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Old 02-25-2013, 03:40 PM   #1
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United Kingdom The Punisher 1989 April 01 2013 Pre-order



The Punisher Blu-ray

The Punisher 1989 will be arriving on Blu-Ray from Anchor Bay.

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1

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Run Time: 89 mins

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Trailer;
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:02 PM   #2
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Dolph Lundgren's paint on stubble always makes me giggle...
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:16 PM   #3
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Have this on DVD would upgrade if reviews on PQ and audio are good. But not day one. I like the film but its not great
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:20 PM   #4
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I love how theyve photoshopped the 2004 skull design onto Lundgren's chest. fun movie. hopefully we get one Stateside as well!
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:24 PM   #5
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I love how theyve photoshopped the 2004 skull design onto Lundgren's chest. fun movie. hopefully we get one Stateside as well!
Oh yeh good spot. If I remember there is no skull or anything that is Punisher in this flick. Might stick in on one night this week to refresh. Can also see the PQ on an upscale player. The DVD is old so may need upgrading once blu is cheap
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:18 PM   #6
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I jelly. Hopefully a US release isn't too far away.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:25 PM   #7
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There is a skull in the movie, it's on all the knives the Punisher uses.
Widescreen is better.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:28 PM   #8
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There is a skull in the movie, it's on all the knives the Punisher uses.
Yeah, also I was hoping for an uncut release but this will have to do until the dutch release...
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:30 PM   #9
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Weird that AB's UK imprint seems to release more catalog than the US one.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:33 PM   #10
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Yeah, also I was hoping for an uncut release but this will have to do until the dutch release...
Do you mean Scandinavian? The Dutch release has been available since last year. I own it.
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Do you mean Scandinavian? The Dutch release has been available since late last year. I own it.
Sorry, yes the Scandinavian release
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:45 PM   #12
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I've only seen the 2004 version of the Punisher. Is this one any good?
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Sorry, yes the Scandinavian release
Is it confirmed that the Scandinavian release is uncut?
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Yeah, also I was hoping for an uncut release but this will have to do until the dutch release...
According to the BBFC, this version seems to be uncut.
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Is it confirmed that the Scandinavian release is uncut?
I am getting confused here I heard there was a version being worked on which will include the uncut scenes in SD and include new extras with the director. It is not released yet... I will try and find the thread I saw it in.

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I am getting confused here I heard there was a version being worked on which will include the uncut scenes in SD and include new extras with the director. It is not released yet... I will try and find the thread I saw it in.

EDIT: FOUND IT! http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread....er#post6717665
Yep, I know of that one. Am curios about the Nordic release though, if it's cheap enough, maybe I'll bite.
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I've only seen the 2004 version of the Punisher. Is this one any good?
I Personally love this the best of the 3. It needs some editing, maybe a CG'd Punisher skull on the back of this jacket and some MUCH better music, but otherwise I think of the 3 Punishers Dolph hit the character by far the best.
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I've only seen the 2004 version of the Punisher. Is this one any good?
It’s perfect macho cheese at the tail end of the 80s. Dolph mumbles his lines from time to time and they were lazy as hell in the costume department, but guess what? It’s a whole lot o’ fun. Check it out.
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The Punisher 1989 will be arriving on Blu-Ray from Anchor Bay.

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1

Run Time: 85 mins
Cover:
[Show spoiler]


Trailer; The Punisher (1989) trailer - YouTube
If this is indeed the true running time, then it is likely a 1080/50i PAL upconvert job just like the Dutch Blu-ray (possibly the same transfer). Film's official running time (and that of the Artisan Region-1 DVD) is 89 minutes.

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Dolph Lundgren's paint on stubble always makes me giggle...
I always got a kick out of that too!

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I love how theyve photoshopped the 2004 skull design onto Lundgren's chest.
Not me, it looks dumb. He never had any skull on him in the film, just on his knives as HDvision pointed out in his post vvv.

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There is a skull in the movie, it's on all the knives the Punisher uses.
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Yeah, also I was hoping for an uncut release but this will have to do until the dutch release...
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Sorry, yes the Scandinavian release
The Dutch Blu is uncut but it's 1080/50i, so the PAL speedup is what's making the running time 85 minutes instead of 89.

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I've only seen the 2004 version of the Punisher. Is this one any good?
It's the ONLY "Punisher" as far as I'm concerned.

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Is it confirmed that the Scandinavian release is uncut?
Not yet, but I'd imagine so. Specs state 1080p, but again, this has also not been verified yet (at least that I'm aware)

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I am getting confused here I heard there was a version being worked on which will include the uncut scenes in SD and include new extras with the director. It is not released yet... I will try and find the thread I saw it in.

EDIT: FOUND IT! http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread....er#post6717665
Correct. You are talking about the rumored German (Koch) release which has not yet been given a street date. There was like 15 minutes of deleted footage that was taken out of the movie before the film was officially released (almost all of which is Frank Castle's family and police life, and relationship with Louis Gossett Jr., before he becomes The Punisher). There were also a few brief violent pieces of footage (mostly during the fight scenes) that were cut from the official theatrical release, but did make it into the Japanese laserdisc (though I'm not sure if it was seen in Japanese theatrical prints).

I think many people forget that "The Punisher" did not get a theatrical release here in the USA, which was really a shame.

I'm hoping that when the Koch release comes out, that it has the original full-length theatrical cut of the film, the deleted scenes as a separate bonus feature, and the Mark Goldblatt commentary that he supposedly recorded for the film...not to mention I hope that it's region-free, as I doubt we'll ever see a quality Blu-ray release of the film here in the U.S. anytime soon.
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would love to preorder as love the movie but you never know what sort of transfer they have done.Look at The terminator.
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