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Re: THE PUNISHER (1989) upcoming Blu-ray editions

Postby Jerry_Dam » 24 Mar 2013 19:36

Leigh_Riding wrote:The workprint is nice for completists, but to be fair, aside from an origin flashback which really should be reinstated, a lot of the footage is less than essential.
That's still 16 minutes of footage where we can witness Dolph Lundgren in his very first contemporary part (Frank Castle as cop with family life), a minor deleted scenes, AND a more dramatic alternate climax ending with Dolph going crazy à la Andrew Scott yelling the kid to "blow his head off"!
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Re: THE PUNISHER (1989) upcoming Blu-ray editions

Postby Leigh_Riding » 24 Mar 2013 19:47

Jerry_Dam wrote:
Leigh_Riding wrote:The workprint is nice for completists, but to be fair, aside from an origin flashback which really should be reinstated, a lot of the footage is less than essential.
That's still 16 minutes of footage where we can witness Dolph Lundgren in his very first contemporary part (Frank Castle as cop with family life), a minor deleted scenes, AND a more dramatic alternate climax ending with Dolph going crazy à la Andrew Scott yelling the kid to "blow his head off"!


I know... I like the end... that end with the boy sums up exactly why Robert Mark Kamen understood the themes of the books more than any other screenwriter... it works for the character on several levels.
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Re: THE PUNISHER (1989) upcoming Blu-ray editions

Postby Jerry_Dam » 24 Mar 2013 20:08

Robert Kamen just produced the film and rewrote just a bit of Yakin's original script, adding the ultimately omitted prologue etc. But 80 or 90% of the movie is Boaz Yakin's, who was the real fan of the comic book. Kamen had just made a deal to work with New World and New World happened to own the rights to the character and Yakin was a friend (not anymore) of Kamen and had wrote the script on spec... Kamen didn't have much clue.
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Re: THE PUNISHER (1989) upcoming Blu-ray editions

Postby Leigh_Riding » 24 Mar 2013 20:10

*Boaz Yakin understood :lol:
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Re: THE PUNISHER (1989) upcoming Blu-ray editions

Postby Jim_Mcdonaugh » 24 Mar 2013 20:11

Boaz no Boaz the movie sucks.
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Re: THE PUNISHER (1989) upcoming Blu-ray editions

Postby Jerry_Dam » 24 Mar 2013 20:12

By the way the reason the ending had to be reshot was because it was found too harsh by the MPAA (and on the other hand they also needed more fighting between Lundgren and Krabbe so they re-staged it months later in L.A.)

Jim_Mcdonaugh wrote:Boaz no Boaz the movie sucks.

OK we got it, Jim. Then move on please and stop trolling the topic.
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Re: THE PUNISHER (1989) upcoming Blu-ray editions

Postby Jim_Mcdonaugh » 24 Mar 2013 20:35

more fighting between Lundgren and Krabbe


One of the most ridicules scenes in the movie. :lol:

Then move on please and stop trolling the topic.


No, I'll stay and have some more fun. :lol:
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Re: THE PUNISHER (1989) upcoming Blu-ray editions

Postby Leigh_Riding » 24 Mar 2013 20:51

I'm still looking forward to the UK version... yes, it's the theatrical version, but seeing as I am old enough to remember seeing this on the big screen and living with the heavily cut UK VHS for so many years, I'm happy to get what I'm given for now :lol:
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Re: THE PUNISHER (1989) upcoming Blu-ray editions

Postby Leigh_Riding » 24 Mar 2013 20:53

Jerry_Dam wrote:By the way the reason the ending had to be reshot was because it was found too harsh by the MPAA (and on the other hand they also needed more fighting between Lundgren and Krabbe so they re-staged it months later in L.A.)

Jim_Mcdonaugh wrote:Boaz no Boaz the movie sucks.

OK we got it, Jim. Then move on please and stop trolling the topic.


I didn't realise he was trolling, I just thought he was just generally abrasive by nature :lol:
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Re: THE PUNISHER (1989) upcoming Blu-ray editions

Postby Jim_Mcdonaugh » 24 Mar 2013 21:19

I just thought he was just generally abrasive by nature


Thanks a lot, pal. :lol:
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Re: THE PUNISHER (1989) upcoming Blu-ray editions

Postby Leigh_Riding » 24 Mar 2013 21:27

Jim_Mcdonaugh wrote:
I just thought he was just generally abrasive by nature


Thanks a lot, pal. :lol:


That's perfectly fine... cheers *clink* :drinking:
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Re: THE PUNISHER (1989) upcoming Blu-ray editions

Postby Jerry_Dam » 10 Mar 2015 20:01

By checking the UK edition from Anchor Bay again, I realized that the 2.0 LPCM track is actually a MONO mix, from which has been made an awfully spacialized 5.1 "DTS-HD Master Audio" track. In comparison the Dolby Digital 2.0 ("compressed" or not) of the German Koch Media 3-discs edition sounds infinitely better and is probably closer to the original stereo mix (and also likely the reason why Koch Media cancelled the MA track at the last minute when they realized the kind of material they were originally sent).
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Re: THE PUNISHER (1989) upcoming Blu-ray editions

Postby Brent_Reid » 14 Sep 2015 15:28

What's the deal with the BD/2DVD German set? I've searched on German Amazon and elsewhere but can't find find it for sale. Can anyone supply a listing link please, even if there isn't currently one on there?
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Re: THE PUNISHER (1989) upcoming Blu-ray editions

Postby Samuel_Scott » 14 Sep 2015 15:45

Germany's a bit funny for Amazon. They don't sell items of a certain rating because of the laws there and there are several other little niggles. We see it daily when we add releases hence why some don't have the Amazon DE picture to the right of the specs (viewable only if you turn adblock off).

I found a copy on eBay but expensive:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321859646121? ... rmvSB=true

A search of the EAN chucks up other possibilities:
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=40206 ... 3&ie=UTF-8
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Re: THE PUNISHER (1989) upcoming Blu-ray editions

Postby Brent_Reid » 14 Sep 2015 18:09

Hmm... the film's quite fun but I'm not gonna pay owt like the prices that kept coming up. I did find a listing on UK Amazon, though predictably there are none for sale: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Punisher-UNCUT-Mediabook-Blu-ray-DVD/dp/B00CNPYGVO
It's disappeared completely off Koch's website but no surprise there. Oh well, maybe one day.
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Re: THE PUNISHER (1989) upcoming Blu-ray editions

Postby Ain_Uussaar » 14 Sep 2015 19:53

http://shop.dtm.at has it with two cover versions, but both are priced at 29.99EUR
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Re: THE PUNISHER (1989) upcoming Blu-ray editions

Postby Jerry_Dam » 29 Jul 2016 08:58

A new Australian edition is on the way (September 7th) and is adding two new interviews with Mark Goldblatt AND Dolph Lundgren to the existing audio commentary, workprint and behind the scenes gag reel from the Koch Media release... 8)
https://www.umbrellaent.com.au/movies/2864-punisher-the-blu-ray.html
Pre-order:
https://www.jbhifi.com.au/movies-tv-sho ... he/942633/

(1). THE PUNISHER (Unrated) feature
(2). AUDIO COMM w/ MARK GOLDBLATT (Unrated Cut)
(3). THE PUNISHER (Goldblatt Workprint)
(4). 'VIOLENCE DOWN UNDER': NEW INTERVIEW WITH MARK GOLDBLATT
(5). 'VENGEANCE IS HIS': NEW INTERVIEW WITH DOLPH LUNDGREN

(6). GAG REEL
(7). TRAILER
(8). REVERSIBLE COVER ART FEATURING NEWLY COMMISSIONED ARTWORK


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Reversible cover with new art by Simon Sherry:
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A behind the scenes book is also in the works 8)
http://www.facebook.com/ThePunisher.FilmBook
http://twitter.com/punisher_book

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Re: THE PUNISHER (1989) upcoming Blu-ray editions

Postby Davy_Lee » 29 Jul 2016 10:30

Nice, but the rating logo really puts me off :x
*N=New to collection :-D, U=Upgrade :), DD=Double Dipping :wink:, R=Replacement for damaged disc :-?



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Re: THE PUNISHER (1989) upcoming Blu-ray editions

Postby Jerry_Dam » 08 Aug 2016 07:10

Great news, the new German steelbook seems like it will feature the unrated/uncut (not workprint) version entirely in HD (while the previous uncut version was edited from SD clips from the Japanese laserdisc) 8)

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The Disc will NOT be the same as the 3 disc unrated release that Koch Media already made 3 years ago.

Koch was able to locate an old 35mm Theatrical Print of the unrated Version in France.
They scanned this at 2K and took only the Unrated parts from it and inserted them in the existing R-Rated HD Master to create a proper Unrated Version.
So for the first time ever the Unrated Cut will be presented in High Definition from start to finish!
The Old Disc had the Unrated Inserts only upscaled from SD Footage (japan Laserdisc) in there which looked pretty crappy because of the change from Real HD to SD Upscale.
So big change for the better is coming with the new Disc 8)

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p ... stcount=14

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http://www.kochmedia-film.de/blu-ray/de ... und_1_dvd/
http://www.amazon.de/Punisher-Steelbook ... h+lundgren

Will have to double-dip on this one and the Australian release (for new interviews with Dolph and Goldblatt)...
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