Nymphomaniac

Nymphomaniac

Volume I and Volume II

DVD - 2014 | Extended director's cut ; widescreen version.
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Volume One and Volume Two Extended Director's Cut offers almost an hour and a half more visual experience. The director's cut brings Lars von Trier's full vision to fruition for this provocative story centered on Joe, a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac. The films odyssey follows Joe as she recounts the erotic story of her adolescence and adulthood, during which her journey of self-discovery leads to darker complications.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Magnolia Home Entertainment, 2014.
Edition: Extended director's cut ; widescreen version.
Branch Call Number: NYMPH
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 326 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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Videoprone
Jun 17, 2016

Some people may call that "art" but I think it is a pure excuse for Hollywood porn propaganda.

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KennyBania
Apr 17, 2016

When Trier is good, he's real good, but when he's bad.... There was no value added to the long Director's cut. Five hours! The regular version was too long too! Full of dull minutiae... hour after hour.
I borrowed the movie as a Charlotte Gainsbourg fan, not a Trier fan. I couldn't make it past volume 1, and I even fast forwarded through that.
Trier should be able to tell his stories effectively in about 100 minutes. Especially this one.

lmr19861986 Apr 04, 2016

This shouldn't even be on the shelves at the libraries!

Not for ages under 21!

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empbee
Mar 11, 2016

A hard to watch but very good v. 1.

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Ron@Ottawa
Jan 25, 2016

In general I like Lars von Trier's work. But this 2-disc set, a director's cut, offers over 5 hours of viewing. It gets very talky at times, and touches upon philosophical topics often. I find it unnecessarily long. Certain scenes will offend some due to the graphic depiction of sex acts. An abortion scene may also be hard to stomach. So this film is definitely not for everyone. I think it falls within the arthouse erotic genre. Watch it with an open mind.

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lvon98
Aug 03, 2015

Well, this one won't probably make it as a CBC Saturday family night movie, but I actually liked it very much. Von Trier has been much of a hit and miss over the years... but I personally believe this movie is one of his best; it's five and a half hours long, BTW. But as jimg2000 said, the script is intelligent, and the actors are really good.

JamesBayRidge Feb 10, 2015

If you want to watch a boring whiny film then by all means borrow these films.

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jimg2000
Dec 07, 2014

Instead of portraying the usual male sex addict, this film followed a woman's sexual obsession from her early teens to adulthood. Unlike porn, it had an intelligent script and with good actors (lots of scenes with body doubles and photo shopping.) Skip this if offended by full body images and "porno" topics.

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jimg2000
Dec 08, 2014

Update from subtitle file instead of writen notes:
Seligman: The sum of the numeric values represented in bach's name is 14, a number he often used in his compositions.The clever thing about bach's ( b=2, a=1. c =3, h=8 and b+a+c+h=14) name is that the numeric value of the individual letters are all fibonacci numbers. This piece has three voices: A bass voice...
The second voice played with the left hand... The first voice played with the right hand. That is called Cantus Firmus or "Can-Toos Feer-Mus." And together, these three voices create the polyphony.

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jimg2000
Dec 08, 2014

Seligman: Well, it wasn't the virgin
Mary, I can tell you that. From your description, it must've been Valeria Messalina, the wife of emperor claudius, the most notorious nymphomaniac in history. And the other woman, the one astride the creature, that was no one else but the great whore of Babylon riding on nimrod in the form of a bull.

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jimg2000
Dec 07, 2014

From IMDb:
Joe: Perhaps the only difference between me and other people was that I've always demanded more from the sunset; more spectacular colors when the sun hit the horizon. That's perhaps my only sin.

Joe: It's actually the souls of the trees we're seeing in the winter. In summer everything is green and idyllic but in the winter, the branches and the trunks all stand out. Just look at how crooked they all are. The branches have to carry all the leaves to the sunlight. That's one long struggle for survival.

Seligman: Love is blind.
Joe: No, no, no, it's worse. Love distort things. Or even worse, love is something you've never asked for.

Joe: For me, love was just lust with jealousy added; everything else was total nonsense. For every hundred crimes committed in the name of love, only one is committed in the name of sex.

Joe: They said that love was the secret ingredient in sex, but, to me, love was just lust, with jealousy added.

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Ron@Ottawa
Jan 25, 2016

Sexual Content: Plenty of nudity and graphic sex acts with clear views of the genitals and penetration. Definitely not for minors.

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Ron@Ottawa
Jan 25, 2016

Violence: Intense S&M scene with close-up of torn skin.

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