Pet Sematary (2019) 4K Blu-ray Disc Review

Remake coverage time! 30 years later comes the reimagining of Stephen King’s Pet Semetary spelled wrong on purpose. Can John Lithgow hold a candle to Herman Munster, aka Fred Gwynn in this iconic role? Listen in to find out, then scroll down the page to find out about the 4K format positives. Movie reviews and disc quality reviews are color coded for your convenience, BillChete in orange and Lady Phantom in blue respectively.

IMDb Storyline: Louis Creed, his wife Rachel, and their two children, Gage and Ellie, move to a rural home where they are welcomed and enlightened about the eerie ‘Pet Sematary’ located nearby. After the tragedy of their cat being killed by a truck, Louis resorts to burying it in the mysterious pet cemetery, which is definitely not as it seems, as it proves to the Creeds that sometimes, dead is better.

Movie Review:
Sirens wailing!!! Our movie review and recommendation just launched on our sister podcast, Horror Movie Weekly where BillChete, Lady Phantom and Jay of the Dead, just released the AUDIO summary and rating today. Hit that Audio Link to listen to the analyzation.

4K Disc Quality:
Shot on all digital cameras this disc shines with clarity and zero grain. This is another title where most of the film is shot in a murky tone, so while it is a great 4K transfer it doesn’t rise to the level of demo-worthy because of it. Still though, it is a glorious release as you get several scenes with specular highlights and deep contrast levels. Facial tones, animal tones and textures are acutely seen. The audio is nothing to rave about. It sounds good, don’t get me wrong, but the ambience and jump scene effects could have been produced better. Dialog is mastered perfectly though, so you got that going for it. On closing, if you’re a horror fan this 4K Blu-ray is definitely worthy, but is the movie?? Only you can decide that!

This is a good, solid presentation. The video is crisp and grain free. There are quite a few scenes in daylight, and they look beautiful and rich. The darks are also deep, and nothing gets lost. There are also a few fire related specular highlights that look very good. The clarity makes the makeup look and the skin tones very detailed.  However, there’s not much that pops out, and that’s unfortunate. As for the sound, the Dolby Atmos is there, but it’s not particularly immersive. The disc also has a decent amount of special features. All in all, I think if this is a movie you’d like to own, it’s worthy of the upgrade.

Breakdown of “Pet Sematary (2019)

Movie Rating  
BillChete:  6 (Rental) Lady Phantom:  6 (Rental)

4K Blu-ray Disc Grade  
BillChete:  B- (Worthy) Lady Phantom:  B- (Worthy)

Average 4K Disc Grade