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Top Customer Reviews
I have been a Punisher fan since 1986 (thanks to my best friend Morris Koplow. Morris, if you read this, Thank you. I can never repay you for the enjoyment this Comic has brought me.).
After lagging book sales in Marvel's Punisher, Punisher: War Journal and Punisher: War Zone, executives at the comic powerhouse decide to follow a sad trend at the time and "redefine" the Punisher Character. Simply put, Marvel wrote Frank Castle into a depression and left him with no alternative but to end his own life, something DC did with it's own vigilante, creatively titled "Vigilante". The results was a rippling sense of betrayal for the fans, who felt that Castle was never written to be so weak as to suicide.
A few years later, Marvel breathed life into the Punisher through one of the classicly odd returns. Castle was resurrected by angels. This, too, did not fly (imagine a tank with little butterfly wings). Then Garth Ennis took over.
Ennis's work with the Punisher has brought back the grit and out and out nastiness that Frank Castle has always had. It was this work that the movie has been based on.
Yes, there has been "creative liberties" taken with "The Punisher", but they have been, for the most part, all for the better.
In the Comic, Castle loses his wife and two children to a mafia hit crew.Read more ›
"The Punisher" is filmed in a dark, gritty style that seems to have been inspired by the work of cover artist Tim Bradstreet and the cinéma verité of the 1970s. The lead-in that describes how Frank Castle becomes The Punisher is lengthy, but that's to be expected in the first film of a potential franchise. The violence is pretty graphic in places and probably not for the weak of stomach. For an "action film", "The Punisher" isn't especially active. The action is intermittent, builds as the film progresses, and tends to avoid grand gestures. Perhaps that's appropriate, as the violence is of a personal nature. The cast is consistently interesting. Thomas Jane does a solid job as The Punisher, a shattered man who never claims any moral high ground.Read more ›
The film, based on a Marvel comic book of the same name, tells the story of FBI agent Frank Castle (Jane), an FBI agent, who, during a sting operation that results in the death of a suspect, finds himself at odds with a powerful crime family, lead by Howard Saint (Travolta), as, it turns out, the dead suspect was his son. In retaliation for his son's death, Saint orders a hit on Castle and his entire family, but Castle manages to survive, and, seeing that nothing has been done to apprehend those responsible for the deaths of his family, he decides to take the law into his own hands (something Doug Llewelyn from The People's Court always advised against) and bring his own form of justice to those who sought revenge against him. Do two wrongs make a right? No, but they sure make for a fun movie...
This actually wasn't the first screen adaptation of this comic character.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this movie. Yes it has it's corny action movie moments, but overall, I think it did a great job representing what The Punisher is. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Z
The movie is not good, especially compared to what we have recently with Marvel films.
As for the product, I watched the blu-ray once (bought in 2008). Read more
The product arrived very quickly, boxed and packaged very well. The order was processed in less than 24 hours, which was very nice! Read morePublished 27 days ago by Dustin Guidry
The best Punisher out of all of them. Warzone, and the Dolph Lundgren one (89) did were good. John Travolta did a good job playing Howard Saint.Published 1 month ago by David Faustino
This movie is remake from the Dolph Lundgren production. But it is much more entertaining with its modern technology and cast.Published 1 month ago by Steve Horvath
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|The Punisher on Blu-ray||
Well, its not like they can fit both versions on a single blu-ray...
Sarcasm, of course. I agree with you 100%. You'd think with all that "magic of blu-ray" tripe they feed us they'd be able to give us more than just the movie and a trailer. At least most HD-DVDs were stuffed with...
Feb 2, 2009 by DielInfinite | See all 4 posts
|who will play the punisher now???????||
Ray Stevenson ... he played Titus on HBO's Rome. Jigsaw is going to be the villain, although we haven't cast the part yet. 'Punisher: War Zone' is the working title so far.
Sep 16, 2007 by Ron Burgandy | See all 2 posts
they added a Screen script (black and white sketches) of a scene that was supposed to be filmed at the begining of the movie and it was too expensive to shoot. They also add about 2-3 minutes of new scenes that shows a stronger friendship between Frank CAstle and the police chief.
It's a great... Read More
May 1, 2007 by BRASH <Zealot> | See all 2 posts