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Pet Sematary Two starring Edward Furlong and Anthony Edwards marks its Blu-ray debut, released on February 25th, from Shout Factory’s Collector’s Edition and includes some new bonus material and a new transfer.



Pet Sematary Two
— Collector’s Edition —

Genre(s): Horror, Fantasy
Shout Factory | R – 100 min. – $29.99 | February 25, 2020

Date Published: 04/02/2020 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: Mary Lambert
Writer(s): Richard Outten (written by)
Cast: Edward Furlong, Anthony Edwards, Clancy Brown, Jared Rushton

Features: Commentary, Interviews, Theatrical Trailer
Slip Cover: Yes
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1), English (DTS-HD MA 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.85
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 48.15 GB
Total Bitrate: 44.26 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

Shout Factory provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.


After the death of his wife, veterinarian Chase Matthews (ANTHONY EDWARDS) and his 13-year-old son, Jeff (EDWARD FURLONG), move to Lutlow to rebuild their lives. Antagonized by the neighborhood kids, Jeff befriends another outsider, Drew Gilbert (JASON MCGUIRE), who lives in fear of his cruel stepfather, Gus (CLANCY BROWN). After Gus cold-bloodedly shoots Drew’s beloved dog, the boys bury the body in the local Indian burial grounds – a placed rumored to have the powers of resurrection. But when evil is awakened, the boys realize that sometimes you should just let dead dogs lie.



This release comes with a matted slip cover and the interior sleeve is reversible.

Audio Commentary — Director Mary Lambert. Moderated by Justin Beahm, Lambert sits down and offers a pretty interesting track as she recounts working on the project and with Beahm, it has a good flow and no dead spots.


  • Young and Brooding (13:32) — Actor Edward Furlong
  • Playing Over the Top (21:00) — Actor Clancy Brown
  • My First Film (24:23) — Actor Jason McGuire
  • A Thousand Dollar Bet (15:51) — Special Effects Artist Steven Johnson
  • Orchestrated Grunge (29:32) — Composer Mark Governor

A good selection of participants here, most notably Edward Furlong whom you don’t really get to hear from very much and he, as well as the others, delve into his career and how this movie propelled his career as the follow-up was Terminator 2.

Theatrical Trailer (1:33) — Red Band Trailer


VIDEO – 3.75/5

Shout Factory releases Pet Sematary 2 onto Blu-ray, shown in the original 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio and has been given a new 1080p high-definition transfer, taken from a 4K scan of the original camera negative. Although I don’t think this was a pristine looking picture, still was somewhat notable, detail was okay and outside of some minor specs, is fairly clean and colors appear to be as initially intended.

AUDIO – 4.0/5

The disc comes with a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track which did have some fine depth during the horror elements, beginning with the opening death scene, and dialogue makes its way through the center channel providing for fine clarity. Nothing outstanding, yet still for a movie of this ilk, still found it to be an okay lossless track.


OVERALL – 3.5/5

Overall, Pet Sematary Two is a fun enough horror-fantasy that certainly has its charms and features a recently post-Terminator 2 Edward Furlong in his first, I believe, starring role alongside a pre-ER Anthony Edwards as his father. As for this “Collector’s Edition” Blu-ray release from Shout Factory offers up decent video/audio transfers and an okay selection of bonus features.

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