Payback [Blu-ray] [1999]

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  • Release Date: 09/26/2017
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
84% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (10 out of 12)

Synopsis


Payback
Porter (Mel Gibson) is pulled into a heist by his old friend, Val (Brian De Palma regular, Gregg Henry). As they're stealing $130,000 in laundered drug money from Chinese Triads, no one is going to call the police. Everything goes smoothly until Porter's wife, Lynn (Deborah Kara Unger), shoots Porter in the back. After Val had shown Lynn a photo of Porter in the arms of another girl (Maria Bello), the two planned the double-cross together to pay off Val's mob debts so he could return to "The Syndicate." They didn't plan well enough, though, because five months later Porter's back, a complete sociopath who wants his $70,000. Brian Helgeland, the screenwriter for L.A. Confidential and Conspiracy Theory, makes 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. ~ Chris Gore, 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



Customer rating

4.2
84%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Extra For PAYBACK Fans!

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    DetroitTigersFan
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    If you love Payback you’ll find the director’s original vision of the story significantly DIFFERENT from the theatrical cut but interesting nonetheless! Make no mistake the theatrical cut is BETTER, but this version allows you to enjoy Payback all over again and the special features are enlightening too! I don’t know if both the director’s cut and theatrical cut are available on ONE disc or in one set but if not it’s a GREAT suggestion. Enjoy, Payback fans!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    The "Payback" we were meant to see!

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    Bitto925
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    Brian Helgeland's director's cut of "Payback" offers viewers almost a completely different movie. It's bleaker than the theatrical release which makes it more in tune with the late '60s, early '70s crime films. It's similar in plot, but it contains a completely different third act which, according to the bonus features, the studios and test audiences didn't care for. It's definitely worth a look, but it's not as fun as the theatrical cut.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    not as good as the theatrical version

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    Bowen80
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    not a bad movie, but I really missed hearing Porter (Gibson's Character) go into detail about his thoughts using the classic film noir style that was used in the theatrical version. This movie is closer to how the director had originally written it, and as such is still a decent film about revenge and leverage.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    This is not the "Theatrical Version" of Payback

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    ks1701
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    This version of the movie is what the Director wanted to portray the movie as and compared to the Theatrical version it is not as good and I can see why it did not test well. The Theatrical version is better by far and that is the one you should get.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprising

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    kim23
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    I enjoyed the original theatrical Payback and was surprised to find the I liked this director's cut even more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Gritty Mel Gibson

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    Reedorin
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    A good movie from the later years of Mel Gibson. The plot moves quickly enough and has just enough dark humor to keep me laughing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

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    Jamz
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    This a great Mel Gibson movie. This is when he was at his best!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mel Gibson classic

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    cd1914
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    Great Mel Gibson movie with a nice storyline that is well worth the purchase at this price.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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