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Pet Sematary [Blu-ray] (1989)

Dale Midikiff , Fred Gwynne , Mary Lambert  |  R |  Blu-ray
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (283 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Dale Midikiff, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby, Brad Greenquist, Michael Lombard
  • Directors: Mary Lambert
  • Format: AC-3, Blu-ray, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: October 2, 2012
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (283 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008KEQM82
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #159,260 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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After moving to an idyllic home in the countryside, life seems perfect for the Creed family...but not for long. Louis and Rachel Creed and their two young children settle in to a house that sits next door to a pet cemetery - built on an ancient Indian burial ground. Their mysterious new neighbor, Jud Crandall (Fred Gwynne), hides the cemetery's darkest secret...until a family tragedy brings the secret to life. Now, an unthinkable evil is about to be resurrected. From STEPHEN KING, the Master of the Macabre, comes a journey that leads to hell and back. Though not everyone survives the trip. For the Creeds, home is where the horror is.

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107 of 117 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Scariest movie I have ever seen August 7, 2004
Format:DVD
First off, this is the scariest movie I have ever seen. It may not be so for everyone (and I know comments like that often get you a "0 out 0f 30 people found this helpful" but so be it) but if you like King's visceral, deep-seated horror, I recommend it.

The town, the graveyard, the music, the mist everywhere, the monstrous undead animals and the people all make this a frightening ensemble for me. I have to concur with many of the reviewers about the Zelda character (who was incidentally played by a man named Andrew Hubatsek). There's something so phenomenally horrifying about that character to me that I can actually say I have trouble watching the movie, and certainly never again alone. I find those sequences truly terrifying. The flashbacks of Timmy Baderman (sp?) are also scary.

Furthermore, I agree with many of you that this is a different experience from the book, which I also recommend for added terror. I read the book in broad daylight in a friend's house in Hollywood and I still felt like I was alone in the woods at night.

Highly recommend the film to fans of horror, though it might not be your thing if you just dig slashers. DVD completely lacks features, so for the format itself I'd give 2 stars.
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42 of 47 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "I Don't Wanna Be Buried in a Pet Cemetery...." January 22, 2004
Format:DVD
It has been the candid observation of numerous film critics that the works of literary horror maven Stephen King don't often translate well to the screen. But when they DO work, man do they WORK! PET SEMATARY is a prime example. Though some of the details of the King masterwork had to be pared down--as is often the case when well-written literature is made to fit into a two-hour visual narrative--this film captures perfectly the spine-tingling essence and atmosphere of the original novel. As with many King cinematic adaptations, it HELPS if you've already read the book. But with a really good one like PET SEMATARY, familiarity with the book is absolutely NOT a prerequisite.
PET SEMATARY tells the story of the Creeds, a young nuclear family who has moved from the Midwest to a small college town in Maine. They take up residence in a old country house a few miles outside the town, and it isn't long before they become friendly with their new neighbor, a bucolic but agreeable old coot named Jud who lives across the street. Jud quickly alerts them to the fact that the road between their two houses is a busy rural highway, and he therefore warns them to be always mindful of their young children and the family cat. Many a pet has ended up in the nearby pet "sematary," Jud explains, due to an unscheduled meeting with a speeding truck or car on that infernal highway.
Inevitably, the Creeds' cat, Church, joins the roadkill ranks, but only the father, Louis Creed, is at home when this happens. Neighborly Jud worries about how the Creed children will take the news, so he decides to let Louis in on secret.
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Effectively Disturbing! April 25, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
After reading Stephen King's novel "Pet Sematary" and being a little disturbed by it, I figured that I would rent the movie to see what a terrible adaptation some money-hungry fellow made. After viewing the film I was quite surprised. The first half of the film starts out nice with a happy family enjoying thier new rural home. But then we see the second half of the film in which all turns to hell. After Gage is killed you can't help but feel bad, no one wants to see a boy that cute skin his knee let alone what happens to him in this film. The performances in the film were mostly well done, especially from Fred Gwynne (Jud Crandall), Denise Crosby (Rachel Creed) & Miko Hughes (Gage Creed). The Pet Sematary novel was meant to be disturbing, and this film certainly is just that. Most likely the reason people hate this film and think it's sick is because they too were disturbed by it. It's definitely not a film to give you a positive outlook on life, but I guess that's what makes it such an effective horror film.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite Creepy! May 6, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
Pet Sematary is by far the most disturbing horror film I have ever seen. From the creepy opening credits to the tragic ending you will either be creeped out or disturbed by this movie. The most unnerving part of the film is that you can't root for the killers demise because he is an innocent little boy who did nothing to deserve what happened to him, it is a complete injustice. The fact that Rachel Creed (Denise Crosby) is seen with red, swollen, tear filled eyes after her little boy is taken away from her only makes the tragedy seem real. As well, the flashbacks of the Ludlow town's hidden secrets, told by Jud Crandall (Fred Gwynne), are intriguing and make you wonder why people wouldn't move far away from that place. Having picked the cutest little boy to portray the tragic role of Gage Creed (Miko Hughes) is one thing, but him giving such an outstanding performance at the age of 29 months is incredible...incidentally it took 2 girls to play the role of Ellie Creed! All in all this film is great for people who can stand emotionally unsettling situations, it is truely a horror film.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Read the book
Haven't seen this movie in years and I just finished the book so thought I'd watch it again. I quite enjoyed it even though their is a lot left out. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Matt from Mich
4.0 out of 5 stars Great movie!
The movie was really good. The ending kind of reminded me of child's play. Really sad what happened to the family.
Published 1 month ago by jessica strati
5.0 out of 5 stars Pet Sematary
Great DVD, But don"t forget to get Pet Sematry 11, there both great to have, we enjoyed this a lot, and I watch it a few times.
Published 1 month ago by mariebailey
5.0 out of 5 stars pet sematary dvd
nobody can scare you like Stephen king he is the best of that.good scary movie..but parts of it is gross,and sad..
Published 2 months ago by bulldog
5.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD.
I have always loved this movie and had to add it to my collection. It is a special collectors edition too so added bonus.
Published 2 months ago by annie nicholas
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Stephen King
I bought this for my granddaughter because she is into old horror movies and this one she really liked! Scary but typical Stephen King story.
Published 2 months ago by Nana
4.0 out of 5 stars Still freaks me out!
Although it isn't as true to the book as I would have liked, It's still a great movie. I still cringe at this movie! Read more
Published 2 months ago by gh2user
5.0 out of 5 stars "C'mon Doc! We've got places to go."
I first saw this film when I was about 13, and I have seen it countless times since. It is easily one of the best horror films ever made. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Comic Fox
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
I had seen it before, that was why I bought it, I recommend this to anyone. You cannot go wrong with this product.
Published 3 months ago by Murph
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Stephen King
I love my scary movies and this one is at the top of my list. You can't go wrong with a Stephen King flick.
Published 3 months ago by Rhyssa Moreno
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