Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Based on Marvel's Punisher comic book series.
Special features: Making of The punisher: war zone; weapons of The Punisher; creating the look of Punisher; audio commentary with director and director of photography; meet Jigsaw; training to become the Punisher; theatrical trailer.
Director of photography, Steve Gainer ; editor, William Yeh ; music, Michael Wandmacher.
Ray Stevenson, Dominic West, Julie Benz, Colin Salmon, Doug Hutchison, Dash Mihok, Wayne Knight.
Infamous vigilante, Frank Castle, known as the Punisher, has been on his vengeance driven zeal for the past six years. He brutally assaults a 'beat the rap' party for the notorious mob boss Gaitano Cesare. He hideously disfigures gangster Billy Russoti and murders a mafia lackey who turns out to be an undercover FBI agent. Agent Paul Budiansky is the ex-partner of the undercover agent who joins the NYPD's 'Punisher Task Force' to help bring Castle to justice. Russoti recovers from his run-in with the Punisher with revenge on his mind, recruiting an army of psychotic killers, gangbangers, and mobsters. Distraught that he has now become the very evil he swore to battle, Castle is content to hang up his guns and quit the justice business for good. Plans quickly change once he learns that the surviving wife and child of the agent is kidnapped. Forced back into the war, the Punisher now has to face the formidable army in order to save the lives of an innocent family his actions put on the firing line.
MPAA rating: R; for pervasive strong brutal violence, language and some drug use.
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1, 16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0.
English dialogue, optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.