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UHD Review A few words about...™ The Punisher -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Harris, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. Robert Harris

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    Being unfamiliar with Marvel's The Punisher, which was released in 2004, I expected some sort of super-hero, crime genre, thriller.

    Nope.

    While it makes for a pretty 4k UHD Blu-ray, the film is a relentlessly dark, unappealing, revenge film, which I can only presume had it's routes as a graphic novel.

    There's a subplot with Ben Foster, John Pinette and Rebecca Romijn, formerly Rebecca Romihn-Stamos, that extends the film, and seems to go for a bit of humor, which never works.

    I can only believe that this sounded great in pitch sessions.

    "And we can get Roy Scheider to play Thomas Jane's dad!"

    Terrific Dolby Atmos audio track, for Dolby Atmos completists.


    Image - 5 (HDR 10 / Dolby Vision)

    Audio - 5 (Dolby Atmos)

    Pass / Fail - Pass

    RAH
     
  2. George_W_K

    George_W_K Screenwriter

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    I went to the theater when this was released. The sound was only coming from the left speakers and the picture wasn't all that great. When I watched the home version, the sound wasn't much better having all channels working, it seemed like a blanket was over my speakers. Don't recall the PQ. But when you say the Atmos track is "terrific" I may actually have to check this 4k out, just so I can experience this movie with good sound.
     
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    Well this is a remake of the original 1989 version of the movie. It is a dark revenge story not your typical super hero's movie.
     
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    This one is a shiny, happy picnic compared to the sequel, War Zone. THAT is a brutal, dark, bloody movie.
     
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    I was really hoping this was a UHD release of the first season of the Netflix series with Shane from "The Walking Dead".
     
  6. Stephen_J_H

    Stephen_J_H All Things Film Junkie

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    Of the three theatrical features devoted to The Punisher, this one is my favourite, if only for the following scene:
    Frank Castle engages in a little sadism by "torturing" Micky Duka with a Popsicle, leading Micky to believe he's actually burning him with an iron using a blowtorch and a steak just out of Micky's view.
     
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