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The Punisher [DVD] [1989]

  • SKU: 3635784
  • Release Date: 04/20/1999
  • Rating: R
Vengeance is a dish best served cold as Dolph Lundgren takes on the role of the legendary crime-fighting comic book antihero in this Live Video release. Presented in 1.85:1 widescreen and featuring a closed-captioned Dolby Digital Surround soundtrack, this release offers no additional audio options or subtitles. Extra features include a theatrical trailer, production notes, and cast and crew information.

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    84% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 6)

    Special Features

    • 16:9 widescreen
    • Dolby Digital Surround
    • Digitally mastered
    • Interactive menus
    • Scene access
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Production notes
    • Cast and crew information


    The Punisher
    This is an adaptation of a popular, violent Marvel Comics series about a character who's a frontier-style vigilante in modern-day urban America. Dolph Lundgren stars as Frank Castle, once a crusading police officer whose family was murdered by a car bomb planted by the Mob. Believed to be killed in the explosion, Castle has gone underground, building a subterranean lair in the sewer system and vengefully assassinating various criminals, wracking up an impressive body count of 125 slain in five years. Castle's former partner, Jake Berkowitz (Louis Gossett, Jr.) rightly suspects that he knows the true identity of the motorcycle-riding avenger dubbed "the Punisher." Meanwhile, Castle's bloody campaign has had the intended effect of weakening organized crime, creating an opportunity to consolidate power for the ambitious Gianni Franco (Jeroen Krabbe), the man responsible for the Castle family hit. Sensing an opportunity to muscle in on new lucrative turf, foreign competitors threaten Franco's empire. When the Japanese yakuza has the crime boss' innocent son kidnapped, Castle finds himself in the ironic position of helping a man he'd like to kill. Filmed in Australia, this low-budget action thriller did not get a theatrical release in the U.S., instead going directly to video. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Dolph Lundgren
      Dolph Lundgren - Frank Castle/The Punisher
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      Bryan Marshall - Dino Moretti
    • Kim Miyori
      Kim Miyori - Lady Tanaka
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      Nancy Everhard - Sam Leary
    • Barry Otto
      Barry Otto - Shake

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

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    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Horrible Excuse of a Superhero Movie

      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This movie is complete utter garbage. It has no respect to the comics. The character looks nothing like the Punisher. He doesn't have his trademark skull. The only things correct about the Punisher himself is that his real name is Frank Castle, he's a professional combatant and his family were killed. They destroyed what's great about this vigilante. It didn't feel like I'm watching The Punisher, it felt more like I'm watching a non comic book based movie. If don't connect this movie as being Punisher, it's a fun action packed movie. If you look at it as being Punisher, yeah it's completely godawful. If you're collecting the good superhero stuff, bypass this movie. I'm telling you as person big on comics, bypass this movie. It's a bad taste in your mouth. They did a way better job making the Punisher in 2004.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Classic

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I was supprised to find this and had to pick it up. This version with Dolph was one of my favorites growing up. I highly recommend.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The original Punisher movie

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      The original movie of the man who punished those who wronged him. A fun movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Oldie but goodie

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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I bought this to round out and fill in my marvel movie collection

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Two thumbs up!!!

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I love the original more than the 2004 remake. This is a must see.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the best Punisher movies ever made


      One of my favorite Marvel movies that I have ever seen.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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