The Punisher R

If society won't punish the guilty, he will.
The Punisher
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 32 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: April 20, 1999
  • Originally Released: 1989
  • Label: Live / Artisan
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Scene Access
  • Dolby Digital Surround Sound
  • Additional Release Material:
  • Interactive Menus
  • Trailer
    • Theatrical
  • Production Notes
  • Audio Commentary
    • Mark Goldblatt - Director
  • Cast And Crew Information

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 18


User Ratings: 51,729
Rating: 1/5 -- A terrible one-man-army action flick. The 2004 version is far more effective.
Fantastica Daily
Sep 29, 2005
Rating: 47/100 -- The real problem is that it just isn't very exciting.
Apollo Guide
Dec 7, 2002
With origins in a Marvel Comics character, The Punisher is, as might be expected, two-dimensional. Full Review
Mar 26, 2009
Rating: 1/5 -- The only positive spin I can put on this movie is that if bad comic adaptations like it hadn't been done in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Marvel never would have needed to have its current, high-quality big-screen resurgence.
Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Apr 28, 2003
Rating: 1/5 -- É difícil escolher o que é pior: os diálogos risíveis, a direção amadora, as lutas nada convincentes, a péssima atuação (oh!) de Lundgren ou sua "maquiagem de deprimido".
Cinema em Cena
May 1, 2004
Rating: 4/5 -- Often underrated comic-book adaptation that lacks the trademark skull logo but delivers the superhero presence that the Thomas Jane remake sadly lacks.
Jun 24, 2004
Much better than the 2004 version. A surprisingly potent blast of '80s action moviemaking.
Montreal Film Journal
Jul 31, 2005

Product Description:

A veteran cop loses his family and almost his own life to a Mafia car bomb. Now a shadowy figure living for revenge lashes out at the crime world. Only the cop's ex-partner believes he survived the blast to become the punisher. But one thing is for certain, the guilty will be punished.

Plot Synopsis:

"The Punisher" details the exploits of the comic book antihero in his first and only screen outing.
After the mafia ices his wife and children, New York cop Frank Castle vanishes into the bowels of the city sewer system, nurturing his vengeance. He spends the next few years stepping out of and back into the urban shadows as he picks off Gotham's big-shot Italian gangsters.
Then Lady Tanaka, a smoldering Japanese crime-lord, enters this grim scene and heads begin to roll. Castle initially gets a kick out of her bloody antics and the newly cannibalistic underworld.
But when Tanaka and her cronies kidnap a rival's kids, Castle decides to intercede and show her exactly how killing is done in the Big Apple.


Production Notes:

  • "The Punisher" was the only film released by the division of New World Pictures known as the Down Under company, before the subsidiary went bankrupt.
  • Based on the Marvel Comics Character. The Punisher TM and copyright 1990 Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc.
  • 1989 Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc. Copyright 1989 New World Pictures (Australia) Ltd.
  • Color by Eastmancolor. Recorded in Dolby sound.

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  • UPC: 012236049005
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