RUMOR: 1989 Mary Lambert film “Pet Sematary” on 4K UHD Blu-ray in March

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The original 1989 film adaptation of Stephen King‘s “Pet Sematary” it appears will be getting a “30th Anniversary Edition” 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc re-release on March 26th via Paramount, according to retail sources. The film’s director Mary Lambert has even confirmed this to me on Twitter, as you can see here. She has also even posted a look at what the HDR (high dynamic range) pass on the encode looks like in a photo from one of the monitors that you can see below.

The film featured a cast of Dale MidkiffDenise CrosbyFred Gwynne, Brad Greenquist, Miko Hughes, Blaze Berdahl, and Susan Blommaert. Neither the 4K or Blu-ray re-release have not yet officially been announced by the studio (Paramount), and I’ve yet to get them to confirm it. So, that’s why I’m wording this as “rumor” at this point, despite the director telling me it is indeed coming soon and likely on the date I’ve mentioned. That said, there is no info yet regarding the exact tech specs for the 4K release aside from that it will come with HDR (High Dynamic Range) although we don’t know which format(s) it will be in, nor the sound format. There’s also no info regarding the bonus materials that will be included on the 4K and on the Blu-ray re-release, but stay tuned for once the studio finally announces this title. In the meantime, you can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for pre-order at retailers Amazon and Best Buy. The Blu-ray re-release is also available for pre-order over at Amazon and Best Buy.

UPDATE: There’s now an exclusive Steelbook for the 4K release coming from retailer Best Buy, which carries the same release date (3/26). It can be pre-ordered now at this page. The art can be seen below.

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“Castle Rock: The Complete First Season” on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray January

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The Stephen King produced and inspired TV series “Castle Rock: The Complete First Season” (as seen on Hulu) is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on January 8th, 2019 via Warner. Tech specs for the 4K release include HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range, with both it and the Blu-ray release getting DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. This show, created by Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason, is executive produced by J.J. Abrams, the cast for the first season features André HollandMelanie LynskeyBill SkarsgårdJane LevySissy SpacekCaleel Harris, Scott GlennAdam Rothenberg, and Terry O’Quinn. The 4K release will include the Blu-ray Discs of the first season as well, likely where the bonus materials are housed. Both releases will include a Digital Copy of the complete first season.

UPDATE: This is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc.

The bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Blood on the Page (New Featurette)
  • A Clockwork of Horror: Merging the styles of Stephen King & J.J. Abrams (New Featurette)
  • Inside the Episode: Severance
  • Inside the Episode: Habeas Corpus
  • Inside the Episode Local Color
  • Inside the Episode: The Box
  • Inside the Episode: Harvest
  • Inside the Episode: Filter
  • Inside the Episode: The Queen
  • Inside the Episode: Past Perfect
  • Inside the Episode: Henry Dever
  • Inside the Episode: Romans

It’s worth noting that this show has been picked up for a second season which is set to air sometime next year on Hulu. Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement regarding the home video releases of this show in its first season.

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