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Pet Sematary II
Genre: Horror

Reviewed In Issue 55 (Dec 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Edward Furlong, Anthony Edwards, Clancy Brown, Jared Rushton, Darlanne Fluegel & Jason McGuire

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes a trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 32747
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Strong horror violence, sexuality and language
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 100
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1992
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/25/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Mary Lambert
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
In Pet Sematary 2, Jeff Matthews (Furlong) is a young boy who is traumatized after witnessing the death of his mother. His father Chase (Edwards) decides to relocate to the small town of Ludow, Maine to lay his mother to rest and make a fresh start. When Jeff discovers that the local pet cemetery contains soil with mysterious powers that can raise the dead. Jeff hastily decides to tempt fate and bury his mother in the cemetery, ultimately learning that sometimes, dead is better.

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits a generally pleasing picture, with images that are sharp, with good detail and definition. Colors appear to be well balanced, with accurate fleshtones, rich hues and deep blacks. Contrast and shadow delineation are nicely rendered, with good visual information available in the darkest scenes. Source element artifacts and occasional film grain are revealed. Pixelization and edge enhancement can be distracting, and at times the picture appears slightly unstable and jumpy. (Suzanne Hodges)

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