Written for the screen by internationally renowned author Stephen King and based on his iconic bestseller, director Mary Lambert’s thrilling PET SEMATARY electrified audiences upon its release in 1989, earning more than $57 million to become the highest grossing horror film of the time. 30 years later, the terrifying depiction of unspeakable evil returns in a newly restored anniversary edition on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray March 26, 2019 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.
PET SEMATARY follows the tragic story of the Creed family. After their cat is accidentally killed, a friendly neighbor advises its burial in a mysterious nearby cemetery. When the cat comes back, it’s only the beginning of an unthinkable evil leading to hell and back. Sometimes, so it seems, dead is better.
Newly remastered in 4K under the supervision of Mary Lambert, the PET SEMATARY 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray releases also boast brand new bonus content, including the cast and crew of Paramount’s upcoming new Pet Sematary adaptation discussing the original film’s impact and the lasting legacy of its story; a new interview with Lambert about her memories making the film, the restoration, and Stephen King’s enduring influence; plus, new photo galleries with behind-the-scenes images, original storyboards and vintage ads. Both discs feature access to a Digital copy of the film and previously released bonus material, including commentary by Lambert, a guided tour of the locations led by author Stephen King along with an exploration of the origins of the novel, an introduction to the cast and characters, and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film.
The 4K Ultra HD disc also features Dolby Vision™*, which brings entertainment to life through ultra-vivid picture quality with spectacular colors, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker. For the 4K restoration, Lambert and Paramount went back to the original film negative to rescan it in order to recapture the original detail. According to Lambert, “The shadows are much softer and the colors are richer…and it looks amazing.”
BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD COMBO & BLU-RAY
- Pet Sematary: Fear and Remembrance – NEW!
- Pet Sematary: Revisitation – NEW!
- Galleries – NEW!:
- Storyboards Introduction by Mary Lambert
- Behind the Scenes
- Stephen King Territory
- The Characters
- Filming the Horror
- Commentary by director Mary Lambert