RIP Ray Stevenson – We give Punisher: War Zone another shot

For the new episode of The Arrow in the Head Show, John “The Arrow” Fallon and Lance Vlcek watch Punisher: War Zone in memory of Ray Stevenson

The untimely passing of actor Ray Stevenson has shocked us all. I personally fell in love with the actor when I first saw him as Titus Pullo in the excellent series Rome. I still can’t believe that he’s gone. What a loss. Which is why on this week’s The Arrow in the Head Show, we decided to revisit his take on Frank Castle in the 2008 Punisher: War Zone. Stab the embed above to hear our thoughts!

Directed by Lexi Alexander, the film is about: Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, turns the streets of New York City red as he wages a one man war against the crime syndicate responsible for the death of his wife and two kids. Aided by his trusted sidekick, Microchip, he almost kills Billy Russoti and leaves him horribly disfigured. Billy renames himself Jigsaw and with the help of his crazed brother Loony Bin Jim, recruits criminals from every corner of the city to do battle with Frank.

The film stars Ray Stevenson, Wayne Knight, Dominic West and Julie Benz.

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