Posted on Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 by Adam Quigley
This Week in DVD is a column that compiles all the latest info regarding new DVD releases, sales, and exclusive deals from stores including Target, Best Buy and Fry’s.
Please don’t take the commentary on the movies and TV shows too seriously, as they’re meant not to be reviews but rather previews that include the general thoughts and ramblings of a twice-committed DVD addict. The categories represent solely the author’s intentions towards the DVDs at hand, and are in no way meant to be a reflection on what he thinks other people should rent or buy. So if he ends up putting a movie you like in the “Skip it” section without having seen it, please keep in mind that the time you could spend leaving a spiteful but ultimately futile comment could instead be used for more pleasant things in life. Like buying DVDs.
PUNISHER: WAR ZONE
(Available as single-disc and 2-Disc Special Edition)
This is a movie in which a man literally punches through someone’s head. Another scene has a man being exploded mid-air by a rocket launcher. Moments like these are littered throughout Punisher: War Zone, which is a sequel/reboot that clearly has no intention of taking itself seriously. The downside though, is that in order to get these stunningly ludicrous (and yet completely badass) sequences, you’re also forced to trudge through some truly pitiful acting and dialogue. For some, this could very well add to the film’s appeal, giving it a cartoonish B-movie charm that earns it “so bad it’s good” status. And to some extent, I’d even agree with that assessment, but I also feel like there are one too many dull spots to warrant a full recommendation.
Notable Extras: The single-disc contains no extras, while the 2-Disc includes an audio commentary, making-of featurettes, and a digital copy of the film.
|Amazon – $17.99|
*Does not include 2-Disc Edition, which costs $22.99 at each of the listed stores (and $21.99 at Amazon).