By Will Ashton
After a rousing trailer (pun intended), Lars von Trier’s latest, Nymphomaniac, has finally gotten its release date. Or, should I say, release dates.
Magnolia has been set to release the film for a little bit now, but today they have officially announced that the film will be released in two parts in spring 2014. Nymphomaniac: Part One will be released on V.O.D. on March 6, 2014, with a theatrical release on March 21, 2014. Nymphomaniac: Part Two, meanwhile, will be released on V.O.D. on April 3, 2014, and then come into theaters on April 18, 2014.
There has been quite a bit of controversy towards the film’s running time, with many countries cutting down the director’s intended five-and-a-half hour cut to four. It’s safe to assume that these two parts will also contain the four hour version that is being distributed around the world. Producer Leslie Vesth told the press last week that the shorter version would come out first, and that it would be up to distributors in various markets to decide “for themselves how they will put the uncensored one out.”
So, there you have it. Whether or not this makes for a good film, it’ll make for an interesting one certainly. I will be trying to check out the film(s) when they come out.