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The Punisher [DVD] [2004]

  • SKU: 6769954
  • Release Date: 09/07/2004
  • Rating: R
One man bent on seeing justice done takes his obsession to the streets in this big-screen adaptation of the popular comic book, which comes to DVD in an enriched edition from Lions Gate. The Punisher has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 2.35:1, which is also enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The audio has been mastered in two formats, Dolby Digital 5.1 EX and Dolby Digital Stereo; the dialogue is in English with optional subtitles in English and Spanish. Bonus materials include an alternate commentary track featuring director Jonathan Hensleigh, two deleted scenes, four short documentaries on various aspects of the production of the film, a music video from the band Drowning Pool, and a preview of a video game tied into the film.
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (116 out of 119)

    Special Features


    • "Keepin' It Real: The Punisher Stunts"
    • "Army of One": The Punisher Origins
    • War Journal: On the set of The Punisher
    • Music video "Step Up" by Drowning Pool
    • Sneak peek trailer
    • Drawing Blood: Bradstreet Style
    • Audio commentary with director Jonathan Hensleigh
    • Deleted scenes
    • 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround EX
    • 2.35:1 widescreen format
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    The Punisher
    An ordinary lawman goes outside the law to carry out his own brand of justice in this dark-themed thriller. Frank Castle (Thomas Jane) is an FBI agent who deeply loves his wife and son, but is also strongly devoted to his work. Castle's investigation of a powerful crime cartel leads to a gunfight which claims the life of a young boy, whose father is underworld kingpin Howard Saint (John Travolta). Furious and eager for revenge, Saint arranges for Castle and his family to be murdered in retaliation. However, while Castle's wife and son are killed, he somehow survives, even though he's believed to have perished. Bent on stopping Saint once and for all, Castle remakes himself as The Punisher, a ruthless and heavily armed killing machine who will not rest until Saint and his crew have been wiped clean from the Earth. Based on a Marvel Comics character first introduced in 1974, The Punisher also stars Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Laura Elena Harring, Roy Scheider, and Kevin "Big Sexy" Nash. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Thomas Jane
      Thomas Jane - Frank Castle/The Punisher
    • John Travolta
      John Travolta - Howard Saint
    • Will Patton
      Will Patton - Leonard Glass
    • Roy Scheider
      Roy Scheider - Mr. Castle
    • Laura Elena Harring
      Laura Elena Harring - Livia Saint



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 119 reviews

    97%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Rrated Gold Same Level BestOfComicNActionFilms

      Posted
      snakesoup
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      The budget production seem above fair. Of course judging a movie like this is different cus I give it 5 stars cus they did an excellent job for the character Punisher not cus I want this to win a oscar. The Punisher going through all the hit men villians is what drives this action story and succeeds. "punch line alert" The ending is a blast "punch line" So if you need to have a punisher movie skip war zone and get this one. btw Ghost Rider is a dark story too and those movies sucked So Im doing my best to be honest not bias.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      The Punisher makes it to blu-ray

      Posted
      Leftoverchinese

      This is another Blu-ray to come out without much to offer besides the movie. If you were a fan of the movie and can't wait for there to be a re-release than this is the one for you. This movie adaptation is much better than the Dolph Lundgren version in the 80's. It is based off the 'welcome back frank' series of comics and tries hard to be nitty and gritty like the comic. The hero is seen sulking and drinking thoughout the movie and appears to have little self-respect or ambition for anything other than vengeance.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Classic At A Good Price

      Posted
      M3Boost
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      I've always wanted to see and own this movie. Have heard it was a good action flick. The guy who plays the 'Punisher' downplays the character just right, not over the top. Based on a comic book (I think) character, it's not so over acted like other Marvel characters. Worth the money to own, will watch it again for sure.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Another must have!

      Posted
      TheTruthMan

      Unlike other Marvel movies like Fantastic 4, Spider-man, ect, The Punisher is a real-life movie. The Plot of this movie is such a good plot, it is impossible not to like! The actor makes the movie a believable movie, and is a great actor! It is a movie however for ages 13+, so I would not let young kids watch it. The Punisher does not only have a good plot and actor, but is also action paked! This is a movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat. You will like this movie! T.T.M.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Action Adventure Drama Film!

      Posted
      Alone
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      A great action adventure drama film! Frank Castle is a man who has seen too much death in his life, first as a Delta Force Op and later as an FBI special agent. He has managed to beat considerable odds, and is finally moving out of the field and into a normal life with him wife, Maria, and young son, Will. However, on his final assignment, the operation spins out of control and a young man, Bobby Saint, is inadvertently killed.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good movie

      Posted
      Mumu30

      While I think that this movie was excellent, I do not feel that it captured the essence of the Punisher's inner turmoil as well as Dolph Lundgren's 1989 version of the film. That film will never be taking seriously since it starred Dolph Lundgren. However, the Punisher was lonelier, more depressing, and the film dove deeper into his psyche in that film which fits my vision of the Punisher.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie to view the Punisher in action

      Posted
      whassupman03
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      When I first saw this movie, I was an instant fan, and viewing an extended cut like this one allowed me to relive that moment. It filled a lot of gaps that were otherwise left open, and Punisher fans are strongly urged to see this movie for what it is: A special edition cut of The Punisher that closes the circle and includes a lot of neat stuff.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Tough Marvel Movie

      Posted
      Wedo13
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      Once again, another cool Marvel character brought to life for our viewing pleasure; only The Punisher kicks butt without super powers or power suits. That's right folks, the old fashion way, with fists and guns. Watched it with my kids and my 11 year old son loved seeing a gritty hero seek justice the old fashion way.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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