Payback: Straight Up - The Director's Cut [With Movie Cash] [Blu-ray] [English] [2006]

  • SKU: 9308518
  • Release Date: 05/05/2009
  • Rating: NR
  • 2.4 (9)
Price Match Guarantee

Best Buy is dedicated to always offering the best value to our customers. We will match the price, at the time of purchase, on a Price Match Guarantee product if you find the same item at a lower price at a Designated Major Online Retailer or at a local retail competitor's store.

Here's how:
  • If you find a qualifying lower price online, call 1-888-BEST BUY and direct a customer service agent to the web site with the lower price, or when visiting a Best Buy store, one of our employees will assist you.
  • On qualifying products, Best Buy will then verify the current price to complete the price match.

Exclusions apply including, but not limited to, Competitors' service prices, special daily or hourly sales, and items for sale Thanksgiving Day through the Monday after Thanksgiving. See the list of Designated Major Online Retailers and full details.

$22.99
Cardmember Offers

Overview

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
2.4
34% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 9)

Synopsis

Payback: Straight Up
Seven years after seeing his original vision butchered under studio interference as well as his star's, director Brian Helgeland finally was given the chance to piece together his director's cut under the name Payback: Straight Up. Along with reinstating the original third act, this version represents a return to the gritty world of '70s filmmaking that was the groundwork of the production up until Paramount got cold feet and ordered extensive reshoots. The story centers on Porter (Mel Gibson), a thief that is pulled into a heist by his old friend, Val (Brian De Palma regular Gregg Henry), who plans a double cross with Porter's wife, Lynn (Deborah Kara Unger) after showing her a photo of her husband in the arms of another girl (Maria Bello). As they're stealing $130,000 in laundered drug money from Chinese Triads, Lynn shoots Porter in the back and speeds away with Val and money in tow. What they didn't know is that Porter would come back looking for his cut, which has been used to pay off Val's mob debts so he could return to "The Syndicate." Helgeland, the screenwriter for L.A. Confidential and Mystic River, made his directing debut with this adaptation of the novel The Hunter by Donald E. Westlake writing under the pseudonym, Richard Stark. The same novel served as the basis for John Boorman's Point Blank starring Lee Marvin. This version excises Kris Kristofferson's performance entirely and features a new score by Scott Stambler. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Mel Gibson
    Mel Gibson - Porter
  • Gregg Henry
    Gregg Henry - Val
  • Maria Bello
    Maria Bello - Rosie
  • Deborah Kara Unger
    Deborah Kara Unger - Lynn
  • David Paymer
    David Paymer - Stegman

Overall Customer Rating

2.4 (9 Reviews)

Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.