Prepare for terrifying suspense and bone-chilling thrills with this new 5-Movie Collection arriving on Blu-ray today, September 15, 2020. Based on the written works of Stephen King, these five films offer perfect entertainment for Halloween: Pet Sematary (1989), Pet Sematary (2019), Stephen King’s The Stand, The Dead Zone, and Stephen King’s Silver Bullet.
This is the kind of collection that any Stephen King fan would love to own during the Halloween season! It’s a perfect time to bring us all together again and again as new generations get older and more and more people get introduced to his work. (Not every adaptation is perfect.)
It would’ve be nice to see some great ‘limited edition’ packaging and a bunch of new special features — even a potential 4K UHD release, but you won’t find that here. Instead Paramount kept it simple and to the point. There is nothing wrong with the aspects they chose for this release, but it would have been amazing to see more.
Whether you are a fan of all these movies or not, it’s a safe bet while we’re all stuck inside.
Which of Stephen King’s movies do you like the most? Do you revisit any of these films (or others) when Halloween season comes around? I’m also curious how you would rate these films top to bottom. Let us know in the comments.
“A must own for any Stephen King fan.”
Pet Sematary (1989)
Written for the screen by Stephen King and based on his iconic bestseller, director Mary Lambert’s thrilling Pet Sematary electrified audiences upon its release. When tragedy strikes, a grief-stricken father sets off a perilous chain of events that unleashes unfathomable evil in this horror classic. The Pet Sematary (1989) Blu-ray includes commentary by Lambert, a guided tour of the locations led by King, an introduction to the cast and characters, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, an interview with Lambert about her memories making the film 30 years later, interviews with cast and crew of the 2019 movie discussing the original film’s impact, and photo galleries.
Pet Sematary (2019)
Called “the stuff of nightmares” (Rolling Stone) and “a creepy masterpiece” (Coming Soon), Pet Sematary (2019) delivers a bone-chilling thrill ride. The Blu-ray boasts over 90 minutes of special features, including hair-raising deleted and extended scenes, a chilling alternate ending, a look at the main characters, behind-the-scenes footage, cast interviews, and more.
Stephen King’s The Stand
Adapted by Stephen King from his acclaimed novel and directed by Mick Garris, this epic story of good vs. evil unfolds as the few remaining people on Earth fight to survive after a deadly plague kills most of the world’s population. The gripping, postapocalyptic tale stars Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan, Laura San Giacomo, and Rob Lowe. The Blu-ray includes commentary by King and members of the cast and crew, along with a making-of featurette.
The Dead Zone
Director David Cronenberg delivers a taut psychological thriller with the story of Johnny Smith, a schoolteacher who awakens from a coma to discover he has psychic abilities. Christopher Walken gives a powerful and rich performance as Smith, whose burden is both frightening and moving. The film also stars Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Herbert Lom, Anthony Zerbe, Colleen Dewhurst, Nicolas Campell, and Martin Sheen.
Stephen King’s Silver Bullet
Stephen King wrote the screenplay for this film based on his novella “Cycle of the Werewolf.” When a series of brutal killings plague a small town, a paraplegic boy becomes convinced they are the work of a werewolf. Celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, the film stars Gary Busey, Everett McGill, and Corey Haim.
As much as I would love to dive deep into these films, they have been around forever (excluding the remake) and I’m sure anyone landing on this page is just looking for an unboxing or a quick look at what’s inside. It’s a nice, quick, clean and precise release for anyone looking to grab up some films for the Halloween season — it’s as simple as that. It’s not meant to WOW!, just to serve a point.
Taking everything I’ve said into account, you can be sure that this gets my recommendation to own, especially if you don’t already own all of them. Me personally? I already owned both Pet Semetary’s, but nothing else so it’s a cool edition to add to the collection — especially time of the year. No matter what you decide to do, you can grab a copy at your local retailer on Blu-ray today.
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