1999's Payback is remembered as a strong, if not misplaced, film noir featuring a protagonist with questionable morals. However, while writer/director Brian Helgeland leaned into the character's bad side, the studio were concerned about their hero and ended up re-shooting a sizable portion of the film while also deleting the film's more challenging scenes. In 2006, Helgeland was able to release the Director's Cut, demonstrating a completely different vision of the film.
For better or for worse, both films have positive qualities that the other lacks. Fan editor Neglify has set out to "blend together the best elements of the theatrical cut and director’s cut of Payback." As a bonus to the noir genre, the film has also been modified to be in black and white. Join Beezo, Ethan and Donna, along with the faneditor himself, Neglify, as they discuss Payback: The Hybrid Cut.
Payback: The Straight Up
Payback: The Hybrid Cut