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Payback Straight Up: The Director's Cut coming April 10th, 2007

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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   EnricoE


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Posted December 19 2006 - 03:16 PM

i'm looking forward to the original cut of the movie. i've read that it was a lot better then the version mel gibson had put out.

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Paramount Home Entertainment has announced Payback Straight Up: The Director's Cut for release on HD-DVD on April 10th, 2007. Writer/Director Brian Helgeland's cut of his 1998 thriller, starring Mel Gibson, arrives with a 1080p transfer and Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 audio. Extras haven't been revealed yet. Also look for a standard DVD edition on the same day. .

#2 of 7 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted December 19 2006 - 03:38 PM

Saw that earlier. Really like this film and anxious to own it. Posted Image

#3 of 7 OFFLINE   TonyD


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Posted December 19 2006 - 05:48 PM

i liked the origional too.

a bit of a remake of point blank.
i wonder what will be different on the dir cut.

#4 of 7 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted December 19 2006 - 11:27 PM

I just watched this the other day on the dish which was in high def. I really liked this film and it's definitely a remake to Point Blank. If not then it borrowed a great deal of material from that great film.




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#5 of 7 OFFLINE   BrianShort


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Posted December 19 2006 - 11:36 PM

Since this is Paramount... Blu-Ray too?

#6 of 7 OFFLINE   Dave_P.


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Posted December 20 2006 - 01:43 AM

Yep, Blu-Ray too. From http://http://dvd.th....iew.php?id=416


On April 10, Paramount will dip into their catalog again and pull out Mel Gibson in 'Payback Straight Up: The Director's Cut' for a simultaneous release on Blu-ray and HD-DVD. All we know at this time is the director's cut is indeed unrated and the new trend of renaming films for new edits is somewhat disturbing.

#7 of 7 OFFLINE   Chad R

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Posted December 20 2006 - 02:50 AM

I saw this film at the Austin Film Festival with Helgeland in attendance. Honestly, I don't remember the first cut all that well to tell how much improved this cut was, but I did enjoy the new cut. It was a pretty straight forward story that seemed like an old pulp novel -- which was the intention.

It was amazing to hear the things that the studio objected to, and the fact they fired him off the picture the day after winning his Oscar.

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