Venturing off-topic here for a moment, I wanted to mention a new DVD version of The Punisher that’s coming out soon. When I first saw the film I thought it wasn’t bad but definitely had the thought that it would benefit from a longer cut, since a lot of things seemed to be hurried through or glossed over. So I’m interested to see how this new cut improves upon that. Here’s the best part, straight from the press release:

With over 17 minutes of all-new footage integrated into the film, The Punisher Extended Cut is highlighted by these never-before-seen, pulse-pounding scenes that shed additional light on the storyline.  The action-packed DVD also delivers a one-of-a-kind extra – an animated version of “The Kuwait Scene,” which was originally slated to open the film but was never shot due to budgetary constraints.  Illustrated by The Punisher artist Tim Bradstreet, the dynamic and impressionistic action sequence stars Thomas Jane and Russell Andrews.  Viewers will have the option of playing the animation before the picture begins so the scene can be appreciated within its original planned context.  The Punisher Extended Cut contains other brand new special features including The Punisher comic book gallery, all-new Tim Bradstreet illustrations, a “making of” featurette and more!

Stay tuned for more coverage of this on MMM (hopefully) including the possibility of a giveaway contest of some sort.