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Hold on and strap yourself in tight for two great revenge thrillers on a single DVD! This double feature includes the action-packed films The Punisher and Rambo: First Blood!

The Punisher: The Punisher walks through the world we all know, a world darkened by war, crime, cruelty and injustice. He has no superpowers to battle the evil he sees - only his fierce intelligence, his years of combat experience and, above all, his iron determination to avenge those wronged by society's villains.

Rambo - First Blood: Academy Award-nominee Sylvester Stallone stars as war hero, ex-Green Beret John Rambo in the one that started it all! First Blood is an explosive action-thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final, powerful frame.


Studio Lions Gate
SKU 203529344
UPC 012236210238
UPC 14 00012236210238
Format DVD
Release Date 2/13/2007
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Editors Note
Note Marvel Comics presents a second big-screen version of THE PUNISHER, with this action-packed adaptation from screenwriter-turned-director Jonathan Hensleigh. Frank Castle (Tom Jane) is a retired F.B.I. agent spurred into action after the merciless slaying of his wife, father, and son. Adopting the superhero guise of the Punisher, Castle aims to wreak vengeance by tracking down the killers. All clues point to Howard Saint (John Travolta), a ruthless businessman and nightclub owner whose son was mistakenly killed by Castle in a botched undercover operation back in his F.B.I. days. Unique among Marvel superheroes, the Punisher possesses no special powers, just remarkable strength paired with a blind determination to avenge his family. As he hunts down Saint, Castle surrounds himself with three fellow societal outcasts to get the job done, namely Joan (Rebecca Romijn), Bumpo (John Pinette), and Dave (Ben Foster). Director Hensleigh eschews flashy CGI effects for the bulk of the movie, and instead reverts to old action-movie staples such as thrilling stunt work, gunfights, and huge explosions. The old-fashioned feel suits THE PUNISHER well, providing an apt mirror of the hero's own lack of super-powers. Hensleigh winds the film through a thrilling white-knuckle ride to its spectacular conclusion, ultimately providing a highly appropriate movie for one of Marvel's lesser-known comic-book heroes.^FIRST BLOOD: After being arrested for a crime which he did not commit, a Green Beret survivor of the Vietnam War begins having terrible nightmares. This gripping, action-packed tale demonstrates the tragic psychological consequences of armed struggle.
Jonathan Hensleigh
Ted Kotcheff
John Travolta
Richard Crenna
Sylvester Stallone
Thomas Jane
Cast & Crew
Brian Dennehy - [Rambo] Actor
David Caruso - [Rambo] Actor
John Travolta - [Punisher] Actor
Jonathan Hensleigh - [Punisher] Director
Rebecca Romijn - [Punisher] Actor
Richard Crenna - [Rambo] Actor
Sylvester Stallone - [Rambo] Actor
Ted Kotcheff - [Rambo] Director
Thomas Jane - [Punisher] Actor
Will Patton - [Punisher] Actor
Technical Info
Catalog ID 21023
UPC 00012236210238
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 219 minutes
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review [Punisher] "The Punisher" is a long, dark slog through grim revenge. Unlike most movies based on comic book heroes, it doesn't contain the glimmer of a smile, and its hero is a depressed alcoholic -- well he might be, since his entire family, including wife, child, father and even distant cousins -- has been massacred before his eyes. As he seeks vengeance, he makes the Charles Bronson character in the movie "Death Wish" look relatively cheerful and well-adjusted...Right down the line, the performances are strong: Even the three misfits in the run-down rooming house are given the dimension and screen time to become interesting. The screenplay, by Michael France and Jonathan Hensleigh, based on the Marvel comic, doesn't simply foreground "The Punisher" and make everyone else into one-dimensional cartoons. There's so much that's well-done here that you sense a good movie slipping away.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 6
DVD, 2 Pack, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Jane,Thomas
Label Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum [Rambo] A thriller that's actually thrilling.
Carla Meyer, San Francisco Chronicle [Punisher] ...Travolta, in his crazy/creepy mode, certainly seems to have a good time.
Find-A-Video [Rambo] If you like Rambo, you'll love First Blood.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone [Punisher] ...laudably exposes the dark core of the human heart.

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