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BLU-RAY REVIEW

Punisher, The

Featured In Issue 113, October 2006

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(Studio/Distributor):
Lionsgate Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number):
19152
(MPAA Rating):
R
(Rating Reason):
For pervasive brutal violence, language and brief nudity
(Retail Price):
$29.99
(Disc Type):
Single Side, Single Layer (BD-25)
(Widescreen Edition):
Yes
(Full Screen Edition):
No
(Running Time In Minutes):
123
(Color Type):
Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access):
Yes
(Closed Captioned):
Yes
(Regional Coding):
1
(Theatrical Year):
2004
(Theatrical Release):
Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release):
No
(Disc Release Date):
06/27/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered):
No
(Director):
Jonathan Hensleigh
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Dolby Digital+ 5.1, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1
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They came in with guns blazing and took away everything he loved, and now all Frank Castle (Jane) wants in return is revenge. After miraculously surviving a trip to his own early grave, Frank goes after Howard Saint (Travolta), the man responsible for his family's murders, and transforms himself into The Punisher, a killer with a vengeance that won't be stopped. Based on the Marvel comic book character. (Tricia Littrell)

The only special features are high-definition trailers.

Some scenes in the 2.35:1 MPEG-2-encoded Blu-ray Disc picture can look good, but others can have smeared details. There is some slight edge enhancement that can be noticed. The image is very dark and should be watched in a completely darkened environment. (Danny Richelieu)

The Blu-ray Disc release includes the same Dolby® Digital Surround EX™ 5.1-channel encoding as well as a new DTS® ES™ 6.1-channel encoding. Both feature natural-sounding dialogue and an impressively wide and deep front stage. (Danny Richelieu)