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I'm going to go ahead and second Mike's opinion on the score. It didn't detract from my enjoyment of the short, but I don't think I would have missed it.

 

That said, FINALLY, the character done RIGHT. I always felt Jane and Stevenson did the best with what they were given, but this short shows everyone was on the same page.

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Really loved it. It was so great to see Tom back as Frank, and of course Ron Perlman was awesome too. Wish i could have been there in person for it.

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That was, in essence, the greatest Punisher put to film. Holy shit! It's amazing to see true passion for a project/character and the results it yields. I'd love a hard copy of this. You guys nailed it. That's it, I'm forgoing all cons and projects to be at SDCC next year.

 

Timmy- skull design- note perfect. Bravo

 

 

I need two more hours of this shit! Better yet, a weekly fix

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It didn't need that reminder, it honestly made it a bit distracting. Besides, I don't put The Dark Knight on pedastal like most fanboys, take Iron Man, that movie came out a good two months before The Dark Knight, and showed a serious quality approach to the character. But I'm digressing. I honestly think it would have worked a lot better without music, just let the ambience of the urban enviroment soak in before all the bone crushing, and bloodshed.

 

I'm not a fanboy, just a cinephile, and TDK deserves all the praise it gets. It changed the genre from solid popcorn to serious cinema. Iron Man's a good film, but goes nowhere near the level of complexity TDK explores. Heck, TDK's the reason we're back to 10 Best Picture Nominees instead of 5. There's never been a comic book movie to go that distance before. Nolan's a true auteur though, so it really shouldn't be that surprising.

 

DIRTY LAUNDRY is very Nolan-esque.

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This made my heart happy. I love it when the bastards get what's coming to them.

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Loved it. Marvel better be watching. If nothing happens with it, at least we got a sequel to the Jane movie.

 

*quietly pushes this vid toward her friend at Marvel/Disney*

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I've been tweeting and emailing this to editors and writers over at Marvel all day

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I've only encountered three types of negative comments about the short, and they're very much in the minority:

  1. People that judge the overall quality of the 2004 Punisher purely on Tom (which is silly, since he was neither the writer, director, nor editor).
  2. People with a boner for War Zone (I liked Stevenson as Frank, everything else though... ech)
  3. The Dark Knight score used (well... Like I said before, I could have done without)

That said, EVERYTHING else has been completely positive. Word of mouth and positive reactions can do a lot for little projects like this.

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Very cool short!

 

Kinda reminds me of the short film "Mortal Kombat: Rebirth" which lead to the web-series "Mortal Kombat: Legacy" which is getting a 2nd season now and may lead to a new MK feature film in a similar vein.

 

Who knows... maybe the positive buzz about "Dirty Laundry" will lead to something bigger. Like a new Punisher feature with TJ ;)

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I've only encountered three types of negative comments about the short, and they're very much in the minority:

  1. People that judge the overall quality of the 2004 Punisher purely on Tom (which is silly, since he was neither the writer, director, nor editor).
  2. People with a boner for War Zone (I liked Stevenson as Frank, everything else though... ech)
  3. The Dark Knight score used (well... Like I said before, I could have done without)

That said, EVERYTHING else has been completely positive. Word of mouth and positive reactions can do a lot for little projects like this.

 

I don't know how anyone could like War Zone, as a whole, over either of the other Punisher flicks. It had some good parts. Mostly Ray as Frank, but it was very lame overall. Like a cheap straight to tv affair. I've heard people who like War Zone complain about the cgi blood in this short, which is strange. Did they watch an edited version of War Zone?

 

If I was going to nitpick this, I'd ask questions like Why does the bottle not break? Why did he just throw his clothes in the dryer, and not wash them? That's just nit picking though.

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MADE MY GODDAMN DAY! WHOOOOOOOOO-HOOOO!

 

Man, that was fun!

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The TDK score use is just a temp score for a fan film!

 

 

Fergit about it.

It's Chad's story, TJ, the Perl, Sammi Rotib, kicking it out legit, and Phil's great eye that are the real showcase here.

 

- TB

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I'm not a fanboy, just a cinephile, and TDK deserves all the praise it gets. It changed the genre from solid popcorn to serious cinema. Iron Man's a good film, but goes nowhere near the level of complexity TDK explores. Heck, TDK's the reason we're back to 10 Best Picture Nominees instead of 5. There's never been a comic book movie to go that distance before. Nolan's a true auteur though, so it really shouldn't be that surprising.

 

DIRTY LAUNDRY is very Nolan-esque.

 

I disagree TDK is a good movie, but it's not great by any means. Frankly it's overlong and has plenty of dumb shit in it.

 

Also, I wouldn't say Dirty Laundry is Nolan-esque at all, seeing as how the fight scene was compentantly shot, among other reasons.

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my buddy Chad St. John forwarded me this vid of the reaction in room 26A/B on Saturday night!

 

 

My reaction was along those lines :)

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Tom, what was the deal with Frank taking so long to get involved?

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Oh. My. FRANK! Dirty Laundry is the best 10 min. & 15 sec. short video I’ve ever seen! Everyone involved in the making of this PUNISHER fan film sure played this one close to the chest. B)

 

Thomas Jane reprising his role of Frank Castle feels so right. He reminds me how much I miss seeing this character onscreen & how cheated I felt when I never got to see a proper sequel. Lookin’ hot, Tom (even before the flames)! ;) Topnotch acting by Tom and Ron Perlman; their presence together is electric.

 

My favorite music The Dark Knight’s “Why So Serious?” + my favorite actor Thomas Jane = Mind-blowing amazingness!

 

Another score would've worked just as well, but I do enjoy the one that was selected.

 

The reveal of THE PUNISHER skull at the end is perfect. Stunning.

 

Bravo!!! :D

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I really want that skull on a t-shirt.

 

Before the days of youtube, (you know, the "old days") I could see this being one of the most sought after bootlegs at the Con. Not sure how much this cost, or the trouble it took to put this together, but I'm sure I would not be alone is saying "More please!"

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the short was done for absolutely no money. 1984 pictures paid for the location and the food for the crew. that's it! the rest is all Phil Joanou. he pulled in a lot of favors on this - that means everyone who worked on it did it for fun - on their off days. the sfx turned out pretty fucking good for $Free, in mho.

 

we didn't even have enough security. there's video of Phil personally escorting some crazy man who wouldn't get out of the shot. it was AWESOME. he mad dogged this dude until he got the hell off the set. epic.

 

no money for an original score. i know Phil was worried about peoples attention span because it's an internet short - thats why the use of music.

it does its job, but i know that if this were a feature he might have painted it a little differently..

 

we wanted to treat the short like it was a clip from a lost Punisher film. it lives on the 'net as a fan film and that's all it is. so there is no hollywood money in this thing - just a hell of a lot of talent from everyone involved.

 

it's a little fish in an OCEAN of fish, so we may have painted it with a couple of louder stripes, yeah. i don't think it gets in the way of the message.

 

props to the DP

 

Masanobu Takayanagi

 

who shot THE GREY! and Phil's coloring is tops.

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Yeah, the skull was pretty cool. It was like a combination of the original Marvel Knights skull and the standard MAX skull.

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I want the shirt with the skull and the bullet hole.

I may be a little messed up. High as a kite on that short. I've forwarded it to almost everyone I know.

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Tom, what was the deal with Frank taking so long to get involved?

 

haha good question. the idea was, Frank is trying to take a breather after one particularly hard mission - which has forced him to blow his hideaway and lose everything - again. something that Frank is pretty used to by now.

 

he's managed to escape relatively unscathed, but all he's got left is a .45 or two. he's got to rebuild his life all over again.

 

he's stolen a van and parked it on a forgotten street in the ghetto, where he climbs into the back and gets a few hours of much deserved sleep. Morning comes and he decides he might as well wash the blood out of his uniform, and put something in his stomach.

 

his day hasn't even started yet when sure enough, trouble finds him. again.

 

the last thing he wants to do is get involved with some street punks war party.

capiche?

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Yeah, I want a T-Shirt with that skull :)

 

we gave a few away to die hard Punisher fans who wore their gear to the screening, and came by the booth the next day to say thank you.

 

i had a few printed up with different stress levels as tests for the hero shirt. these were signed and given away to say thanks to the fans.

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