For reasons not clear to me, there is a new “director’s cut” of this film, which is more than a quarter of a century old, largely forgotten, and rated only 5.7 at IMDb. I’m guessing that not many people were clamoring for this release. Other than the fact that the two female stars pictured above did not go on to have particularly happy lives, there is nothing really remarkable about the film. (Amy Locane is now in jail, and Rose MacGowan narrowly avoided the same fate because she got a suspended sentence for her cocaine bust.)
I have not gone through the new version, but Johnny Moronic has, and this is his report.
“Strangely, the 1997 drama Going All The Way got a recent director’s cut where apparently 50 minutes of extra footage was added to the Bluray release. At quick glance it’s about 20 minutes longer plus a bunch of scenes that I capped off the DVD of the movie aren’t in the director’s cut. There’s also extra scenes and alternate cuts to a couple of sex scenes too but no real extra nudity, in fact one of Amy Locane’s nude scenes has been removed and replaced with a scene where she gets fingered in a car. A long forgotten movie and a very odd choice for a 25 years later director’s cut but here we are.”
We have learned from this report that the director has produced a new version of an undistinguished older movie with nearly an hour of new footage, but actually less nudity.
Well, that should sell like Taylor Swift tickets. I hope Amazon can handle the volume.
Anyway, Johnny Moronic’s full report, with captures, clips and collages, can be found here.
Laure Marsac became internationally known from her very naked performance in Interview With the Vampire (1994). She was about 23 or 24 at the time although she looked younger, which was a plus for that specific part. Her only previous nude scene (L’homme voilé, 1987) had pictured her at 16 or 17 because … France. I’m not going to mess around with that one, but you can find it here, if you are curious.
After that she disappeared completely from the international scene. For most of the world, she became a “whatever happened to that little woman from the Banderas/Cruise vampire thingy about 30 years ago,” but she continued to develop an impressive resume in French films and TV, including several more nude scenes. Unfortunately, we have only grainy images for the three scenes in the pre-DVD era. (Thinking I could ameliorate the situation with my own captures, I tried to find a decent copy of Rainbow Pour Rimbaud, but had no luck. I didn’t search for the other two.)
Un Si Bel Orage (1995)
Rainbow Pour Rimbaud (1996)
Entre Vents and Marees (2014)
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (2014)
She is still active today, but it has been almost ten years since she got naked on camera. Most recently she had a small part in that new Bardot mini-series.
While the images have been on the internet since 2010, it appears to me that they have been significantly sharpened in the collection below. All previous versions I have seen were scans of Polaroids, and were therefore not as crisply defined as we see here. This site has the most complete collection that I have seen, but the second one below is not included and is new to me, so it may be a previously unpublished outtake. I think the fourth one is part of the original collection, but the lighting is very different from previously published versions.