Based on the Marvel Comic, Dolph Lundgren is Frank Castle an ex-cop who lives in the sewers and acts as judge, jury, and executioner to the city's criminals in retaliation for the unpunished murders of his wife and kids. Frank's ex-partner Jake (Louis Gossett Jr.) finally catches up with the vigilante as he tries to stop the Japanese mob, which is trying to take over the city's mafia operation.Written by
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Originally, director Mark Goldblatt wanted to shoot the film in 2:35.1 anamorphic widescreen, however the studio balked at the idea, which he regrets. See more »
When Frank Castle escapes from the rack (stretching table), he is slowly unscrewing the wingnut on the metal clamp holding his hand in place and as he is still doing so, he calls the two men over. Just as they arrive, he unlatches the one wrist clamp but somehow, suddenly, both hands are free enabling him to shoot them down. He could not have had time to undo his other hand during that sequence. See more »
The R2 Germany (Starlight Film - Ungeschnitten) version is cut by one second. It is missing a close-up shot of the nanny's head (face) sliding down, after being shot (1 secs). It was also released in a lower rating FSK 16 version with approx 5 minutes of violence cut to the film. See more »
STAR RATING:*****Unmissable****Very Good***Okay**You Could Go Out For A Meal Instead*Avoid At All Costs
Adapted from a little known comic book of the same name,The Punisher is a ceaselessly exciting thrill-ride with action like you've never seen before.Many consider Dolph the most dramatically talented out the action hero bunch (Willis,Seagal,Van Damme,Schwarzenegger et al)and many may be put off here by what could be interpreted as a blank,stationary performance.In fact,what this is is a frank,startling portrayal of a man unable to emit mercy to his opponents simply because he is emotionally unable to.Like the best,it also has a sensible,compact running time,running in at just under an hour and a half,making it all the more irristible to the action conesseur.****
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