a movie that is probably going to work best for people who have never seen the original before. If you have, you just can’t stop comparing it.
That being said there is a slight unpredictability to this one. A feeling of you never being too sure as to what they are going to do next is probably what keeps you watching. It might not deliver to the fullest and live up to a hype that was set for it before the release but as a once overwatch I didn’t hate it by any means and I think some of the cast was solid even if some of the plot was not. I can’t bring myself to hate it but I can’t find much besides the plot twists that different from the original to be anything that really sticks out about it. I hear we might be getting a sequel and I am interested in seeing how that turns out. As is, this one is harmless for a once over. Anything else might get some static.
– Alternate Ending
– Deleted and Extended Scenes
– Night Terrors – Family Haunting Visions
– The Tale of Timmy Baterman
– Beyond the Deadfall (Four Part)
QUALITY OF TRANSFER: 97%