Get ready to root for the bad guy
Running Time: 97 mins
Retail Price: £15.99
Content Type: Movie
The pay off is excitement when Mel Gibson portrays hard-boiled Porter in `Payback`, a fast, frequently funny and ecstatically twisted blend of action and noir atmosphere co-written and directed by Brian Helgeland, Academy Award™ winner for `LA Confidential`.
Porter makes his living outside the law. So when his partners in a heist rip off his $70,000 share and leave him for dead, there`s only one way for Porter to settle things: his way. And that sends him on a vendetta that will have a lot of lowlifes gaping at the talking end of Porter`s fat revolver.
Crooked cops. Street gangs. Spineless flyspecks. Crime bosses. Anyone and everyone standing between Porter and his 70 grand are going to know he`s back... with a vengeance.
Interviews with Mel Gibson, Maria Bello, Lucy Liu and James Coburn
Original Theatrical Trailer
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Pan & Scan 1.33:1
Dolby Digital 5.1 English
Donald E. Westlake
Director of Photography:
Your Opinions and Comments
Good film, which is watchable several times.
Limited extras don`t hamper this one too much, especially for £10!
and i really enjoyed it. Simple plot, Mel (Porter) is ripped off
and he wants his `paytback` (70,000) cue Mr bad, hard, cool,
crazy, doing his stuff. The picture quality is very good with a tinge of dark blue to it, which add`s a dark cool look to the film, there are some scenes that i noticed had the odd black
dots or lines apearing from time to time during the middle of the film, but these soon disappear. The sound is good also with ample use of the surround speakers plenty of gunshots
and whacks to be heard, as well as a memorable `James Brown` number (i actually thought he was behind me) The extras are a let down, although there are feedback from Mel & Lucy , they have just been `pinched` from some tv spot and it shows. what would have been great was some outakes, there must have been some funny moments with the `sado` fighting scenes and with Mel Gibson himself, a commentry would have been nice too. Overall this is a very enjoyable film which is shot crisply, and with a cool blue look to it. It has a pretty good cast and is even comical in parts, if you for once want to root for the `bad` guy, this is the film. Just about worth the £20.