Based on the novel by Stephen King (who also wrote the screenplay), Pet Sematary stars the entertaining Fred Gwynne as Jud Crandall, the off-kilter friend to new neighbors, The Creeds. Jud tells them an unbelieveable story about the pet cemetary just behind their home. It seems it is situated on an Indian burial ground that has the mystical powers of resurrection. The Creeds try the theory out on the pet cat. It comes back, but not like the sweet kitty it once was
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits a pleasing transfer, with images that are generally sharp and detailed. Contrast and shadow delineation are well rendered. Colors are nicely balanced, with accurate fleshtones, rich colors and generally deep blacks. There are a few instances in which pixelization is evident, but other distractions are minimal. Minor artifacts are apparent. There is really nothing impressive about the picture, but overall it should surely please.
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