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Lars von Trier's Two-Part 'Nymphomaniac' Going VOD First, Followed By Theatrical As U.S. Release Dates Set

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by Kevin Jagernauth
December 5, 2013 11:18 AM
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It's coming. (Sorry). Magnolia Pictures has officially set the U.S. release dates for each installment of Lars von Trier's two part sex epic "Nymphomaniac," and you'll be able to watch it in the comfort of your own home right away.

Following the successful template of their release of "Melancholia," Magnolia will drop "Nymphomaniac: Part One" On Demand on March 6, 2014 followed by "Nymphomaniac: Part Two" going digital a month later on April 3,2014. But don't fear, if you want to see Shia LaBeouf naked on the biggest screen possible, the theatrical dates will quickly follow on March 21, 2014 and April 18, 2014 for each part, respectively.

Again, this rollout plan worked very well for Magnolia with Lars von Trier's end of the world flick, so why mess with a good thing? Either way, you'll get the movie in the flavor you want. Official press release below:

NEW YORK (December 5, 2013) – Magnolia Pictures announced today the U.S. release dates for Lars von Trier’s much-anticipated motion picture event, NYMPHOMANIAC, which will be released as two full-length feature films. NYMPHOMANIAC: PART ONE will open in theaters on March 21, 2014, and be available On Demand as of March 6, 2014. NYMPHOMANIAC: PART TWO will open in theaters on April 18, 2014 and be available On Demand as of April 3, 2014.

NYMPHOMANIAC: PART ONE is the story of Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac who is discovered badly beaten in an alley by an older bachelor, Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård), who takes her into his home. As he tends to her wounds, she recounts the erotic story of her adolescence and young-adulthood (portrayed in flashback by Stacy Martin). PART ONE also stars Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Connie Nielsen and Udo Kier.

PART TWO picks up with the story of Joe’s adulthood, and stars Jamie Bell, Willem Dafoe, Mia Goth and Jean-Marc Barr in addition to Gainsbourg, Skarsgård, Martin and LaBeouf.

NYMPHOMANIAC: PART ONE and NYMPHOMANIAC: PART TWO mark Lars von Trier’s follow-up to his critically acclaimed film, MELANCHOLIA (released by Magnolia in 2011), and is his third consecutive collaboration with Charlotte Gainsbourg. A groundbreaking filmmaker for more than two decades, von Trier’s other films credits include ANTICHRIST, DOGVILLE, DANCER IN THE DARK, and BREAKING THE WAVES. NYMPHOMANIAC is produced by Louise Vesth for Zentropa Entertainments.

As widely reported, the films contain graphic depictions of sexuality to a degree unprecedented in a mainstream feature film. After von Trier's experience at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, where he was harshly criticized for comments he made at the MELANCHOLIA press conference, he has vowed to cease doing press on behalf of his films and let them speak for themselves. Both films will have their international debut in Denmark, where they’re opening this Christmas Day.

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