Thomas Jane returns as Frank Castle, A.K.A. Marvel Comics’ ‘The Punisher’ in this short film, which appears on-line. It’s been eight years since Jane took the role alongside Rebecca Romijn and John Travolta in 2004 to mixed critical and audience response. A sequel of sorts was produced in 2008 without Jane to similar results, but four years later Jane reprises the role for this violent little short along side Ron Perlman, who has a gift for waxing philosophically without saying all that much (see: Drive).

It’s a fun little short, but be warned, this is 18+ content here with strong language and strong bloody violence.

The Internet again proves to be an interesting distribution channel for Hollywood content. With a small budget and the right talent, Jane and the crew were able to give us a little taste of their interpretation of the character that they clearly loved so much.

What do you think? Would you like to see more of these films with actors reprising old roles for professional shorts? How do you think it compares to the larger budget Punisher films?