I tripped and fell over the BD of the 2007 director's cut of Payback (1999) at my neighborhood BB yesterday. The original sank like a stone amidst a lot of controversy. Fortunately, Brian Helgeland, who both wrote and directed it, extensively recut it in 2007 to match what he had wanted to do in the first place. The original was so unremarkable that I forgotten I had seen it until a wonderful scene with James Coburn as a mob boss reminded me that I had, indeed, seen the original, different than it was in many ways from the director's cut.
I understand why Helgeland, at that time a first time director, was not allowed to make his version of what he later did with the director's cut. The recut version on the 2007 BD is the blackest of black comedies, with Mel Gibson as a mean, murderous psychopath, who nonetheless has a curious streak of morality. Despite the film's having been written and filmed in the '90s it struck me as refreshingly original and compelling. Highly, highly recommended, 9 Stars out of 10!
EDIT: It occurred to me after I posted the above that I failed to point out the only downside to the BD. Unfortunately, it lacks an HD soundtrack. The only audio choices are DD 5.1 and the director's commentary. DD 5.1 was fine, though, because there is not much going on in the surround channels and the LFE is underwhelming, although the DD 5.1 track handled the dialog admirably.