Mel Gibson, Maria Bello, Gregg Henry, James Coburn
In 1999, writer-director Brian Helgeland’s cut of the revenge action flick Payback was heavily re-shot and re-tooled because the powers that be felt it was too dark and America wasn’t ready to see Gibson play an unapologetic, 1970s-style antihero. Times change, and here’s the director’s original version of the film. 102 minutes. DVD INFO: A feature on the making of the director’s cut, audio commentary by the director Helgeland, a conversation with author Donald E. Westlake and two featurettes.