Movie Picture Finally coming to DVD on September 7th, the action packed comic book adaptation of The Punisher comes home.
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This September, the wrongs will be put right with the latest action suspense movie from Lions Gate Home Entertainment, a division of Lions Gate Entertainment – The Punisher. Based on one of Marvel’s most popular and best-selling characters and co-produced by Marvel Studios, The Punisher stars Tom Jane (Dreamcatcher, 61*), Academy Award® nominee John Travolta (Pulp Fiction, Face Off), Will Patton (Armageddon, Remember the Titans), Roy Schneider (Jaws), Laura Harring (Willard, Mulholland Drive), Ben Foster (“Six Feet Under”) and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos (Godsend, X2). The film tells the story of one scorned man’s iron determination to avenge the murder of his family along with those wronged by society’s villains and while doing so, “laudably exposes the dark core of the human heart.” (Rolling Stone)
The Punisher DVD is presented in widescreen format and features an arsenal of bonus materials including “War Journal”— on the set of The Punisher featurette and the making of the film; “Army of One” featurette outlining the character’s place within the Marvel Universe with an interview with Garth Ennis; “Drawing Blood” – an interview with artist Tim Bradstreet that includes a showcase of his art for the Punisher; “Keeping It Real” – an in-depth look at the film’s stunt work and a sneak peek trailer of the Punisher video game. This action-packed film will be available September 7 on DVD for the suggested retail price of $27.98 and for rental on VHS.
Additionally, for a limited time only The Punisher DVD will include an exclusive, 28-page, full-color mini-comic written by Garth Ennis and with cover illustration by Tim Bradstreet. The unique comic provides a background to the movie, adds depth and back-story to the Punisher character, leading readers into the first scene of the film.
“The Punisher is one of Marvel’s most beloved and popular comic book characters, but this film will generate wide appeal well beyond the stereotypical fan,” said Steve Beeks, President, Lions Gate Entertainment, Inc. “It is a perfect example of the type of movie that has defined this category and is of interest to the masses – a talented cast, explosive special effects and an interesting storyline that stays true to the character.”
Avi Arad, CEO of Marvel Studios, added, “We always felt that The Punisher represents one of the most complex and intriguing heroes in the Marvel Universe and in bringing him to life in this blockbuster film it was essential that the depth of the character was as strong as the action. This incredible DVD Lions Gate has created truly takes the character and the action to a whole new level. Fans of the movie and the comic book series, as well as those who will get their first introduction to The Punisher through this DVD, are in for a truly mesmerizing experience.”
The Punisher DVD will also be highlighted on Lions Gate’s NHRA funny car during an upcoming race around street date and through stunning POP displays.
DVD EXTRA FEATURES
The digitally mastered DVD for The Punisher is available with 5.1 Dolby Digitial Surround EX and 2.35:1 Widescreen Format and contains an abundance of extra features including:
- “War Journal” – a featurette on the making of The Punisher
- “Army of One” – a featurette outlining the character’s place within the Marvel Comic Universe with an interview with Garth Ennis
- “Drawing Blood” – an interview with artist Tim Bradstreet that includes a showcase of his art for the Punisher
- “Keeping It Real” – an in-depth look at the film’s stunt work
- A sneak peek trailer of the Punisher video game
- Deleted scenes
- Audio commentary with Director Jonathan Hensleigh
- Music Video- Step Up” performed by Drowning Pool
- 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround EX
- 2.35:1 Widescreen Format
- English and Spanish subtitles
The Punisher walks through the world we all know, a world darkened by war, crime, cruelty and injustice. He has no superpowers to battle the evil he sees only his fierce intelligence, his years of combat experience and, above all, his iron determination to avenge those wronged by society’s villains.