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The Punisher /

by Arad, Avi; Hurd, Gale Anne; Hensleigh, Jonathan; France, Michael; Jane, Thomas; Travolta, John; Patton, Will; Scheider, Roy; Harring, Laura; Foster, Ben; Mathis, Samantha; Romijn, Rebecca; Hall, Conrad W; Kemper, Steven; Gullo, Jeff; Siliotto, Carlo; Tomczeszyn, Lisa; Hanan, Michael; Lions Gate Entertainment (Firm); Marvel Enterprises; Valhalla Motion Pictures; VIP2 (Firm); VIP3 (Firm); Artisan Entertainment (Firm); Lions Gate Home Entertainment.
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Lions Gate Home Entertainment, ©2004Description: 1 videodisc (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 9786308638527; 6308638528.Language note: Closed-captioned.Subject(s): Criminal investigation -- Drama | Revenge -- Drama | Punishment -- Drama | Criminal investigation. -- Drama | Criminal investigation | Punishment | Revenge | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Fiction films | Action and adventure films | Drama | Feature films | Superhero films | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Feature films | Superhero films | Adventure films | Feature films | Superhero films | Action and adventure films | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Fiction films | DVD-Video discsOnline resources: null Awards: Taurus Award (World Stunt Awards), 2005: Best Fire Stunt.Cast: Thomas Jane, John Travolta, Will Patton, Roy Scheider, Laura Harring, Ben Foster, Samatha Mathis, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos.Summary: The Punisher walks through the same world we all know, a world darkened by war, by crime, by cruelty, and by injustice. He has no superpowers to battle the evil he sees all around him. He only has his fierce intelligence, his years of combat experience and, above all, his ironclad determination to avenge those wronged by society's villains, including those who killed his family.
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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

Based on the Marvel Comic Book character.

Special features: Keepin' it Real: an in-depth look at death-defying stunts; Army of One: The Punisher Origins--Background on the evolution of The Punisher comic book, featuring an exclusive interview with the comic book writer Garth Ennis; War journal: On the set of The Punisher--A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film; Music video--"Step Up" performed by Drowning Pool; Sneak peek trailer of The Punisher video game; Drawing Blood: Bradstreet style--an interview with the cover artist of The Punisher; Audio commentary with director Jonathan Hensleigh; Deleted scenes.

Director of photography, Conrad W. Hall ; editors, Steven Kemper, Jeff Gullo ; music, Carlo Siliotto ; costume designer, Lisa Tomczeszyn ; production designer, Michael Z. Hanan.

Thomas Jane, John Travolta, Will Patton, Roy Scheider, Laura Harring, Ben Foster, Samatha Mathis, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos.

The Punisher walks through the same world we all know, a world darkened by war, by crime, by cruelty, and by injustice. He has no superpowers to battle the evil he sees all around him. He only has his fierce intelligence, his years of combat experience and, above all, his ironclad determination to avenge those wronged by society's villains, including those who killed his family.

MPAA rating: R; for pervasive brutal violence, language and brief nudity.

DVD, Region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS.

Closed-captioned.

Taurus Award (World Stunt Awards), 2005: Best Fire Stunt.

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