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Re: THE PUNISHER (Mark Goldblatt, 1989)

Postby Jox on 13 Sep 2017, 20:33

New World Pictures cut a showreel for the ShoWest convention where Dolph promoted the film in February 1989 (while DARK ANGEL / I COME IN PEACE was starting filming)

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Re: THE PUNISHER (Mark Goldblatt, 1989)

Postby Jox on 08 Nov 2017, 21:16

ThePunisher '89 Book‏ @punisher_book

“I liked Dolph Lundgren, because he was very human. There were very surprising, astonishing things with him, he was quite touching in fact.”
- Robert Schlockoff, French publicist for THE PUNISHER

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Re: THE PUNISHER (Mark Goldblatt, 1989)

Postby Jox on 11 Nov 2017, 13:52

https://www.flickeringmyth.com/2017/11/ ... es-ranked/
"...although he was technically playing Frank Castle, Lundgren was essentially just being the same gun-toting bicep-curler he was all the way through the 80s"

Yeah right. How one can seriously come up with such a statement? (and I've seen many like this one...)
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Re: THE PUNISHER (Mark Goldblatt, 1989)

Postby Jox on 17 Nov 2017, 01:50

http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/11/16/ ... u-remember
And due to legal issues, the filmmakers weren’t even allowed to put Dolph Lundgren in the character’s trademark skull t-shirt.

LET'S SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT!
There were NO legal issues regarding the use of the skull t-shirt.
Marvel was actually owned by the New World Pictures studio, and the editors actually wanted a more prominent skull in the film... Maybe it was a mistake but it was an artistic decision, not a conflict of interest.
(more about that in the book)
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Re: THE PUNISHER (Mark Goldblatt, 1989)

Postby Jox on 17 Nov 2017, 21:16

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It's time for a long overdue update on the English edition of my book!
1/ Several publishing houses expressed their interest in the book, the publisher will be announced soon!
2/ "The devil is in the details". The English version is being expanded and edited to make it the definitive making of the original PUNISHER!
3/ More cast & crew members are being pursued to complete the interviews
4/ Renown directors and/or movie stars are being thought after to write a new foreword
5/ No release date but expect a release likely in the second half of 2018...
Thank you all for your support and patience, this will be a unique book !
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Re: THE PUNISHER (Mark Goldblatt, 1989)

Postby lt.brannigan on 17 Nov 2017, 22:26

Awesome, I have been long looking forward to this. Hopefully, it will be no later than the second half of 2018, cause the anticipation is killing me.

Also, just for curiosity's sake, how would one get an autographed copy of the english edition?
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Re: THE PUNISHER (Mark Goldblatt, 1989)

Postby bomaz on 18 Nov 2017, 13:19

Cool for the English version. Looking forward to it :D

The Punisher is on this Film School Rejects list of the 52 best super hero movies (as n°32, better than Superman 2 or Blade 2) with an interesting take on the movie.
And he got some kind of aknowledgement from Lexi Alexander (director of Punisher War Zone, the best one after Dolph's imho).
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Re: THE PUNISHER (Mark Goldblatt, 1989)

Postby Jox on 18 Nov 2017, 14:28

lt.brannigan wrote:Awesome, I have been long looking forward to this. Hopefully, it will be no later than the second half of 2018, cause the anticipation is killing me.

Also, just for curiosity's sake, how would one get an autographed copy of the english edition?

Thanks!

You'll be able to get a signed copy for sure! I'll let you know how in due time. ;)

bomaz wrote:The Punisher is on this Film School Rejects list of the 52 best super hero movies (as n°32, better than Superman 2 or Blade 2) with an interesting take on the movie.

That's a cool observation and assessment indeed!

bomaz wrote:And he got some kind of aknowledgement from Lexi Alexander (director of Punisher War Zone, the best one after Dolph's imho).

Awesome, I love this!
Lexi Alexander ‎‏@Lexialex

Listen...nobody and I mean nobody loves Dolph Lundgren more than I do. He is a proper martial artist, a polyglot, a genius with a masters in chemical engineering, who quit MIT to become an actor...I would watch him recite the yellow pages
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Re: THE PUNISHER (Mark Goldblatt, 1989)

Postby Jox on 20 Nov 2017, 11:36

The Punisher: Complete Marvel Universe References and Easter Egg Guide
http://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/the-puni ... -egg-guide
The Punisher Episode 1: 3 AM

- While neither of these DHS agents are Marvel Comics characters, having a subplot with officials looking into Frank Castle reminds me more than a little bit of Dolph Lundgren's vastly underrated Punisher movie from 1989.

The Punisher Episode 11: Danger Close

As danger knocks on Sarah's door, Frank takes his quest for vengeance to the next level with some help from an unexpected ally.

- OK, in a completely roundabout way, this episode, whether intentionally or uninentionally, actually has a reference to the 1989 Dolph Lundgren Punisher movie (which is the second best screen interpretation of the character after this show, do not @ me, it is the truth).

See, everyone remembers that chief among that movie's flaws was the fact that Frank Castle never wears the iconic skull (although he does have some cool little skull knives). However, in the original script, the intention was for him to spraypaint a skull onto a bulletproof vest before that final action scene. And in the comic adaptation of the movie, he does exactly that, although it never happened on screen. I have more details on the stuff you never saw in that movie right here.

Anyway, seeing Jon Bernthal spraypainting a skull onto some tactical armor totally made me point at the screen and yell "for Dolph!" OK, maybe I didn't do that, but you get the idea. And I have been reminded now that Thomas Jane's version of Frank also spray-painted the skull onto a bulletproof vest in the 2004 movie. I try not to think about that flick too much, although Jane was a great Frank.
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Re: THE PUNISHER (Mark Goldblatt, 1989)

Postby Dida on 20 Nov 2017, 17:44

Awesome Jox! Can't wait for the English version!!
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