Thomas Jane produced Punisher short Dirty Laundry

#1 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3782 posts) -

I've never gotten around to seeing either Punisher films, I plan on it at some point but I remember they weren't reviewed real well. I've always been a fan of Thomas Jane though, even when he was in movies that weren't so great so I was a little disappointed when I started reading reviews for The Punisher. He apparently backed out of the sequel because of the direction it was heading in but apparently he's still really into the character.

At Comic-con this past week he debuted his short Dirty Laundry and it's pretty damn good.

“I wanted to make a fan film for a character I’ve always loved and believed in – a love letter to Frank Castle & his fans. It was an incredible experience with everyone on the project throwing in their time just for the fun of it. It’s been a blast to be a part of from start to finish — we hope the friends of Frank enjoy watching it as much as we did making it.” -Thomas Jane.

I'm not the most knowledgeable about Frank Castle but this seems pretty close to what I know. Gets pretty violent so maybe don't watch it at work. Also Ron Pearlman. What more do you need?

#2 Posted by EuanDewar (4751 posts) -

Also, trigger warning.

#3 Posted by Grimhild (721 posts) -

Dig it. I'd watch the hell out of this if it were a feature length film.

#4 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7048 posts) -

I enjoyed that.

#5 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

This all seems a ton more in line with what Punisher: War Zone accomplished. I enjoyed Jane's Punisher, but it seemed very... lite. I feel like that character was justified with its sequel, and the violence was just so goddamn awesome. This seems to be in line with that, though with a bit of a different direction. Hopefully somebody is paying attention and gets in talks with Jane about a film. I'd love to see an actual sequel to War Zone, but that movie tanked.

#6 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

That was decent. Also, those guys deserve to die for listening to that wack-ass Lil' Wayne song.

#7 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -
@EuanDewar said:
Also, trigger warning.
Thanks, it helped.
 
Besides the fact that's one hell of a strong bottle I loved this.
Its as gruesome as I expected the Punisher to be and the way they get theirs ( especially mr tough guy ) is golden.
#8 Posted by JeanLuc (3571 posts) -

Pretty cool. I'd watch a full feature movie like this.

#9 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

So, the guy who did this is who did Dredd? And people have been saying that Dredd is nothing short of amazing, and according to some, one of the most violent movies they'd ever seen?

#10 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

@TaliciaDragonsong said:

@EuanDewar said:
Also, trigger warning.
Thanks, it helped. Besides the fact that's one hell of a strong bottle I loved this. Its as gruesome as I expected the Punisher to be and the way they get theirs ( especially mr tough guy ) is golden.

Real bottles, especially that Jack Daniels bottle, would not shatter like they usually do in movies.

#11 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -
@McGhee: I've no experience with hitting or being hit with a bottle of jack.
Beer bottles do break as easy as in movies however, that much I did witness.
 
Guess its the years and years of hollywood that just makes you expect the bottle to shatter on impact right?
#12 Posted by Schatzy23 (159 posts) -

This was awesome!! I'd love to see Thomas Jane in the Punisher role again. Still by far my favorite movie.

#13 Edited by _Zombie_ (1462 posts) -

The best part about this? He didn't even have to touch a gun once.

Regarding the movies:

  • Skip the first movie, the one with Dolph Lundgren. It's shit.
  • The Thomas Jane movie is the one that came closest to perfect. Worth watching.
  • War Zone goes overboard with violence. Stevenson is a decent Punisher, but nowhere close to how well Jane did it. The plot was likewise decent, but again, lacking compared to the second movie. Only really worth a watch if you're bored and are just in it for the violence and gore.
#14 Posted by TheSlothKing (329 posts) -

Jane's Punisher was good but War Zone was a hot steamy pile of poo. I hope a HBO or a movie company has seen this ,so it can get made into a full movie or tv series.

#15 Posted by TheHT (10871 posts) -

that was pretty intense.

@EuanDewar said:

Also, trigger warning.

what's that?

#16 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3782 posts) -

@TaliciaDragonsong said:

@McGhee: I've no experience with hitting or being hit with a bottle of jack. Beer bottles do break as easy as in movies however, that much I did witness. Guess its the years and years of hollywood that just makes you expect the bottle to shatter on impact right?

Yeah I was wondering about that. Also not sure if Jack is actually flammable. Ah well suspension of disbelieve and all that I guess. The main thing we've learned is Tom Jane don't mess.

#17 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -
@TheHT: Some intense/obscene/terrifying scenes can trigger someone who has been victim to such a thing in real life, like a sick beating, rape or torture.
Bad stuff you don't want to be reminded of mostly.
 
@TheSouthernDandy
And he did his laundry while doing it, I could marry a guy like that.
#18 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3782 posts) -

@TaliciaDragonsong said:

@TheHT: Some intense/obscene/terrifying scenes can trigger someone who has been victim to such a thing in real life, like a sick beating, rape or torture.
Bad stuff you don't want to be reminded of mostly.

@TheSouthernDandy: And he did his laundry while doing it, I could marry a guy like that.

Agreed. And I'm straight. I just can't say no to him.

#19 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -
@TheSouthernDandy: He doesn't seem like the guy you'd say no to actually.
Has there ever been a Punisherette? Not like I have intentions to be but you know, I'm not the type to sit at home.
 
On a sidenote, feels like almost every female sidekick is either a computer genie or a ninja spy. Strange times.
#20 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3782 posts) -

@TaliciaDragonsong: You could be Lady Punisher. I would imagine that would be part of your honeymoon. You'd get your own skull shirt and everything. I think Huntress from DC was kinda the female version of Punisher maybe? I could be wrong about that.

#21 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -
@TheSouthernDandy: I have no clue, never went to deep into comics besides the obvious Batman/Marvel stuff.
I'll pass however, I'll end up being tragically killed by his enemies so he can go Punisher on their asses.
 
Suddenly being a computer genie sidekick sounds better, hmm.
#22 Posted by Vodun (2370 posts) -

@TaliciaDragonsong said:

@EuanDewar said:
Also, trigger warning.
Thanks, it helped. Besides the fact that's one hell of a strong bottle I loved this. Its as gruesome as I expected the Punisher to be and the way they get theirs ( especially mr tough guy ) is golden.

I actually thought it was nice to for once see a bottle act more realistically...they don't break if you breathe on them as in most movies. This might have been a bit too much tho...maybe it was a special Jack D plexi bottle.

#23 Posted by pbhawks45 (736 posts) -

@TheHT said:

that was pretty intense.

@EuanDewar said:

Also, trigger warning.

what's that?

Depictions of sexual assaults in movies and other mediums tend to trigger flashbacks for victims rape and abuse. Hence the warning.

#24 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3782 posts) -

@TaliciaDragonsong: Yeah good point. Plus way more time to play video games.

#25 Posted by _Zombie_ (1462 posts) -

@TaliciaDragonsong: Well, in one of the depictions.. that computer genius sidekick died a horrible death.

@TheSouthernDandy: You're more or less right about Huntress.

#26 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3782 posts) -

@zombiebigfoot: Rad. Aside from Batman my DC knowledge is pretty shoddy. Random thought, Punisher is kinda Batman with no restraints. He would have iced Joker years ago.

#27 Posted by _Zombie_ (1462 posts) -

@TheSouthernDandy: Eh. My DC and Marvel knowledge is balanced out. Yeah, that's a pretty common comparison. But that's getting into a discussion that's so off-topic that's it's ludicrous.

#28 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -
@TheSouthernDandy: @zombiebigfoot: Being out in the field every day has more danger though, I'd build a kick ass bat cave thingie with traps.
Wish I could get into comics, there's just so many of them and most are hard enough to get around here.
#29 Posted by StrainedEyes (1321 posts) -

@TaliciaDragonsong said:

@McGhee: I've no experience with hitting or being hit with a bottle of jack. Beer bottles do break as easy as in movies however, that much I did witness. Guess its the years and years of hollywood that just makes you expect the bottle to shatter on impact right?

Time to call in the Mythbusters:

#30 Edited by _Zombie_ (1462 posts) -

@TaliciaDragonsong: It's easy enough if you start with one character. If you want to get into Punisher.. and don't mind heavy violence/gore, look into the first 8 (I think) volumes of Punisher MAX. Though you may want to avoid the Slavers arc if depictions of assault and/or rape triggers things.

#31 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -
@zombiebigfoot: I can handle a lot, don't worry, knowing beforehand is often valuable to prevent triggers or at least prepare yourself. 

I'll check with my local poor excuse for a bookstore that happens to stock comics at times and some sites, see if I can get into comics again.
Just kinda want to follow/read one series as you suggested, because there's so many universes, arcs, characters, crossovers...fuck just gimme cool consistent stuff you know!
Thanks for the suggestion in any case, its on the list.
#32 Edited by _Zombie_ (1462 posts) -

@TaliciaDragonsong: It's why I love MAX. It's self-contained, and easily one of the best interpretations of Punisher to date. Though I only say the first 8 volumes, because Ennis left after like.. issue 60, so things got kind of meh past that.

#33 Posted by Strife777 (1500 posts) -

I'm one of those few people, it seems, who really enjoyed The Punisher (with Thomas Jane.) Seeing this the other day made excited for it again. I'd love an actual sequel.

#34 Posted by _Zombie_ (1462 posts) -

@Strife777 said:

I'm one of those few people, it seems, who really enjoyed The Punisher (with Thomas Jane.) Seeing this the other day made excited for it again. I'd love an actual sequel.

Lots of people enjoyed the Thomas Jane version. In fact, it's usually the preferred movie out of the three.

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