Although this is neither a good film (5.5 at IMDb) nor a popular one
(box office $16 million), it was made at the height of Kevin Costner's
popularity. Just before it came Bull Durham and Field of Dreams; just
after it came Dances With Wolves.
By the way, despite the added raunch, I was really disappointed with
the director's cut of this film. I hoped it would be a recreation of the
film that director Tony Scott wanted to make in 1990, when the studio
chopped the hell out of it. Instead, it is the edit he prefers today. (My
notes, and Tuna's.)
Frankly, I felt the movie made a lot more sense in the original
version. The director's cut is twenty minutes shorter than the original
version despite Tony Scott's having added ten minutes of sex and
violence. That means it is missing 30 minutes of exposition and
character development. That's a lot to cut out in the interest of lively
pacing. Included in the missing material are some scenes which are
essential to understanding the relationship between the three main
characters, even though some completely unnecessary material, which
could have been cut, was retained.
It does have one memorable element. It is unusual for an A-list star
(and Costner was an A+ at that moment) to do these sorts of raunchy
scenes. You have to see the uncut version of Stowe and Costner in that
car scene. It's rare to see anything that explicit even in a softcore
straight-to-DVD. Costner keeps sticking his fingers in Stowe's coochie,
and in both their mouths.
The DVD and Blu-Ray releases are still two weeks in the future. Sample below.