Ignore the more audience friendly Theatrical Version & cut straight to the chase with the superior Director`s Cut.Here you see Porter`s exsistence as a moral vacuum,intent only on gaining revenge on ex "business " partner Val,who gunned him down,leaving him for dead & stealing his $70,000.Porter will kill anything with a pulse in his obsessive,corpse strewn journey to "Payback".Gangland bosses,corrupt cops & even his junkie ex-wife,all feel the rough edge of Porter`s wrath.Like a relentless human juggernaught of death,he cuts his way through a mounting pile of dead bodies to the scumbag Val & his stolen $70,000-not a penny more,not a penny less.This hard, fast & mean movie is given a superb, sharp,gritty picture in keeping with it`s moody attitude. While the sleazy,jazz influenced soundtrack is more subdued ,than an in your face speaker workout. Payback:The Director`s Cut is THE definitive crime thriller of recent years. It`s nasty, vicious, violent & boasts a "hero" entirely without scruples or a normal moral compass. Porter lives by his own warped rules & code & God help anyone who crosses him. Highly recommended.