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Payback - Region 1 DVD

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not bad, but not great either

11 years, 9 months ago at Feb 9 21:28
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Disclaimer: my view may be biased because I watched the other (and, in my opinion, far superior) film based on Richard Stark's The Hunter, Point Blank (1967), the night before I watched Payback.

One thing that irked me about Payback was the soundtrack-- it was way too obvious. The worst example is the use of the BB King tune "The Thrill is Gone" after a kidnap victim is lured into ... read more
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Description: There were reasons writer-director Brian Helgeland's cut of Payback was dismissed by distributors Paramount and Warner Bros., then heavily re-shot and re-tooled by Mel Gibson's production company, Icon Entertainment. Those reasons are explained in detail by Gibson, Helgeland, and others in the special features of Payback: The Director's Cut (Special Collector's Edition). Among them: Helgeland's version was too dark. America wasn't ready in 1999 to see Gibson play an unapologetic, 1970s-style antihero who might not get exactly what he wants. Audiences didn't have the patience to wait for answers to their story questions. A dog di ... (more)
Manufacturer: Paramount
Release date: 27 July 1999
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 9780792156246 UPC: 097363363279
Tags: Action (5), Revenge (4), Crime (3), Thriller (3), Remake (2), Gangster (2), Vengeance (2), Based On Novel (1), Brutality (1), Torture (1), Unwatched Movies 1 (1), Trap (1), Violence (1), Disc 47 (1), Phone (1), Shootout (1), Robbery (1), Spindle 1 (1), Phone Call (1), Drug Overdose (1)
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