Nerve.com reports that although the theatrical release of Lars von Trier’s new film Nymphomaniac will come in two parts, each two and a half hours long, von Trier has also prepared an extended, more graphic three-hour director’s cut of Volume 1.
The U.S. theatrical release next month, however, will be the five-hour-long version.
According to Nerve.com:
On February 9, a three-hour director’s cut of Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1 premiered at the Berlin Film Festival. Vulture’s Miranda Siegel was there, and she reported on what material, sexual and otherwise, was restored: character development, an oral sex climax that adds deeper meaning, and what sounds like Tree of Life-style impressionistic shots of genitalia.
In a related story, Nymphomaniac‘s male lead, former Transformers star Shia LaBeouf, behaved bizarrely at the Berlin Film Festival this weekend.
Recently, it was announced that Martin Scorsese had prepared a four-hour unrated director’s cut of The Wolf Of Wall Street, which will premiere on home video. It’s unknown whether director’s cut of Nymphomaniac will secure a theatrical release in the U.S., or if it will also premiere on DVD/Bluray.