Uncut Version of Nymphomaniac Volume 1 to Premiere in Berlin
Posted December 20, 2013 05:01 PM by Webmaster
The organizers of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival announced today that the longer, uncut version of Volume I of Nymphomaniac will have its world premiere at the prestigious event. Nymphomaniac is directed by controversial Danish helmer Lars von Trier.
Following the official announcement Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick said: "Berlinale audiences will be the first to see the long uncut version of Nymphomaniac Volume I. Lars von Trier, a guest of the Berlinale for the first time in 1984, returns to the festival with this film. The aesthetic he has created in Nymphomaniac is impressive and radical."
The shorter four-hour version of Nymphomaniac, which is approved by Von Trier, will open in theaters around the world on December 25th. The film's longer version is split in two parts (volumes) and is said to run five-and-a-half hours. A preliminary release date for the uncut Volume II has not yet been revealed.
I really look forward to the set Criterion are gonna throw together for this in the future. I'm pretty sure they'll be the folks to look for when looking for this sort of thing, as it should be. I'm eager to see Von Trier's latest, but (as ever) I get some uncomfortable vibes already. I think we can be pretty sure it's gonna be an experience we won't forget.
This is definitely Criterion material in terms of Blu-ray release (quality, maybe not so much). They're bound (no pun intended) to release this as a set, maybe even with separate discs for the "soft" cuts.
I think Holland gonna get the Cut version, because there is a special on 26th of December at a theater in Groningen where I live they gonna show part 1 & 2 back to back and in the credits it write's 241 min. After that part 1 is showing on the 26th in theaters and part 2 on 9 of Januari 2014. Hope than they show the Uncut versions.