Pet Sematary Two (1992) (Collector’s Edition) (Blu-ray Review)

Pet Sematary Two (1992) (Collector’s Edition) (Blu-ray Review)

Pet Sematary Two (1992) (Collector’s Edition) (Blu-ray Review)

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Pet Sematary Two (1992) (Collector’s Edition) (Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: Mary Lambert
Starring: Edward Furlong, Anthony Edwards, Clancy Brown
Rated: R/Region A/1:85/1080p/Number of Discs 1
Available from Scream Factory

After the death of his wife, veterinarian Chase Matthews (Anthony Edwards, Zodiac) and his 13-year-old son, Jeff (Edward Furlong, Terminator: Dark Fate), move to Ludlow to rebuild their lives. Antagonized by the neighborhood kids, Jeff befriends another outsider, Drew Gilbert, who lives in fear of his cruel stepfather, Gus (Clancy Brown, John Dies At The End). After Gus cold-bloodedly shoots Drew’s beloved dog, the boys bury the body in the local Indian burial grounds – a place rumored to have the powers of resurrection. But when evil is awakened, the boys realize that sometimes you should just let dead dogs lie.

The original Pete Sematary is a fighting film. It’s at times legit scary. The sequel, Pet Sematary Too…not so much. Now I’m not saying it’s a bad movie but I will say that some of the stuff that goes down in the movie is a bit questionable but still solid enough. Hot off the success of Terminator 2, we have a young Edward Furlong who is sort of doing his thing that he did during that time which can seem as if he’s sleep walking through the movie. In the movie, his mother is an actor who is accidentally killed and as a result he and his father (who was separated from the mother) move back to the town we all know with a pet sematary and after he buddies up with a local and they bury that kid’s dead dog the fun starts. The characters never seem to act with common sense or do even the right thing but the moody nature of it all oddly seems to fit the ’90s’ in general. The effects here and there never hurt it either.

I don’t think I was ever legit scared or even a little concerned by what I saw in this sequel, not even as a kid. But I was and still am very amused by a lot of it. It’s a bit funny in spots. And the gore effects as mentioned above are pretty solid, especially when dealing with his woman’s kid and he meets a bad fate along the way. He’s supposed to be a jerk, but even at times you sort of feel he has a point in not getting along with the kid in question. That might be some sloppy writing but it causes for a conflict in the plot at times. At the end of the day, this movie isn’t anywhere near as good as the original but it’s solid. And while the transfer isn’t by any means eye-popping good either, it’s another solid effort from Scream Factory as well.

Extras

  • NEW 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative Approved By Director Mary Lambert
  • NEW Audio Commentary With Director Mary Lambert
  • NEW Young And Brooding – An Interview With Actor Edward Furlong
  • NEW Playing Over The Top – An Interview With Actor Clancy Brown
  • NEW My First Film – An Interview With Actor Jason McGuire
  • NEW A Thousand Dollar Bet – An Interview With Special Makeup Effects Creator Steve Johnson
  • NEW Orchestrated Grunge – An Interview With Composer Mark Governor
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

Quality of Transfer: 86%

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