THE PUNISHER (Mark Goldblatt, 1989)

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Re: THE PUNISHER (Mark Goldblatt, 1989)

Postby Jox on 14 Jan 2019, 00:28

My gratitude and admiration to our German member 'Harry' of the Scarescrow Area blog for reading the French edition of my book and writing a review with a 9/10 grade! :D
https://shaneschofield.blogspot.com/201 ... ete-j.html

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Re: THE PUNISHER (Mark Goldblatt, 1989)

Postby Jox on 16 Jan 2019, 01:44

Just the type of immature, ill-informed movie talk podcast (or shall I say giggle and trash talk) that I can't stand, this would be just two guys in a bar if it wasn't for the internet... I couldn't even listen more than a few minutes.

I don't mind the criticism (especially with 30 years of experiencing it), but at least I want to hear a real discussion with no continuous "teen laughs" and relevant, thoughtful arguments.

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Re: THE PUNISHER (Mark Goldblatt, 1989)

Postby Jox on 24 Jan 2019, 12:36

Thanks to Krom, here is the promo for US rental stores found on the VHS screener 8)

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Re: THE PUNISHER (Mark Goldblatt, 1989)

Postby Jox on 27 Jan 2019, 21:00

On this day last year when I presented a 35mm screening of THE PUNISHER (& DEAD HEAT) at the closing night of the Festival des Maudits Films (Grenoble, France)

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Here is the greeting that Dolph graciously sent us to screen:

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Re: THE PUNISHER (Mark Goldblatt, 1989)

Postby bomaz on 27 Jan 2019, 21:05

Funny enough, I'm re-reading a little book about the movie. Maybe you've heard about it, it's made by this french fella :wink:
Gotta re-watch the movie right after that.
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Re: THE PUNISHER (Mark Goldblatt, 1989)

Postby Jox on 27 Jan 2019, 21:54

Haha! You're right, it's a little book compared to what's become the English edition... :wink:
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Re: THE PUNISHER (Mark Goldblatt, 1989)

Postby lt.brannigan on 28 Jan 2019, 00:58

And I am eagerly anticipating what is clearly going to be a definitive tome about the best Punisher movie EVER!

But these continual teases are driving me wild.

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Re: THE PUNISHER (Mark Goldblatt, 1989)

Postby Jox on 28 Jan 2019, 21:54

You and me both! It's taken a lot longer than I intended to that's for sure!
“Slow work makes the book. Slow, long, in-depth research and thinking makes the book and, I can’t think creatively if I’m going a million miles an hour.”
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A pretty good retrospective review and with a sweet "trailer" montage of the film to start with:



I just don't get the now recurrent critic of it being "typical of the 80s" (it's made in the 80s and I disagree with it being "typical") and of being "an action flick more than an adaptation of the comic with not much depth"...
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Re: THE PUNISHER (Mark Goldblatt, 1989)

Postby Jox on 09 Feb 2019, 02:07

The Japanese Blu-ray features this rare deleted scene, absent from the 3 workprint-cuts owned by yours truly, meaning there was a 4th or at least a fuller assembly-cut. 8)

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After confronting Castle in prison and resigning from his job, Berkowitz emptied his desk, and this whisky bottle labeled "POISON" with a death skull on the other side (according to the production script)...

The Japanese edition also features the hospital sequence where Berkowitz visits Sam Leary and gets abducted by Franco's men (that scene was on the first workprint cut unearthed that you can find online in very bad quality -- the Japanese distributor found a better source)...
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Re: THE PUNISHER (Mark Goldblatt, 1989)

Postby Jox on 21 Feb 2019, 15:49

30 years ago for the showcase of a promo reel at ShoWest convention (Las Vegas) for theatre owners
(during the DARK ANGEL production in Houston)

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Re: THE PUNISHER (Mark Goldblatt, 1989)

Postby Jox on 28 Feb 2019, 15:22

Should I be flatered or annoyed that the French book cover has been used to make a 2019 Hungarian pocket calendar?
https://www.vatera.hu/punisher-dolph-lu ... 79582.html

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Re: THE PUNISHER (Mark Goldblatt, 1989)

Postby lt.brannigan on 01 Mar 2019, 07:44

Would be very annoyed myself.
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Re: THE PUNISHER (Mark Goldblatt, 1989)

Postby Jox on 02 Mar 2019, 01:52

Jox wrote:
Jox wrote:Apparently it's now on Netflix!
Anybody to confirm it's the 1989 movie?

https://www.netflix.com/title/70000803

Still nothing?

Seems to finally be available (not in France though)
https://www.netflix.com/id-en/title/70000803
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Re: THE PUNISHER (Mark Goldblatt, 1989)

Postby lt.brannigan on 02 Mar 2019, 03:59

Jox wrote:
Jox wrote:
Jox wrote:Apparently it's now on Netflix!
Anybody to confirm it's the 1989 movie?

https://www.netflix.com/title/70000803

Still nothing?

Seems to finally be available (not in France though)
https://www.netflix.com/id-en/title/70000803


Still nothing. The listing is there, but it's NOT available for streaming.

And just for fun, the Dolph movies available for streaming are

Kindergarten Cop 2
Welcome to Willits
Don't Kill It
Legendary
Larceny
Skin Trade.
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